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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.

The holiday season is upon us, and many workers are looking forward to receiving a Christmas bonus.  Depending on the nature of the bonus, it may or may not have an effect on...
December 24, 2013
Now that the City of Houston is moving forward with a policy to crack down on employers that steal the wages of workers, the pressure will be on to make it work.  It'll be no...
December 05, 2013
Our readers know all too well that the problem of payroll fraud, or worker misclassification, has become a cancer for the construction industry and that quite a few states have...
November 21, 2013
Today, Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, Houston City Council made history passing the first municipal ordinance cracking down on wage theft in Texas and only the second in a major...
November 20, 2013
Cristina Tzintzún, the executive director and co-founder of Austin’s Workers Defense Project (WDP), was a guest last Friday on the MSNBC show Up Late with Alec Baldwin.  As...
November 15, 2013
One contractor in Arizona has had enough of what he and others say is “stealing middle class jobs” in his state.  John Jackson has become one of the most aggressive worker...
November 13, 2013
To some in construction, avoiding payroll taxes by paying workers as independent subcontractors is just the way to do business.  But, as we've repeatedly noted, it is illegal...
November 05, 2013
After years of pressing Austin leaders to approve a “living wage” law, workers' rights advocates celebrated the passage of a new set of requirements on companies that get tax...
October 25, 2013
Responsible Business Owners and Working Families Urge Council Support and Action to Bring Wage Theft DownAs Houston city council members shift into campaign mode to convince...
October 23, 2013