Posted on 11/2/2016 8:08 PM By Ben Brubeck
On Oct. 24, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that prevents the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council from implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule, commonly referred to as the blacklisting rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 25.
Posted on 9/22/2016 6:01 AM By Joanna Masterson
Under the new “blacklisting” rule, effective Oct. 25, federal contractors and subcontractors are required to disclose any violations of 14 federal labor laws and OSHA-approved state plans to an Agency Labor Compliance Advisor (ALCA). ALCA will perform an assessment of the violations and make a recommendation to the contracting officer about whether a federal contractor is responsible enough to be awarded a contract covered by this rule.
Posted on 5/31/2016 7:19 AM By Maury Baskin
As the Obama administration nears its conclusion, federal labor agencies seem intent on issuing as many burdensome and anti-business regulations as possible. Many of the new rules are unprecedented in their scope and change decades of policies on which employers have come to rely.
Posted on 4/28/2015 5:57 AM By Lauren Pinch
Under the final rule, the amount of time between when a union files a representation petition and an election takes place will be dramatically reduced from the current average of 38 days. The shortened time period for union elections will place a premium on employers’ rapid response to union organizing activity.
Posted on 4/28/2015 2:45 AM By Lauren Pinch
Republicans in Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin are waging battles to remove or reform their states’ prevailing wage laws for workers on public projects, while legislators in Indiana, Nevada and West Virginia recently passed reforms.
Posted on 3/31/2015 3:32 PM By Lauren Pinch
In March, Wisconsin became the 25th state to enact a Right to Work law, allowing all workers in the state to have a job without being forced to pay dues or fees to a labor union.
Posted on 6/30/2014 4:20 AM By Ginger Gooch
In April, the Supreme Court of Missouri changed its longstanding interpretation of what an employee must prove to establish wrongful discharge or other discrimination under Section 287.780 of its workers' compensation law.
Posted on 6/3/2014 5:58 AM By Joanna Masterson
A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision March 31 limiting the scope of the Davis-Bacon Act. In granting summary judgment to the District of Columbia and private developer CCDC Office LLC, Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) unprecedented ruling that the Davis-Bacon Act can be expanded to include privately funded projects.
Posted on 3/26/2014 12:03 AM By Lauren Williams
If finalized, the reissued ambush election proposal would work hand-in-glove with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed persuader rule, which is expected to be released later this year.
Posted on 2/16/2014 9:25 PM By Maury Baskin
The Obama administration’s anti-business agenda in 2013 sparked numerous legal challenges impacting the merit shop construction industry. Many labor law “firsts” occurred in last year, particularly in regard to the NLRB, DOL, PLA and PPACA.