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    U.S. Department of Labor Announces 2019 Prevailing Wage Seminars

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has announced dates and locations for its free 2019 prevailing wage education seminars.

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    SWACCA Endorses 529 OPTIONS Act

    Yesterday, SWACCA endorsed bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) entitled the “529 OPTIONS Act” (H.R. 2679). H.R. 2679 is similar—but better than—a proposal SWACCA has long advocated to allow 529 education savings accounts to be used for costs associated with registered apprenticeship programs.

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    Colorado Lawmakers Approve Wage Theft Law, Send Bill to Governor

    Last week, the Colorado Senate passed legislation that would define failure to pay workers the pay they’re due as a theft, and when the wages owed are greater than $2,000, a felony.

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    Washington Post Editors Call Multiemployer Pension Reform the “Public Policy Problem from Hell”

    The Washington Post editorial board penned an op-ed last Thursday, which referred to multiemployer pension plans as the “public policy problem from hell.” The editors noted that the federal government considers about 1/10th of the nation’s 1,400 multiemployer pension plans to be “at-risk” with liabilities around $52.6 billion as of 2018.

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    Judge Requires Employers to Provide EEOC with Pay Data by September 30

    Last Thursday, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that more than 60,000 employers will have to turn over worker pay data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30.

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