Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:54 AM By Jeff Leieritz
Are you in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions that went into effect in 2015? Please join ABC National on Oct. 8 at 2 pm EDT for an informative webinar on the new ACA reporting requirements—learn more.
Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 3:34 PM By Jeff Leieritz
At a Labor Day rally before union members in Boston on Sept. 7, President Obama unveiled a new executive order requiring federal contractors to offer employees up to seven days of paid sick leave.
Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 1:52 PM By Jeff Leieritz
Do your apprentices and craft trainees have what it takes to win the national title of ABC Craft Champion? The 2016 National Craft Championships (NCC) is accepting competitor applications now.
Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 1:10 PM By Jeff Leieritz
ABC and more than 900 members submitted comments in opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division’s July 6 Proposed Regulations for Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees. If enacted, the proposal, commonly referred to as “the overtime proposal,” would more than double the minimum salary for the white collar overtime exemption and would automatically update the salary levels on an annual basis.
Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 3:57 PM By Jeff Leieritz
ABC released a statement in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s Aug. 27 ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California case, which redefines who qualifies as a “joint employer” under the National Labor Relations Act. ABC has been a vocal opponent of these changes for potentially imposing unnecessary barriers to and burdens on contractor and subcontractor relationships throughout the construction industry.
Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:19 PM By Jeff Leieritz
ABC Aug. 26 submitted comments urging the withdrawal of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Notice of Proposed Guidance (NPG) implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order 13673, commonly referred to as the blacklisting proposal.
Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 12:09 PM By Jeff Leieritz
President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673, known as the “blacklisting” EO, was signed July 31, 2014. A proposed rulemaking issued May 28, by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council and proposed guidance by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) implementing the blacklisting EO is open for public comment until July 27.
Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 6:00 AM By Jeff Leieritz
In front of a sold-out crowd of more than 41,000 people, the 2015 National Craft Champions stood on the Washington Nationals field July 3 and were honored for their hard work as trained craftsmen. The crowd cheered them on while the ABC logo spread across the stadium, showcasing the theme of the night—free enterprise and freedom.
Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015 3:33 PM By Jeff Leieritz
ABC congratulated the winners in its 2015 National Craft Championships competition during the March 6 Careers in Constructions awards held during the association’s Workforce Development, March 3-6, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:58 PM By Jeff Leieritz
A joint resolution to halt the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial ambush election rule passed the U.S. Senate March 4 by a vote of (53-46) after being introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), ABC supported the bill, and sent a letter to each Senator urging its passage and informing them that ABC would consider the vote as a key vote on its 114th Congressional Scorecard.