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Company Resolves Hiring Discrimination Issue

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE) has agreed to pay $300,000 in back wages and interest to eligible class members to resolve hiring discrimination allegations at its Covington, Ga., facility. The company entered into a conciliation agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s … Continue reading

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Industry Unions Speak Out About DOL Proposed Rule Targeting Apprenticeships

An executive order by the Trump Administration that created a task force on apprenticeship expansion has led to a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) creating industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAP). The military and construction industries would be … Continue reading

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National Apprenticeship Week Kicks Off Today

In the face of skilled labor shortages, the aim of National Apprenticeship Week is to expose the U.S. workforce to quality job options, including positions within the glazing industry, that don’t rely on expensive four-year degrees. Anton Ruesing, director of … Continue reading

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DOL’s Joint Employment Rule Withdrawn

This week, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta withdrew the department’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment that could have held an employer liable for the labor and workplace practices of independent contractors and subcontractors such as glaziers. Under … Continue reading

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Final 2018 Budget Plan: EPA, DOE Cuts Remain

The White House’s 2018 federal budget plan, which was released yesterday, is a close match for the outline that came out in March. Deep cuts are still planned for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including the elimination of the popular … Continue reading

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