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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.

Last week Houston City Council’s Public Safety Committee held a hearing to discuss a proposed city ordinance to eradicate wage theft in the Houston area.  The hearing...
August 01, 2013
Laws Fight Questionable Practices that Misclassify Workers or Seek to Avoid Paying State Employment Taxes or PremiumsThe Illinois Governor’s Office reported on Tuesday that...
July 26, 2013
Despite concerns from some council members about a “cleaner process” for going after employers who cheat workers out of their pay, the chairman of the Houston City Council’s...
July 24, 2013
“If a piece of the building falls to the ground and breaks, they have insurance for that,” said a middle-aged man in a wheelchair in Houston. I sat in a small portable building...
June 13, 2013
While lawmakers in Texas this year took a pass on a broad crackdown on companies that misclassify their workers, other states are ramping up their efforts. In Connecticut, for...
June 05, 2013
Comprehensive workers' compensation reforms in Tennessee could end up being a model for the nation. A new state agency will be handling the claims and Governor Bill Haslam signed...
May 29, 2013
Last month a panel of civic leaders, employers, attorneys and workers participated in a forum discussion titled “Wage Theft – Its Impact on the Local Economy and in the Community...
May 13, 2013
El Paso has become the second city in Texas where an employer has been arrested and indicted on charges of wage theft. The Texas Observer reports that El Paso is the only city in...
May 03, 2013