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Workforce Weekly

Area High School Students Experience Hands-On Activities at the 2016 Construction Careers Exposition

By Steven F. Horton, Ed.D. Excitement filled the air on a cool, crisp, picture perfect day when 322 students with 38 teacher/administrator chaperones from Houston-Metropolitan Area high school campuses attended the 2016 Construction Careers Exposition on Thursday, October 27, at the Pasadena Municipal Fairgrounds. These select students represented Aldine, Alvin, Barbers …

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Legal NewsWorkforce Weekly

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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Workforce Weekly

The Super Bowl for Construction Honors the Best of Houston

Houston, TX— Thursday, October 20, 2016, was a star-studded night at the Wortham Theater Center as some of the finest in the construction industry were honored at the Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Houston Chapter’s (ABC) annual Excellence in Construction (EIC) Gala. Member companies submitted their best work to compete …

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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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House Passes the ABC-supported REVIEW Act

Courtesy of ABC National The U.S. House of Representatives passed ABC-supported legislation to mitigate the impact of certain costly and burdensome regulations on Sept. 21. The Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act of 2016 (H.R. 3438) passed by a bipartisan vote of 244-180. The bill was introduced by …

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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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