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From the monthly archives: June 2014

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'June 2014'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Workforce Development Legislation Increases Focus on Training Needs

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which passed the U.S. Senate June 25 with a 95-3 vote, focuses on strengthening our nation’s approach to businesses’ hiring and training needs and increasing employment opportunities. Read the rest of entry »

EPA Unveils Greenhouse Gas Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under President Obama’s climate action plan, issued two proposed rules that aim to cut carbon pollution from power plants. The proposed rules will administer guidelines for states to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electricity-generating sector. The proposal aims to reduce carbon pollution from new and existing power plants by 30 percent below the 2005 emissions rate. On June 18, EPA issued one proposal for modified and reconstructed stationary sources and another on existing stationary sources. Read the rest of entry »

SBA Adjusts Monetary-Based Small Business Size Standards For Construction

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced an interim final rule June 12 that will adjust monetary-based small business size standards to account for inflation. The rule will go into effect July 14 and the SBA is accepting comments from the public until August 11.  Read the rest of entry »

Complete CFMA’s Financial Survey Data Collection

The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) invites all ABC members to participate in the 2014 financial survey data collection. The confidential survey will offer CFMA a chance to compile an online tool to help compare company financials with industry standards, including a more historical perspective for trending analysis. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Chapters Recognized for Grassroots Efforts

The Grassroots Chapter Recognition Program recognized 29 ABC Chapters for their outstanding grassroots advocacy efforts and policies enacted at the local level during the 2014 Legislative Conference on June 11 in Washington, D.C. The program recognizes chapters on one of three levels-Gold, Silver and Bronze. Read the rest of entry »

Proposal on Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Moves Forward

On June 17, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division issued a proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13658, which would establish a minimum wage for federal contractors. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the executive order will require the hourly minimum wage paid by contractors to workers performing on covered federal contracts to be $10.10 per hour. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the executive order allows the minimum wage to be determined annually by the Secretary of Labor. Comments on the proposal are due July 17, 2014. Read the rest of entry »

CFMA Offers ABC Members Free Webinar on the New Revenue Recognition Standard

The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is offering ABC members free registration for their upcoming webinar June 24 at 3 p.m. ET, which will provide an update on the Revenue Recognition Standard recently published by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Read the rest of entry »

Updated Summary of Employer Requirements in the Affordable Care Act

An updated summary of employer requirements included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is available for ABC members in a reference document provided by Washington Council Ernst & Young. The document is available on the Health Care Law Employer Toolkit (login required) on ABC’s website. Read the rest of entry »

EPA Extends Clean Water Act Comment Period After ABC Request

After receiving a letter from ABC and 40 other leading business organizations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have extended the public comment period for the proposed “Waters of the U.S” rule from July 21, to Oct 20. Read the rest of entry »

Hundreds of ABC Members On Capitol Hill; Don’t Miss A Chance to Join In

More than 400 hundred ABC members are on Capitol Hill this week advocating for important merit shop issues with their members of Congress. For those members unable to make the trip, there is still an opportunity to participate virtually by contacting their elected officials from a computer or mobile device using ABC's Action App on your iPhone or Android, or downloading the update. Read the rest of entry »
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