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Safety Week 2019 Starts on May 6

ABC will be observing Construction Safety Week 2019 from May 6-10 with an awareness campaign highlighting member achievements in safety performance and our collective commitment to creating the conditions for all to do their work without incident and go home safe and...

Infrastructure Week 2019 is May 13-20

ABC will be celebrating the seventh annual Infrastructure Week, May 13-20, with an awareness campaign highlighting the critical importance of infrastructure to America’s economic competitiveness, security, job creation and in the daily lives of Americans. The future...

OFCCP Announces 2019 Updates for Federal Contractors

Last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued the latest Corporate Scheduling Announcement List and an updated hiring benchmark for veterans protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. FY19 Corporate Scheduling...

EEOC Alert: Employers Should Monitor EEO-1 Developments

ABC members should continue to monitor developments after a recent court order dealing with the EEO-1 form enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The form has long required employers with more than 100 employees and government contractors with more...

Construction Sees Minor Job Growth in March, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, April 5—The construction industry added 16,000 net new jobs in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics today. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment is up 246,000 jobs,...

DOL Issues Proposals on Joint Employer and Regular Rate

On April 1, the U.S. Department of Labor’ Wage and Hour Division announced it is issuing a proposed rule to update and clarify its interpretation of joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. According to the proposal, the changes are designed to...

DHS to Issue 30,000 More H-2B Visas

On March 29, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it would make 30,000 H-2B visas available for previous H-2B workers who have worked in the United States for one or more of the past three fiscal years. Earlier this year, Congress included a...

Nonresidential Spending Expands Again in February, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, April 1—According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today, national nonresidential construction spending rose 1.2 percent in February. Seasonally adjusted nonresidential spending totaled $773.8 billion,...