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From the monthly archives: August 2016

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ABC, AIA and NAHB Economists Predict Industry Growth Through 2017

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist Robert Dietz predicted continued growth for the construction industry in 2017 during a joint economic forecast today.
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Associated Builders & Contractors and NFIB Announce Support For Rayburn In Senate Primary

Associated Builders & Contractors, Empire State Chapter and the National Federation of Independent Business today announced their support for the candidacy of Floyd Rayburn. Rayburn is running in a Republican Primary for the State Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Michael Nozzolio.
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OSHA Clarifies Employee Self-Treatment Under Recordkeeping Rule

A recent interpretation letter by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has refined the definition of a recordable injury under 29 CFR Part 1904 – Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. According to the interpretation, an employee’s self-treatment of wrist pain with a rigid brace qualifies as a reportable injury even if a physician later determines that the brace is acceptable yet unnecessary treatment.
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Illinois Governor Vetoes Bill Tying Prevailing Wage To Union Contracts

On July 22, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would have significantly changed the prevailing wage calculation process by tying wage rates to union collective bargaining agreements.
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Increase in Penalties Begins in August

Due to a provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, all agencies with civil monetary penalties covered by the statute have the authority
to raise penalties annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Some agencies affected by this increase include DOL, EPA and OSHA. The provision also allows OSHA to have a one-time “catch-up adjustment” in 2016 since the fines have not increased since 1990.
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ABC, Empire State Issues Statement on Cuomo's DNC Comments

Associated Builders & Contractors, Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson issued the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s comments at the Democratic National Convention that, “anti-labor forces want NYS affordable housing projects to be open shop ‘this hand will never sign that bill.’”
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By Joshua Reap http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170830/OPINION/170829884   New York’s construction union bosses have claimed they want to increase...

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