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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 »

ABC of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Caesar Gorski Receives Life Membership Award

ABC awarded Caesar Gorski, former president of Gorski Construction Co. of the ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, its Life Membership award during ABC Legislative Week 2019 in Washington, D.C. Read the rest of entry »

EPA Finalizes the Affordable Clean Energy Rule

On June 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued the Affordable Clean Energy final rule, which replaces the Obama administration’s overreaching Clean Power Plan with a rule that restores rule of law, empowers states and supports energy diversity. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Submits Comments in Support of DOL’s Regular Rate Proposal

On June 12, ABC submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division in support of its proposal to clarify and update the regulations governing regular rate requirements under section 7(e) of the Fair Labor Standards Act and offered the Department further suggestions for improvement. Read the rest of entry »

OSHA Publishes Webpage on Suicide Prevention

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a new webpage that provides various resources for workers on suicide prevention.  Read the rest of entry »

ABC Members Ranked Among ENR's Top 400 Contractors

Of the nation's top 25 construction companies, 24 are ABC members, according to Engineering News-Record's recently published annual list of the Top 400 Contractors. These successful contractors were ranked based on 2018 revenue. Read the rest of entry »

Nevada Reforms Prevailing Wage Law, Repeals PLA Neutrality

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) recently signed into law two pro-union pieces of legislation that will revise construction provisions on public works projects. The first, AB 136, makes three substantive changes to the states prevailing wage law.  Read the rest of entry »

Trump Administration Releases Spring 2019 Regulatory Agenda

On May 22, the Trump administration released its Spring 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The agenda lists upcoming rulemakings and other regulatory actions from each agency that the administration expects to publish through the end of the year and into 2020. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Comments on U.S. House Surprise Billing Draft Legislation

On May 28, as part of the Partnership for the Employer-Sponsored Coverage, ABC signed on to a letter to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee supporting legislation to combat surprise billing in health care and providing key insight on the committee’s draft proposals. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Graduates 138 New Construction Apprentices in Maryland

ABC’s Chesapeake Shores, Greater Baltimore and Metro Washington chapters collaborated with the University of Maryland, Baltimore to celebrate the graduation of 138 industry-registered construction apprentices representing six trades during a ceremony on May 22.  Read the rest of entry »