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6 Things to Expect from the EEOC in 2017

By G. Mark Jodon 1. Continued Focus on Systemic Investigations and Related Litigation Despite the incoming Republican administration, during the coming fiscal year it is unlikely there will be any significant change in the EEOC’s continued focus on systemic investigations and related litigation. Systemic investigations focus on claims involving pattern-or-practice, …

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Contractors Backs Bill to Increase Competition on Taxpayer-Funded Construction Contracts

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today voiced its strong support for the Fair and Open Competition Act (S. 622). The bill, introduced by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), will reduce costs for taxpayers by encouraging all qualified construction companies to compete for federal and federally funded construction projects. S. 622 prevents …

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ABC Makes Strides in Texas Capitol

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) members from around the state met with their Legislators on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, to present legislative issues that affect the construction industry for the upcoming session. “It was my first time attending Legislative Day, and it was great coming together with other members who …

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Industry Professionals Make Their Voices Heard at Texas’ Capitol

2016 was a whirlwind election year that kept the entire country on the edge of their seats. Now that the results are in, it’s time to look onward to 2017. Each year, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) members join as one powerful voice to inform elected officials about the issues …

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Texas Issues Injunction Against Department of Labor’s Controversial Overtime Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 23– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) welcomed news that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) burdensome and costly overtime final rule. Prior to the injunction, the rule was scheduled to go into …

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Associated Builders and Contractors Applauds Court’s Injunction Against ‘Blacklisting’ Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 25– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today applauded a preliminary injunction against the Obama administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule, commonly referred to as “blacklisting,” issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas late Monday night. The preliminary injunction prevents the …

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DOL Issues Paid Sick Leave Final Rule for Federal Contractors

On Sept. 30, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule requiring certain federal contractors to offer employees up to seven days (56 hours) of paid sick leave annually, including paid leave for family care. The paid sick leave required by the final rule is in addition to …

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