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December 5, 2018
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

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April 30, 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will accept public comment until June 10, 2019, on the agency’s draft interim guidance for addressing two per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater.  When finalized, the recommendations will provide a starting point for making site-... Read More
April 26, 2019
Impacts Many Public and Private Works Construction Contractors On April 25, the DC District Court ruled that applicable employers must turn over two years’ worth of worker pay data to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019, as part of the annual EEO-1 survey... Read More
April 19, 2019
Thirty-eight states added construction jobs between March 2018 and March 2019, while construction employment increased in 29 states between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials... Read More
April 18, 2019
Join more than 300 construction safety, health and environmental professionals at the first ever AGC Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference taking place July 23 – 25, 2019 in Seattle, WA.  This conference is the industry’s foremost annual conference to hone in on the most... Read More
April 18, 2019
Suggests improvements based on contractor feedback On April 15, AGC formally supported and offered substantive feedback in response to a new definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The current... Read More
April 18, 2019
According to the latest Contractor Compensation Quarterly (CCQ) published by PAS, Inc., construction executive staff wage increases came in at 4.1% for 2018 and are projected to rise by an average 3.8% by 2019 year end.  Though the projected 2019 increase is 3.8%, it is pointed out that... Read More
April 18, 2019
The Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) has released a revised version of its annual Trends & Outlook Report now renamed Union Labor Costs in Construction.  The report includes general and detailed information about trends in collectively bargained compensation in the industry, including... Read More
April 18, 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on an interpretive statement published April 15, concluding that “releases of pollutants to groundwater are categorically excluded from Clean Water Act’s permitting requirements because Congress explicitly left regulation of... Read More
April 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued a new opinion letter clarifying the DOL’s position on designating and taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The opinion letter provides that “an employer is prohibited from delaying the... Read More
April 17, 2019
May 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a federal contract, sub­contract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or... Read More

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