Tag: DOL


DOL rule proposal could make more workers employees

October 12, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Trump administration rule placed more emphasis on two factors: the nature and degree of workers’ control over their work, and the opportunity for profit or loss based on initiative, investment or both. Under the DOL’s proposed rule, the six […]


Biden Picks Jessica Looman to Head DOL Wage and Hour Division

July 28, 2022

Via: ENR

President Joe Biden has nominated Jessica Looman, the acting head of the Dept. of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division—and a former construction union and Minnesota state official—to be its administrator. An attorney by training, Looman has been the Wage and […]


US infrastructure diversity plan draws fire from contractors, minority groups

March 10, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The objective of the memo is to create good-paying jobs, with the choice to join a union, for workers in traditionally underserved communities, according to a joint statement from DOL and DOT released this week. But it also said it […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

DOL announces proposed rule to update powered industrial trucks standard for general industry, construction

February 16, 2022


The U.S. Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to improve worker safety and health by ensuring the agency’s general industry and construction industry rules reflect current industry practice and […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Federal court says DOL joint-employer rule ‘arbitrary and capricious’; ABC says judge ‘got it wrong’

September 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Woods’ decision in part focused on the four-factor test included in the final rule. The test considers whether the potential joint employer: Hires or fires the employee (not whether the employer has the authority to hire or fire). Supervises and […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

DOL’s construction safety advisory committee to discuss opioids, suicide

March 4, 2020


A pair of trending topics will be on the agenda at tomorrow’s meeting of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) Workgroups. The Emerging and Current Issues workgroup will meet from 1:00 p.m. to […]

Construction Processes, Legal

New Jersey DOL cites, fines Katerra sub for wage violations

February 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The task force’s report found that employee misclassification was most rampant in construction, janitorial services, home care, transportation, trucking, delivery services and other types of businesses that offer low pay for those in labor-intensive positions. The NJDOL found that 12,315 […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

DOL apprenticeship plan stirs debate among contractors

September 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The provision in question would recognize select groups as Standards Recognition Entities (SREs), which would establish criteria for structure, curricula and training for industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs). This would allow industry groups, associations, schools, states, localities and unions to become […]