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DOL Final Rule on Paid Sick Leave and EEOC Final Revisions to EEO-1 Report

On September 29, the federal government issued the following regulations of interest to ABC stakeholders:

·         the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued the final rule on paid sick leave

·         the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued the revised Employer Information Report or EEO-1

 

DOL’s Final Rule on Paid Sick Leave

 

The final rule will require 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 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 final rule.

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Appeals Court Upholds Idaho Law Protecting Fair and Open Competition on Public Construction Projects

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and ABC’s Inland Pacific Chapter today celebrated a victory when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit set aside a lower court’s decision against an Idaho law that banned government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on taxpayer-funded construction projects.
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ABC Opposes NLRB's Joint Employer Ruling Uprooting Decades-Old Standards

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement in response to today’s National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California case.
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Idaho and Washington Update - May 5, 2015

In Idaho

The Idaho Legislature adjourned officially on April 11th after a long and arduous debate over a number of issues, the most prominent of which was a Transportation Funding Bill.  Unable to agree the Senate and House finally convened a conference committee which hammered out the final bill.

In Washington State

Last week the Washington Legislature began what could be a 30-day special session.  The primary items on the agenda for the special session are the three budgets for the 2015-2017 biennium—operating budget, transportation budget and capital budget.  After a brief flurry of committee hearings and floor debate most legislators headed for home while only budget negotiators remained in Olympia for the first couple weeks of the special session.

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Idaho CM/GC Law

Legislative Alert!  Your action needed now to amend the Idaho CM/GC law!

After working diligently with members of the Idaho Legislature regarding suggested amendments to Idaho’s new CM/GC law, we will have an initial hearing on the bill TOMORROW, Wednesday, February 10th in the House Business Committee.

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CM/GC Issue in Idaho

You might recall that last week the ABC Idaho Government Affairs Committee, along with some members of the CM/GC Task force met in person and via conference call to discuss some proposed changes to the new Idaho CM/GC law that ABC will attempt to move forward this session.
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