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    Victory on DOL IRAP Rulemaking

    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor released its final rule on Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPS), which will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, March 11, 2019.  SWACCA is pleased to report that we achieved our goal of having the construction industry permanently exempted from this new type of apprenticeship program.  We are also pleased that the final rule responds to SWACCA’s demand that the final rule include a clear and broad definition of the construction industry that is excluded from IRAPs.  The preamble to the new regulation also reflects SWACCA’s advocacy affirming that participants in IRAPs are not apprentices for purposes of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates.


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    Virginia Lawmakers Pass Legislation to Address Worker Misclassification and Employer Retaliation

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  • NLRB Issues Final Joint Employer Rule

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    OSHA to Hold Teleconferences on Fall Prevention, Opioid Addiction, and Suicide in the Construction Industry

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    SWACCA Contractor featured on NPR Marketplace

    SWACCA Contractor Member Swinerton was recently featured on NPR Marketplace's "United States of Work" series.

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