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ABC Slams U.S. DOL’s Withdrawal of Trump-era Independent Contractor Final Rule

May 05, 2021

On May 5, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the withdrawal—effective May 6—of the Trump-era independent contractor final rule. While expected, this action is extremely disappointing. ABC strongly supported the Trump DOL final rule, which would have clarified the department’s interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act and promoted certainty for employers, independent contractors and employees.

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From the monthly archives: January 2013

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'January 2013'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Hear from Major Construction Users During ABC’s BizCon

ABC members that attend BizCon, Feb. 19-20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the health care, energy, retail and chemical sectors who collectively have more than $20 billion in construction projects in their pipeline, according to Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Capital Expenditures List.
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ABC & Coalition Comment on HHS Proposal on Employer Coverage Requirements

ABC, as part of the Small Business Coalition for Affordable Healthcare, submitted comments Dec. 21, 2012, on a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposal regarding essential health benefits (EHB) and determining actuarial value. 
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Construction Executive Launches Three New eNewsletters

Construction Executive launched three free eNewsletters targeting niche topics in a biweekly email format. 
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DOL Agenda Lists Imminent Actions on Persuader, OFCCP Affirmative Action Rules

The Department of Labor on Dec. 21, 2012, released an updated agenda outlining the regulatory activities of its sub-agencies for the next year. The agenda includes items on reporting requirements for labor consultants, employers and associations, and affirmative action in federal construction, among other issues. 
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2013 STEP Applications Now Available

The 2013 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) applications are now available and have been mailed out to all ABC chapters and contractor members. 
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Congress Passes Year-End Tax Compromise, Delays Spending Cuts

Both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives Jan. 1 passed legislation to permanently extend Bush-era tax policies for most income levels, softening the blow of the fiscal cliff after allowing individual rates to expire for nearly 24 hours.
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ABC Supports Waiving Davis-Bacon on Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts

ABC Dec. 27, 2012, supported an amendment offered by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to H.R. 1, which is the vehicle for Superstorm Sandy supplemental appropriations, that would have waived the enforcement of Davis-Bacon Act requirements for projects funded under this legislation. The amendment failed 42-52. 
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Treasury and IRS Issue Proposal on Employer Requirements in Health Care Law

The Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service Dec. 28, 2012, issued a notice of proposed rulemaking addressing the employer requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2014.
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ABC Member Project in Philadelphia Target of Union Vandals

A Philadelphia jobsite of longtime ABC member E. Allen Reeves, Inc., of Abington, Pa., was the target of vandalism during the Christmas holiday. Philadelphia police detectives say arsonists caused an estimated $500,000 in damages at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, a new Quaker meetinghouse.
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First Refusal Rule on Service Contracts Act Effective Jan. 18

The Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division Dec. 21, 2012 announced the rule implementing Executive Order 13495, or Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts, will become effective Jan. 18. 
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