June 7, 2017

19th Annual NAFC Conference – Nashville, TN, Sept. 25 – 26, 2017

Available reservations are filling up quickly, get your registration form and hotel accommodations in today! NAFC will be holding its next Annual Conference in 2017 in Music City U.S.A., Nashville, Tennessee. The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, in the heart of the city. NAFC’s National Conference is attended by several […]

Workers building high-end apartments in Worcester claim wage theft and payroll fraud

By Melissa Hanson on April 25, 2017   Five local carpenters who were working on a mixed-use building that includes high-end apartments in downtown Worcester are claiming that they were victims of wage theft and payroll fraud. The carpenters, who were employed by P&B Partitions, a contractor based in West Berlin, New Jersey, say they […]

GOVERNOR SIGNS AG BILL BLOCKING WAGE CHEATS FROM RECEIVING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8 2017 OLYMPIA – The governor today signed into law Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bipartisan legislation prohibiting businesses that have willfully violated state wage theft laws from being awarded government contracts. Senate Bill 5301 bars companies from receiving both state and local contracts if a judge determines they willfully violated state […]

Construction workers walk off Omni Louisville site protesting wage discrepancy

By CAITLIN BOWLING May 24, 2017 12:53 pm   Some of the construction workers who are helping erect the more than $320 million Omni Louisville hotel and luxury apartments walked off the site this morning. Roughly 100 workers who have been installing metal studs and hanging drywall at the Omni claim that they are being […]

U.S. Economy, contractors, and American workers benefit from PLAs

BY SEAN MCGARVEY, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR 04/24/17 04:30 PM EDT   Chuck Goodrich, the Chair of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), recently slammed Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for not, as he proclaimed, creating “equal opportunity for the entire construction industry.” Oh, the irony. Because at the heart of all PLAs is the concept of “opportunity” – […]

Employers steal billions from workers’ paychecks each year

Survey data show millions of workers are paid less than the minimum wage, at significant cost to taxpayers and state economies Report – By David Cooper and Teresa Kroeger May 10, 2017 What this report finds: This report assesses the prevalence and magnitude of one form of wage theft-minimum wage violations (workers being paid at […]

June 2, 2017

Contractors worry repeal of prevailing wage would decimate industry

May 7th, 2017 by Philip Joens … Currently, workers on public projects are required to be paid a minimum wage set by the state. Created in 1959, the law is similar to the Federal 1931 Davis-Bacon Act, which requires workers be paid minimum wages on federal construction projects. If approved, House Bill 104 will repeal […]

Nashville leads new report in hazardous conditions, injury rates for construction workers

by Kaylin Searles Tuesday, May 23rd 2017 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – Metro Council members, construction workers and advocates are trying to make changes in the construction industry after a new report claims that Nashville has the most hazardous conditions and the high injury rates for workers. “Build a Better South” conducted the survey, questioning 1,400 […]

Massachusetts settles with three construction companies that allegedly violated wage laws

by Mark Iandolo | May 23, 2017, 8:52am BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced May 15 that three construction companies in the state will pay more than $600,000 for allegations of failing to pay the proper prevailing wage rate to employees for work performed on public projects. “Our prevailing wage laws […]

UPDATE: OSHA delays electronic recordkeeping rule deadline

Author Emily Peiffer, Hallie Busta May 18, 2017    UPDATE: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday that it will suspend the electronic recordkeeping rule’s filing deadline in order to give employers more time to comply, according to The Washington Post. Although the filing date was originally scheduled for July 1, the agency has not yet opened […]

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