New Boston Residents Jobs Policy (BRJP):
Everything you need to know
Thursday, March 16, 2017
9:00 – 11:00 AM | Embassy Suites, Waltham
Recently, the City of Boston enacted major reforms to the Boston Residents Jobs Policy (BRJP), which took effect January 31. The new policy applies to all major new construction and renovation projects in the City, both public and private.
As often happens with new laws, the new BRJP has sparked many questions and concerns among subcontractors, as well as a great deal of misunderstanding – relating to the new hiring goals, compliance requirements, enforcement, and potential penalties.
Since the first step in complying with the new law is understanding it, ASM has assembled a panel of BRJP experts from the City of Boston to help subcontractors do just that! Our panel includes officials from the BRJP office as well as the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA).
In a roundtable discussion format, they will explain the new ordinance, how it differs from the old law, and how responsibility for compliance is shared among developers, contractors and subcontractors. They will review in detail the steps for showing good faith effort to achieve the goals and demonstrate compliance; and they will explain the enforcement mechanisms and the limited circumstances where penalties would apply (i.e., in the case of flagrant violation). In the spirit of collaboration, they will also offer resources and suggestions to help improve workforce diversity on your projects.
The dialogue will be a two way street -- with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. It will also be an opportunity to share with City officials some of the real-life challenges you experience when striving to meet project diversity goals – and get their feedback and suggestions on how to make it work.
Join us for what is sure to be an informative session for both attendees and panelists alike!
Policy Analyst, City of Boston Office of Economic Development
BRJP Manager for the City of Boston
Director of Compliance at the BPDA
Assistant Compliance Manager at the BPDA
$65 ASM Members
Sponsorships available! Please contact Scott Szycher for details.