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From the category archives: Regulations

Regulations

EPA Delays Expansion Of Lead Rule To Commercial Buildings

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Sept. 13 delayed for nearly three years a proposal to expand its Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) to include commercial buildings. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Joins Nearly 300 Organizations Urging Congress To Address Fiscal Cliff

A multi-industry letter, signed by 298 U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliates, as well as national associations, has been sent to the members of the United States Congress and the President, urging immediate action to avoid further harm to the American economy. Read the rest of entry »

Anti-Merit Shop Proposal Allowed On Michigan Ballots By State Supreme Court

The Michigan Supreme Court Sept. 5 ordered a proposal be placed on the statewide ballot that would negatively impact the merit shop construction workforce by nullifying the ban on government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) and preventing Michigan from becoming a right-to-work state, among other changes. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Argues In Federal Court Against NLRB Poster Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on Sept. 11 from an ABC-led coalition of business groups in opposition to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “employee rights” notice posting rule, which is on hold pending the outcome of the appeal. Read the rest of entry »

Comment Period For AIA Practice Documents Feedback Ends Sept. 24

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is accepting feedback on their updated documents for use on construction projects involving digital data or BIM until Sept. 24. Read the rest of entry »

Free Webinar For ABC Members On Federal Wage And Hour Laws Sept. 13

ABC on Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. is offering a free webinar titled, “Construction Industry Compliance with Federal Wage and Hour Laws: Increasing Pressure on Employers.” Read the rest of entry »

Learn How The Health Care Law Impacts ABC Members In Sept. 20 Webinar

ABC on Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m. (ET) is hosting a webinar titled, “Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Law: What Companies Need to Consider.” Read the rest of entry »

Republican Platform Advocates For Increased Training

The Republican Party Platform, adopted Aug. 28 during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., calls for policies that will help get people back to work, including replacing outdated policies and ineffectual training programs. Read the rest of entry »

Temporary Guidance Issued On Provisions In Health Care Law

The Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury on Aug. 31 issued temporary guidance that addresses the 90-day waiting period limitation contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Read the rest of entry »

How to Handle MLR Rebates Under the Health Care Law

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, health insurance issuers are required to spend a minimum percentage of their premiums, called a medical loss ratio (MLR), on health care and health care quality improvement activities. Health insurance issuers that do not meet this minimum, which is at least 80 or 85 percent of their premiums, must pay a rebate to consumers. Read the rest of entry »