A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Government Actions

When the private sector does not address a major issue, the public sector will often step into the vacuum and do it. The construction industry has been slow to embrace the principles of social responsibility and sustainable value, focusing instead on whatever it takes to be lowest bidder. As a consequence of this, government is adopting policies that reshape the rules for the industry.

Last May, the US Department of Labor signed a three-year agreement with the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) to battle worker misclassification by establishing...
September 11, 2015
More than two dozen states have now agreed to cooperate closely with the federal government to crack down on what’s known as “worker misclassification.”Sometimes known as payroll...
August 19, 2015
Two men in Georgia have been arrested on federal charges that they intentionally misrepresented the employment classification of construction workers on a project for the Centers...
August 13, 2015
The administrator of the Department of Labor’s wage and hour division, Dr. David Weil, this week issued an administrative guidance document aimed to curb the misclassification of...
July 17, 2015
Donald Trump has been losing business left and right because of his harsh rhetoric on immigration. He’s also been gaining in the polls in his bid for the White House. More than 10...
July 14, 2015
Federal agencies with oversight over various industries are taking the problem of worker misclassification more seriously and are taking steps to rein in as many bad actors as...
June 30, 2015
The president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, resigned today after being re-elected in the midst of an unprecedented scandal over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.Scandal is not...
June 02, 2015
House and Senate negotiators in Austin are now trying to hammer out a final deal on the financing of $3 billion worth of construction projects at colleges and universities all...
May 29, 2015
There’s a renewed push at the Texas Capitol to prevent people from skirting their responsibility to make child support payments through misclassification. Worker misclassification...
May 19, 2015