The Silent Killers in Construction – Part 2: Compliance

How many contractors across the state are currently in 100% compliance with the most recent labor laws and OSHA regulations, have their employee handbooks updated yearly, and carry EPLI insurance to further insulate them from employee lawsuits? The reality… probably less than 10%. The complicated world of federal and state employment law continues to bog down business owners who would rather be focusing on their core competencies of pouring concrete, moving dirt, or doing utility work. The issues involved with properly interpreting and administering such laws as FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and Davis-Bacon Act just to name a few are not only time consuming and expensive, but can also be extremely frustrating.

And what about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) also referred to as “Obamacare”? How is your company prepared to deal with all of its rules, red tape, and compliance? There are nearly 200 federal labor laws currently enforced by the Department of Labor, which continue to be modified and changed yearly. How can small to medium sized contractors reasonably keep up with it all? It would take a full time professional HR department to manage this mountain of paperwork. If the Dept. of Labor came knocking on your door, would you welcome them with open arms?

Wouldn’t it be nice to lean on one team of professionals to help you navigate the ever changing landscape of being an employer and the compliance that goes with having W-2 employees? That’s exactly what a PEO allows owners to do. Construction companies who partner with PEOs spend less time “pushing paper” and more time making money.

About M2 PEO Solutions

M2 PEO Solutions is an independent consulting firm that helps construction and blue collar companies find PEOs (“Professional Employer Organizations”) who have expertise in the labor intensive industries. We help solve employment problems for business owners in the areas of Payroll, Workers’ Comp, HR, Safety/Risk Management, and Benefits Administration.