As part of an effort to crack down on companies that misclassify employees as independent contractors, the U.S. Dept. of Labor is working on a proposed rule that would set additional record-keeping and notification requirements for employers concerning their workers’ status. Deputy Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris testified during a June 17 Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing that some employers deliberately misclassify employees as independent contractors, or “leased” or outsourced workers, and can gain an advantage in the market over law-abiding competitors. Harris said the department’s Wage and Hour Division is mulling a proposed regulation that would
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.