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DOL Extends Comment Deadlines for Regular Rate and Joint Employer Proposals

On May 14, the U.S. Department of Labor announced an extension of the comment periods of its regular rate and joint employer proposals to June 12, 2019, and June 25, 2019, respectively. Read the rest of entry »

OFCCP Launches Compliance Check Resource Webpage

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs launched a new webpage with resources for contractors who may undergo an OFCCP compliance check. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Comments on Federally Mandated Paid Leave

On May 8, ABC submitted a letter to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee regarding the hearing, “Paid Family and Medical Leave: Helping Workers and Employers Succeed.” In the letter, ABC expressed concern over proposed legislation that would mandate employers to provide 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave funded through a new payroll tax on employers and employees. Read the rest of entry »

White House Moves to Protect Americans from Surprise Medical Billing

On May 9, the White House held a summit on protecting Americans from surprise medical billing, which occurs when insured patients incur unexpected charges after receiving treatment from out-of-network health care providers. On April 2, ABC joined a broad-based coalition in a letter to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions to hold a hearing to examine surprise billing. Read the rest of entry »

EEO-1 Update: The Latest Developments on Pay Data Collection

In light of a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, certain employers will be required for the first time to submit detailed data on employee compensation and hours worked (or Component-2 data) to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as part of their annual EEO-1 form submission by Sept. 30, 2019. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Golf Tournament Raises $375,000 for Military Family Scholarships

ABC hosted a golf tournament May 6 to benefit Folds of Honor, a charitable organization that Major Dan Rooney established 12 years ago to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. Since 2017, ABC’s tournament has raised $375,000 for Folds of Honor. Read the rest of entry »

$1 Billion in Additional Construction Spending Creates 6,300+ Additional Construction Jobs

The Construction Industry Needs to Hire an Additional 440,000 Workers in 2019  Read the rest of entry »

ABC Welcomes Top Membership Recruiters to the Beam Club

ABC has added Massachusetts Chapter member Brian Renaud of The Contractors Plan to the Beam Club Presidential level and Greater Houston Chapter member Terry Buza of Slack & Co. Contracting Inc. to the Beam Club Hall of Fame level. Read the rest of entry »

Important EEOC Update: EEO-1 Pay Data Due Sept. 30

On April 25, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that covered employers will be required for the first time to submit detailed data on employee compensation and hours worked (or Component-2 data) to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as part of their annual EEO-1 form submission by Sept. 30, 2019. The court ordered EEOC to collect this data for calendar year 2018. Covered employers should be aware that Component-1 data is still due by May 31, 2019. Read the rest of entry »

ABC’s Greater Houston Chapter Celebrates 50 Years of Success

This year, ABC of Greater Houston is celebrating 50 years of supporting the merit shop construction industry. On Thursday, April 25, members and community leaders gathered to commemorate the accomplishments of past chapter leaders and celebrate the chapter’s successes. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner issued a proclamation in honor of the anniversary and declared April 25 as “ABC Houston Day.” Read the rest of entry »
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