Posted on 12/12/2016 6:36 PM By Joanna Masterson
The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have released a revised I-9 Form that employers must use beginning Jan. 22, 2017, to verify all new hires' employment eligibility, including U.S. citizens and non-citizens. Employers who fail to use the new form on or after Jan. 22 may be subject to penalties.
Posted on 9/27/2016 9:42 AM By Joanna Masterson
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is working to address the industry’s worker shortage through more than 800 apprenticeship, craft training and safety training programs set up by its chapters around the country. Read on for examples of some recent initiatives supported by ABC chapters and member companies that are reaching out to students and adults from all walks of life.
Posted on 9/27/2016 5:54 AM By Kelly Tyroler
Getting involved in the political process is essential for ABC members and their employees. The stakes are high this November, and teamwork will be necessary to ensure candidates who support free enterprise and open competition are sent to Washington, D.C., next year.
Posted on 9/22/2016 6:01 AM By Joanna Masterson
Under the new “blacklisting” rule, effective Oct. 25, federal contractors and subcontractors are required to disclose any violations of 14 federal labor laws and OSHA-approved state plans to an Agency Labor Compliance Advisor (ALCA). ALCA will perform an assessment of the violations and make a recommendation to the contracting officer about whether a federal contractor is responsible enough to be awarded a contract covered by this rule.
Posted on 9/21/2016 6:15 AM By Joanna Masterson
Nonresidential construction spending growth will continue into the next year with an estimated increase in the range of 3 percent to 4 percent.
Posted on 8/24/2016 11:33 AM By Lauren Pinch
Women business leaders at ABC and throughout the industry will agree, there is no one path to the top.
Posted on 8/24/2016 11:08 AM By Joanna Masterson
OSHA has delayed enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions in its electronic injury reporting final rule from Aug. 10 to Nov. 1. Just days before the announcement, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), TEXO and a coalition of stakeholders filed a lawsuit challenging the rule’s anti-retaliation provisions, which will limit some forms of post-accident drug testing and safety incentive programs by deeming them to be unlawfully retaliatory.
Posted on 6/1/2016 6:46 AM By Ashleigh Davenport
The election season is an exciting time of year with many possibilities for interactions with federal, state and local elected officials. It is vital for employers and employees to take advantage of this opportunity for political engagement and help serve as the voice of the merit shop before the general election takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Posted on 5/31/2016 7:50 AM By Joanna Masterson
About 20 engineering and construction students at the University of North Florida are outfitting two shipping containers with bedrooms, bathrooms, communal dining space, electricity and climate control systems for Mercy Land Orphanage in Haiti.
Posted on 5/31/2016 7:19 AM By Maury Baskin
As the Obama administration nears its conclusion, federal labor agencies seem intent on issuing as many burdensome and anti-business regulations as possible. Many of the new rules are unprecedented in their scope and change decades of policies on which employers have come to rely.