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August 3, 2022
  Construction employment fell in 61 and was unchanged in another 51 out of 358 metro areas between June 2021 and June 2022, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government employment data. Association officials noted that employment was falling or… Read More

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Registration is now open for the 2022 Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference and pre-conference Federal Construction HR Workshop to be held October 12-14, 2022, in Phoenix, AZ. AGC's “HR/TED Conference” this year provides two days of education and networking for HR, training, and… Read More
July 21, 2022
Price escalation and supply chain disruptions continue as top issues in construction. Getting a price escalation clause that adjusts prices and payments up or down based on an objective index like the ConsensusDocs 200.1 standard price escalation clause is the fairest and best way to combat this… Read More
July 20, 2022
Employers that test workers for COVID-19 should review their policies to ensure they comply with updated guidelines released July 12 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In prior guidance, the EEOC broadly allowed employers to screen workers for COVID-19 without running afoul… Read More
July 20, 2022
In its latest Settlements Report, the AGC-supported Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) advises that construction-industry collective bargaining agreements settled from January through June of 2022 provide an average increase in wages and benefits of 3.6 percent or $2.17 in the first… Read More
July 20, 2022
The Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) has developed a new customized report titled Contractor’s Cost Conundrum designed to explain some of the difficult economic and staffing challenges faced by contractors. The report, customized by location, compares the cost of living (CPI) to the… Read More
July 19, 2022
Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), as amended by the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act (MPPAA), a company incurs withdrawal liability when it withdraws from a multiemployer pension plan. In its recent decision in United Mine Workers of America 1974 Pension Plan v.… Read More
July 19, 2022
Survey closes August 12 The construction industry has experienced some very significant and sudden changes during the past few months that have led to dramatic changes in demand for work, availability of key construction materials, and the need for new workers. In order to better understand the… Read More
July 18, 2022
Jeff Forbes is the Dallas Regional Director for The Beck Group’s Dallas office. Throughout his 40-year tenure at Beck, his technical knowledge, practical approach, and helpful nature have been refined and now play a key role as he oversees all construction and architectural operations for the… Read More
July 18, 2022
On June 30, AGC along with more than 60 organizations took issue with OSHA’s proposed rule to expand the scope and revise the provisions of its “Improved Tracking of Workplace Injury and Illness” regulation. If finalized as proposed, the rule will require construction firms with 100 or more… Read More
July 14, 2022
  The price of materials and services used in nonresidential construction jumped 1.1 percent last month, outpacing the rise in contractors’ bid prices, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. Association officials warned… Read More
July 14, 2022