Employment Law Practices Contractors Should Adopt to Protect Their Business

The Changing Landscape of Employment Law in the Construction Industry

employment lawJoin Plumb and sponsors for a free employment law workshop for the construction industry with Collin Cook of Fisher Phillips law firm.  Network with general contractors, subcontractors and real estate developers in Orange County while receiving valuable information to help avoid employment law and construction labor law issues.

Date:  Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Time: 7:30 – 9:30AM – breakfast included

Location:  Sheraton Cerritos Hotel: 12725 Center Court Drive, Cerritos CA 90703

~Space is limited – Register below~

Top Employment Law Practices Contractors Should Adopt:

After eight years of active enforcement by state and federal agencies, the election of President Trump has ushered in a sea of change in employment law.  The nature of the construction industry exposes contractors to higher risks for lawsuits by employees due to remote, unsupervised working locations, changing work sites and ever-increasing regulations.

This presentation will provide business owners with the tools necessary to adjust to the new changes in employment law, including how to handle:

  • The recent legalization of marijuana
  • Ban the box initiatives
  • New OSHA regulations
  • Equal pay audits

Construction business owners should be prepared for what may come from the Trump administration, legislature and enforcing agencies.  Employers will learn the top ten employment law practices contractors should adopt as the tide continues to change.

Gain knowledge on the best human resources practices for construction business owners including:

  • How to minimize risks with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Tips to avoid harassment and discrimination claims
  • Critical tools to employ timecard review procedures and enforce meal and rest period laws
  • How to handle injuries and leaves of absence
  • Procedures for responding to informal complaints before they turn into formal claims
  • How to ensure immigration compliance to avoid illegal hiring and ICE investigations

Learn Proactive Steps Contractors Can Take By:

  • Implementing employee handbooks
  • Revising injury and illness prevention programs
  • Updating confidentiality agreements
  • Using arbitration agreements that are enforceable
  • Protecting confidential information


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About Collin D. Cook | Fisher Phillips

Attorney Collin Cook is a partner in the Irvine and San Francisco offices of Fisher Phillips.  He focuses on employment law litigation, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation claims, and wage and hour class collective actions. 

Cook regularly partners with human resources professionals and corporate counsel to solve employment law issues including addressing harassment claims ad complying with California’s prevailing wage laws.  In the construction industry, he counsels employers on workplace safety compliance audits to provide training on safety and health issues.  As a skilled litigator, he defends contractor business owners against OSHA enforcement actions from inspection through litigation.  In addition, he routinely provides human resources training and is a frequent speaker on labor and employment developments, prevailing wage law and OSHA issues. 


  • Labor and Employment Law Litigation
  • Construction Labor Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • OSHA Inspections and Litigation
  • Construction Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management
  • California Employment Law


About Plumb:

With Plumb there is no need to solve difficult construction accounting and software challenges alone.  We understand that accurate and timely reporting is key for contractor’s success. Plumb consists of accountants and Sage Certified Consultants with deep roots in the construction industry and are dedicated to providing financial reports and software systems in order to help monitor and manage construction company’s.

Construction Accounting Services:

  • Outsourced Accounting | Part-time Accounting | Accounting Help | Project Work
  • Work-in-Progress Schedule Maintenance
  • Comprehensive Job Costing
  • Progress, unit-based and Time & Material Billing
  • Completed Contract & Percentage Complete Revenue Recognition
  • Surety Reporting
  • Overhead Budgeting & Analysis
  • Equipment Costing & Analysis
  • GL Budget Preparation & Review
  • Material/Labor Analysis
  • Lien Waiver Tracking
  • Draw Assembly
  • Subcontract Management
  • Estimating
  • Collections (Change Orders and Claims Accounting)
  • Prevailing Wage Reporting

Sage Construction Software Service Offerings:

  • Customized software demonstrations of Sage Construction Software: Sage 100 Contractor | Sage 300 CRE (Timberline) | Sage Estimating
  • Personalized pricing – purchase, leasing or subscription options
  • Sage consulting & analysis
  • Implementation & data migration – fixed fee or hourly rates
  • Custom report writing & custom design
  • Training & support – on-site or remote
  • Cloud hosting services
  • Sage software integrations & optimization
  • Sage upgrades & yearly maintenance

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