Labor & HR

June 29, 2020

Provides Online Tool to Help Workers Determine Eligibility

June 29, 2020

Provides Online Tool to Help Workers Determine Eligibility

June 25, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis portends a new and troubling outlook for union construction contractors participating in multiemployer pension plans.

June 25, 2020

Two recent immigration decisions highlight the need for Congress to enact permanent immigration reform.

June 25, 2020

After 11:59 pm on Tuesday, June 30, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will no longer accept applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. As of June 20, there was approximately $128 billion remaining in funding for the program; any contractors interested in applying must have their applications in by the end of the day on Tuesday.

For additional information, please contact Matthew Turkstra, Director of Tax, Fiscal Affairs, and Accounting, at (202) 547-4733 or matthew.turkstra@agc.org

June 25, 2020

After testifying before the Senate Small Business Committee that information about Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans would remain “confidential,” Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin announced on Friday, June 19, that loan information for recipients of PPP loans in excess of $150,000 would be publicly disclosed. To address concerns from businesses about disclosing payroll data, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury said loan information—including business names, addresses, NAICS codes, zip codes, business types, demographic data, non-profit information, and jobs sup

June 18, 2020

Whether your workplace has remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, is just reopening now, or will do so sometime later this year, employers should be prepared for the possibility that some employees may refuse to work due to COVID-related safety concerns.

June 18, 2020

A federal district court on May 30 invalidated portions of a rule issued by the present National Labor Relations Board to modify the prior Administration’s regulation (often referred to as the “quickie” or “ambush” election rule) on union representation-case procedures.  The Board swiftly responded by announcing that it would implement the remaining portions of the AGC-supported rule as of May 31.

June 18, 2020

Viral Tests for Active Cases Still Allowed

June 17, 2020

AGC and other contractor associations seeking multiemployer pension reform jointly released a new study on June 1 finding that composite retirement plans would have fared better during the coronavirus pandemic and related market declines than traditional defined-benefit multi-employer plans, allowing participants to receive higher benefits and attracting more employer participants. The study makes it clear that employees and employers stand to benefit once Congress authorizes the use of composite plans.

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