SMACNA Comments on Sick Leave
Arguing for an exemption for unionized construction contractors, SMACNA commented on the proposed new rule establishing mandatory paid sick leave for federal contractors. In February, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed new rules to implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13706, which requires that most federal contractors provide employees with at least seven days of paid sick leave each year, including paid leave for family care. SMACNA will provide detailed guidance on compliance with the paid sick time rule after a final rule is issued by the Department of Labor. Read More
SMART to Launch Phone App to Police Wage Equalization Compliance
SMART has announced that it has developed a SMART-Union App that will have a component allowing union members to scan union labels and transmit information to local unions to provide them with information to aid in the enforcement of wage equalization requirements in industry collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). The “Label It, Scan It, Report It” program is set to launch mid-September. Read More
If an apprentice is injured at a JATC training center: Who pays?
If an apprentice slips and falls in the JATC parking lot, who is liable? What if the apprentice gets cut handling sheet metal at the JATC? Is the JATC’s liability policy on the hook? Can the apprentice make a claim against his or her employer’s workers’ compensation policy? Read More