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From the monthly archives: April 2012

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ABC Announces 2012 Craft Instructor Of The Year

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced Harold W. Bagley, an electrical and instrumentation instructor at ABC’s Pelican Chapter, as its 2012 Craft Instructor of the Year. Bagley received this honor April 25 during ABC’s EdCon & Expo in San Antonio. 

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ABC Asks Agency To Withdraw Rule Establishing Hiring Quotas

In an April 17 letter to a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee in response to its hearing, “Reviewing the Impact of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) Regulatory and Enforcement Actions,” ABC reacted to a recent OFCCP proposed rulemaking that would set hiring quotas for federal contractors to employ workers with disabilities, in addition to requiring greatly increased recordkeeping and affirmative action steps.  

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NLRB “Ambush" Elections Rule Effective April 30

A controversial final rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in December 2011 that overhauls procedures for union representation elections becomes effective on April 30. 

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Appeals Court Rejects "Unreasonable" OSHA Citation Policy

OSHA must stick to a six-month statute of limitations when citing a company for failure to record an injury or illness and cannot treat such an event as a continuing violation throughout the five-year recordkeeping period, according to an April 6 decision by a federal appeals court. The decision overturned a position that had been in place since 1993. 

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ABC And FirstLab Launch New Partnership

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and First Hospital Laboratories (FirstLab) today launched a new partnership that will provide ABC members with extensive resources in performing and managing their company’s alcohol and drug screening, background investigations and occupational health needs, such as maintaining their employees’ certifications for physicals.

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Federal Court Blocks NLRB "Employee Rights" Poster Rule

ABC April 17 celebrated a victory when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit blocked implementation of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “employee rights” notice posting rule, which was scheduled to go into effect April 30. Under the rule, employers would have been required to display a poster in their workplace that contained a biased and incomplete list of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act. 

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Federal Court Blocks NLRB Poster Rule

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decision to grant an injunction in the legal challenge against the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “Notification of Employee Rights” notice posting rule.

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