PPIs edge mostly higher; starts reports are mixed; union pay agreements trend up. [more]
September employment hits highest level since 2008; August spending slides. [more]
Number of metros with job gains hits three-year low; nonresidential starts rise sharply. [more]
Fewer states show job gains; AIA survey suggests worker shortages may be the reason. [more]
Source: AGC Federal Report
Employers Must Update Two Federal Employment Law Posters
With little notice, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) revised two federal employment law posters – the Federal Minimum Wage poster and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act poster. As a result, employers must immediately ensure that the new posters are properly displayed.
There are two notable changes to the federal minimal wage poster. The federal minimum wage, itself, did not change. However, information on the rights of nursing mothers to receive breaks for expressing breast milk was added, and text regarding child labor was removed.
As for the Employee Polygraph Protection Act poster, minor changes included an updated toll-free phone number along with the addition of a TTY phone number for the hearing impaired.
Civil penalty limits were removed from both posters.
Contractors again report difficulty filling jobs; employment, spending rise less steadily. [more]