Passed earlier this month, AB 1867 created a new COVID-19-related paid sick leave (PSL) system that specifically effects employers with greater than 500 employees. Contained within the legislation are certain paystub and posting requirements that employers must be aware of to avoid potential wage and hour violations.
Scholarship to meet demand for maximum jobsite safety and health compliance during COVID-19
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) and AGC Construction Education Foundation (AGC-CEF), in partnership with construction technology provider, HammerTech, announced the launch of the AGC Safety Professional Scholarship program.
On Wednesday evening, Governor Newsom signed a budget trailer bill (AB 1867) providing paid sick leave for full-time and part-time employees to take time off work when ill or caring for a family member due to COVID-19. The federal law exempted employers with 500 or more employees, but AB 1867 has closed that exemption by including employers with over 500 employees and public and private employers of first responders and health care employees who opted not to cover their employees under federal law.
Newly Formed AGC of California Regulatory Subcommittee Meets with Operating Engineers Local 3 Leadership
Last month the UCC’s Operating Engineers Craft Committee held the first meeting of the joint AGC of California/OE3 Regulatory Subcommittee which was established in the recent MLA negotiations. The subcommittee will be a venue for AGC of California and OE3 to discuss how federal, state, and local regulations are impacting contractors (among other topics) and work together to find ways to make OE3 signatory contractors as competitive as possible.
The construction industry faces unique, complex challenges that have the potential to lead to project delays, and wasted time, effort, and money. As a result, contractors are continually looking for ways to improve efficiency and profitability. Lean Construction is a method of production and an approach to construction that aims to maximize value and minimize waste that has picked up in popularity within the construction industry. We spoke with Ryan Popp, associate consultant, ASKM & Associates, and trainer for AGC of California’s upcoming Lean Education Program about the benefits of Lean Construction principles.
Registration is now open for the 2020 Construction HR and Training Professionals Virtual Conference and pre-conference Federal Construction HR Workshop. The workshop is scheduled for September 23 and 24, with the full conference to follow on October 6, 7 and 8.
Abbigail Brown, owner and president of CPM Logistics, member of AGC's Small Business Council member, member of the AGC Construction Education Foundation Board of Directors, and recipient of AGC's 2019 Associated Achievement Awards, shares her thoughts as a contributing author on the impact the award made on her career and why others should consider submitting nominations in 2020. Learn more about AGC's Awards Programs here.