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February 16, 2016

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ABC Submits Comments on Proposed DOL Apprenticeship Rule

On Jan. 20, ABC submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration proposed rule which seeks to update the equal opportunity regulations that implement the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 by amending 29 CFR Part 30. Current regulations prohibit discrimination in registered apprenticeship programs on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, and sex. The proposed rule updates the equal opportunity standards to include age (40 or older), genetic information, sexual orientation and disability among the protected base that cannot be discriminated against. The proposal also requires sponsors to take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in the registered apprenticeship programs. 

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EEOC Proposes to Collect Pay Data on 

On Jan. 29, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a proposed rule expanding the data that is collected from certain employers on the Employer Information Report (EEO-1). Currently, certain federal contractors with 50-99 employees and private employers with more than 100 employees must report annually the number of individuals they employ by job category and race, ethnicity, and sex on the EEO-1. Under the proposed rule federal contractors and private employers with 100 or more employees would have to report pay data and hours worked on the EEO-1 in addition to the current reporting requirements, beginning on Sept. 30, 2017. Employers would report this information using 12 "pay bands" determined by the EEOC.

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Free ConsensusDocs Webinars on IPD Contracting and Contract Management in the Cloud

Learn how to contractually effectuate Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and lean tools in a free webinar from ABC business partner ConsensusDocs titled The State of the Art in IPD Contracting: The New ConsensusDocs 300 and How to Contract for IPD & Lean. Contracts that match your intentions of actually encouraging collaboration and communication are more likely to achieve success. Much has been learned and refined during the past five years, and ConsensusDocs just released an entirely updated standard IPD agreement and new IPD Joining Agreement. You will hear from some of the lead drafters of the new ConsensusDocs 300 IPD Agreement and 396 Joining agreement. The webinar will be held Feb. 24, 2016, 3:30-5:00 p.m. EST. 

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American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law: Charlotte, NC; March 4th

The American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law is the foremost legal organization in the country offering outstanding educational programs in a multitude of areas. Each year the Forum offers 3 national meetings and regional programs in 4-5 locations.This year's regional program is on Construction Contracts. One of the regional sites is in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 4th. 

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ABC Workforce Week 2016: World-class Education and Inspirational Keynote Speakers

ABC Workforce Week 2016 features world-class education and top-notch keynote speakers to help you be a better leader and unleash your team's potential.

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New ABC Members January 2016
  1. PER, Inc.
  2. ABL & Associates
  3. NC 811
  4. Carolina Material Handling
  5. Schultz Technology
  6. Wincourse Technology
  7. Pro-Vigil Surveillance Services
  8. M.A. Mortenson Company
New ABC Members February 2016
  1. Siemens
Executive Club Member of the Month: 
Gaylor Electric

For more information regarding Gaylor Electric, 



ABC Calendar of Events


February Events


17 - Meet the Board Social- Columbia


18 - Upstate Social


18 - Triad Luncheon


25 - Charlotte Social


March Events


2 - SC Hard Hat Day-Columbia


9 - Triangle Breakfast


17 - Triad Social



ABC Calendar of Training


February Training


22-23 CHST Prep - Charlotte


22 - OSHA 10/30 - Triangle


March Training


1 - CQM - New Bern


 ABC of the Carolinas 

2016 STEP Application Deadline 6/17/2016

For more information regarding STEP application submissions, click here.

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Contact Information 

Charlotte Office & Carolinas Construction Institute:
610 Minuet Lane
Charlotte, NC 28217
p: 704.367.1331
f: 704.367.1380
Triangle Office:
821 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546
Low Country Office:
1276 Royal Troon Ct.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 
p: 843.860.3634
f: 888.664.6172


Government Affairs:
821 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546