A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Compensation

An attractive and competitive wage structure is of vital importance for sustaining high performance and value. An added benefits package further helps keep the focus on job, career and company successes. These are necessary components to attract and retain the right people to the construction industry.

As we've written numerous times, a primary way to deter cheating in the labor market in construction is for the hammer to be dropped on companies that don't follow the law. ...
July 29, 2014
The Austin School Board recently voted to adopt Davis-Bacon federal wage rates on construction of facilities under the district's new $490 million bond package.  While some...
July 09, 2014
The Construction Citizen team has been tracking the progress of worker misclassification laws across the country, including the newly minted crackdown in Tennessee. ...
July 03, 2014
This week, I had the pleasure of speaking to members of the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees about the Construction Career Collaborative (C3). As a journalist...
June 04, 2014
Editor’s note: In April, Professional Janitorial Services Executive Don Dyer delivered this powerful testimony to the Texas House Business and Industry Committee, which is...
May 08, 2014
Workers who have been cheated out of their wages by unscrupulous employers in Houston are fighting back now that they have the tools to do so under the city's new wage theft...
April 23, 2014
A Texas House Committee has scheduled a hearing on the issue of worker misclassification and what more the state may need to do to combat the problem that is particularly rampant...
April 10, 2014
The use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) by a litany of major league stars has tainted everyone and everything associated with Major League Baseball from the late 1980’s to...
March 27, 2014
Workers' rights advocates in Austin are ramping up a push to hold Gables Residential accountable for the kind of working conditions that are reportedly prevalent on many of the...
February 19, 2014