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A Travel Ban and Paid Sick Leave: What Do You Do?

As New York continues to take steps to limit the spread of COVID 19, the recently announced travel advisory is causing unintended consequences. Employers across the state are caught in the interplay between employees vacation plans and government regulations.  They continue to ask us what to do in order to not get fined.  Let [...]

A Travel Ban and Paid Sick Leave: What Do You Do?2020-07-15T15:24:06-04:00

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

Discussions Continue on Phase 4 Recovery Package

The U.S. House of Representatives was originally scheduled to return next week, but without a firm deal in place to pass an additional recovery bill House Democrats have delayed their plans to return to D.C. while Congress and the Administration continue discussions surrounding the next package to address the ongoing health and economic crisis. Senate [...]

Discussions Continue on Phase 4 Recovery Package2020-04-30T14:20:55-04:00

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

Union vs. Non-Union Workers: Which Construction Sites are Safer?

Brian Sampson, president of the Empire State chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), said the study misuses the data. His association is a national construction organization devoted to merit contractors, encouraging open competition and a free-enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

Union vs. Non-Union Workers: Which Construction Sites are Safer?2019-11-25T12:34:38-05:00

Hundreds of New Jobs Are Expected at Upstate Ports Thanks to Offshore Wind

Critics also argue that the cost of wind power has been made even more expensive in New York by a requirement that awardees include project labor agreements in all contracts. The issue has so alarmed Brian Sampson, President of the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, that he has asked State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to look into it.

Hundreds of New Jobs Are Expected at Upstate Ports Thanks to Offshore Wind2019-11-25T12:30:21-05:00