Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:58 PM By Francis Lowe
On May 22nd, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced The Opportunity in Construction Act, which aims to reform the way the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) calculates prevailing wages under the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act. Sen. Flake’s bill directs the DOL to set prevailing wages for federal and federally assisted construction projects covered by the Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts using data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:15 PM By Francis Lowe
As an industry, the construction community has the opportunity to bring the recognition of mental illness and suicide risk out in the open. Recognizing the signs, having resources for assistance available, and removing the stigma associated with mental illness are important steps we can take to prevent the risk of suicide.
Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:22 AM By Donna Puglisi
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance in December 2014 clarifying their Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) policies regarding employees who are subject to federal prevailing wage statutes.
Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 2:43 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC today celebrated an important decision limiting the scope of the Davis-Bacon Act issued by a U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In a March 31 decision granting summary judgment to the District of Columbia (the District) and private developer CCDC Office LLC (CCDC), Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) unprecedented ruling that the Davis-Bacon Act can be expanded to include privately funded projects.
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 2:24 PM By Kinsey Cooper
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) Feb. 1 introduced the Responsibility in Federal Contracting Act (H.R. 448), which would require prevailing wage rates to be scientifically determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:01 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Davis-Bacon wage surveys for seven states and ABC is encouraging contractors and subcontractors who have performed work in those states during the appropriate timeframe to participate.
Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 1:57 PM By Kinsey Cooper
ABC Dec. 27, 2012, supported an amendment offered by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to H.R. 1, which is the vehicle for Superstorm Sandy supplemental appropriations, that would have waived the enforcement of Davis-Bacon Act requirements for projects funded under this legislation. The amendment failed 42-52.
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:50 PM By Donna Puglisi
In his new book, “The Case against the Davis-Bacon Act: 54 Reasons for Repeal,” author Armand J. Thieblot documents several major reasons the Davis-Bacon Act should be repealed, in addition to cost savings.
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 2:34 PM By Donna Puglisi
President Obama Sept. 28 signed into law a continuing appropriation resolution (H.J. Res. 117) that will fund the Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Opportunity Commission for the first six months of fiscal year 2013, but that also includes restrictions on actions by DOL.
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 12:00 PM By Donna Puglisi
Delegates at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 28, formally adopted the party’s national platform. Contained in the 54-page document is language that “demands an end to project labor agreements.”
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