With the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) increasing the number of construction contractors it audits, construction employers should monitor OFCCP’s regulatory requirements for construction contractors, the new Mega Project Program, and OFCCP’s June 2023 audit list.
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Despite the potential growth due to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has identified discrimination, harassment, and the lack of gender and racial diversity in the construction industry as challenges to diversity and inclusion efforts in the industry.
Daniel Schudroff discusses the National Labor Relations Board’s decisions overturning a Trump-era standard that gave employers leeway to make unilateral changes to employees’ working conditions in “NLRB Shifts Playing Field On Employer Unilateral Changes,” published by Law360.
Tia Martarella comments on implications of statewide bans prohibiting minors from receiving gender-affirming medical procedures in “Trans Health Fight At 6th Circ. May Tee Up High Court Battle” published by Law360.
As the September 14, 2023, deadline to pass bills during the current session of the California Legislature fast approaches, the California Senate and Assembly are considering several employment law bills. Many are likely to pass. Below is a summary of some of the more significant bills.
While many employers tout the flexibility of work-from-home as a benefit for employees, managing a remote workforce can raise a number of multistate compliance challenges. In particular, remote and hybrid work has significant implications for employers’ state and local tax withholding and unemployment insurance contribution obligations.
To the relief of plan sponsors everywhere, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Notice 2023-62, which provides guidance on the requirements of Section 603 of the SECURE Act 2.0 of 2022 relating to catch-up contributions. Specifically, Section 603 otherwise requires that catch-up contributions for certain highly compensated individuals be
Two new rulings from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) prohibit employers from modifying employment terms, such as pay, schedules and benefits, during a gap…
NEW ORLEANS – Hooters of Louisiana, LLC and associated companies (“Hooters”) have agreed to pay former African American employees $650,000 to settle a race and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.
RALEIGH, N.C. – Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc., a highway construction company incorporated in Delaware and doing business in Craven County, North Carolina, violated federal law when it subjected a female truck driver to severe and pervasive sexual harassment, a hostile environment based on sex, and retaliation, the U.S. Equal Employment
Resources with guidance in complying with a variety of federal statutes.
Customers who abuse, insult or harass a company’s employees can be a nightmare. An employer’s options for dealing with them are limited, but managers can help.
Illinois employers will be required to reveal salary information in job postings thanks to a new law that was recently finalized. Gov. J.B. Pritzker passed into law…
A school district did not violate California law by terminating a school employee after she refused to provide verification of her COVID-19 vaccination status or undergo…
A Catholic school in New Jersey was within its rights when it fired a teacher who became pregnant outside of marriage, the state’s high court recently found. On Aug. 14,…