Controversial ‘Ambush’ Election Rule Reissued; ‘Persuader’ Rule Imminent

If finalized, the reissued ambush election proposal would work hand-in-glove with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed persuader rule, which is expected to be released later this year.

Rallying the Troops

Since October 2013, Associated Builders and Contractors’ Utah Chapter has worked with the Wounded Warrior Project to reach the organization’s goal of providing aid to injured service members and their families and helping injured soldiers find the support they need—raising more than $16,000 for the cause in just a few short months.

The Impact of Contractual Agreements on Additional Insured Endorsements

Typically, blanket endorsements automatically name additional insureds “when required by contract.” In that regard, a majority of courts continue to interpret this requirement only when the policyholder directly contracts with the party seeking additional insured status.

Consider Labor and Risk Strategies Before Renewing Insurance

  Following the extreme contraction of the construction market, many workers left the industry permanently, resulting in a much smaller labor pool. Because companies are constantly growing and changing, they should reevaluate their insurance on a regular basis.

Turn Workers’ Compensation Into a Competitive Advantage

Companies that do not gain control over their workers’ compensation processes will face pressures to reduce costs elsewhere or carry higher levels of unallocated overhead. In the end, the net result will be felt by higher insurance costs, increased bid rates and decreased productivity yields, as well as squeezed profit margins.

An Industrial-Sized Family

ABC's Contractor of the Year, Iowa-based Interstates Companies, stays grounded in its core values while building relationships for the future.

From Classroom to Career

Last fall, the ABC Central Ohio Chapter opened its own charter school as a way to erase deficiencies in high school training
and put local students on an early path to apprenticeship and employment. In just one year, the chapter put regulatory compliance in place, added classrooms at its existing training facility and recruited an inaugural class of 30 students.

Understanding a Buyer’s Decision-Making Process

Contractors are sticklers for accuracy when it comes to meeting project specifications and schedules, but that attention to detail doesn’t always extend to customer relationships. Time and again, research shows buyers and sellers experience the marketplace very differently and often expect different things from their counterparts.

The State of the Insurance Market

As construction firms budget for the second half of 2014, one of the major expense items under review is insurance. Formulating an accurate picture of the future requires examining the impact of recent industry metrics.

Executive Insights: Insurance & Surety Bonding

Insurance and surety experts discuss how contractors can leverage surety bonding when competing for private projects; how
they can ensure they are not purchasing a fraudulent bond; what major factors they should evaluate when selecting a surety; and what documentation they should bring to an initial meeting for establishing a bond limit.


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Construction’s Cybersecurity Challenge
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A Small Team With a Big Heart for Service
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