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ABC Backs Bill Supporting Employer Engagement in Workplace Safety

ABC announced its support of S. 904, the Voluntary Protection Program Act (S. 904), introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wy).  S. 904 would make the Department of Labor’s Voluntary Protection Program a permanent program. Read the rest of entry »

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Hold Partner Webinars

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be holding stakeholder webinars in June 2019 to provide an overview of its actions under the Revolutionize USACE Civil Works initiative. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Submits Comments on DOL Overtime Proposal

On May 21, ABC submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division on its proposal to update and revise the 2016 “white collar” overtime exemption regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Read the rest of entry »

DOL Extends Comment Deadlines for Regular Rate and Joint Employer Proposals

On May 14, the U.S. Department of Labor announced an extension of the comment periods of its regular rate and joint employer proposals to June 12, 2019, and June 25, 2019, respectively. Read the rest of entry »

OFCCP Launches Compliance Check Resource Webpage

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs launched a new webpage with resources for contractors who may undergo an OFCCP compliance check. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Comments on Federally Mandated Paid Leave

On May 8, ABC submitted a letter to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee regarding the hearing, “Paid Family and Medical Leave: Helping Workers and Employers Succeed.” In the letter, ABC expressed concern over proposed legislation that would mandate employers to provide 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave funded through a new payroll tax on employers and employees. Read the rest of entry »

White House Moves to Protect Americans from Surprise Medical Billing

On May 9, the White House held a summit on protecting Americans from surprise medical billing, which occurs when insured patients incur unexpected charges after receiving treatment from out-of-network health care providers. On April 2, ABC joined a broad-based coalition in a letter to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions to hold a hearing to examine surprise billing. Read the rest of entry »

EEO-1 Update: The Latest Developments on Pay Data Collection

In light of a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, certain employers will be required for the first time to submit detailed data on employee compensation and hours worked (or Component-2 data) to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as part of their annual EEO-1 form submission by Sept. 30, 2019. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Golf Tournament Raises $375,000 for Military Family Scholarships

ABC hosted a golf tournament May 6 to benefit Folds of Honor, a charitable organization that Major Dan Rooney established 12 years ago to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. Since 2017, ABC’s tournament has raised $375,000 for Folds of Honor. Read the rest of entry »

The Construction Industry Needs to Hire an Additional 440,000 Workers in 2019

The Construction Industry Needs to Hire an Additional 440,000 Workers in 2019  Read the rest of entry »