Labor, Safety and Health

Colorado Mandates Intro to Skilled Labor in Public High Schools

Colorado Mandates Intro to Skilled Labor in Public High Schools

A new law in Colorado aims to address one of the greatest challenges to recruiting skilled labor: dispelling the myth that all successful career paths require a college education.

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Senate Bill Would Cut Legal Immigration in Half

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on August 3, 2017 0 Comments
Senate Bill Would Cut Legal Immigration in Half

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) yesterday introduced legislation endorsed by President Trump that would cut legal immigration levels in half over the next decade. The bill would reduce the annual distribution of green cards awarding permanent legal residence from 1 million just over 500,000.

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Senate Confirms Kaplan to Labor Board

On a party line 50-48 vote, the Senate yesterday confirmed Marvin Kaplan, one of President Trump’s two nominees, to the three-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Senate vote was significant, as the NLRB oversees workplace disputes, unfair labor practices and union elections.

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Joint Employer Bill Would Provide Certainty to Business Community

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on July 27, 2017 2 Comments
Joint Employer Bill Would Provide Certainty to Business Community

NAHB today commended bipartisan legislation introduced in the House that would help small businesses and boost housing affordability by clarifying under the law what constitutes a joint employer. The standard of joint employment was vastly expanded by a 2015 decision issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in which it adopted a broad and ambiguous new definition.

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NAHB to Weigh in on DOL’s Information Request on Overtime

NAHB to Weigh in on DOL’s Information Request on Overtime

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a request for information on the Obama administration’s overtime rule, and NAHB will be submitting comments independently and as part of the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity coalition.

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Workforce Development Programs Provide Inspiration, Second Chances

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Workforce Development Programs Provide Inspiration, Second Chances

The Challenge/Build/Grow Initiative provides a grant of up to $5,000 in matching funds for programs and projects addressing two of NAHB’s highest priority areas: education and workforce training.

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DHS to Add 15,000 Additional H-2B Guest Worker Visas

DHS to Add 15,000 Additional H-2B Guest Worker Visas

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will allow an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary worker visas to be issued during this fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30. The H-2B program allows employers to hire temporary foreign workers for seasonal, non-agricultural positions. In past years, roughly half of the visas have gone to landscaping businesses.

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Get Ready for Fall Interns at Your Company

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Student Chapters by on July 10, 2017 0 Comments
Get Ready for Fall Interns at Your Company

Student internships can give your business a boost with additional resources to meet your skilled labor needs. NAHB recently released a guide to help members understand and identify work-study student-learning opportunities.

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OSHA Provides Clarification on Confined Spaces Rule

OSHA Provides Clarification on Confined Spaces Rule

OSHA recently consulted with NAHB to develop a fact sheet to aid residential builders in meeting the standard issued in 2015 to protect workers from hazards related to confined spaces in construction work.

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OSHA Proposes to Delay Deadline for Electronic Injury Reporting

OSHA Proposes to Delay Deadline for Electronic Injury Reporting

OSHA is proposing to delay to Dec. 1 the date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit workplace injury information from 2016.

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