Employers Must Update Two Federal Employment Law Posters

Source: AGC Federal Report

Employers Must Update Two Federal Employment Law Posters
Immediate Requirement

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.

Blacklisting Executive Order – What’s AGC Doing About It?

Source: AGC of America

Federal Contractors Face Additional Sanctions Under Final Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulation – Webinar Wednesday
TAKE ACTION: Urge Congress to Block Application of this EO

AGC has compiled a detailed analysis of the more than 850 pages of final regulations the Obama Administration issued last week to implement the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (Blacklisting) Executive Order and will host a complementary webinar for AGC members on September 7. AGC members are encouraged to contact their U.S. Representative and Senators to support AGC legislative efforts to block the implementing regulations for this Executive Order from coming into effect as soon as Oct. 25, 2016.

As it stands, AGC-backed provisions in the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act—a bill passed 54 consecutively years that helps fund the Department of Defense (DOD)—would generally prohibit application of the Executive Order and its implementing regulations on DOD contracts and most DOD contractors. AGC and its industry coalition allies are working to extend that restriction to all federal contracts and contractors government-wide. AGC is also part of an employer-wide coalition that is currently reviewing possible legal options to blocking implementation of this rule.

While AGC will continue its efforts to combat this Order on the legislative and legal fronts, AGC members must plan accordingly in the event these regulations come into effect. AGC will post updates and analysis of this rule at our website: http://www.agc.org/blacklisting.

For more information, contact Jimmy Christianson at 703-837-5325 or christiansonj@agc.org

ConstructorCast Episode Explores Multiemployer Pension Reform

Go in depth on the troubles facing multiemployer pension plans, what’s being done to address the growing problems and what it means for the construction industry and the economy at large on the latest episode of the ConstructorCast. In this episode James Young, AGC’s Director of Congressional Relations for Labor, HR and Safety, offers the full story on where reform might be headed and how government can help develop long-term solutions.