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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.
Top 10 reasons to join ABC-NJ

1. business development



2. workforce education (including osha and prevailing wage compliance)



3. political advocacy (legislation and regulations affecting us in New Jersey and Nationally)



4. workforce development



5. networking (opportunities with your Peers in New Jersey, and Nationally as well)



6. NATIONAL & CHAPTER AWARDS PROGRAMS (excellence in construction; national safety awards)



7. member BENEFITS (exclusive benefits include  insurance, vehicles, fuel, shipping & more)  



8. employee benefits (exclusive benefits including Insurance, cell phones, cars,  hotels & More)



9. Industry Best Practices (ABC's Academy for Construction Ethics & Compliance; safety Academy)



10. ONLINE CONTRACTOR SEARCH DIRECTORY






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ABC-NJ Newsletters & Updates
ABC NEWSLINE
Sep 21, 2016
On Aug. 5 the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued proposed regulations targeting the valuation practices of family-owned businesses. The proposed rules would lead to dramatically higher estate and gift taxes by eliminating the use of discounts currently permitted to reflect lack of control and marketability, respectively. The Wall Street Journal has referred to it as a "stealth death tax increase" that "rewrites long-standing interpretations of law."
Sep 21, 2016
ABC and a coalition of business groups filed suit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division’s costly and burdensome final overtime rule on Sept. 20. The legal challenge was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Sep 20, 2016
Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the minimum wage for workers on covered federal contracts and service contracts will increase to $10.20 per hour from $10.15 per hour in 2016. The increase is dictated by the Oct. 7, 2014, U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division final rule that implemented Executive Order 13658.
Sep 20, 2016
ABC is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Craft Professional of the Year and Craft Instructor of the Year awards. ABC members, employees and chapter staff may submit a nomination by the Jan. 6, 2017 deadline. If you know of someone who works hard, makes a difference in the industry and embodies the merit shop philosophy, enter them into the competition and they could walk away with the top title and a hefty grand prize.
Sep 20, 2016
ABC is now accepting nominations for its Student Chapter of the Year. The award recognizes an outstanding student chapter for its accomplishments in programming, community service, communications/public relations and interaction with its ABC chapter. The Student Chapter of the Year will receive a $2,000 cash prize, complimentary registration and hotel accommodations for two students to attend ABC’s Legislative Week in Washington, D.C., and press coverage in ABC National media outlets.
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