MBI will be holding a MBI Members Only webinar on February 17th beginning at 11:00 am on 'Iowa Sales Tax Issues for Construction Contractors.' This webinar will addresses several of the tax concerns that Iowa construction companies should be aware. Some of the questions that will be answered in this webinar include…What constitutes a construction contract? Is this job construction or repair? What is taxable? Does the type of construction business affect taxation? Who pays the tax? At what point in the transaction does tax apply? How are nonprofit organizations handled?
Presenter: Terry O'Neill, Iowa Department of Revenue
MBI Members Only webinars are offered at no charge.
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HR / Labor Relations
Dealing with workforce issues such as complex state and federal employment regulations, labor relations, wage negotiations, affirmative action policies and employment discrimination is often the biggest headache for a company. MBI employs two labor relations specialists who provide members with a full range of services to assist them in dealing with workforce issues, including the following:
- Collective Bargaining - MBI assists in preparation for and execution of the collective bargaining process for its signatory collective bargaining members.
- Union Relations - As well as negotiating contracts, MBI's staff coordinates and interprets labor agreements, monitors Taft Hartley fringe benefits funds, provides arbitration services, and assists member companies in dealing with grievances and other disputes and the unions. MBI can also offer assistance with picketing and other organized labor activities.
- Open Shop - MBI's staff provides a full range of services for members employing open shop labor, including providing advice and counsel on prevailing wage / Davis-Bacon Act issues, union organizing, salting, negotiations, affirmative action issues, equal employment opportunity and discrimination issues, grievances and disputes and employment policy. MBI also sponsors alcohol and drug abuse testing programs, and closely monitors both state and local legislative, regulatory and litigious activity to ensure the interests of the construction industry are not compromised.