Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:32 AM By George Lettis
The not seasonally adjusted (NSA) national construction unemployment rate was 5 percent in November, down 0.7 percent from a year ago and the lowest November rate on record, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The construction industry employed 191,000 more workers than in November 2016.
Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 10:51 AM By Jeff Leieritz
On April 1, ABC submitted comments in response to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) proposed revisions to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), which would require employers with 100 or more employees to provide data on W-2 pay and hours worked, beginning in 2017. ABC urged the EEOC to withdraw the proposal because it imposes an unjustified burden on employers, fails to generate useful and reliable information to combat pay discrimination, and fails to protect the confidentiality of the information.
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:39 AM By Donna Reichle
On Feb. 18, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced new procedures that give a charging party access to a respondent’s position statement and supporting documents in the course of an employment discrimination investigation. Under these procedures, the charging party or the party’s representative may request to view the respondent’s position statement and its supporting attachments if they were filed in response to an EEOC demand made on or after Jan. 1, 2016. Once the EEOC releases the statement, the charging party will have twenty days to file a response; however, this response will not be available to the respondent.
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:34 PM By Donna Puglisi
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Sept. 28 decided that an Ohio contractor violated employee rights by challenging a job targeting program in a state court.