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    OSHA Announces Increase in Inspections and Compliance Assistance in 2019

    OSHA has released final fiscal year 2019 statistics that highlight a significant increase in the number of inspections and compliance assistance.

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    State Appellate Court Rules That State Prevailing Wage Law Not Preempted by Federal Law

    On December 2, 2019, the Appellate Court of Illinois for the Third District ruled that an Illinois state law that requires employers to pay fringe benefits to workers on public projects is not preempted by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). 

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    Education Department’s College Scorecard Now Includes Program-Specific Debt and Earnings Data – How Does It Compare with Registered Apprenticeships?

    The Department of Education’s College Scorecard data is a reminder that no matter which degree a young person chooses, they can be saddled with thousands of dollars of debt. This contrasts sharply with the benefits and wages enjoyed by those enrolled in a tuition-free registered apprenticeship with a SWACCA contractor. 

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    SWACCA Encourages Members to Ask Their Member of Congress to Fix the Retail Glitch

    These efforts to fix the so-called “retail glitch” have evolved and there is now a large coalition of diverse groups urging Congress to address this issue.

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    Dept. of Labor Issues a Proposed Rule Allowing for Electronic Disclosure of Retirement Plan Information in Lieu of Paper Statements

    DOL estimates that the NPRM would save an estimated $2.4 billion over the next ten years for ERISA-covered retirement plans by eliminating materials, printing, and mailing costs associated with furnishing printed disclosures.

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