ASA: Election Results Will Impact Subcontractor Issues
According to the American Subcontractors Association, the elections
held throughout the country earlier this week could greatly change
the immediate future of subcontractor work based on the shift in
the balance of power of Congress and some states.
Why? There is key legislation relating to subcontract work pending
in some places that also held elections.
"The new Congress will convene in January, and legislation expected
to be proposed early in the session includes increasing employer
penalties for worker safety and benefit-law violations and increasing
the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour over two years. Legislators are
expected to propose reforms to immigration-related law that include
a new guest worker program and changes to jobsite enforcement as
well as to employers' responsibilities for verifying employment
eligibility," said a recent issue of asatoday, the weekly national
news bulletin for ASA members.