We write and speak extensively to contractors about providing “bona fide” benefits to employees. Someone recently asked me what “bona fide” means. I guess sometimes we get ahead of ourselves and neglect to cover the basics!
One of the biggest objections we face from merit shop contractors when introducing the idea of a bona fide prevailing wage benefit plan is that workers will quit or try to unionize once they no longer receive their fringe supplements in their paychecks.
All merit shop construction companies working on projects for federal, state or municipal governments have to make decisions on how to satisfy the fringe supplement portion of the prevailing wage law.
As I’m sure you are aware, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is rolling full steam ahead in 2015.
As I drove to the office this morning the temperature on my dashboard read -6 degrees. Most of our clients, at least the ones who work outside, are shut down for the next few months.