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www.agc.orgDecember 4, 2014
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Wages and Benefits
AGC Offers Webinar on Davis-Bacon Act and New Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Law
IRS Announces 2015 COLA Increases
Employers Prohibited From Reimbursing Individual Plan Premiums Even On An After-Tax Basis
Equal Employment Opportunity
OFCCP Announces Final Rule on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
AGC Submits Comments on OFCCP Information Collection Requirement
New Construction-Focused Anti-Harassment Training DVD Available
Labor Relations
AGC Tells NLRB to Preserve Notice Rule in Common-Situs Picketing Cases
Court Dismisses Carpenters’ Lawsuits Against Building Trades and Metal Trades
Old E-Verify Records to Be Deleted; Employers Must Download Historic Records Prior to Dec. 31
Veteran Recruiting Best Practices for Construction Employers; Webinar Recording Available
HR Professional Development
Best Practices and Compliance Take Center Stage at AGC’s Annual HR & Training Conference
Labor Relations
AGC Tells NLRB to Preserve Notice Rule in Common-Situs Picketing Cases

AGC of America has submitted an amicus brief with the National Labor Relations Board in a case involving common-situs picketing.  The case, IBEW Local 357 (Desert Sun Enterprises), presents an opportunity for the Board to reconsider its long-standing requirement that, when a union notifies a neutral employer of its intent to picket a primary employer (the employer with which it has a direct dispute) at a site where both employers are located, the union must include assurances that it will conduct the picketing in accordance with set standards for lawful picketing.

In the brief, AGC urges the Board to maintain the requirement because it is consistent with the National Labor Relations Act, protects important public policies, and reflects the realities of labor relations on multiemployer worksites.  “Departing from precedent…would allow unions to turn studied ambiguity in their communications into a weapon they could readily wield against the potentially many secondary employers at the potentially many sites at which a primary employer and those secondary employers are both working,” AGC explains. 

Joining AGC on the brief is the Council on Labor Law Equality, an association of employers in various industries with the collective purpose of monitoring and commenting on developments in the interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act.  The brief was written by attorneys with the law firm Ogletree Deakins.

For more information, contact Denise Gold, Associate General Counsel, at or (703) 837-5326.
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