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ABC Urges Withdrawal of Davis Bacon Rule

ABC Urges Withdrawal of Davis Bacon Rule In a comment letter filed on May 17, Associated Builders and Contractors urged President Biden’s U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw an inflationary and flawed proposed rule revising Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts regulations that apply to federal and federally assisted construction projects funded by taxpayers. “The DOL’s proposed rule does…

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DOL Announces Proposed Rule on Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

DOL Announces Proposed Rule on Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses On March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced proposed amendments to its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulation. According to DOL’s press release, the proposed rule would: Require establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard…

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ABC Empire State Chapter Issues Statement on Senate & Assembly One-House Budget Proposals

ABC Empire State Chapter Issues Statement on Senate & Assembly One-House Budget Proposals One-House Budgets are a Disappointment for Construction Industry and Taxpayers A Statement from ABC Empire State Chapter Public Affairs Manager Tanner Schmidt “The one-house budget bills are a disappointment for New York’s construction industry and its taxpayers. While we welcome a major…

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Senate & Assembly One-House Budget Recap: What’s Out

Senate & Assembly One-House Budget Recap: What’s Out This week, the New York State Senate and Assembly released their one-house budget proposals for the 2022-23 New York State Budget. Here is a recap of some of the important things that were excluded from the Governor’s original proposal. This does not include all budget items, just…

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Senate & Assembly One-House Budget Recap: What’s In

Senate & Assembly One-House Budget Recap: What’s In This week, the New York State Senate and Assembly released their one-house budget proposals for the 2022-23 New York State Budget. Here is a recap of some of the important things that were included in these one-house proposals, this does not include all budget items, just the…

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ABC Empire State Chapter Members Among Top Performing U.S. Construction Companies

ABC Empire State Chapter Members Among Top Performing U.S. Construction Companies The Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors proudly announced that nine of its member companies – up from six in 2021 – were named as 2022 Top Performers by its national organization. These top performing U.S. construction companies are recognized for their…

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ABC Hails Court Decision Blocking Biden Administration’s Independent Contractor Do-Over

ABC Hails Court Decision Blocking Biden Administration’s Independent Contractor Do-Over WASHINGTON, March 15—The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas today dealt a blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to delay and rescind the Trump administration’s 2021 independent contractor final rule in a decision applauded by Associated Builders and Contractors, which had sued…

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ABC’s Sampson: NY’s Policies Hurt Business’ Chances of Success

ABC’s Sampson: NY’s Policies Hurt Business’ Chances of Success CLICK FOR VIDEO Construction unemployment rates in New York State have dropped drastically from a year ago, but NY still lags behind 48 states.That’s according to a state-by-state analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. In December 2020, the rate was 15.9%. A year later…

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ABC Statement: 2022 State of the State

ABC Statement: 2022 State of the State GOV.’S PLAN FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT LONG OVERDUE, STATE MUST REFRAIN FROM PLAs A Statement from ABC Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson “It’s great news to hear that Gov. Hochul has plans to invest and rebuild New York’s crumbling infrastructure. It’s long overdue and something we have been…

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OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard Update

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard Update 1/11/2022 8:00 AM As of this posting , the Supreme Court has not yet issued a decision on the appeal to reinstitute a stay of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which applies to employers with 100…

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