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Twenty-Six Schools Will Compete in the 2020 Construction Management Competition

The Construction Management Competition is ABC’s hallmark competition promoting careers in construction management. There are 26 colleges and universities competing in this year's competition. 

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USMCA Ratified by Congress

On Jan. 16, the U.S. Senate approved President Trump’s signature trade deal with Mexico and Canada, the USMCA, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan 89-10 vote. The agreement previously passed the House in December on a similarly bipartisan 385-41 vote and now awaits the president’s signature of the deal into law.

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Reminder: Deadline for Electronically Reporting OSHA Form 300A Data is March 2

OSHA’s Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule requires certain establishments to electronically submit information from their OSHA Form 300A for calendar year 2019 by March 2.

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Employer Update: OSHA Civil Monetary Penalties Increase

On Jan. 15, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the department, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, for 2020.

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The National Craft Championships’ 2020 Judge Registration is Now Open

Save the date and support the competitors of the 2020 National Craft Championships by volunteering to be a judge.

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ABC Joins President Trump at White House NEPA Event

On Jan. 9, ABC President and CEO Michael Bellaman and Miller and Long employees Alan Michael Jenkins and James Spencer Johnson joined President Trump at the White House for the announcement of the Council on Environmental Quality’s proposed rule to update its regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act.

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DOL Releases Final Rule Clarifying Joint-Employer Status

On Jan. 12, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division released its final rule to update and clarify its interpretation of joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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ABC Comments in Support of NLRB Election Protection Proposal

On Jan. 9, ABC filed comments to the National Labor Relations Board in support of a proposed rule that would implement three amendments to the representation election regulations under the National Labor Relations Act.  

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DOL Issues Regular Rate Final Rule

On Dec. 16, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published its final rule clarifying and updating the regulations governing regular rate requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

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NDAA Conference Report Contains Provisions Affecting Contractors

The conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020, which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense and other national security programs, contains several provisions that have an impact on contractors and apprenticeship programs in the United States.

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