Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:05 PM By Brad Mannion
On March 2, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced a final rule that delays the Trump administration’s DOL independent contractor final rule’s effective date from March 8 to May 7, 2021. On Feb. 24, ABC submitted comments in opposition to the DOL’s proposal to delay the effective date because the final rule provides urgently needed clarification of the independent contractor standard applicable under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:15 PM By Brad Mannion
In lieu of the failed negotiations over additional relief funding from Congress, President Trump signed executive orders to provide expanded unemployment benefits, a temporary payroll tax deferral, eviction protection and student-loan relief.
Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:02 PM By Brad Mannion
On May 19, President Trump signed the Executive Order, “Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery,” which encourages federal agencies to review burdensome regulations in order to jumpstart the economy and get Americans back to work.
Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:15 PM By Brad Mannion
The Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Treasury confirmed ABC’s interpretation of the IFR and addressed this issue in a release of FAQs for lenders and borrowers. Importantly, this document clarifies that businesses do not have to qualify as both a small business concern and have 500 or fewer employees. ABC continues to urge eligible members in need to apply for PPP loans.
Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:52 PM By Brad Mannion
On Sept. 12, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed the final rule rescinding the 2015 final Clean Water Rule: Definition of "Waters of the United States," also known as the WOTUS final rule. ABC President and CEO Michael Bellaman attended the signing ceremony for the rulemaking.