Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:15 PM By Donna Puglisi
On March 10, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) co-published two documents on the use of employment background checks: Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know andBackground Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know.
Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 10:05 AM By Donna Puglisi
By an 63-37 margin, voters in Michigan Nov. 6 overwhelmingly rejected a proposal on the statewide ballot that would have negatively impacted the merit shop construction workforce by nullifying the ban on government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and preventing Michigan from becoming a right-to-work state, among other changes.
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:00 PM By Donna Puglisi
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on Sept. 11 from an ABC-led coalition of business groups in opposition to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “employee rights” notice posting rule, which is on hold pending the outcome of the appeal.
Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 12:00 PM By Donna Puglisi
The 2012 Democratic Party Platform, which was formally adopted by convention delegates on Sept. 4 in Charlotte, N.C., launches a direct attack against workers’ rights. Language in the platform states: “We will fight for labor laws that provide a fair process for workers to choose union representation.” However, the next sentence states: “We will continue to vigorously oppose ‘Right-to-Work’ and ‘paycheck protection’ efforts, and so-called ‘Save our Secret Ballot’ measures whenever they are proposed.”
Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 1:31 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC April 17 celebrated a victory when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit blocked implementation of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “employee rights” notice posting rule, which was scheduled to go into effect April 30. Under the rule, employers would have been required to display a poster in their workplace that contained a biased and incomplete list of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act.
Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 11:15 AM By Donna Puglisi
The merit shop construction industry won a victory on March 29 when a federal court of appeals in Georgia upheld a jury verdict that awarded Fidelity Interior Construction, Suwanee, Ga., with $1.7 million against the Carpenters’ union. The jury found that the Carpenters conducted an illegal “area standards” campaign that included bannering, picketing and handbilling at buildings where Fidelity was, had or might be working.
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:34 PM By Donna Puglisi
On March 5, the ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) appealed a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge who found that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has the authority to mandate its biased “employee rights” poster.
Posted on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 3:09 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC March 30 objected to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed rule that would revise the OSHA Form 300 to include an additional reporting column for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). The proposed rule would amend OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation, although OSHA claims it would not require employers to implement any new controls in the workplace.