Federal/Heavy

March 27, 2020

After 42 States Added Jobs in February, Coronavirus is Taking a Swift and Severe Toll on the Industry, Prompting Association Officials to Call for Additional Measures to Help Workers and Firms Recover

March 26, 2020

AGC of America and AGC of Washington’s joint Culture of CARE initiative is challenging leaders to take a bold and visible step towards ensuring their workplaces are welcoming, safe, and inclusive for an increasingly diverse and talented pool of workers. Join this effort by taking the Culture of CARE pledge. Once you sign the pledge, Culture of CARE provides companies with tools and resources to help establish a Culture of CARE in their workplaces. Learn more at www.BuildCulture.org.

March 26, 2020

On Mar. 19, AGC submitted comments in support of the U.S.

March 26, 2020

On March 25, AGC called on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, to issue a revision to recent COVID-19 related guidance that will explicitly include all construction workers as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.” The absence of the word “construction” from many of the critical infrastructure workforces described in the guidance has become problematic as m

March 26, 2020

On March 26, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced the first few rounds of published guidance to provide information to employers regarding meeting requirements to offer emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020. 

March 26, 2020

On March 25, the Senate passed, 96-0, H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It is expected to be taken up by the House of Representatives soon. The CARES Act, a $2 trillion economic relief package, is the third in a series of coronavirus related measures Congress has taken up in recent weeks to address the pandemic sweeping the country.

March 26, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first few rounds of published guidance to provide information to employers about meeting their requirements to offer emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.  

March 26, 2020

As employers everywhere grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and its impact upon their employees and operations, questions have arisen regarding union contracts that expire on or about March 31, 2020. Although every labor contract and bargaining relationship is unique, established federal labor law principles can be applied to guide employers during this difficult time.

March 26, 2020

AGC of America’s Union Contractors Committee has scheduled quarterly conference calls for the remainder of 2020. 

March 24, 2020

The National Labor Relations Board has announced that it is postponing the effective date of its final rule modifying the prior Administration’s regulation on union representation-case procedures, often referred to as the “quickie election” or “ambush election” rule.  The effective date has been pushed back from April 16, 2020, to May 31, 2020.  

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