Labor Resources

Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs

Take advantage of reduced workers' comp rates for union contractors.

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Apprentice Verification

The California Department of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) now has a website that allows you to verify if an employee is an active registered apprentice.

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Crane Operators Must Be Certified

Under California law, employers can only allow operators with a valid certificate of competency to operate a crane with a load capacity of 15,000 pounds or more with a boom length of 25 feet or more.

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Emergency Heat-Illness Prevention Regulations

In response to Cal OSHA’s Emergency adoption of Heat-Illness Prevention worker safety standards for individuals working outdoors, attached are the new regulations which call for shade protection, water on jobsites and training for supervisors.

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Employee Rights Poster

The U.S. Government recently amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order 13201 that requires the notification of employees of their rights concerning the payment of Union dues or fees.

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Immigration Update

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) is updating Form I-9 and certain related procedures in an effort to upgrade the level of security of the employment verification process by eliminating expired identity documents as acceptable I-9 documents from new hires.

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New Federal Internet Employment Eligibility Verification Requirements Program

For those contractors performing specific federal projects, please be advised that the new Internet based system, "E-Verify" Federal Contractor rule, operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was published on November 14, 2008 and the "E-Verify" rule will take effect January 15, 2009.

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New Rules Require Wash Stations On Site

Contractors must provide stations at all construction sites, not just those with hazardous materials.

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OSHA Offers Brochure In Spanish

OSHA has released a Spanish language publication to better assist Spanish-speaking employers and employees in reducing injuries on the job.

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School Facilities Website

Contractors can get a comprehensive overview of the latest school construction and modernization trends by visiting a new website. The education facilities resource offers informative articles and news briefs on the latest trends at every level, including elementary, secondary and university campuses.

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