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January 6, 2021
                Few Construction Firms Will Add Workers In 2021 As Industry Struggles With Declining Demand, Growing Number Of Project Delays And Cancellations New Industry Outlook Finds Most Contractors Expect Demand for Many Categories of Construction to Decline, Few Firms Expect the... Read More

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Vulnerable to Rollback in New Administration AGC continues to track and comment on several environmental regulatory actions relevant to construction that the Trump Administration advances in the final days of the term, including those impacting species and Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting. Several... Read More
January 14, 2021
Previously Delayed Due to Covid-19 Public Health Emergency   After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collections on May 8, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that the collections will... Read More
January 12, 2021
                Few Construction Firms Expect the Industry to Recover to Pre-Pandemic Levels Anytime Soon, While Demand for Most Types of Projects is Likely to Fall amid Growing Project Delays and Cancellations Construction employment increased by 51,000 jobs in December, with gains for... Read More
January 8, 2021
AGC-Backed Bill Passes House On January 5, the AGC-backed bill, H.R.26 - Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2021, which would severely limit federal agencies from procuring construction services through reverse auctions passed the House of Representatives. AGC expects the Senate... Read More
January 7, 2021
The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule takes effect 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, on March 8, 2021, however, AGC expects the incoming Biden... Read More
January 7, 2021
Public and private building markets, many of which are reeling from pandemic impacts, will find some respite through AGC’s success in landing significant development tax policies in the year-end COVID-relief and government funding bill enacted on December 27, 2020. These tax policies include $25... Read More
January 7, 2021
In Addition to $46 Billion for Highway and Transit Programs under FAST Act AGC helped secure $10 billion for state departments of transportation to help offset lost transportation revenues threatening bid lettings and project cancelations as part of the year-end COVID-relief and government funding... Read More
January 7, 2021
Tax Credits for Voluntarily Providing Leave Temporarily Extended The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced additional guidance to provide information about protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA’s paid sick leave... Read More
January 7, 2021
Blocks up to 37% Tax Increase by Allowing Deductibility AGC blocked a surprise federal tax increase of up to 37 percent on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness, benefiting tens of thousands of construction firms. AGC was able to secure a provision in the year-end COVID-relief and... Read More
January 7, 2021
                Few Construction Firms Will Add Workers In 2021 As Industry Struggles With Declining Demand, Growing Number Of Project Delays And Cancellations New Industry Outlook Finds Most Contractors Expect Demand for Many Categories of Construction to Decline, Few Firms Expect the... Read More
January 6, 2021

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