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From monthly archives: May 2013

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

Court Hears ABC and State of Idaho Appeal of PLA Reform, Job Targeting Cases

The ABC Inland Pacific Chapter and the State of Idaho May 6 made oral arguments in an appeal of a December 2011 ruling that struck down two statutes of importance to merit shop contractors.  

Amendment to Visa Program Could Improve Immigration Bill for Construction

ABC May 14 responded to the Senate Judiciary Committee mark-up of a section of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) by supporting an amendment that would allow all industries, including construction, equal access to temporary worker visas.

House Passes Bill Allowing Workers Option of Comp Time

The U.S. House of Representatives May 8 voted 223-204 to pass the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R.1406), which would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector.

OSHA, NIOSH Re-launch Campaign to Prevent Falls

OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have re-launched their construction falls prevention campaign to raise awareness of fall hazards and provide information that employers and workers can use to prevent injury and death

ABC Supports Repeal of Auto Enroll Provision in Health Care Law

ABC May 9 joined 87 other organizations and businesses in supporting the Auto Enroll Repeal Act of 2013 (H.R. 1254) that would repeal a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring employers of 200 or more full-time employees to automatically enroll employees in a health plan should coverage not be chosen by the employee.

New Website Seeks Feedback from Public on Tax Reform

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) May 9 launched a new website,, and a Twitter feed,@simplertaxes, to gather feedback from the public on tax reform. 

ABC Workforce Conference Draws Nearly 1,000 Attendees; Watch Video of NCC

ABC’s 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, held April 30-May 3 in Birmingham Ala., drew nearly 1,000 attendees to its various Academies, competitions, career fairs and awards programs.

Free Webinar: 10 Things Every Website Must Have To Drive Sales is hosting a free webinar for ABC members that will help attendees turn their website into a lead generation machine. Register now for, “10 Things Every Website Must Have to Drive Sales,” May 22 at 2 p.m. (ET).

U.S. Appeals Court Invalidates NLRB Poster Rule

ABC May 7 welcomed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to invalidate the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “Notification of Employee Rights” notice posting rule. A three-judge panel struck down the 2011 rule, primarily on the grounds that it violated free speech rights afforded to employers under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). 

Video: Rep. Markwayne Mullin to Speak at ABC Legislative Conference

ABC is honored to have ABC member and freshman congressman representing Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District Markwayne Mullin speak at the 2013 Legislative Conference, June 12 in Washington, D.C.  The early bird rate expires on May 17.