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From the monthly archives: January 2015

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'January 2015'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Mark your calendars for our Legislative Reception on 2/25

  Mark your calendars.  The four Maryland ABC Chapters will be hosting a Legislative Reception on Wednesday, Feb. 25. ALL members of the General Assembly are being invited along with Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford and key Department officials and Administration staff.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to interact with the key members of the General Assembly along with our new leadership at the Executive level. There are already several issues facing the General Assembly of interest to ABC members including dealing with the proposed budget submitted by Governor Hogan and its impact on capital spending for 2015 and beyond.  The mandated sick and safe leave bill has already been introduced and is expected to bring about a great deal of debate and discussion as it comes with a large price tag if implemented as proposed. There are over 50 new members of the General Assembly and this event will prove a great opportunity for ABC members to discuss your issues with ...

New Wage Theft Laws Coming to the District of Columbia

  The Chapter's DC Legislative Committee has joined with other members of the DC Business Coalition to address problematic issues with Bill 20-0671 the Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2014" which is slated to take effect at the end of February after it completes its mandatory Congressional review.  The legislation which was passed in the city council by a vote of 12 - 0 in July of 2014 and was signed by Mayor Vincent Gray would  subject DC Employers to New Notice Requirements and an Amended Penalty and Adjudication Structure.  For more information about the legislation, please contact Eric J. Jones, associate director of Government Affairs. View the law

Sick And Safe Bill Scheduled For Public Hearing

  The 2015 version of the mandated sick and safe leave legislation has been scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, February 3 at 1:00 p.m.  As we have experienced in the District of Columbia, this can be an administrative nightmare for companies; especially those working in multiple jurisdictions.

Governor-Elect Larry Hogan Establishing A Strong Team

  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>


  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.