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

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

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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., As a result, they have lost wages and suffered emotional harm as stated in their suit. Caterpillar denied the allegations in a statement. . Source: JournalStar

Electrical subcontractor on Apple Park campus sued by EEOC for racial discrimination

Construction Dive

The lawsuit alleges that Air Systems Inc. tolerated racial harassment of African American workers on the tech giant's second campus project

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

Best Practices Construction Law

In lawyer-speak, Executive Order 11246 expressly prohibits federal contractors and federally–assisted construction contractors and subcontractors, who do over $10,000 in Government business in one year from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. the OFCCP charged the contractor with discrimination in its hiring practices of women, African American and Hispanic laborers.

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

Best Practices Construction Law

Killing O’Reilly

Business Facilities

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

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

Diverse, Inclusive Workplace Important To Millennials

Business Facilities

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.

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Green Industry Professionals

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

Those Days Are Over

Business Facilities

The most significant battles against discrimination in America throughout our history usually have followed the same trajectory. In January 2015, Indiana’s state legislature passed a bill it called the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” which was widely interpreted as giving businesses the green light to discriminate against LGBT people on religious grounds.

Boston First to Embrace Obama-Era Zoning Rules

ENR Construction

Boston has become the first major city in the country that will incorporate Obama-era, federal anti-discrimination rules into the process of reviewing major new apartment and condo projects

Boston First to Adopt Obama-Era Zoning Rules

ENR Construction

Boston has become the first major city in the country to incorporate Obama-era, federal anti-discrimination rules into the process of reviewing major new apartment and condo projects

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. The National Women’s Law Center reports that just 2.6 percent of construction workers are women

Industry Surveys Highlight the State of Women in Construction

Construction Junkie

Discrimination and Harassment The Levelset survey also highlighted discrimination against and harassment of women in the workplace due to their gender. Just like jobsite injuries, any discrimination or harassment greater than zero is completely unacceptable.

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?

Contractor 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

OSHA’s Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19

FDR Safety

In addition, the NEP places special emphasis on ensuring employees are protected from discrimination and retaliation. On March 12 OSHA released an updated COVID-19 response plan. The following summarizes OSHA’s updated strategy: OSHA will continue to implement the U.S.

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

Can American Standard parent mainstream smart toilets?

Contractor 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

This is Why Asian American Homeownership Rates Fall Behind

Pro Builder

There is a fear that moving into an area without a large Asian American community could result in discrimination, especially now at the time where there is a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. This is Why Asian American Homeownership Rates Fall Behind. cbroderick.

OSHA Compliance Enforcement Under President Biden

FDR Safety

Expect an increase in discrimination enforcement and possible expansion of limits on drug testing following an accident or injury. As of last week, the Biden administration is officially underway. With any new presidency comes a variety of changes across government.

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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. must use the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 to verify that employees hired after Nov. 6, 1986, are eligible to 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 It is important for businesses to know the type of information that should or should not be included in a basic employee personnel file.

Eichler Homes: Trademark in Architecture, Neighborhood Integration

Pro Builder

Born to German Jewish immigrants, Eichler was sensitive to the common practices housing discrimination and believed if a buyer was qualified, there was no reason not to sell them a home. Eichler Homes: Trademark in Architecture, Neighborhood Integration. cbroderick. Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:56.

Hiring and firing employees when you own a contracting business

Contractor 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. As an employer of the day, hiring and firing employees was your uncontested right.

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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How Do I Create an Online Job Application?

ExactHire - Restaurants

Education requirements that go beyond the knowledge necessary for the job or questions about criminal history may make you vulnerable to discrimination claims. If you’re like most employers, the current worker shortage has you rethinking your hiring strategy.

Higher Fees, Interest Rates, and Mortgage Rejections for Black, Hispanic Buyers

Pro Builder

Decades of discrimination against people of color have resulted in lower homeownership rates among minorities than among whites in America. Higher Fees, Interest Rates, and Mortgage Rejections for Black, Hispanic Buyers. cbroderick. Tue, 02/23/2021 - 09:42.

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Poster Update

Safety Services Company

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.

Biden's Promised Changes to the Housing Market

Pro Builder

Campaign promise: Address racial discrimination in housing. Biden's Promised Changes to the Housing Market. cbroderick. Mon, 11/09/2020 - 09:28.

Women in Construction – As Told By Women

Construction Marketing

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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The Future of Social Justice in the Workplace

Stok

2: “Non-Discrimination” becomes “Inclusion” It’s no longer enough to just not discriminate against people of certain races, ethnicity, genders, or sexual orientations. That implies that discrimination is an acceptable norm.

Understanding immigration law compliance

Contractor 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.,

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. A nationwide battle over forest certification standards continues to be played out nationally and in Florida with legislation passed this month. HB 269 would revise a 2008 law that led the Florida Department of Management Services to adopt theU.S.

LGBTQ+ Buyers, Renters Face Disproportionate Housing Challenges

Pro Builder

In previous Zillow research, the company found housing discrimination-protected LGBTQ+ home buyers can pay up to $127,000 more than the typical home market. LGBTQ+ Buyers, Renters Face Disproportionate Housing Challenges. cbroderick. Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:06.

Understanding immigration law compliance

Contractor 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.,

25 HR Compliance Terms to Know for 2018

ClearCompany HRM

Intended to remedy the effects of past discrimination or underutilization of women and minorities. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): This agency is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information.