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DC: Office of Public-Private Partnerships Delegation of Authority Temporary Amendment Act of 2018

  On July 10th, the DC City Council passed Bill 22-894, the “Office of Public-Private Partnerships Delegation of Authority Temporary Amendment Act of 2018.” The legislation as passed removes contracting and procurement authority from the office of Public-Private Partnerships and places them within the Office of Contract and Procurement (OCP) until September 18, 2018, the date the council returns from its summer recess.

ABC of Metro Washington’s Letter to the Editor: D.C. contractors want to hire local, but there’s a shortage of skills

  Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington’s members want to hire local residents. Over the years, D.C.’s First Source law has changed, but the results remain the same. ABC has a robust training academy that offers numerous skilled trades and apprenticeship programs and partners with schools, government agencies and community groups to prepare residents for careers in the construction industry.

A Message from the President

  I’m pleased to announce a major victory for ABC members and the construction industry.

2018 MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION COMES TO AN END

  The 2018 session of the Maryland General Assembly came to an end on Monday, April 9.

Employers Can Now Electronically Report 2017's OHSA 300A Form

  Employers can now begin to electronically report their Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Form 300A data to OSHA through the agency’s Injury Tracking Application. All covered establishments must submit the information by July 1, 2018. Employers can view their submitted CY 2016 Form 300A summary information, but they cannot edit or submit additional 2016 data on this website.    Remember, not all establishments are covered by this requirement. Only a small fraction of establishments are required to electronically submit their Form 300A data to OSHA. Establishments that meet any of the following criteria DO NOT have to send their information to OSHA. Remember, these criteria apply at the establishment level, not to the firm as a whole. The establishment’s peak employment during the previous calendar year was 19 or fewer, regardless of the establishment's industry. The establishment’s industry is on this list, regardless of the size of the establishment. The establishment had ...

DC First Source Law

  ABC of Metro Washington is working to address the issue and has recently held a meeting with Director Odie Donald of DOES and Associate Director Michael Watts of the Office of Labor, Laws and Enforcement. ABC and DOES discussed how to better communicate the requirements under the first source law to our members up front in an effort to avoid costly fines at the end of the project.” 

Governor Hogan Vetoes Mandated Sick and Safe Leave Legislation

  Last week Governor Hogan remained true to his word and vetoed H.B. 1, the mandated sick and safe leave legislation strongly opposed by ABC and the entire Maryland business community. While making the announcement, he also stated he had issued three Executive Orders dealing with this subject.

New Paid Leave Legislation

  On Tuesday, February 21st the DC City Council introduced two new pieces of legislation regarding Universal Paid Leave. Both bills would alter the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 which passed the council in late 2016 and was not signed by Mayor Bowser.

Maryland Business Coalition Holds Press Conference Regarding Sick and Safe Leave Legislation

  A coalition of business organizations held a press conference on Monday, January 23 expressing great concern over the current language contained in the mandated sick and safe leave legislation.

Mandated Sick and Safe Leave Legislation in Maryland- It's Coming

  H.B. 1 is the first bill to be drafted for the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly. It very much resembles the bill that passed the House last year. ABC’s major concern is a provision in the bill which would exempt union construction workers covered by a collective bargaining agreement. ABC is also fighting to have this exemption deleted from any sick and safe leave bill. There is no justification for carving out this small segment of the industry. Either everyone is in, or everyone is exempt. ABC is also supporting language which would provide a preemption provision which means the state law would supersede any local bill enacted dealing with the same subject. (i.e. Montgomery County).
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