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From the category archives: Regulations


Roundup of Health Care Provisions Effective in 2013

Several new provisions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are scheduled to become effective beginning next year. To help members understand their responsibilities under the health care law, ABC is providing a round-up of those regulations.
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USACE Issues PLA Surveys in North Carolina and Florida

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued three surveys about the potential use of government-mandated PLAs on projects in North Carolina and Florida. 
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Appeals Courts Hears Oral Arguments on NLRB Recess Appointments

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., heard arguments Dec. 5 in one of 14 lawsuits on whether President Obama violated the Constitution in January when he made recess appointments to fill three NLRB vacancies while the Senate was in session.
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House Republicans Support Blocking NLRB Notice Posting Rule

Twenty Republicans from the U.S. House of Representatives Dec. 5 filed an amicus brief in a federal appeals court in support of efforts to overturn an NLRB regulation that would require employers to post a notice displaying a biased list of employee rights under the NLRA. 
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OSHA Asks for Information to Update Construction Standards

The OSHA Dec. 6 issued a Request for Information as part of the fourth phase of its Standards Improvement Project (SIP-IV), which is meant to revise or remove standards that are confusing, outdated or duplicate, or are inconsistent with other standards. 
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NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce Addresses ABC Attorneys Conference

ABC members and representatives converged in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5-7, for the 2012 ABC Attorneys Conference. Attendees heard from Obama administration and agency officials, NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce, ABC national staff and labor law experts on the latest developments and insights impacting the merit shop construction industry.
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NAVFAC and USACE Issue PLA Surveys for Maryland and California Projects

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are requesting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on two large-scale federal projects in Maryland and California.
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Two New Taxes in Health Care Law Become Effective Jan. 1, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department issued proposals that will implement two taxes in the health care law on Jan. 1, 2013: the onerous 3.8 percent Net Investment Income Tax and the 0.9 percent Additional Medicare Tax. These taxes will heavily impact many merit shop contractors.
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Learn More About OSHA Updates to Hazard Communication Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in March revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align it with the United Nations’ global chemical labeling system. 
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Information on PPACA, Including a Summary of Employer Coverage Requirements

On Nov. 20, HHS published proposed rules on essential health benefits and determining actuarial value, and on health insurance market reforms. In addition, the IRS, Employee Benefits Security Administration and HHS’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on wellness programs in group health plans. Read the rest of entry »