Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgMay 22, 2012 / Issue No. 3-12
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On the Inside
Legal Developments
NLRB’s “Quickie Election” Rule Deemed Invalid for Lack of Quorum
NLRB Posting Rule on Hold
EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Criminal Background Investigations
Construction Owner Unlawfully Ousted Union Protesters from Common Areas Around Leased Stores
Court Enforces Union Agreement to Indemnify Employer for Withdrawal Liability
OSHA Issues Memo on Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Apprenticeship Fund Expenses
Federal Contracting
AGC Releases White Paper on Impacting Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations
Recruiting
Connecting Veterans to the Construction Industry
DOL Seeks Employment for Nation’s Youth
Building Trades
Sean McGarvey Elected Building Trades President
Resources
Top Labor Law & Pension Issues Covered at AGC’s Annual Symposium
Resources
Top Labor Law & Pension Issues Covered at AGC’s Annual Symposium
 

The AGC Labor and Employment Law Council held its 28th Annual Construction Labor Law Symposium April 19-20 in Washington, D.C.  Attorneys and chapter labor relations managers from across the country in record numbers attended to learn about the latest developments in construction labor and employment law.

Council members and guest speakers provided presentations on a variety of timely topics, including:

  • Preparing for and Defending an OFCCP Construction Contractor Audit
  • Wage & Hour Compliance in the Construction Industry: Enforcer’s Perspective
  • Travel Time, Hours Worked, and Other Advanced Wage & Hour Issues Facing Construction Contractors
  • Access to Private Property: Union & Employee Rights and Management Responses
  • What is “Protected Concerted Activity” Today (Including Social Media Cases)?
  • What is “Featherbedding” – Under the NLRA and Under Your CBA?

For the first time, the symposium also included a pre-symposium Multiemployer Pension Workshop, which focused on withdrawal liability issues, such as the legal roadmap of withdrawal liability, calculating withdrawal liability, and enforcement of a withdrawal liability assessment.

The symposium featured several prominent guest speakers from the federal government, including:  Richard Griffin, member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); Barry Kearney, associate general counsel for the NLRB’s Division of Advice; Jennifer Brand, associate solicitor with the U.S. Department of Labor; and Marvin Kaplan, workforce policy counsel with the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Workforce Committee.

Presentation handouts are posted in the Labor & HR Topical Resources area of AGC’s website, integrated into their respective topic areas.  Access is free and exclusive to all AGC members and Chapter staff.

The AGC Labor and Employment Law Council is a special network of labor lawyers who represent AGC members and Chapters.  The Council provides its annual symposium and other activities to facilitate the sharing of information and the best possible representation of AGC affiliates.  To ensure that your in-house and outside labor and employment lawyers stay on the cutting edge, be sure that they are members of the Council.

For information about Council membership, click here or contact Denise Gold at goldd@agc.org or (703) 837-5326.
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