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Final Rule to Provide Clarification for Employee Versus Independent Contractor

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule Wednesday, clarifying the standard for what constitutes an employee versus an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said the rule brings … Continue reading

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Associations Support Safe to Work Act

Several building and contracting associations have joined with a host of other groups across the country to support what is known as the Safe to Work Act. S. 4317 was introduced on July 27 by Senator John Cornyn, R-TX, and … Continue reading

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ABC Survey: Contractors Invest $1.6 Billion Annually in Workforce Development

According to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2019 Workforce Development Survey, ABC member contractors invest approximately $1.6 billion annually in workforce development. Trade and specialty contractors, including contract glaziers, account for $1.3 billion (83%) of those investments. The survey … Continue reading

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Year-End Jobs Report Signals Continued Industry Growth

December employment numbers in the U.S. were strong across most industries, including those most relevant to glass and glazing. Construction employment increased by 38,000 jobs in December, and the industry added 280,000 jobs in 2018, compared with an increase of … Continue reading

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Industry Employment Ticks Up in February

The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests employment in the glass and glazing industry increased in February on both a monthly and yearly basis. In the latest employment report, the nonresidential specialty trade contractors and nonresidential … Continue reading

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