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Construction spending inched lower in October from September levels but increased from the October 2017 total, according to an analysis of new Census data by the Associated General Contractors of America. However, investment in public infrastructure posted declines from recent peaks, and... Read More
The National Labor Relations Board’s current joint employer standard has received a mixed review from a federal circuit court. The decision is disappointing to AGC, which sought reversal of the standard in an amicus brief in the case, but it provides some valuable guidance on how courts may... Read More
Construction employment increased by 38,000 jobs in December and by 280,000 jobs, or 4.0 percent, over the past year, while the industry’s average pay accelerated and unemployment decreased to a historic low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of... Read More
iCERT Portal Down Since January 1
Within the first five minutes of opening the semi-annual H-2B (seasonal, non-farm) visa certification process on January 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) employer certification system (iCERT) for temporary foreign labor had an unprecedented demand for... Read More
Expands Employer and Employee Insurance Options
Late last month, AGC supported a proposed regulation by the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor that would expand the usability of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). Specifically, the proposal would expand... Read More
AGC recently submitted official comments on a Department of Labor (DOL) proposed rulemaking intended to make it easier for smaller businesses to band together and offer retirement plans to employees. As outlined in the response, AGC appreciates the DOL’s efforts to increase retirement coverage... Read More
Seventy-nine percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019 but an almost equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and hire qualified workers, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction... Read More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing for public comment a modification to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP), which covers eligible stormwater discharges from construction activities in areas where the EPA is the... Read More
Policy Revisions Track AGC Recommendations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is piloting a new inspection policy that addresses several of AGC’s long-standing concerns and has the potential to improve the enforcement process and overall industry compliance. The Agency also released... Read More
AGC’s efforts to engage with the Trump Administration on environmental streamlining and regulatory reform are seeing results. Throughout the year, AGC further developed our relationships with the federal regulatory agencies through increased dialogue and meaningful collaboration. In the following... Read More
A recent U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision found that critical habitat must be actual habitat for a species and that decisions not to exclude areas from critical habitat are subject to judicial review—a ruling that many are heralding as a check on regulatory overreach. In Weyerhaeuser Co. v. the... Read More
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.