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June 23, 2021

Complying with statutory workplace requirements does not necessarily excuse an employer from its bargaining obligations. In Frontier Communications Corp., the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on May 26 upheld an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) finding that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it refused to bargain over the effects of requiring employees to submit new I-9 forms.

June 23, 2021

The US Department of Labor's - Wage and Hour Division (WHD) - Southeast Region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee) in conjunction with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is providing a free compliance assistance webinar specific for employers working on federal funded construction contracts (Davis Bacon and Related Acts). 

June 23, 2021

New York and Vermont Iowa Post Biggest Monthly Losses, While Florida and Oklahoma Top Gainers; Texas and Wyoming Have Worst Job Losses from the Pandemic, as Utah and Idaho Add the Most

June 23, 2021

The AGC Labor and Employment Law Council held its 36th Annual Construction Labor Law Symposium on June 10-11, 2021.  The event was held virtually for the first time.  The Council is a group of attorneys who regularly represent AGC members and chapters in labor and employment matters, and its annual symposium is for such attorneys and chapter labor staff. 

June 23, 2021

Over the last year, the AGC Lean Construction Forum has been working with Dodge Data & Analytics (Dodge) and the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) to determine, across the experiences of many construction firms, the specific project practices, policies and tactics that most frequently correlate to better project outcomes and greater professional satisfaction.

June 22, 2021

On June 17, President Biden signed into law legislation recognizing Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19, as a legal public holiday.  Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S. and commemorates the date in 1865 when the Union army arrived in Galveston, TX, to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation two years after issuance.  The new law deems Juneteenth the eleventh “federal holiday” in the nation.

June 17, 2021

On June 16, a bipartisan group of senators—10 Democrats and 10 Republicans— announced an agreement on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. The two-page plan includes $579 billion in new spending (on top of reauthorized transportation programs) to rebuild America’s roads and bridges, improve public transit systems, invest in broadband infrastructure, and upgrade our airports.

June 16, 2021

On Monday, September 20th, AGC Charities is holding a volunteer day at Give Kids the World Village to make improvements to the facility including replacing a protective fence and upgrading bathrooms at one of the Village’s pools. Watch this video here to learn more about the project. With your help, we can make this year’s AGC Charities Operation Opening Doors project a success so we can make sure these special kids get is truly spectacular.

June 15, 2021

Construction Association Calls on President to Immediately End Tariffs and Quotas on Steel, Aluminum, and Lumber as First Step to Easing Pressure on Construction Costs and Supply-Chain Bottlenecks

June 14, 2021

As AGC continues to pressure the Small Business Administration (SBA) to change its approach to applications for the forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Loans over $2M, the agency finally appears to be doing just that.  The agency has yet to make any announcements and details are still missing.  There is, however, a growing body of anecdotal and other evidence that the agency is finally accelerating the process of forgiving these loans.

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