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2011-04-14 10:29:00

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In testimony today before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) member Thomas Mistick, principal of Church Restoration Group, Cranberry Township, Pa., stated that the Davis-Bacon Act, as administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, "hinders economic growth, increases the federal deficit; and imposes an enormous paperwork burden on both...

2011-04-13 17:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pace of wage growth for private sector workers is expected to improve modestly in the coming months, according to the final first quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) In the opening months of 2011, the WTI increased for the third consecutive quarter to 98.01 (second quarter 1976 = 100),...

2011-04-13 09:17:00

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Building and Construction Trades Department President Mark H. Ayers: America's Building Trades Unions welcomes and appreciates the interest and effort on the part of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to attempt to improve the manner by which Davis-Bacon Act local prevailing wage surveys are conducted and analyzed (Mythological Changes Needed to Improve Wage Survey; GAO - 11 - 152). As our...

2011-03-30 00:00:30

An online employee attendance tracking tool could have prevented some of the issues, say experts at TrackSmart.com Sunrise, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Following on the heels of $240,000 in FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) violations and a $10,000 fine against a Decatur, Illinois restaurant owner, Department of Labor spokeswoman Rhonda Burke said that the department's wage and hour division has stepped up its monitoring and enforcements efforts within the restaurant industry. The fines...

2011-03-19 00:00:28

Fringe Benefit Group will be showcasing The Contractors Plan, its comprehensive bona fide prevailing wage benefit plan, and its online benefits portal, MyContractorsPlan.com, during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 in booth H-31525. Austin, Texas (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011 Contractors are registering to bid on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) jobs in record numbers, and state and federal agencies have intensified compliance efforts to ensure that ARRA funds are spent properly....

2011-03-16 05:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workers in the private sector overall likely will see higher annual wage increases in the coming months, according to the revised first quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) The WTI stands at 97.99 (second quarter 1976 = 100), up from 97.42 in the fourth quarter of 2010, marking the...

2011-02-07 15:10:56

Why in the United States are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? Part of the answer lies in the unique economies of our larger cities, finds a study by Ronni Pavan of the University of Rochester and Nathaniel Baum-Snow of Brown University and the National Bureau of Economic Research. "Our results show that overall up to one-third of the growth in the wage gap between the rich and the poor is driven by city size independent of workers' skills," says Pavan. Using U.S. Census...

2011-02-04 12:50:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Building Trades Unions applaud the bi-partisan action taken yesterday by the U.S. Senate to defeat an attempt by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to deny Davis-Bacon Act wage protections on Federal Aviation Administration construction projects. By a vote of 55-42, the Senate tabled Paul's amendment to the FAA re-authorization bill (S.223). We were especially pleased that three Republican senators - Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mark Kirk...

2011-02-03 12:54:00

Agreement includes back wages, interest, benefits and job offers GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal contractor Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC will pay $1.65 million in back wages, interest and benefits to 970 women who were subjected to systemic discrimination by the company. The settlement follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, which found that the women were rejected for general laborer...

2011-01-14 09:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Home health aides have stronger workplace protections because of a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that the workers are subject to the overtime provisions of Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Act, Labor & Industry Secretary Sandi Vito said today. As a direct result of the Nov. 17, 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Bayada Nurses, Inc. v. Department of Labor & Industry, home health aides employed by an agency are now considered...


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