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Federal Department of Labor Releases Final Persuader Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-anticipated final rule that will drastically redefine “persuader” activity under Section 203 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). The final rule is scheduled to take effect on April 25, 2016 and applies to arrangements, agreements, and payments made on or after July 1, 2016. The final persuader rule is likely to be challenged in Congress and the courts.

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ABC Is a Proud Partner in Safety Week 2016
Looking for ways to show your commitment to preventing injuries on job sites and promote safety in construction? Join other industry leaders and participate in Safety Week 2016, May 2-6! 

Download the Idea Book for events and activities to hold throughout the week, from commitment pledges and project visits to events and activities that can help you promote safety in your community:
  • Invite OSHA on site to discuss injury statistics and other industry items.
  • Host a Safety Roadshow and invite vendors to showcase new tools and safety equipment.
  • Hold safety training sessions (fall protection, ladder safety, etc.)
Check out the tools and resources available to participants, including a social media toolkit, banner ads and more, and plan your safety week activities today.


New Philadelphia OSHA Requirements
For those who may be unaware by April 1, 2016 All licensed contractors will need to ensure that:
  • All workers performing construction activities, for which permits have been issued, are required to complete OSHA 10 safety training.
  • All contractors licensed under Section 9-1004 of the Philadelphia Code must employ at least 1 Supervisory person who has completed OSHA 30 safety training within the last 5 years
  • Click here for New Safety Training Requirements

ABC NEWSLINE

Apr 27, 2016
ABC reiterated its opposition to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) “persuader rule” ahead of the April 27 U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing on how the newly finalized regulation limits employers’ rights and undermines the right of workers to make informed decisions in union elections. The final rule, issued March 23, redefines “persuader” activity under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and triggers expanded reporting requirements for employers and their attorneys.    READ MORE HERE
Apr 27, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship continued its oversight of the controversial “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) regulation April 27, holding a hearing on how small businesses were left out of the rulemaking process as required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). At the hearing, members of the committee heard from stakeholders, who expressed concern about the onslaught of new regulations from the Obama administration and the detrimental impact they have on small businesses.   READ MORE HERE
Apr 19, 2016
The U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee held a hearing on April 14 entitled Regulation Nation: The Hidden Small Business Tax , which examined the cost of new federal regulations to entrepreneurs in the small business community. During the hearing, members of the Committee heard from several small business owners who cited high compliance costs and expensive new mandates as a major impediment to expanding their businesses. 
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Apr 13, 2016
On April 12, ABC submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department (DOL) of Labor Wage and Hour Division’s proposed rule on establishing paid sick leave for federal contractors. The proposed rule  requires certain federal contractors to offer employees up to seven days of paid sick leave annually, including paid leave for family care. The paid sick leave required by the proposal is in addition to a contractor’s obligations under the Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon Act (DBA). Therefore, a contractor may not receive credit toward its prevailing wage or fringe benefit obligation under the SCA and DBA for paid sick leave provided in satisfaction of the requirements of the proposed rule.     READ MORE HERE
Apr 13, 2016
New analysis from the U.S. Department of the Treasury shows that the construction industry pays the highest effective tax rate—the percent of income businesses actually pay in taxes—of any sector of the economy. According to the report, the typical construction company faces an average effective federal tax burden of 30.3 percent, well above the 23.3 percent average for all US businesses.   READ MORE HERE
 
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5/4/2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
PSI 414 River View Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08611 (map)
The ABC Membership & Events Committee Meeting will be held this day at 8:30 AM.  If you are unable to come to the office, please dial in: Dial In - 866-793-0434 Pin - 9801126 An agenda will be distributed closer to the date.  If you are new and would like the agenda emailed to you, please contact Stacy at sschlags@njpsi.com or 609-989-9110

5/11/2016 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PSI 414 River View Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08611 (map)
The ABC Board Meeting will be held this day at 8:00 AM. If you are unable to come to the office, please dial in:


Dial In - 866-793-0434

Pin - 9801126


If you have any questions, please contact Lori at llee@njpsi.com

5/11/2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wu & Associates, 100 Gaither Drive, Mt. Laurel, NJ (map)
Kevin Triplett, Section Chief of the Public Contracts Section for the NJ DOL will be speaking.  Come hear about the NJ Prevailing Wage Requirements and ask questions.  Please bring $15 to pay at the door. 

If you have any questions, please contact Stacy at sschlags@njpsi.com or 609-989-9110

5/18/2016 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PSI 414 River View Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08611 (map)
The ABC Government Affairs Meeting will be held this day at 8:30 AM.  If you are unable to come to the office, please dial in:


Dial In - 866-793-0434

Pin - 9801126


If you have any questions, please contact Patrick at pstewart@njpsi.com

5/18/2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wood Stack Pizza Kitchen 29 Route 46 East Pine B (map)
Kevin Triplett, Section Chief of the Public Contracts Section for the NJ DOL will be speaking.  Come hear about the NJ Prevailing Wage Requirements and ask questions.  Please bring $15 to pay at the door. 



If you have any questions, please contact Stacy at sschlags@njpsi.com or 609-989-9110

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