Monthly Archives: September 2019

Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Raised to $10.80 for 2020

September 25, 2019

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a minimum wage increase of $0.20 to $10.80 per hour to be paid to workers performing work on direct federal contracts and subcontracts covered by Executive Order 13658. Federally assisted contracts are not affected. The rate goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

Construction Employment Increases in 39 States and D.C. from August 2018 to August 2019, While 29 States Add Construction Jobs Between July and August

September 20, 2019

Texas and North Dakota Have Biggest Number and Percent Annual Job Gains, While Louisiana and Vermont Lag; Florida and Nevada Experience Largest One-Month Gains as Tennessee and Wyoming Have Worst Declines

AGC Testifies on Water Infrastructure Investment

September 20, 2019

Encourages Senate to Continue Work on WRDA reauthorization

House Reauthorizes Clean Diesel Funding

September 12, 2019

On Sept. 9, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the AGC-supported Diesel Emission Reductions Act (DERA), which provides incentive to owners to make a smart investment in their purchase of cleaner and often more fuel-efficient vehicles and equipment. 

Administration Rolls Back Federal Overreach in the 2015 Waters Rule

September 12, 2019

On Sept. 12, AGC attended the unveiling of a final rule to repeal the 2015 definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rulemaking. AGC has criticized the federal overreach in the 2015 WOTUS rule, which treated many traditionally state waters as federal -- triggering federal approvals and permits for construction projects.

AGC Joins EEOC EEO-1 Litigation

September 10, 2019

On Monday August 19, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit seeking to overturn the district court’s decision from March that reinstated the EEOC’s revised EEO-1 Component 2 form.  On Monday, August 26, AGC —with the help of its Construction Advocacy Fund—joined 13 other associations on an amici brief that explains to the court the problems employers have with the new EEO-1 form; a narrative that was not included in the parties’ briefs. 

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