AGC of America Construction Legislative Week in Review
Friday, March 4, 2022
Section: AGC National

Register for AGC Webinar on Construction Regulatory Road Ahead

March 15, 2022, 3:30 PM ET | 12:30 PM PT

Changes in presidential administrations have a significant impact on the construction industry, creating a climate of uncertainty about construction regulation shifts and how they impact businesses. The Biden Administration, Congress, and federal agencies are issuing a barrage of new rules and regulations every day with which your construction business must comply. But not all regulations are equal. Some are in effect in a matter of months while others linger for years.

In this webinar, regulation experts from AGC of America will provide you with tools and strategies to help your business navigate the shifting regulatory landscape.

Topics Covered

  • How are regulations issued?
  • Who determines the final requirements?
  • What trends in construction regulation have changed between presidential administrations?
  • What can the construction industry expect from the Biden Administration in 2022?
  • How soon can we expect regulations to take effect?

And much more…

AGC Member Price: $0
Non-Member Price: $99

If you are unsure if you can make the date but you like the topic, register now and receive copies of the slides and recording, which will be emailed to you post-event if you do not make it live.

Congress Again Works to Meet Government Funding Deadline

Full-year Bill Would Include Funding for New Infrastructure Programs

After passing a short-term three-week extension of government funding in February, Congress is again faced with an impending deadline to fund the government by March 11. This gives lawmakers a week to finalize and pass a full fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding package that would set new spending levels for the year after multiple continuations of funding at prior year levels. It is important that Congress meets this deadline to authorize new and increased funding for programs included in the November-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

On March 2, AGC and other transportation stakeholders requested that Congress clarify that usage of American Rescue Plan funds provided to states and localities are more flexible to allow a greater portion of the money provided to be used for critical infrastructure projects. This proposal has already unanimously passed the Senate, so AGC is hopeful that it will be included in a final FY2022 spending bill.

DOL to Hire 100 New Investigators; Is Your company Prepared for a Davis-Bacon Audit?

Register Now for the Next Davis-Bacon & Related Acts Two-Part WebEd Series 

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that its Wage and Hour Division is seeking to add 100 investigators to its team to support its enforcement efforts including the protection of workers’ wages, migrant and seasonal workers, rights to family and medical leave and prevailing wage requirements for workers on federal contracts. The DOL has also returned its focus on performing broad investigative practices and efforts to identify violators. In light of these developments, don’t miss out on this valuable AGC WebEd series and learn how to stay a step ahead of a potential Davis-Bacon & Related Acts audit.

Session 1, on April 7th, is perfect if you are a new staff person responsible for federal contract or subcontract compliance or you've been in your role for a while and need a refresher course. The presentation will provide you with a basic overview to help understand the requirements of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts in a contractor-friendly manner.

Session 2, on April 14th, will perform a deep and comprehensive dive into the intricacies and unique challenges of the laws. This presentation will provide attendees with an advanced understanding of the requirements of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, such as interpreting wage determinations, handling multiple wage determinations based on type or project or location, determining correct job classification, what to do if a classification is missing, advanced fringe benefit issues, dealing with apprentices, and handling jurisdictional disputes.

The application of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts to federal and federally assisted construction projects leaves many contractors uncertain about the requirements of federal prevailing wage laws and the consequences of non-compliance. Failure to comply puts covered contractors at risk of catastrophic consequences, from losing money on contracts due to failure to understand labor costs, to high-dollar back pay and related penalties, to debarment from future federal work. This two-part webinar series seeks to help such contractors avoid those risks by educating staff tasked with DBRA compliance and administration on coverage, requirements, pitfalls, and enforcement of these laws.