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.

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