Author Archives: Jodi Torboli

Congress Passes Short-Term Government Funding Bill

Enacts One-Year Federal-Aid Highway & Transit Extension On October 1, the president signed into law legislation that averts a shutdown of federal government agencies and programs, including the federal-aid highway and transit programs. The legislation—known as a continuing resolution (CR)—funds the federal government through December 11. Thanks to AGC and a unified stakeholder community effort, […]

Spotlight Your Commitment to Safety

The purpose of AGC’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) is to recognize those construction companies who excel at safety performance. The CSEA closely examines each candidate’s commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. Unlike other safety award programs that limit the criteria to frequency rates, the CSEA selection process is considerably more […]

Peak Employment for Operating Engineers Retirees Under 65 Ends October 31

Each year, the Trustees of the Operating Engineers Local #66 Pension Fund have the ability to designate a time period when a retiree under the age of 65 can return to work during a period of peak employment, while continuing to receive a monthly pension.  In the past, with the amount of construction work at […]

CAWP, FRB Continue Workforce Development Outreach Virtually

CAWP and Future Road Builders will be participating in several virtual workforce development programs in the next few weeks, with the first one taking place on September 29, 2020. Should you wish to learn more about these virtual outreach programs, or would like to become involved in these or future recruiting events, please contact Jason […]

CAWP COVID-19 Awareness Training Available Online

The COVID-19 Pandemic Response Training Tool helps contractors and their employees comply with current training requirements and educates participants about the facts of the COVID-19 pandemic and how they can protect themselves and those around them. The goal of this program is to provide online COVID-19 awareness training for the industry. The program has four […]

DOL Revises FFCRA Regulations Clarifying Paid Leave Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The revisions come as a result of a federal court decision that found portions of the regulations invalid. The revisions […]

Congress Eyes One-Year Extension of Current Highway & Transit Programs Law

Only a few days remain until the current highway and public transit law – the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act – expires on September 30. AGC is cautiously optimistic that Congress will extend the FAST Act for one-year (through fiscal year 2021). The extension would likely be considered as part of legislation to temporarily […]

AGC’s 2020 Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference – Register today!

Registration is now open for the 2020 Construction HR and Training Professionals Virtual Conference and pre-conference Federal Construction HR Workshop.  The workshop is scheduled for September 23 and 24, with the full conference to follow on October 6, 7 and 8.  The conference and workshop are regularly pre-approved for HRCI CEU credits as well as […]