5 Cat Workers File Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Company

Construction Equipment

plant have sued the company for racial discrimination. The workers, who are all black, said in their suit that they have been subject to racial discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Five Caterpillar employees at the Aurora, Ill.,

Diverse, Inclusive Workplace Important To Millennials

Business Facilities Blog

Featured Surveys & Research Workforce Training / Skilled Workforce discrimination diversity diversity and inclusion Employment Institute for Public Relations Millennials research Site Selection Survey Weber Shandwick Workforce Development workplaceNearly half of Millennials consider workplace diversity and inclusion an important criterion in their job search, compared to 33 percent of Gen Xers and 37 percent of Boomers.

Heads Up Public Contractors! Nashville to Pass Non-Discrimination.

Best Practices Construction Law

Challenges Remain for Women in Construction

Construction Equipment

The major barriers women continue to face in working in construction include discrimination, isolation, harassment and overall lack of work, reports the StarTribune.

New Advice from Feds on Hiring Those with Arrest Records

ENR Construction

Anti-bias agency EEOC expands guidance on how criminal records and discrimination complaints factor in employment decisions. Business Management

Is America ready for the iToilet?

Constructor Magazine

The products were for discriminating, not to mention, wealthy posteriors with prices in excess of $5,000. Multi-function, bidet-style "smart toilets" have been on the market for years with offering such as Kohler''s Numi and Toto''s Neorest.

Federal Contractor Alert - April 8, 2015 Deadline Ahead for Compliance with New Rules on Workplace Discrimination

Green Building Insider

In a recent Client Alert, construction law firm Smith Currie & Hancock LLP reminds us of President Obama''s Executive Order (EO) protecting employees of federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts in excess of $10,000 against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Those Days Are Over

Business Facilities Blog

The most significant battles against discrimination in America throughout our history usually have followed the same trajectory. Mike Pence signed a hastily passed revision of the bill with language clarifying that the law would not permit discrimination.

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Poster Update

The Safety Blog

The federal labor law poster’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) posting has been updated to include sexual orientation and gender identity on the list of discrimination protections for employers with a federal government contract or subcontract.

Can American Standard parent mainstream smart toilets?

Constructor Magazine

The products were for discriminating, not to mention, wealthy posteriors with prices in excess of $5,000. Multi-function, bidet-style "smart toilets" have been on the market for years with offering such as Kohler''s Numi and Toto''s Neorest. Now Japan''s Lixil Corp., the parent of American Standard, is looking to mainstream smart toilets. Content Classification: Curated. read more. Plumbing

Five Common I-9 Compliance Mistakes

Construction Business Owner

By following Form I-9 requirements, employers ensure that employees possess proper work authorization and that hiring practices do not unlawfully discriminate based on immigration status All employers in the U.S.

Green Industry Professionals - Untitled Article

Green Industry Professionals

Rule rewards federal contractors who adhere to DOL values of fair pay, safe workplaces, non-discrimination

Summary of Services & James L. Salmon CV

Collaborative Construction

Description of Services, Experience and Qualifications Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC helps clients achieve Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) in 3D™. Built industry stakeholders interested in the intelligent and effective use of integrated agreements, building information modeling (BIM), and lean construction techniques find IPD in 3D™ enables visualization and achievement of integrated decisions, design and delivery on their projects.

Job Order Contracting – Best Practices Implementation

Building Information Management

There is no intent to discriminate against, or prevent any dealer or manufacturer from furnishing materials, equipment, and/or fixtures which meet or exceed the characteristics of the specified items. Non-Discrimination. . JOB ORDER CONTRACTING.

Understanding immigration law compliance

Constructor Magazine

In addition, the law prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals on the basis of national origin or citizenship. BY JAMIE HASTY. Employment is often the magnet that attracts persons to come to or stay in the United States illegally. To address this concern, Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). This law requires employers to hire only persons who may legally work in the U.S.,

How to Organize Employee Files

Construction Business Owner

Basic personnel files are accessible to internal personnel, such as supervisors and human resources, as well as people outside the company, such as former employees and federal and state agencies conducting audits or investigating harassment and discrimination claims

Hiring and firing employees when you own a contracting business

Constructor Magazine

There was no such thing as ‘wrongful termination’ suits, discrimination suits, sex discrimination or sexual harassment suits, or any of the myriad legal hoops that have leapt into existence in the past 25 or so years.

Is the Justice Department Cracking Down on Violations of Immigration Law within the Construction Industry?

Green Building Insider

Department of Justice (DOJ) settled an immigration-related discrimination claim against Constructor Services Inc. Federal officials have wrapped up another enforcement action against a construction company over alleged violations of U.S. immigration law. Last week, the U.S. CSI), a business headquartered in metropolitan Atlanta.

When it comes to certified wood, GSA is right to question LEED

DJC Green Building Blog

The following post is by William Street: Contrary to what Meghan Douris wrote in these pages in your Building Green issue (“ Is LEED’s Future with Federal Projects Under Threat?

Florida is latest battleground over LEED standards centered on certified wood

BD+C

Bill supporters say other certification programs, including the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, should be considered, and that LEED discriminates against Florida wood growers.

RATE OF FATALITIES INCREASING AMONG OLDER WORKERS

The Safety Blog

However, when it comes to making changes to your safety culture and program to address this rising issue, it’s best to remember older workers are unique from individual to individual – assuming that everyone of a certain age is in need of special accommodations will only pave the road to discrimination. Early last month, the Associated Press released an analysis of federal statistics showing that the rate of older workers dying on the job is higher than that of workers overall.

A Look At Construction Safety in the UK

Constructonomics

Building safety is at the forefront of the minds of every building contractor, site manager, architect, designer and building owner from a project’s start to completion.

Existing Delivery Mechanisms Failing

Collaborative Construction

It abided systematic discrimination against women and minorities, and a case can be made that it depended on that discrimination to some degree. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! Existing mechanisms for delivering planning, design and constrcution services - both in the government and private sectors - are badly broken and need to be replaced. Integrated project delivery, building information models are two innovative delivery mechanisms that should be studied more closely.

Walking a Tightrope: EEOC Guidance to Avoid Negligent Hiring by Construction Companies

Best Practices Construction Law

Construction companies must walk the tightrope between potential claims of race discrimination by their employees or the EEOC, and claims by victims of those employees’ actions. Today''s guest post is from my good friend and law partner, M.

Construction marketing lessons learned in Zimbabwe

Construction Marketing Ideas

However, I learned here that racial discrimination would work to my advantage. Undoubtedly, my most spiritual and emotional moment happened at age 26 on Good Friday, 1980, in a remote village in Rhodesia about to turn to Zimbabwe.

Business and Property Owners Must Beware of the Still-New ADA Law

Best Practices Construction Law

The purpose was "to provide clear, strong, consistent, enforceable standards addressing discrimination against individuals with disabilities." " "Discrimination" under the ADA includes subtle forms of discrimination, such as difficult-to-navigate restrooms and hard-to-open doors that interfere with disabled individuals’ "full and equal enjoyment" of places of public accommodation.

Understanding immigration law compliance

Constructor Magazine

In addition, the law prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals on the basis of national origin or citizenship. Jamie Hasty, Vice President of SESCO. Employment is often the magnet that attracts persons to come to or stay in the United States illegally. To address this concern, Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). This law requires employers to hire only persons who may legally work in the U.S.,

Revit OpEd: Reset Shared Coordinates

Revit OpEd

The Acquire Coordinates tool doesn't discriminate against a file unless it is already sharing coordinates with it. Revit OpEd. Welcome to Steve Staffords Blog ~ Revit OpEd = OPinion EDitorial ~ My view of things Revit, both real and imagined. Friday, April 20, 2012. Reset Shared Coordinates. There isnt an easy button to just eliminate shared coordinates in a project.

What the Supreme Court’s Decision on the Same-Sex Marriage Ban Means to Contractors?

Best Practices Construction Law

First, you may want to re-examine benefit policies to be sure that same‐sex married couples are not discriminated against. Absolutely nothing! … to contractors that is … but to employers … a different answer.

OSHA pushing to protect whistleblowers

FDR Safety

Also make clear that, by law, no employee will be retaliated or discriminated against for reporting injuries or illnesses or making safety complaints. OSHA’s recent warning about safety incentive programs is just one part of a larger effort by the agency to strengthen whistleblower rights.

Federal Courts Not in the Business of Cleaning Up Language on Construction Sites

Best Practices Construction Law

Although the appeals court agreed that the superintendent's language and abuse were offensive, it did not establish a claim of unlawful same-sex discrimination. We all have preconceptions about the language you might find on the construction project.

Contractors: Do You Have a Cell Phone Policy? Is It Time for an Upgrade?

Best Practices Construction Law

Cell phones cameras, video and audio recorder capabilities, and text functions can be an employer’s worst nightmare when it comes to harassment and discrimination claims. Smart phones and tablets are now commonplace on the construction job site.

No Farming Safety Rules in Pipeline

The Safety Blog

“They’ve discriminated against farm workers by not allowing them to be protected,” said former farm worker Philippa Thomas. No Farming Safety Rules in Pipeline. This article was written by Safety Consultants with Safety Services Company , we provide Construction, Manufacturing, and General Industry Safety Programs to over 100,000 clients across the United States and Canada.

Women in Construction should stop worrying about the glass ceiling!

DebunkTheBIM

I may be doing disservice to my ‘engineer sisterhood’ by stating this, but my feeling is that the sudden ‘positive discrimination’ is not the answer we should be looking for.

28 States Rollout Updated Labor Law Postings

The Safety Blog

These updates include changes to minimum wage, whistle blowing, discrimination, unemployment and more. 28 States Rollout Updated Labor Law Postings. This article was written by Safety Consultants with Safety Services Company , we provide Construction, Manufacturing, and General Industry Safety Programs to over 100,000 clients across the United States and Canada. For more information on a custom safety program for your company, please contact us by clicking here.

A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: KEEPING UP WITH THE CHANGES

The Safety Blog

However, this strict stance becomes muddled when employers are faced with the question of disability – that is, can you deny employment based on medical marijuana use when it skirts dangerously close to disability discrimination protections, or penalize them for testing positive after a random drug test? There’s no arguing that maintaining a drug-free workplace program is a positive choice for employers.

Business and Property Owners Must Beware of the Still-New ADA Law

Best Practices Construction Law

The purpose was "to provide clear, strong, consistent, enforceable standards addressing discrimination against individuals with disabilities." " "Discrimination" under the ADA includes subtle forms of discrimination, such as difficult-to-navigate restrooms and hard-to-open doors that interfere with disabled individuals'' "full and equal enjoyment" of places of public accommodation.