Construction Industry Labor and Employment Law

This treatise provides construction contractors, property owners and managers, trade associations, and their counsel with tips, practical examples, and strategies to avoid legal pitfalls in the unique landscape of construction industry labor and employment law. It discusses issues including wage and hour laws, discrimination claims and affirmative action requirements, permanent hires versus project-by-project hiring, collective bargaining issues unique to the construction industry, and much more.

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The first book on this topic in more than 30 years, Construction Industry Labor and Employment Law discusses the many unique variations in this industry, from general labor and employment law principles to a multitude of specific issues.

The construction business has always differed from other industries in its employment patterns and contracting relationships, and has even developed certain separate legal doctrines, many of which developed due to the short and occasional nature of construction work and the need for employers to know their labor costs before bidding.

This book gives construction industry employers and contractors strategies to avoid legal pitfalls and navigate the unique legal circumstances that define the industry. Written by attorneys involved in some of the leading cases in the industry, the book features useful tips and practical examples. Perspectives highlighted in the book include those of attorneys representing construction contractors, property owners and managers, and trade associations.

Major areas covered include:

  • Wage and Hour and Government Contract Laws
  • Equal Employment Opportunity in the Construction Industry
  • Safety and Workers' Compensation Laws
  • NLRA Concerns
  • Trust Fund and ERISA Issues

The treatise also includes 37 separate appendices providing practical guidance from the Management, Neutral, and Union perspectives.


Table of Contents

Ch. 1 - Unique Employment and Legal Features of the Construction Industry

Ch. 2 - Wage and Hour Issues

Ch. 3 - The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts

Ch. 4 - Project Labor Agreements

Ch. 5 - Equal Employment Opportunity: Generally Applicable Laws

Ch. 6 - Equal Employment Opportunity Laws Applicable to Government Contractors, Subcontractors, and Federally Assisted Contracts

Ch. 7 - Special Equal Opportunity Issues Associated With Hiring Halls and Apprenticeship Programs

Ch. 8 - Safety and the Occupational Safety and Health Act

Ch. 9 - Workers' Compensation Issues

Ch. 10 - Statutory Background of Special National Labor Relations Act Rules

Ch. 11 - Common-Situs Picketing

Ch. 12 - Union Organizing

Ch. 13 - Bargaining Unit Determinations and Voter Eligibility Rules

Ch. 14 - Collective Bargaining

Ch. 15 - Grievance Handling in the Construction Industry and Grievance Arbitration

Ch. 16 - Union Economic Weapons and Their Limitations

Ch. 17 - Employer Responses to Union Job Actions, Particularly Common-Situs Picketing and Other Demonstrations

Ch. 18 - Dual Shop Operations

Ch. 19 - Special Issues in Construction Associated With Union Job Stewards and Company Foremen

Ch. 20 - Union Hiring Hall and Job Referral Procedures

Ch. 21 - Apprenticeship Programs

Ch. 22 - Job Targeting

Ch. 23 - Construction Labor Relations and the Antitrust Laws

Ch. 24 - Union Trust Fund Benefit Plans

Ch. 25 - Multiemployer Pension Withdrawal Liability


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Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.
James W. Wimberly, Jr. is a senior principal at Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine, Atlanta, GA.

Martin H. Steckel is a senior principal at Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine, Atlanta, GA.

Les A. Schneider is a senior principal at Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine, Atlanta, GA.


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