Dotted Line: How to conduct business in a world of discrimination and harassment claims

Construction Dive

Lawyers offer some practical advice for contractors to prevent and weather these claims, which they say for many companies are inevitable

Departments of Justice and Labor to Target Employers that 'Discriminate' against Americans by Hiring Foreign Workers

Green Industry Professionals

The organizations agreed to work together in cracking down on companies that "discriminate" against U.S. workers

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ATTN: Federal Contractors, Beware of Harassment and Discrimination on Construction Sites

Best Practices Construction Law

the OFCCP charged the contractor with discrimination in its hiring practices of women, African American and Hispanic laborers. Best Practices Federal Construction discrimination and harassment in construction executive order 13502 federal contracting training for project managers

Justice Department Punishes Landscaping Company for Discrimination

Green Industry Professionals

Triple H misled American workers in advertisements for more than 450 landscaping jobs to discourage Americans from applying

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.,

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

Construction Dive

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.

Killing O’Reilly

Business Facilities Blog

Economic Development Featured Industry News New York Quality Of Life Site Selection The Editor's Blog USA - Mid Atlantic Wind Power Bill O'Reilly discrimination Fox News New York Times Rosa Parks sexual harassment Talking Points The O'Reilly Factor21st Century Fox finally enforces a fair and balanced workplace policy. Read Killing O’Reilly on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

Carpenter's lawsuit alleges gender-based firing

Construction Dive

A New York-based construction firm faces a lawsuit claiming it discriminated against women

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.

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.

Gender bias perception deterrent of women entering some fields

Construction Dive

A new study shows college-bound women are dissuaded from entering professions where they believe they could be discriminated against

Green Industry Professionals - Untitled Article

Green Industry Professionals

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

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.

25 HR Compliance Terms to Know for 2018

Green Building Law Update

Intended to remedy the effects of past discrimination or underutilization of women and minorities. In addition to the holiday parties and secret santa gift exchanges, the end of the year also brings organizational compliance processes as your HR department gets ready to wrap things up.

Are Public Agencies Ignoring Their Own Evaluation Factors?

Construction Dive

During the evaluation of proposals, however, the agency focused on one of those factors as a “significant discriminator” and used it to choose one contractor over another. This was allowed because a discriminator, although not identified in the solicitation, need not be the most heavily weighted evaluation factor. Featured …Equal Evaluation Factor Used as Disqualifying “Discriminator”Arbitrator May Consider Electronically Submitted Documents

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

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.

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

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?

Construction Dive

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.

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Women in Construction – As Told By Women

Construction Marketing Blog

Pointing out that the minorities are becoming the majority, she says : “We’re coming from all walks of life; we don’t discriminate. Construction is one of those industries notorious for being male-dominated and, at times, not as welcoming to women. What’s that experience truly like? Here are some opinions of women working in the construction industry, because who better to describe a woman’s experience in construction than actual women?

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.,

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.

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.,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

PRIORITIZING SAFETY AT YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY

The Safety Blog

Harassment and Discrimination. The second-most common downfall at holiday parties is the stage for harassment and discrimination. As we approach the end of the year, we also approach the long-standing tradition of year-end holiday parties in the workplace. Throwing a party at the end of the year is beneficial as a celebration to reward workers for the contributions over the year.

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.