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16 Oct, 2019

300,000+ Comments on DOL’s Apprenticeship Rule

2019-10-14T07:43:14-05:00October 16th, 2019|Apprenticeship Programs, Construction Contractor Advisor, Department of Labor|

The Department of Labor received more than 300,000 comments on it Proposed Apprenticeship Rule.  The vast majority of those comments were from the construction industry, and not surprisingly the trade unions and ABC and AGC are split on the issue. The Department of Labor issued its proposed regulations on June 25.  The proposed rules would establish a process through which industry groups could create industry related apprenticeship programs.  The DOL’s [...]

24 Jun, 2014

The DOL Proposes Regulations to Establish a Higher Minimum Wage

2018-04-23T23:55:14-05:00June 24th, 2014|Construction Contractor Advisor, Department of Labor|

On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its proposed rules to implement Executive Order 13658 which requires federal contractors to pay a higher minimum wage. The Executive Order requires the hourly minimum wage to be increased to $10.10 an hour. Here are a few highlights of the proposed regulations: Effective Date The proposed rule will apply to contracts that are entered into after January 1, 2015. Covered [...]

18 Sep, 2012

What is Your Company’s Record Retention Policy?

2012-09-18T08:00:49-05:00September 18th, 2012|Department of Labor|

The U.S. Department of Labor has again reported that record keeping violations abound in wage and hour audits. These violations fall into two categories: (1) failing to create and the proper records; and (2) failing to preserve proper records. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to keep employment related records that contain personal information about each employee, such as name, address, sex and birth date. Employers must also keep [...]

31 Jan, 2012

Davis Bacon Basics

2012-01-31T16:07:40-06:00January 31st, 2012|Davis Bacon Act, Department of Labor|

With governmental projects continuing to be a major source of business in these tough times, it is important to keep in mind Davis Bacon wage requirements. If you don’t, you can be assured that the Department of Labor will come knocking on your door. Here are a few pointers on paying Davis Bacon wages: The Davis Bacon Act requires you to pay your employees a minimum Davis-Bacon wage. The wage [...]