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Sep 8, 2022

Monkeypox: What Employers Should Know

Employment law attorneys share the following guidance on how employers should communicate basic information about Monkeypox and resources for protecting employees while avoiding stigmatizing groups and at-risk individuals.

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Aug 10, 2022

US Union Jobs Taking a Back Seat to Non-Union Jobs

Non-union compensation has risen dramatically over the past few years.

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Jun 20, 2022

Construction Wage Rates

WHD is proposing changes to the WD-10 form - FCA International Legislative Update

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May 24, 2022

PPWO Urges Department of Labor to Postpone Rule altering Overtime Regulations

Article provided from FCA International

The Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (PPWO) is urging the Department of Labor (DOL)’s Wage and Hour Division to abandon or at least postpone issuance of its announced proposed rulemaking altering the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

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Mar 2, 2022

Understanding Why Signatory Contractors Have to (and Don't Have to) Collectively Bargain

From FCA International -finishingcontractors.org/2022/02/14/do-we-have-to-negotiate-that-understanding-and-operationalizing-mandatory-permissive-and-illegal-subjects-of-bargaining/

During contract negotiations, contractors know that wages and benefits will always be front and center. But, what about other subjects, such as travel time, bargaining unit scope, converting from an 8(f) to a 9(a) relationship, etc.? Is the contractor required to bargain over these subjects or can they refuse to bargain over the topic? 

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) divides the subjects of bargaining into three categories:

Mandatory – both parties (management and labor) have a statutory obligation to bargain these subjects.
Permissive– both parties may choose to (or refuse to) bargain these subjects.
Illegal– both parties must refrain from bargaining these subjects.

Generally, the test for determining whether a bargaining subject is mandatory or permissive is whether the subject “vitally affects” the relations between the employer and its employees.  …Read More

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