Health Care Compliance Alert: IRS Releases Draft Instructions for ACA Reporting Forms

As required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Treasury (Treasury) Aug. 28 released draft information reporting form instructions that employers will use to report on the health coverage they offer their employees. This impacts employers with 50 or more full-time employees and full-time-equivalent employees as well as employers that self-insure. Effective 2015, employers must collect the information required to be reported under ACA and, beginning in 2016, file the information reporting returns with the IRS. Learn more by reading the update from Littler Mendelson, ABC’s general counsel . Read the rest of entry »

EPA Issues Final Rule on Stormwater ELG

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) March 6 issued a final rule on the Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category. Under the final rule, which goes into effect May 5, EPA dropped the numeric discharge limit for turbidity in stormwater and implemented best practice management to prevent erosion at construction sites Read the rest of entry »

Employers Voice Serious Concerns with OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Proposal

OSHA held an informal public meeting Jan. 9 and 10 in Washington, D.C., to receive public feedback on proposed rule that would require employers to submit to the agency electronically detailed injury and illness data that would be made publicly available through an online database. Employer groups, including the ABC-led Coalition for Workplace Safety (CWS), took the opportunity to express serious concerns over OSHA's proposal. Read the rest of entry »

2014 STEP Applications Now Available

The 2014 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) applications are now available and have been mailed to all ABC chapters and contractor members. Read the rest of entry »

OFCCP Offers Webinar Series on Both Veterans and Disability Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract and Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a webinar series on the requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors when implementing the new Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act rules. Read the rest of entry »

To Live and Die by Change Order Management - The All-In Best Practices Series Powered by Viewpoint Construction Software

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Gregg Schoppman, Principal and Florida Consulting Manager, FMI Corporation

The dirty little not-so-secret of the construction industry is that a large percentage of companies depend on change orders to drive profit - even to the extent of bidding below cost in the expectation that change orders will drive that project from the red to the black. Yet so many of the same companies have such inadequate change order management processes that they are leaving money on the table, at best - or setting themselves up for business failure, at worst. This webinar aggregates techniques for world class change order management from one of the leading experts in the industry. 

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Understanding Contractors Professional and Pollution Liability Exposures

Date: Monday, September 29, 2014 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Peter Brooks, Senior Underwriter, Catlin

An increasing number of construction contracts require general contractors and subcontractors to carry their own professional and pollution liability insurance. Learn the ins and outs of this coverage, what areas of your business may be at risk and how your current policy may not provide the coverage you need.

Professional liability coverage is now needed even by contractors who do not do conventional design work, learn what to watch out for in your contracts and policies. Read the rest of entry »

An Introduction to E-Verify

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Watch Now
Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 30 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Jennifer Nelson, Management and Program Analyst

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.  Join subject matter experts from the Department of Homeland Security to learn how E-Verify can benefit your organization. Read the rest of entry »

Understanding LEAN/Motion is Money

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Watch Now
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. (CT) / 11:00 a.m. (MT) / 10:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Brian Roberts, Risk Control Consulting Director at CNA

The cost of doing business, coupled with a maturing workforce, requires employers to look at injury costs and productivity. The Motion is Money® series integrates principles of ergonomics with concepts of lean construction. The focus is on reducing workplace exposures while increasing productivity, enhancing worker efficiency and improving bottom-line profitability. Motion is Money is CNA’s proven business tool for the construction industry. Read the rest of entry »

Project Virtual

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Watch Now
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Mike Bellaman, President & CEO, ABC National
Kristen Tilwick, Synergis
This webinar provides chapters with the tools and practical methods to promote and sell the Project Virtual training classes and discount offerings to chapter members. Read the rest of entry »
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