Welcome to the AGC of Tennessee Website
Thank you for visiting the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee. Our association is the leading voice in the Volunteer State for the construction and building industry with a special emphasis on the needs and objectives of the general contractor.
The links to the left aid you in navigating our website. Information is available for the Tennessee Chapter and for each of the regional branches. You'll also find information on our CompTrust program, our state convention and other special events.
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AGC of Tennessee 2012 Convention - October 10-13, 2012
The AGC of Tennessee 2012 Convention is once again being held at the beautiful Sandestin Resort October 10-13, 2012. Be sure to save the date and start making your plans to attend now. The convention offers attendees a great opportunity to catch up on the latest trends in our industry, spend time with your colleagues from across the state and take some time to relax and unwind.
Please visit our annual convention page to register and learn more as the convention date draws closer. In addition, we offer companies a range of sponsorship opportunities designed to provide your firm with valuable exposure at this gathering of many of the state's most successful construction companies. We welcome your participation!
COMPTRUST AGC...TENNESSEE DECLARES DIVIDEND
The Trustees of the CompTrust AGC....Tennessee received approval from the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance to distribute a dividend in the amount of $1,000,000 to the firms who were participants in the AGC sponsored Workers' Compensation insurance program in the fiscal year 2007-2008. The checks that have been distributed were in amounts ranging from just under $1,000 to almost $100,000! Approximately 10% of the funds constituting the dividend were surplus premiums, while the other 90% was income realized on the Trust's investment portfolio.
When the CompTrust was implemented in 1994, one of the stipulations imposed by the AGC of Tennessee Board of Directors was to distribute any profits to the plan members. The Trustees take their fiduciary responsibility very seriously, and are, with sound actuarial and accounting advice, committed to keeping the fund extremely solvent, but will return monies to the members when advisable. Due to factors such as the tsunami in Japan, and the numerous natural disasters in the past few years, the costs for Workers' Comp insurance premiums are on the rise. The Trustees for the CompTrust AGC...Tennessee are people you know. They set the rates that are competitive with your current provider. And, you will become a preferential member of the services provided by the Safety & Loss Control specialists in your area. This is one of many services offered to the AGC members when they become a CompTrust AGC participant.
If you would like information on becoming a participating member of the CompTrust AGC...Tennessee, contact your current Workers' Comp insurance provider or Bill Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NLRB Employee Poster Requirement Postponed!
In the continually changing saga of the National Labor Relations Board’s new regulation to require most private-sector employers to post certain notices informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Board, the very latest development is that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today granted an injunction pending appeal of a legal challenge to the rule brought by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, of which AGC is a member, and co-plaintiffs. With oral argument on the merits of the appeal not set until September, this effectively means that the Board may not enforce the April 30 effective date of the rule.
The regulation will not go into effect –and employers need not post the poster – until fall at the very earliest, if at all. The rule could become permanently invalidated by the court or rescinded by the Board. For further clarification, this latest development should not be confused with a decision by a U.S. District Court in South Carolina issued last Friday. That court ruled that the Board’s regulation was invalid, but its decision reached only statewide. This decision relates to an appeal in a separate challenge to the rule brought in a different district, where the district court in DC ruled earlier that the posting mandate portion of the regulation is valid but the penalty provisions are not.
The present decision enjoining implementation of the regulation applies nationwide. These cases and the Board’s regulation also should not be confused with a similar but separate regulation by the Department of Labor requiring federal contractors to post a similar notice of employee rights. That rule remains in effect.
Prevailing Wage Rates
The latest Prevailing Wage Rates have been published by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Links to the rates are provided below:
Public Chapter 1149 - A Guide - Compliance Date 3/1/2011
The law requires everyone in the construction industry to be covered by workers compensation – or be specifically exempted. It reinstates the requirement that sole proprietors and partners engaged in the construction industry carry workers’ compensation insurance on themselves, but provides a mechanism for those individuals and certain other construction services providers to obtain an exemption from such requirement. Learn More About Public Chapter 1149
AGC of America Memorandum: Warning About American General Contractors Association, Inc. Scam
The AGC of America has issued notified all Chapter Executives that the "AMERICAN GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION, INC." is again sending a fax solicitation for a directory listing. Neither the AGC of America nor their directory provider sent this fax. The AGC of America has already sent two cease and desists letters to this company and are in discussions with their ourside lawyers regarding additional actions. If you receive a faxed solicitation, please forward a copy to the AGC of Tennessee office immediately! Do not respond to the fax or forward any money to this SCAM operation.
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