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February 11, 2021

The COVID-relief bill moving through Congress does not include a federal pai

February 11, 2021

On February 10, the House Ways and Means Committee approved legislation, as part of the broader Biden Administration COVID-relief legislation, that would extend the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) through December 31, 2021. Previously, AGC supported the expansion and extension of the ERTC in the end-of-year (2020) COVID relief bill, which boosted the credit for eligible employers from $5,000 per year to $7,000 per quarter and extended its availability through June 31, 2021.

February 8, 2021

Webinar Playback and Q&A Document Now Available

February 4, 2021

AGC concerned not all registered apprenticeship programs eligible for benefits

February 1, 2021

Construction-industry collective bargaining negotiations completed in 2020 resulted in an average first-year increase in wages and fringe benefits of $1.63 or 2.8 percent, according to the annual year-end Settlements Report recently released by the AGC-supported Construction Labor Research Council (“CLRC”).  This is slightly down from raises negotiated in 2019, when the average first-year increase negotiated was $1.67 or 2.9 percent, and it marks the first decline in the size of increases negotiated since 2011.  However, CLRC notes, the average dollar-amount increase negotiated in 2020 remains more than double the amount negotiated in 2011.

January 28, 2021

President Biden’s “Executive Order (EO) on Tackl

January 28, 2021

On January 20, President Biden released a legislative proposal to reform the nation’s immigration system.

January 21, 2021

On January 20, President Biden released a legislative proposal to reform the nation’s immigration system.

January 21, 2021

Pres. Biden has revoked Pres. Trump’s controversial executive order on diversity and inclusion training.  The order, Executive Order 13950, placed restrictions on the content that federal contractors, grantees, and agencies, as well as the military, could cover in employee training.  AGC and other stakeholders in the business community called on Pres. Trump to withdraw the confusing order last October.  In December, a federal court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction temporarily halting implementation of the restrictions on federal contractors and grantees.

January 21, 2021

On January 15, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted to approve revisions to EEOC’s Compliance Manual Section on Religious Discrimination.  The Commission had not updated the Compliance Manual since 2008.

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