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Health Insurance Premium Tax (HIT)

ABC has also always been opposed to tax increases, especially at a time when the unemployment rate in the construction industry exceeds 16 percent. The new health care law includes an $87 billion health insurance premium (HIT) tax that will fall hard on small businesses.
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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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Video: ABC Member Talks About Effect of Year-End Tax Hikes on Small Businesses

Jerry Gorski, president of Gorski Engineering, Inc., Collegeville, Pa., was featured in a video by U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) titled, “This is Small Business.”
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ABC Needs Volunteers to Test its New STEP Plus Program

ABC’s Environment, Health and Safety Committee will be testing phases of ABC’s new STEP Plus program from December 2012-May 2013 and is looking for ABC member company volunteers.
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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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ABC and Build Your Future Hold Construction Education Events

As a part of the Build Your Future Careers in Construction Week, ABC chapters and members supported two construction career events in Texas to encourage students to explore opportunities in construction careers.
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Don’t Raise Taxes on Businesses, Groups Tell Congress

ABC joined 39 other organizations Nov. 27 in sending a letter to leaders in the Senate and the House urging them to avert the looming fiscal cliff of expiring tax provisions and automatic spending cuts that will effectively raise taxes on the majority of small businesses next year.
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Only One More Week to Register for Attorneys Conference

The outcome of the election means big regulatory changes are coming next year that are likely to severely impact merit shop contractors and their attorneys. Learn how to deal with the dangers that lie ahead during ABC’s Attorneys Conference, to be held Dec. 5-7, in Washington, D.C.
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ABC Chapters and Members Lend a Hand in Hurricane Sandy Recovery

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, ABC chapters and members donated time, manpower, money and other necessities to help those affected along the East Coast.
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FirstLab Offers Webinar on New Program that Affects CDL Drivers

ABC’s business partner FirstLab is offering a free webinar Nov. 27 for employers with workers who have Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs) that will discuss the new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) program. 
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