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AGC Lawsuit Stops NLRB Joint-Employer Rule

A federal judge agreed with AGC of America’s Construction Advocacy Fund-financed lawsuit, striking down the NLRB’s joint employer regulation that threatened to undermine general contractor and subcontractor standard business practices.

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Know About the Corporate Transparency Act?

As of January 1, 2024, more than 32 million existing entities, including certain construction firms, are required to report the personal information of beneficial owners to a new federal database by January 1, 2025. Are you ready?

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Federal Apprenticeship Mandates?

In a new executive order, President Joe Biden seeks to set the stage for apprenticeship goals, preferences, and evaluation factors on projects that receive federal funding.

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SEC Issues New Requirements for Public Companies to Report Emissions

On March 6, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted (3-2) to finalize a rule for public companies to disclose climate-related information in their registration statements and annual reports.

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Judge Rules Against Corporate Transparency Act

On Friday, March 1, Federal District Judge Liles Burke in Alabama ruled that the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) exceeded Congress’s authority under the Constitution.

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House Approves Long-Awaited Spending Deal

On March 6, the House of Representatives passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024 which provides funding for six key departments, including transportation, energy, housing and urban development, and others.

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FHWA Proposes to End Long-Standing Buy America Waiver

On March 7, 2024, the Federal Highway Administration announced that it has released a Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to end the longstanding Manufactured Products Waiver that has been in effect since the 1980s.

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AGC Raises Concerns on Two Key Rulemakings

On February 15 and 27, respectively, AGC along with its partners on the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) met with representatives from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to further discuss the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) proposal to update its existing standards to better protect miners against occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) proposal to expand who can serve as the employee representative during the walkaround portion of enforcement inspections.

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EPA to Expand Regulatory Approach to PFAS

AGC has long discussed risk exposures for contractors associated with the anticipated regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

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AGC Joins Amicus Brief to Save Secret-Ballot Elections

On Feb. 9, AGC of America and other business groups coordinated by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace jointly filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to set aside a significant National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) decision that makes it easier for unions to gain recognition without a secret-ballot election beyond 8(f) recognition in construction.

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