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AGC Houston follows the City of Houston Emergency Management directives and scheduled closures when inclement weather occurs.  AGC Houston may close its building due to severe weather or emergencies (e.g. flooding, icy roads, power failures, etc.). Please check your emails and phones for any messages before your morning commute. We will base our building closure upon the City of Houston advisories. Please be safe and vigilant of potential weather-related conditions as you travel. Stay tuned to local news stations for important emergency notices and road conditions.
Visit the City of Houston Emergency Information website.  
 

ACA Reporting Deadlines Extended
The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2016-4 extending the 2015 filing deadlines for information reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056. For a complete list of filing deadlines, click here. AGC Houston also has helpful information in the Member's Only section. Click on "Health Insurance Reporting Requirements" under the Employment Practices Committee Articles tab.


Answering Your Queries About The Open Carry Gun Laws 
AGC Houston and the Texas Building Branch have been fielding a lot of questions regarding the new gun laws, which passed earlier this year: House Bill 910 and Senate Bill 11. House Bill 910 allows a license holder to “open carry” a handgun in a holster beginning on January 1, 2016. Read a helpful article here written by Tony Stergio, Andrews Myers, PC. See information here.

Standard Of Excellence Awards Nominations Due February 9, 2016
Since 1998, AGC Houston member companies have been recognizing outstanding employees to be awarded the Standard Of Excellence Award. This annual designation gives special recognition to a construction industry employee who most exemplifies the highest standards of excellence: commitment to quality, customer service, cooperation, teamwork and professionalism. Do you have a star employee? Nominations due February 9. Read all the details here.
 

AGC Houston To Host Texas Building Branch Safety Committee February 11, 2016
Calling all safety professionals to attend this important TBB Safety Committee meeting! Safety professionals from across state chapters take part in this quarterly meeting to discuss timely issues that affect the commercial construction industry. All AGC Houston members welcome! Contact Kim Mason for details. 
 

Member Orientation Set For February 18, 2016
Everyone's invited to attend! Get the most from your membership. Current and new members are invited to join us for this information-packed luncheon! You'll hear from AGC Houston staff, active members and company representatives about the many benefits of AGC Houston.Click here for details


AGC Houston Honors Charles Nelson, Gilbane Building Company At Annual Meeting 

AGC Houston headed to the newly-opened Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria for our annual chapter meeting on January 28, 2016. Thanks you to all of our sponsors for making this an outstanding event as we recognized the 2015 and 2016 Board of Directors, active committees and recognized Charles Nelson, Gilbane Building Company, as the newest Honorary Life Member. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor! We also heard from Ken Simonson, AGC of America's Chief Economist and from Pat Jankowski, Senior Vice President, Research, Greater Houston Partnership. To see their presentations, click here. To view photos of the event, click here.
 

Texas Building Branch Outstanding Construction Awards Due February 9, 2016
The Texas Building Branch recognizes outstanding construction projects throughout the state of Texas. All AGC Houston members may submit their outstanding construction projects in the following categories: commercial buildings, residential multi-family, residential single family, design build, healthcare, industrial/warehouse, interior finish-out, specialty construction and historical renovation. New categories added for specialty contractors! AGC Houston members can submit projects built out of state. Click here for the application located on the Awards And Recognition page of the website.


It's The Law: Clarifying Common Questions About The National Labor Relations Act
The National Labor Relations Board  has dramatically changed the law affecting non-union merit shop contractors. It has attacked common provisions in employee handbooks, finding them to violate employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Employment Practices Committee member Frank L. Carrabba has drafted helpful Frequently Asked Questions and Answers documents regarding these new developments at the NLRB. To view them, login to the Members Only Section, then select Labor & HR Publications.

Texas Construction Career Opportunities
AGC Houston and other AGC Texas chapters  joined forces to promote careers in the commercial construction industry by launching Texasconstructioncareers.com


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