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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.

“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
The lawmaker who had filed a bill to ban "living wage" ordinances around Texas has decided that was a bad course of action. Representative Kenneth Sheets, R-Dallas, withdrew his...
April 23, 2013
A federal grand jury in Kansas City, Kansas has charged a construction company, its owners, and four of its crew leaders with harboring illegal aliens and money laundering,...
April 19, 2013
Major Texas homebuilders came out against the state's moves toward cracking down on worker misclassification during a legislative hearing on Wednesday. The Leading Builders of...
April 17, 2013
In the second installment of his excellent series on the Texas construction industry, NPR Correspondent Wade Goodwyn highlights the difference between contractors who play by the...
April 11, 2013