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From the monthly archives: January 2012

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ABC National Chairman Questions President Obama's Economic Rhetoric

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2012 National Chairman Eric Regelin, president of Granix, LLC, Ellicott City, Md., today said the vision President Obama offered in his State of the Union address last night is no different than what he has promoted during his past three years in office.  

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DOL Proposes Hiring Goal For Federal Contractors To Employ Disabled Workers

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a proposed rule that would set a national hiring goal for federal contractors to employ workers with disabilities, in addition to requiring more recordkeeping and strengthening affirmative action policies. 

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OSHA Issues I2P2 White paper; Plans To Hold Review Panel On Its Proposed Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a white paper on the value of injury and illness prevention programs (I2P2) in the workplace, noting that I2P2s lead to higher productivity and quality; reduced turnover; and greater employee satisfaction. 

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2012 Health Care Law Compliance Checklist Now Available

To help members make sure they are in compliance with the new requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or health care law, ABC is offering a 2012 compliance checklist.

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IRS Issues Guidance For Reporting Health Care Costs On Employees' W-2s

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in January offered additional guidance on a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will require employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan on each employee’s W-2 form.

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Navy Mandates A PLA On Washington Construction Project

ABC is strongly opposing a decision by the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest to mandate that contractors use a project labor agreement (PLA) on the construction of a $450 million to $550 million explosives handling wharf at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington. 

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2012 Health Care Law Compliance Checklist Now Available

To help members make sure they are in compliance with the new requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or health care law, ABC is offering a 2012 compliance checklist (PDF). 

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IRS Issues Guidance For Reporting Health Care Costs On Employees' W-2s

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in January offered additional guidance on a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will require employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan on each employee’s W-2 form. 

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Raising Awareness for Autism

Employees at Sahara, a construction management company based in Bountiful, Utah, have a long history of community service through the SaharaCares Foundation. Founded in 2005, the 501(c)(3) charitable organization initially focused on assisting children who are disadvantaged, seriously ill or come from financially challenged families. But that focus narrowed to children with autism when employees met colleague Lisa Ridges’ son. 

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