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From the category archives: Politics & Policy

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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 »

Engage In The Elections With ABC's Battleground State Webinars

ABC members must continue to remain engaged and active in the political process as the election season approaches. This is especially true in the battleground regions that are crucial to local and national efforts.
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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National Convention in Tampa, Fla., calls for policies that will help get people back to work, including replacing outdated policies and ineffectual training programs.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 »

Democrats Come Out Against Workers' Rights

The 2012 Democratic Party Platform, which was formally adopted by convention delegates on Sept. 4 in Charlotte, N.C., launches a direct attack against workers’ rights. Language in the platform states: “We will fight for labor laws that provide a fair process for workers to choose union representation.” However, the next sentence states: “We will continue to vigorously oppose ‘Right-to-Work’ and ‘paycheck protection’ efforts, and so-called ‘Save our Secret Ballot’ measures whenever they are proposed.” Read the rest of entry »

GOP Demands an End to Project Labor Agreements

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.” In addition, the platform calls for the repeal of the Davis-Bacon Act, “which costs taxpayers billions of dollars annually in artificially high wages on government projects.”
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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 »