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From the monthly archives: October, 2012

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'October, 2012'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

New Tools To Help Spread The Merit Shop Message

ABC is providing its members with a set of pro-merit shop messages that can be used to communicate the merit shop philosophy with employees, and new messages have been added to the collection. 
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MeritChoice Offers Free Flexible Spending Account Plan Amendment

For plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2013, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act imposes a $2,500 limit on annual salary reduction contributions to health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) offered under cafeteria plans. This is a reduction from the current limit of $5,000. 
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OSHA Issues New Directive For Inspecting Roadway Construction Sites

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oct. 16 issued a directive that details how compliance officers should check road construction products.  
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Support Those Affected By Hurricane Sandy Through The Red Cross

ABC members can contribute to disaster relief efforts for the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy through the ABC and Red Cross co-branded donation site. Visit http://american.redcross.org/abc-pub to view the page or make a donation. 
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ABC Mourns The Loss Of "Leader Of The Century" Sam Cook

Sam Cook, one of ABC’s “Leaders of the Century” and author of “Freedom in the Workplace,” which describes the history of ABC, passed away Oct. 30 in Baltimore, Md. He was 91 years old. 
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Health Care Law Employer Reporting Required On 2012 W-2 Forms

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires employers that issue more than 250 W-2 forms to report the cost of health care coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan on each employee’s 2012 W-2 form, which generally are required to be provided to employees in January 2013.  
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ABC Roundup Of Regulations Impacting Merit Shop Contractors

ABC’s Regulatory Alert provides an overview of federally mandated rules, regulations and enforcement actions from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies. Below are brief summaries of current issues, as well as links to more detailed information and guidance. If you have any questions, please email regulatory@abc.org.
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Watch ABC Member Deliver Last Week's Republican Address

ABC member and Oklahoma small businessman Markwayne Mullin Oct. 13 delivered the Weekly Republican Address. 
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Enterprise Offers ABC Members Fleet Management And Fuel Savings

Enterprise Fleet Management, a part of ABC’s Business Partner Program, offers members savings on their award-winning products and services designed to manage the life-cycle expense of a fleet of vehicles. Enterprise also has teamed up with ExxonMobil to offer a new fuel card that can provide valuable rebates up to 5 cents per gallon. 
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The National Craft Championships Is Looking For ABC's Best Craft Trainees

ABC members and chapters a can send their best craft trainees to compete in the 2013 National Craft Championships (NCC), to be held April 30-May 3 in Birmingham, Ala. During this intense two-day event, young men and women compete in one of 13 competitions, representing 11 crafts. 
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