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Montgomery County Resolution to require facial coverings for all “essential employees” has been withdrawn

 

The Montgomery County Resolution to require facial coverings for all “essential employees” has been withdrawn and replaced by a more narrow requirement that applies only to grocery stores, pharmacies and large retailers (WalMart). Download Directive.

The Montgomery County Council will introduce a face mask resolution.

 

This resolution will require essential business employees and customers to wear a face mask/covering while in an essential business. Beginning April 16th, employers must either provide employees with face coverings or instructions on how to make the face coverings. 

Governor Hogan Issues Additional Orders to Close "Unsafe" Facilities

 

Maryland's Governor Hogan issued a series of executive orders on April 5, 2020, that granted greater authority to local health departments to safeguard construction workers, including the ability to close an “unsafe facility.” more > 

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OSHA Issues Enforcement Policies on Respiratory Protection (April 5): Use of Expired Respirators and Respirator Reuse more >

Attention ABC Virginia Members and Employees: Tell Gov. Northam to Veto Anti-Business Legislation Today

 

Virginia residents and ABC members: During the Virginia General Assembly’s 2020 session, legislators in Richmond swiftly advanced a handful of bills that would upend the construction industry. It’s imperative, now more than ever, with the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc upon the state’s economy and workforce, that you take action and tell Gov. Northam to veto this harmful legislation.

Let Your Voice Be Heard: https://www.abc.org/Politics-Policy/ABC-Action-App/Action-Center?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns%2f73228%2frespond

 

MD Governor Issues Stay At Home Order--Does NOT Effect Construction Industry

 

March 30, 2020: Earlier today, Governor Hogan issued a Stay At Home Order that is to take effect at 8:00 PM tonight, Monday. This order does NOT change the construction industry's essential business status. Essential employees are still able to commute to essential businesses. (MD Executive Order Interpretive Guide)
 

ATTENTION VIRGINIA ABC MEMBERES AND EMPLOYEES

 

ABC of Virginia needs your help in defeating anti-merit legislation dealing with Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) and Prevailing Wage.  Let the Governor know this is bad for business, the economy and the workers.  Urge him to veto these bills

https://www.abc.org/Politics-Policy/ABC-Action-App/Action-Center?vvsrc=%2fCampaigns%2f72409%2fRespond

An ABC-VA Action Alert regarding recent legislation introduced in VA

  We wanted to keep our members informed of recent legislative action in our neighboring Virginia. This is particularly important for those that live, work or do business in Virginia. This is an Action Alert from Pat Dean, President at ABC Virginia Chapter.   Dear Member, The construction industry in the Commonwealth is facing a policy crisis. Legislation recently introduced by the Democrat majorities will replace Virginia's Fair and Open Competition Act. These bills, (SB 182) and (HB 358) will allow the state and local governments the ability to mandate PLAs on public works construction projects. Other noteworthy legislation, introduced by Sen. Saslaw (SB 8) and Del. Carroll Foy (HB 833) would result in prevailing wage requirements on state construction projects at rates set by the U.S. Department of Labor, according to the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act. Saslaw’s bill sets a threshold of $250,000, while Foy’s bill does not set one. However, the House Labor a ...

DC’s New LLC Law Will Have a Major Impact on the Development/Construction Industry

  DC’s New LLC Law Will Have a Major Impact on the Development/Construction Industry In the spring of 2018, Councilwoman Elissa Silverman (I) At-Large lead an effort to reshape the District’s Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) laws as it relates to various types of development and real estate transactions. The motivation for this push is to change the rules of how companies use LLC’s to bid, develop and manage projects in the District. Under the previous law, companies would oftentimes use newly created LLC’s as the ownership and/or management of projects under development. Likewise, they would use similar efforts to join into partnerships such as Joint Ventures (JV) partnerships to bid, build and manage projects throughout the city. While these practices have been around for decades and are common throughout the various development and construction-related industries, they have come under pressure within the District. In recent years the city has seen an uptick in new developmen ...

Major Changes proposed for the District’s Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Program

  On Tuesday, November 19th, members of the DC City Council introduced two pieces of legislation that would drastically alter the way in which Certified Business Enterprises (CBE’s) are regulated and operated within the District. The first piece of legislation was Bill 23-0545, the “Small Business Procurement Reform Omnibus Amendment Act of 2019” was introduced by Councilman Kenyan McDuffie and had 6 other co-introducers. The second piece of legislation was Bill 23-0549, the “Local Business Support Amendment Act of 2019”. Bill 23-0549 was co-introduced by Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie and David Grosso.   As currently introduced, this legislative package would create a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Ombudsman. This independent authority would oversee all complaints; disputes and questions related to the CBE process. The Ombudsman would be an independently appointed position and would be appointed to individual 5-year terms. As part of new department, the legislation ...

CHANGES TO OVERTIME RULES DEFEATED IN HOUSE COMMITTEE

  Legislation to alter the exemption for specified executive, administrative or professional (EAP) employees from the Maryland Wage and Hour Law was overwhelmingly defeated in the House Economic Matters Committee by a vote of 19-1.
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