House Examines Davis-Bacon Report

April 19, 2011

The House Education and Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing to examine the Department of Labor’s (DOL) implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act, specifically concerning a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that found poor data is being used to set prevailing wage rates. The Davis-Bacon Act is the 1931 federal law...


Labor Law Round-Up

February 1, 2011

Several events have been underway in relation to labor laws and their impact on small businesses, including continued activity at the National Labor Relations Board and a recently withdrawn proposed regulation from the Department of Labor. Most recently, President Obama re-nominated Craig Becker, who gained his seat from a controversial 2010recess appointment....


NLRB Proposed Rule on Posting Requirements

January 4, 2011

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Dec. 22, 2010 requesting comments on a proposed requirement that all private sector employers subject to theNational Labor Relations Act (NLRA) post a notice in the workplace informing employees of their rights under the NLRA. However, unlike a simple notice-posting...