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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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Construction Employment Falters in August

Associated Builders & Contractors- National WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 2—The U.S. construction industry lost 6,000 net jobs in August according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). BLS also downwardly revised July’s estimate from 14,000 net new jobs to …

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Why Community Based Training? Because it works!

Blair Williamson CMEF Training Manager / Industrial Services The Industrial Construction industry is an ever changing and ever growing industry, especially in the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. The Houston area, which takes on the brunt of the majority of this work, is always looking for the next …

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ABC Houston Bridging the Skills Gap in Construction

Having the opportunity to earn a decent wage should be available to everyone who is looking and willing to work for one. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston and the Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) now provide that opportunity to individuals looking to work within the commercial …

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ABC Greater Houston Goes To Washington

Hundreds of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) members met in Washington, D.C. for the 2016 Legislative Week which began on Monday, June 20th. The week was filled with legislative updates, Representative visits, association meetings, and –of course – a little fun sprinkled in between. The ABC Greater Houston chapter was …

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FAA Issues Final Rule on Drones

via ABC National NewsLine On June 28, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule on the operation and certification of non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones). The final rule covers commercial uses for UAS that weigh less than 55 pounds and it …

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EEOC Releases Final Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

On May 16, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released final rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) that address employer-sponsored wellness programs and financial inducements. The rules specifically limit incentives for participation in programs that involve disability-related inquiries and/or medical …

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