Mandating overtime and patient safety
Several agencies administer programs related solely to the construction industry.
OSHA has special occupational safety and health standards for construction; The , under Davis-Bacon and related acts, requires payment of prevailing wages and benefits; The enforces , which requires federal construction contractors and subcontractors, as well as federally assisted construction contractors, to provide equal employment opportunity; the anti-kickback section of the precludes a federal contractor from inducing any employee to sacrifice any part of the compensation required.
Examples of required benefits include Social Security and workers' compensation, while optional benefits include health care insurance coverage and retirement benefits.
Both required and optional benefits have legal and tax implications for the employer.
Other federal agencies besides the Department of Labor On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law, and on March 30, 2010, he signed the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCEARA), which contained amendments to the PPACA, into law.
The two laws make up an expansive package that will have many far-reaching effects on employers.
Most laws with labor provisions regulating the transportation industry are administered by agencies outside the Department of Labor.
The administers and enforces three federal contract-based civil rights laws that require most federal contractors and subcontractors, as well as federally assisted construction contractors, to provide equal employment opportunity.
While many changes that affect employers would go into effect in 2014 others will happen soon.
– comprehensive online management reference service and reference manual Primer on employee benefits It’s common for employers to provide certain benefits for their employees, many of which are subject to strict rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code, and other laws.
Under the Federal Transit law, the Department of Labor is responsible for approving employee protection arrangements before the department of Transportation can release funds to grantees. WARN offers employees early warning of impending layoffs or plant closings.
The provides information to the public on WARN, though neither ETA nor the Department of Labor has administrative responsibility for the statute, which is enforced through private action in the federal courts.
For that reason, the benefits you offer can be a deciding factor for a potential employee’s decision to work at your business.