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EEOC Opens Online Portal for Pay Data Collection

On July 15, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the online portal for the collection of data on pay and hours worked (or Component 2 data) for calendar years 2017 and 2018. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Members Lead Construction Industry in Corporate Culture, According to New Ranking

Seven of the eight top U.S. construction and engineering firms in a new ranking of corporate culture are ABC members. MIT Sloan Management Review and Glassdoor teamed up to introduce the Culture 500, the first-ever scientific ranking that compares the corporate cultures of more than 500 of the most powerful companies driving the American economy. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Empire State Beats Back Effort to Expand Prevailing Wage

As the New York state legislature adjourned in Albany, ABC’s Empire State Chapter members celebrated the successful blockage of an extremely onerous effort to expand prevailing wage in the state well beyond its typical applicability on public works projects. Read the rest of entry »

EEOC Releases Additional Guidance on EEO-1 Component 2 Collection

On July 2, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated the Component 2 EEO-1 Online Filing System website to include additional resources for employers. The website now includes a More Info section and a Frequently Asked Questions page. Read the rest of entry »

Senate Committee Approves Bill to End Surprise Medical Billing

On June 26, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved the Lower Health Care Costs Act (S. 1895) by a bipartisan vote of 20-3. This bill seeks to address several cost-driver issues within our nation’s health care system including protecting patients from surprise medical billing and increasing transparency within health care. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Women Named in Constructech’s 2019 Women in Construction List

More than half of the women named on Constructech magazine’s 2019 Women in Construction list are leaders at ABC member companies. Each year, Constructech recognizes powerful women in construction who are making an impact on the industry each day. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Responds to Construction Industry’s Exclusion from Department of Labor’s Proposed Apprenticeship Rule

ABC President and CEO Mike Bellaman commented today on the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule on industry-recognized apprenticeship programs—or IRAPs—which initially excludes the construction industry. Read the rest of entry »

Leading, Innovating and Winning Work: Highlights From ABC’s Diversity & Inclusion Summit

More than 100 industry leaders and stakeholders came together June 24 for ABC's fifth annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit to discuss the value of diversity in construction. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Leaders Make Their Voices Heard During Legislative Week

More than 500 ABC members are currently in Washington, D.C., for Legislative Week 2019, meeting with top administration and congressional leaders on the issues impacting the merit shop construction industry. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Submits Comments on DOL Joint Employer Proposal

On June 25, ABC submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division on its proposed rule to update and clarify its interpretation of joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Additionally, the ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace submitted comments in support of the DOL’s proposal. Read the rest of entry »
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