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.
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
Sporting Clays Shoot Monday, February 22 At The Greater Houston Gun Club
We've sold out the number of teams but there's still great sponsorship opportunities available! Find out how you can be part of this event here.
Get Your Pits Fired Up! Barbecue Cook-Off Cook Team Registration Due February 19
It's our silver jubilee! This year, we're celebrating the 25th anniversary of the AGC Houston Barbecue Cook-Off and Fair on April 1 & 2, 2016 at the Sam Houston Race Park. Hurry and form your cook team now. Deadline to register is Friday, February 19. Did you know? This cook-off is sanctioned by the Texas Gulf Coast BBQ Cookers Association. Click here for more 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.
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.