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July 2, 2015
Construction employment held steady in June at the highest level in six years, while the number of unemployed workers with construction experience fell to the lowest total since 2001, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that the new... Read More

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August 28, 2015
A federal judge has blocked the Obama administration's controversial rule defining the scope of Clean Water Act protections from going into effect August 28, 2015. The Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule has been challenged in multiple courts across the country. A U.S. District Court Judge issued a... Read More
August 26, 2015
It is time to start thinking about renewing your U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) program certifications, as previously reported by AGC.  All construction firms and their employees are subject to the LRRP rule, if they perform regulated... Read More
August 26, 2015
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft assessment on hydraulic fracturing’s potential impacts to drinking water resources, along with nine final peer-reviewed EPA reports conducted as part of the study. The draft assessment is based upon extensive... Read More
August 26, 2015
With the clock ticking on the implementation of the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced a webinar, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 27 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EST to provide last-minute details.  Unless there is a court order that... Read More
August 26, 2015
For the first time in over 30 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the core requirements of the federal Water Quality Standards (WQS) rule that set forth the minimum conditions that must be met in each state’s water quality standards before EPA can approve them under... Read More
August 25, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new rule on the disposal of coal combustion residuals in Dec. 2014 and also identified necessary criteria for appropriate beneficial use of those materials.  An important criteria for “unencapsulated” uses, such as fill, is to evaluate... Read More
August 24, 2015
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on August 6 issued an updated Form 1095-C and instructions following a June 9 letter from AGC of America and the Food Marketing Institute urging the agency to make the revisions.  Form 1095-C is one of the forms used by employers to report information regarding... Read More
August 21, 2015
Construction employment expanded in 37 states and the District of Columbia between July 2014 and July 2015 while only 28 states and D.C. added jobs between June and July, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials... Read More
August 18, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has successfully defended recent changes to union-representation case procedures for the second time in federal district court.  In the latest case, Chamber of Commerce v. NLRB, the AGC-supported U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Coalition for a... Read More
August 14, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently released an infographic to help veterans determine whether or not they are protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA).  Recent changes to VEVRAA regulations... Read More

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