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SESCO Management Consultants will examine DOL's proposed revisions to Wage and Hour Regulations in free ASA webinar on May 3.

The Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, has recommended an increase in the weekly guaranteed salary level for white-collar exemptions (Executive, Administrative, and Professional) from $455 a week—$23,660 annually—to an estimated $970 per week, or $50,440 annually. This increase is expected to become effective in July or August of this year, and the Department of Labor is not expected to provide a grace period to employers for compliance.

This 47 percent increase in the guaranteed salary level will have a significant compliance and financial impact on employers. If the employer does not meet the new guaranteed salary requirements, then the employee/position would be considered nonexempt and thus due overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week, or in some states over eight (8) hours per day.

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ASA and Construction Industry Groups File Suit Over OSHA Silica Rule, Saying Rule Is ‘Technologically and Economically Infeasible’

The American Subcontractors Association of Texas and several other construction industry organizations today filed a petition for review of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s final crystalline silica rule with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The other petitioning groups were the Mississippi Road Builders’ Association, Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Associated Masonry Contractors of Texas, Distribution Contractors Association, Mechanical Contractors Associations of Texas, and Texas Association of Builders.

The affiliated national organizations of these groups—the American Subcontractors Association, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, the Associated General Contractors of America, Mason Contractors Association of America, Mechanical Contractors Association of America and National Association of Home Builders—will move to join the petition.

The construction industry raised numerous concerns regarding OSHA’s proposal, but the agency failed to address many of these issues when promulgating the final rule. In particular, the industry presented substantial evidence that OSHA’s proposed permissible exposure limit (PEL) was technologically and economically infeasible.


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Illinois Circuit Court Undermined 'Strong' Public Policy of Mechanic's Lien Act, When It Dismissed a Subcontractor's Claim, ASA Tells Appeals Court

An Illinois circuit court erred as a matter of Illinois law, undermining the strong public policy behind the Mechanic's Lien Act, when it summarily dismissed the mechanic's lien claim of a subcontractor, the American Subcontractors Association wrote in an amicus curiae brief filed on April 1 in the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second Judicial District, in the case of AUI Construction Group, LLC, vs. Louis J. Vaessen, et al.

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Happy 50th Anniversary, ASA! Read all about it in The Contractor's Compass (March 2016). http://bit.ly/1RTxuIg 
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ASA Recognizes 13 Subcontractors for Excellence in Ethics and 2 GCs for National Construction Best Practices

The American Subcontractors Association, a national trade organization representing construction subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, and suppliers, presented its national Excellence in Ethics Award to 13 construction subcontractors and its National Construction Best Practices Award to two general contractors during an awards gala on March 5, 2016.

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The February 2016 edition of The Contractor's Compass is all about "Marketing & Selling Your Services." http://bit.ly/1XoiiY0
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ASA Members & Nonmembers Invited to NJSA Seminar, "Beating the Low Bid Game," Presented by Tom Woodcock, Seal the Deal

NJSA will host a seminar, "Beating the Low Bid Game," presented by Tom Woodcock, Seal the Deal, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on April 28. http://bit.ly/1RA27Gn
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Why construction subcontractors established a trade association 50 years ago. https://youtu.be/txYQk8lRoT8
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ASA Announces John H. Hampshire Award and Outstanding Service Awards

The American Subcontractors Association, a national trade organization representing construction subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, and suppliers, bestowed its highest honor, the John H. Hampshire Distinguished Lifetime Service Award, for lifetime service on ASA and the construction industry to Walter Bazan Jr., Bazan Painting Co., St. Louis, Mo., during an awards gala on March 5, 2016.

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ASA President Tish Barker Honors Jason Wroblewski with President’s Award

Letitia “Tish” Haley Barker, 2015-16 president of the American Subcontractors Association, presented the ASA President’s Award to Jason Wroblewski, vice president of project management, Haley-Greer, Inc., Dallas, Texas, during an awards gala on March 5, 2016.

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Learn How to ‘Negotiate Retainage’ with New FASA Video-on-Demand

Construction subcontractors are learning effective strategies for convincing general contractors to reduce or eliminate retainage in the new video-on-demand, “Negotiating Retainage,” available from the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association.

In this video-on-demand, presenter Eric Travers, Esq., Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, Columbus, Ohio, ASA’s general counsel, explains how subcontractors can broach the topic of reducing or eliminating retainage with their clients and how to negotiate from a position of strength.

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ASA Vision: The American Subcontractors Association is recognized as the united voice dedicated to improving the business environment in the construction industry.

ASA Mission: The American Subcontractors Association amplifies the voice of and leads trade contractors to improve the business environment for the construction industry and to serve as a steward for the community.

ASA Values: The ideals and beliefs of ASA are ethical and equitable business practices, quality construction, a safe and healthy work environment, integrity and membership diversity.