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October 28, 2020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Mass. Have Worst 12-Month Losses, While Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Walla Walla, Wash. Lead in Construction Job Increases Construction firms are experiencing widespread project deferrals and cancellations, along with disruptions... Read More

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The U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule clarifying the definition of employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as it relates to independent contractors. AGC has long called for federal clarification of the independent contractor status and preservation of legitimate... Read More
September 24, 2020
AGC Seeks to Protect Employers’ Right to Maintain Safe Workplaces AGC, along with other business and professional organizations, urged the U.S. House of Representatives to hold hearings on the workplace safety impacts of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act before... Read More
September 24, 2020
While not ideal, enactment of a short-term continuing resolution (CR) will ensure federal agencies remain open and ongoing projects for direct federal contractors (e.g., those with contracts directly with the U.S. Army Corps, Navy, General Services Administration, etc.) remain uninterrupted through... Read More
September 24, 2020
One-Year Extension of the FAST Act Included On September 22, the House passed a bill to fund the federal government, known as a continuing resolution (CR), through December 11, 2020. Thanks to AGC and a unified stakeholder community effort, a one-year extension of the Fixing America’s Surface... Read More
September 24, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule clarifying the definition of employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as it relates to independent contractors. AGC has long called for federal clarification of the independent contractor status and preservation of legitimate... Read More
September 23, 2020
Each October, construction industry professionals in HR, training and workforce development gear up for the industry’s premier learning and networking event, AGC’s Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference, and this year is no different.  The 2020 event has gone completely virtual and... Read More
September 23, 2020
In a move sure to frustrate employers and usher in a wave of confusion, a New York federal court judge just struck down critical portions of the Labor Department’s new joint employer rule that went into effect a few months ago. Concluding that the agency’s rule has “major flaws,” U.S. District... Read More
September 22, 2020
California & Vermont Lost the Most Jobs for the Year, Utah & South Dakota Added the Most; Hawaii & Nevada Lost the Most Jobs Between July and August, New Mexico & California Added the Most Thirty-nine states lost construction jobs between August 2019 and August 2020 while 31 states... Read More
September 21, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The revisions made by the new rule clarify workers’ rights and... Read More
September 21, 2020
In a series of interactive webinars, U.S. government agencies and private sector partners will explore the role of public-private sector collaboration in addressing drug challenges. Join participants from around the country to listen to expert speakers from the full range of relevant sectors,... Read More
September 17, 2020

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