Posted on 6/20/2016 6:33 AM By abcmw
On June 10, 2016, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision rejecting ABC’s challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial “ambush” election final rule. ABC General Counsel Maury Baskin of Littler Mendelson P.C., Washington, D.C., argued the case on behalf of ABC of Texas, the Central Texas Chapter of ABC and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Texas on March 3 in New Orleans.
“ABC is disappointed with the decision,” said ABC Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs Ben Brubeck. “By affording excessive discretion to Regional Directors, the NLRB made it very difficult to mount a successful facial challenge to the new rule. However, we are exploring our appeal options and, depending on how that discretion is exercised, an “as-applied” challenge on a case-by-case basis may be successful.”
“ABC is prepared to assist members challenging this failed N ...
Posted on 11/10/2015 1:00 AM By abcmw
On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Councilman David Grosso (I) At-Large and Councilwoman Elissa Silverman (I) At-Large introduced Bill 21-0415 the Universal Paid Medical Leave Act of 2015. The legislation as introduced would amend the DC Family Medical Leave Act (DCFMLA) and establish a paid family medical leave program in the District of Columbia.
Posted on 1/19/2015 12:30 AM By abcmw
Governor-elect Larry Hogan is putting together a strong team to move Maryland forward over the next four years. ABC is especially excited by the appointment of Delegate Kelly Schulz as the new Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing Regulation (DLLR). Delegate Schulz has been a strong supporter of ABC and the merit construction industry while serving on the House Economic Matters Committee. more>
Posted on 1/15/2015 7:11 AM By abcmw
The ABC Joint Legislative Committee had its first meeting of the new year on January 12 and will continue to meet every week during the session to evaluate legislation to determine its impact on the ABC membership and the merit construction industry.
Posted on 12/1/2013 6:25 PM By abcmw
During the 2012 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB1370 which was signed into law by the Governor on May 2, 2012 and became Chapter Law 201. HB1370 includes many different changes to the minority business laws affecting state procurement.
Posted on 10/31/2013 3:35 AM By abcmw
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker addressed members of ABC on October 29th and shared the anticipated development and construction opportunities in the County over the next several years.
Posted on 10/1/2013 11:15 PM By abcmw
Effective October 1, 2013, Maryland employers with 15 or more employees must comply with the recently enacted Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities Due to Pregnancy Act.
Posted on 9/10/2013 5:27 AM By abcmw
Mayor Gray has announced that the District of Columbia will require a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) on the construction of the DC United Soccer Stadium. Apparently the city did not learn its lesson from the failure of the Washington National’s Stadium project which increased the cost of construction and failed to meet minority business and local hiring goals outlined in the PLA.
Posted on 7/17/2013 12:10 AM By abcmw
On July 10th, 2013 the DC City Council voted 8 – 5 to pass Bill 20-62, the Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013. This legislation as passed would require any large retailer operating within the District of Columbia to pay a living wage of at least $12.50 an hour. The legislation offers an exemption for any company that has signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), even if the agreed upon starting hourly wage in the CBA is less than the previously mentioned living wage.
Posted on 6/24/2013 4:10 AM By abcmw
ABC provided me with the opportunity to meet one of my heroes, Benjamin Carson, M.D. on June 18 at a fundraiser for the ABC Maryland Political Action Committee. I first learned of Dr. Carson by watching a movie on television about his life, “Gifted Hands.”
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