A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Employment Standards

Effective development of the work force requires embracing a long-term and career-oriented perspective. A foundation for a sustainable workforce begins with legal work status and a proper employment relationship and is reinforced by training programs, new skills acquisition and opportunities for advancement.

After a yearlong debate about the right way to handle it, the Dallas City Council this week passed a requirement for mandatory rest breaks for construction workers.Under the new...
December 09, 2015
The following article originally appeared in the November newsletter to clients of Kiley Advisors, LLC.  Reprinted with permission.Recently, I participated in a panel...
November 27, 2015
I ran into my college classmate, colleague and friend Jim Furr, Managing Principal Emeritus in the Houston office of Gensler, this week, and he reminded me of the Rain’s Rules of...
November 23, 2015
The owner of a commercial subcontracting company which specializes in metal studs, drywall, and acoustical ceilings was arraigned last month on workplace misclassification...
November 19, 2015
October 1, 2015 was a star-studded night at the Wortham Theater Center as some of the best and brightest in the construction industry were honored at the Associated Builders and...
November 16, 2015
It was great to see the Houston Business Journal this week take note of the great work being done by the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) in Houston. Writing for the Houston...
October 30, 2015
The following was originally published as an op-ed in The Houston Chronicle.  Reprinted with permission.Our national security and energy independence are at risk because the...
October 29, 2015
The following article originally appeared in the October newsletter to clients of Kiley Advisors, LLC.  Reprinted with permission.Now it’s Volkswagen; they have been...
October 23, 2015
The National Football League faces a growing backlash over the way cheerleaders are compensated and the reason for it will sound very familiar to regular readers of Construction...
September 23, 2015