DOB Releases First of Its Kind Multiyear Construction Safety Analysis for New York City

New York City Department of Buildings For Immediate Release: June 28, 2021 Contact: dobcommunications@buildings.nyc.gov, (212) 393-2126 DOB RELEASES FIRST OF ITS KIND MULTIYEAR CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ANALYSIS FOR NEW YORK CITY Comprehensive Two-Year Report Coincides with Progress Update on Ongoing Citywide “Zero-Tolerance" Construction Site Safety Sweeps New York, NY – The Department of Buildings (DOB) announced today the [...]

DOB Releases First of Its Kind Multiyear Construction Safety Analysis for New York City2021-06-28T15:23:58-04:00

White House to Hold Meetings on Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal

White House to Hold Meetings on Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal This week, President Biden will host meetings with members of Congress as a bipartisan infrastructure proposal faces a make-or-break week in Washington. The president’s talks this week could mark a final push to find a compromise before Democrats move to pass a multi-trillion, partisan infrastructure [...]

White House to Hold Meetings on Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal2021-06-22T15:08:36-04:00

ABC Empire State Chapter Signs onto Business Group Coalition Letter

The ABC Empire State Chapter joined over 20 other pro-business organizations to oppose S.2762/A.766 (SWEAT). Please, review the letter below: As a full-service trade association, ABC offers a variety of information, tools and services to its members. JOIN ABC [...]

ABC Empire State Chapter Signs onto Business Group Coalition Letter2021-05-25T21:02:06-04:00

Building Trades Holds Rally to Support Wage Theft Bill

This week, the New York Building Trades gathered to rally for a Senator Jessica Ramos bill that will make significant changes to how wage theft is legislated in New York State. We support the pursuit and use of all legal remedies against any contractor that intentionally and willfully does not pay the appropriate wages [...]

Building Trades Holds Rally to Support Wage Theft Bill2021-05-25T16:10:02-04:00

Update on NLRB 2019 Final Election Rule Legal Decision

This Newsline post provides an important update about the recent legal decision regarding the NLRB’s election rule. The key takeaway for you is that any ABC member company that receives a union organizing petition during this period of uncertainty should be advised to seek legal counsel immediately.  This story will also be covered in [...]

Update on NLRB 2019 Final Election Rule Legal Decision2020-06-08T15:58:18-04:00

Guidance and New Legislation Introduced:

Employee Retention Tax Credit Revised Guidance and New Legislation Introduced: The IRS recently reversed its previous guidance and will now allow employers to treat qualified health expenses as qualified wages under the COVID Employee Retention Credit. You can view more on the IRS FAQs here. Also today, U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), John Katko (R-N.Y.), [...]

Guidance and New Legislation Introduced:2020-05-11T15:19:21-04:00

PPP Safe Harbor Date Extended to May 14th

Helpful Tip of the Day – PPP Safe Harbor Date Extended to May 14th: The SBA released additional FAQs that extended the safe harbor date for companies to return PPP funds to May 14th AND stated that the administration intends to provide additional guidance on borrower certification and we are hoping this will help [...]

PPP Safe Harbor Date Extended to May 14th2020-05-07T16:04:56-04:00

2020 New York State Budget Recap

What's In: Prevailing Wage Expansion The most troubling piece of the budget includes an expansion of prevailing wage to private construction projects. At a time of great economic uncertainty, this budget fails all New Yorkers by increasing costs on employers and raising the price on new investment in our communities. The state budget included newly [...]

2020 New York State Budget Recap2020-04-09T16:17:00-04:00

Marijuana Decriminalization to Pass, Wage Mandate Stalls

On Thursday, Cuomo declared a bill expanding a "prevailing wage" requirement that would apply to larger construction projects likely dead. The law would have expanded the definition of "public works" in New York to include projects receiving more than 30 percent of their funding from the government – making those projects eligible for the wage requirement. Powerful building trades unions, who are among Cuomo's most significant political supporters, had pushed the mandate this session.

Marijuana Decriminalization to Pass, Wage Mandate Stalls2019-06-26T10:41:36-04:00
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