March 19, 2019
Pay Equity for Women Filling Labor Shortage in Construction Industry
While the country’s construction industry is booming, with around $1 trillion in new projects, 79 percent of construction companies nationwide reported the need to hire more employees to meet the demand. With high demand and low supply, it is a prime time for women to fill that labor gap. CNBC reported that women make up only 9.1...
June 18, 2018
OSHA Beryllium Standard in Construction
On January 9, 2017, OSHA issued a final rule adopting a comprehensive standard for exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. A separate standard was promulgated for general industry, construction, and shipyard industries. When OSHA first announced its intent to promulgate a beryllium standard for construction in 2015, the scope...
June 18, 2018
Construction Industry’s Ongoing Labor Shortage: Consider Implementing Non-Monetary Benefits
Findings from the “Q2 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index,” released June 5, 2018, show four straight quarters with more than 90 percent of contractors concerned over labor shortages. The construction industry, however, continues to experience significant economic opportunities. For example, the...
California Workplace Law
Employer Found Liable Where Supervisor Mocked Employee’s Stuttering Problem
July 13, 2018
In responding to claim of harassment, discrimination or retaliation based on protected categories, California employers must timely respond to and thoroughly investigate workplace complaints to avoid exposure.
By Kelli M. Winkle
State Bar of California
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