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Reminder: Deadline for Electronically Submitting 2022 OSHA Form 300A Data Is March 2

On Jan. 9, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a press release reminding certain employers that the deadline to submit the calendar year 2022 Form 300A is March 2.   READ MORE
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Reminder: Deadline for Electronically Submitting 2022 OSHA Form 300A Data Is March 2

On Jan. 9, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a press release reminding certain employers that the deadline to submit the calendar year 2022 Form 300A is March 2.  

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NLRB General Counsel Applauds DHS’s Process Enhancements for Supporting Labor Law Enforcement Investigations

On Jan. 13, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a process for labor and employment agency-related requests for deferred action. According to the DHS press release, “Noncitizen workers who are victims of, or witnesses to, the violation of labor rights, can now access a streamlined and expedited deferred action request process.”

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FTC Releases Restrictive Proposed Rule Banning Noncompete Agreements

On Jan. 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission issued a proposed rule that would ban all noncompete agreements with limited exceptions. ABC will be commenting in opposition to the proposed rule, which is overly restrictive on well-established and reasonable business practices of the construction industry. Comments on the proposed rule are due by March 20 through regulations.gov.

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OSHA Increases Civil Monetary Penalties for Employers

On Jan. 13, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule increasing the civil monetary penalties for 2023 based on cost-of-living adjustments. The final rule went into effect on Jan. 17, 2023.

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Total Human Health Debuts in 2023 as 26th Key Component of STEP Safety Management System

The ABC National Health and Safety Committee, along with input from subject matter experts in mental health, suicide and addiction, completed the development of a Total Human Health key component that will give companies a new metric on which to benchmark their safety programs.

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Final Rule Revising Davis-Bacon Regulations Arrives at OMB

On Dec. 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor sent its final rule updating Davis-Bacon and Related Acts prevailing wage regulations to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget for review. The content of the final rule is expected to be publicized in February 2023 or later, but will likely align closely with the DOL’s proposed rule. The review at the OIRA is usually the final step in the process before a rule is officially published in the Federal Register.

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Roundup: ABC Fights the Biden Administration’s Anti-Merit Shop Regulations

During the last year, the Biden administration pushed to roll back Trump-era initiatives and institute new, pro-union policies that challenge our members’ ability to win work. ABC fought against these proposed rules and regulations affecting merit shop contractors and advocated for open competition and free enterprise.

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Biden Administration Releases Long-Awaited 2022 Fall Regulatory Agenda

On Jan. 4, the Biden administration released its Fall 2022 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The agenda lists upcoming rulemakings and other regulatory actions from each agency that the administration expects to publish in 2023. It also includes deadlines from 2022 that were missed. ABC has prepared a summary of the actions of interest to ABC members by agency. 

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