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Government Actions

When the private sector does not address a major issue, the public sector will often step into the vacuum and do it. The construction industry has been slow to embrace the principles of social responsibility and sustainable value, focusing instead on whatever it takes to be lowest bidder. As a consequence of this, government is adopting policies that reshape the rules for the industry.

Six men have been arrested and charged with racketeering and fraud charges after allegedly paying employees of a Florida construction company through shell companies in an attempt...
February 01, 2016
Regulators are getting serious in North Carolina about dealing with companies that shirk their responsibility to carry workers’ compensation coverage on those who toil on their...
January 21, 2016
Unless you were watching the budget process in Congress late in 2015, you probably missed a small piece of the legislation passed by the House, Senate, and signed by the President...
January 15, 2016
The Austin City Council recently extended through March 2016 the current, temporary rules governing overnight concrete pours on downtown job sites.The Austin AGC and our industry...
December 29, 2015
After a yearlong debate about the right way to handle it, the Dallas City Council this week passed a requirement for mandatory rest breaks for construction workers.Under the new...
December 09, 2015
Texas has room to improve its appeal as a state for contractors to do business according to a scorecard launched by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).“Building America:...
December 09, 2015
The owner of a commercial subcontracting company which specializes in metal studs, drywall, and acoustical ceilings was arraigned last month on workplace misclassification...
November 19, 2015
The following was originally published as an op-ed in The Houston Chronicle.  Reprinted with permission.Our national security and energy independence are at risk because the...
October 29, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) and the Vermont Department of Labor signed an agreement this summer to protect employees and law-abiding businesses by reducing the...
October 08, 2015