Labor, Safety and Health

Builder Creates Foundation to Address Local Workforce Development Gap

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 17, 2020 0 Comments
Builder Creates Foundation to Address Local Workforce Development Gap

A North Carolina-based non-profit connects students with internships that lead to full-time jobs and hosts programs that generate significant exposure to career paths in the residential construction industry.

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Learn How to Comply with Final Joint Employer Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 17, 2020 0 Comments
Learn How to Comply with Final Joint Employer Rule

The Department of Labor will offer a public webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 1:00 p.m. ET, to provide compliance assistance on the final joint employer rule, which takes effect on March 16, 2020.

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Public Charge Rule to Take Effect Feb. 24

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on February 13, 2020 1 Comment
Public Charge Rule to Take Effect Feb. 24

The Trump Administration’s Public Charge rule, which NAHB fears could impede legal immigration at a time when the residential construction industry is facing a significant labor shortage, is set to take effect on Feb. 24.

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House Passes Anti-Business Labor Bill; Measure Likely to Die in the Senate

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 7, 2020 1 Comment
House Passes Anti-Business Labor Bill; Measure Likely to Die in the Senate

The House on Thursday passed legislation strongly opposed by NAHB that contains dozens of sweeping labor law revisions that would negatively affect the construction labor market at a time of critical skilled worker shortages.

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HBA Funding Available for Careers in Construction Programs

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 31, 2020 2 Comments
HBA Funding Available for Careers in Construction Programs

HBAs are encouraged to apply for funding to support activities that introduce students to careers in residential skilled trades.

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Opioids Still a Critical Issue for Home Builders at IBS

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on January 30, 2020 1 Comment
Opioids Still a Critical Issue for Home Builders at IBS

The industry is still facing the acute challenges of a drug crisis while simultaneously grappling with labor shortages. A key focus of NAHB is to directly address opioid misuse and get workers safely back to work.

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HBI and Home Depot Foundation to Grant Up to Half a Million Dollars for Youth Trade Training

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 24, 2020 2 Comments
HBI and Home Depot Foundation to Grant Up to Half a Million Dollars for Youth Trade Training

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) this week announced The Home Depot Foundation will commit up to $500,000 to fund student training in home construction careers in high schools across the country. Additionally, the National Housing Endowment (NHE), the philanthropic arm of NAHB, has pledged $200,000 in support of the effort. This combined $700,000 will provide training to thousands of students for construction trades skills.

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Valuable Safety Demonstrations and Learning Sessions in the IBS Safety Zone

Valuable Safety Demonstrations and Learning Sessions in the IBS Safety Zone

With less than a week to go before the opening of the 2020 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, attendees are busy setting their schedules. Be sure to include the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone (N663) in your plans and catch a session that could save your life.

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Labor Department Issues Final Joint Employer Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 13, 2020 0 Comments
Labor Department Issues Final Joint Employer Rule

The Labor Department yesterday announced a final rule to provide a clearer methodology for determining joint employer status. The rule will provide employers clarity and certainty regarding their responsibility to pay federal minimum wage and overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

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Student Builder Conference Spurs Careers in Construction

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 24, 2019 0 Comments
Student Builder Conference Spurs Careers in Construction

The Home Builders Association of Richmond recently coordinated a Student Construction Conference for more than 800 area students to learn about careers in the industry.

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