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OSHA Form 300A Reporting Deadline Coming March 2

March 2 is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2018. Collection will begin January 2, 2019.

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SWACCA Submits Joint Letter in Support of Multiemployer Pension Reform

SWACCA has submitted a letter, along with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the other members of the Construction Employers of America (CEA) coalition, to the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of urgent action to protect and strengthen the security of multiemployer pension plans.

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IRS Issues 2019 Mileage Reimbursement Rates

On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. 

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SWACCA Files Comments on NLRB’s Proposed Joint Employer Rule

SWACCA has filed comments on the National Labor Relations Board’s (the Board) proposed rule to establish a new standard for the determination of joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (the Act).  SWACCA opposes the proposed rule on the basis that it would induce unscrupulous construction contractors to use labor brokers and other schemes to avoid their obligations under the Act.

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NLRB Issues Decision Modifying Independent Contractor Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) has issued a decision that reverts to its pre-2014 standard for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor.

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Illinois: Gov. Pritzker Signs Local Prevailing Wage Bill

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed Senate Bill 203, which requires the local prevailing wage be set at the rate that prevails for similar work performed under collective bargaining agreements in a locality. The measure, which was signed into law on Gov. Pritzker’s first full day in office, represents a departure from previous law, which viewed wage rates in collective bargaining agreements as one of several factors used to determine local prevailing wage rates.

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Report: Skilled Labor Shortages will Create Higher Labor Costs, Impact Consumers

The threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar occupations than white-collar occupations.

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OSHA Announces Dates for National Safety Stand-Down

OSHA has announced the dates for the sixth National Safety Stand-Down!

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Newly Published Documents Reveal OSHA Use of Drones for Work Site Inspections

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SWACCA Submits Comments to U.S. DOL regarding Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs.

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SWACCA Applauds National Apprenticeship Week

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SWACCA Submits Joint Letter to the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Plans

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