April 19, 2019
ACE representatives where among the large group of legislative clients, elected representatives, friends, and family members who attended a tribute honoring David Bailey of David Bailey Associates on April 16, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Bailey was recognized for his 40+ years of non-partisan involvement in the political process within the Commonwealth.
April 6th, 2019
The Alliance for Construction Excellence (ACE) hosted a legislative dinner in early February 2019. The ACE Committee had the opportunity to mingle and eat dinner with important members of the Maryland General Assembly, the Senate Finance and House Economic Matters Committee.
Attendees shared visions with influential members of the legislature and discussed pertinent issues that affect our contractors. This dinner was a huge success and we look forward to continue to develop the relationships that we formed with these important leaders and stakeholders.
March 15, 2019
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC)
Special Representative to the General President
For Media Inquiries:
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March 14, 2019
Construction Industry Tax Rip-Off Estimated at $2.6 Billion
-1.2 Million Construction Workers Paid Off-the Books-
Washington, D.C. – The tax fraud epidemic in the construction industry is costing state and federal taxpayers in the United States at least $2.6 billion a year, according to a new estimate done by Smart Cities Prevail for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC).
“It is a conservative estimate,” said Frank Spencer, UBC General Vice President. “We found 1.2 million construction workers are paid off the books each year. Another 300,000 are called independent contractors when they’re really employees, so no tax deductions and they’re stripped of protections. That’s shocking. Think about it: The number of construction workers forced to work off-the-books is about four times greater than the number of misclassified workers. There’s no mistaking the blatant tax fraud.”
March 11, 2019
The Washington DC Chamber of Commerce proposed Final Rules for Paid Family Leave:
PFL Tax Rules Resolution Transmittal Version
November 20th, 2018
Contractors and Subcontractors can obtain information on payments made by the Department of General Services to prime contractors
in the District of Columbia by clicking here
in VIRGINIA, click here
March 21, 2019
UPDATE as of March 21, 2019:
Misclassification and Wage Fraud: In the Power Design case, its subcontractor, DDK Electric received a default judgement of $253,861.60 on February 1st. $170,000 of this amount was for worker misclassification and the remainder for record keeping, sick leave and unemployment insurance.
If you see evidence of wage fraud or misclassification of employees, you can report it to the US Office of the Inspector General by clicking on this site.
June 18, 2018
A Legislative Update from the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce regarding the Universal Paid Leave Tax
Universal Paid Leave Proposed Tax Regulations
A new amendment at DC City Council has been proposed affecting the garnishment of wages. On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 CM Elissa Silverman is holding a round-tablebefore the Committee on Labor and Workforce’s implementation of the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016. The committee will review quarterly reports due by June 30 in addition to the status of other elements implementation.
Please let Doug know if you wish to testify before July 9, 2018. You may also submit written statement to Ms. Royster at email@example.com.
On another subject, Council members Grosso, Nadeau, Bonds, Silverman, Evans, and White are sponsoring this amendment to prevent wage garnishment from individuals making less than the DC living wage, to limit the amount that (more…)
“Testimony related to the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) at the DC Council Committee on Labor & Workforce Development’s Budget Oversight Hearing on April 18th “
Please note- testimony from Fred Codding and Vic Cornellier can be witnessed at time 2 hour 07 mins – 2 hour 27 mins.