Construction Contractors & Obamacare

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
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Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Brian Robertson, Executive Vice President, Fringe Benefit Group
Category: Health Care, AQC  
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner, Fringe Benefit Group



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Fringe Benefit Group and ABC are expanding on their successful partnership to bring all member firms employee benefits solutions specifically designed and built for hourly employee populations. FBG brings ABC member firms government compliance expertise and ease of administration. FBG is responsible for all product quotation, client and member service, billing and premium remittance, online enrollment and eligibility management and more. 

This Webinar will introduce members to The Contractors Plan Total Benefits Solution. ACA compliance and determining if your firm is subject to penalties, and how to avoid them, will be discussed. 
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Why 2016 is the Year to Retire Your Old Project Management System

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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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
Speaker: Cory McFarlane, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, Chief Visionary, Pinnacle Construction Support Group, Inc.
Category: Training and Education  
Presented by ABC's National Event Sponsor - Procore

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Following tech fads, or adopting solutions that are provided by companies that deliver project management software as an afterthought, can cost your company time, money, and possibly jobs. You don’t have the bandwidth to keep solutions hopping. So make 2016 the year you select a project management software that is going to meet your needs today and evolve with your business to meet the needs of tomorrow.

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DOL Releases Guidance Defining Joint Employment

On Jan. 20, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil released a detailedAdministrator’s Interpretation (AI) and related guidance on the definition of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA).
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What Chapters Need to Know About the Enterprise Fleet Management Program

Date: Friday, February 26, 2016
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Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Joe Stergios, Corporate Business Development Manager, Enterprise Fleet Management
Category:    
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Have you signed the Enterprise Fleet Management agreement, but not sure how to begin marketing the program to members? Or interested in learning more about the program? If so, this webinar is for you. In 45 minutes, we will take a deep dive into the the new agreement, marketing and sales opportunities, Enterprise's value proposition and how to grow the program into a lucrative revenue stream.

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The Connected Workplace – Using Emerging Technology Solutions to Transform your Business

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
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Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Jennifer Johanns, Business Development Manager, Verizon Wireless
Category:    
Presented by ABC's Business Partner - Verizon Wireless


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Join us for “The Connected Workplace” webinar and discover emerging construction technology solutions to help you transform your business. Learn about construction challenges and trends and how to develop a successful mobile strategy.
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BIM and Laser Scanning Save Time and Reduce Risk

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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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
Speaker: John M. Russo, President / CEO, Architectural Resource Consultants (ARC)
Category: Training and Education  
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
The built environment is complex.  Designing, constructing and operating buildings without understanding existing conditions is risky. Learn proven methods you can implement today that can save you time, money and reduce risk on your projects.
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AIA Contract Documents: Best Practices for Editing Documents

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Register Now
Time: 3:00 p.m. (ET) / 2:00 p.m. (CT) / 1:00 p.m. (MT) / 12:00 p.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Attend a live webinar to learn helpful tips and tricks when using the AIA Contract Documents online service, including editing offline, avoiding common formatting issues, setting your document editing preferences, automating project data input, and much more! 

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West Virginia Enacts Prevailing Wage Repeal and Right to Work

On Feb. 12, the West Virginia Legislature voted to override Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s vetoes of  a prevailing wage repeal bill and the West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act, making West Virginia the 26th Right to Work state in the country and the fourth state to pass Right to Work since 2012. 
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Prevailing Wage’s Impact on Affordable Housing

The New York Independent Budget Office (IBO) has released a revised report on the impact prevailing wage requirements would have on affordable housing projects built with the 421a property tax break. The 421a tax credit had been the subject of extensive negotiations in the past months. In Jan. 2016, the parties involved announced they could not reach a compromise, killing the tax credit and jeopardizing Mayor de Blasio’s plans for 80,000 affordable housing units for New York City residents. 
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NLRB Extends Ban on Captive-Audience Meetings Prior to Mail Ballot Elections

In its Jan. 29 decision in Guardsmark, LLC, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) extended its restriction on captive audience meetings in the run up to a mail ballot union election by an additional 24 hours. 
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EEOC Proposes to Collect Pay Data on EE0-1

On Jan. 29, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a proposed rule expanding the data that is collected from certain employers on the Employer Information Report (EEO-1). 
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ABC Submits Comments on Proposed DOL Apprenticeship Rule

On Jan. 20, ABC submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration proposed rule which seeks to update the equal opportunity regulations that implement the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 by amending 29 CFR Part 30.
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West Virginia Enacts Prevailing Wage Repeal and Right to Work

On Feb. 12, the West Virginia Legislature voted to override Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s vetoes of  a prevailing wage repeal bill and the West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act, making West Virginia the 26th Right to Work state in the country and the fourth state to pass Right to Work since 2012. 
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New Hampshire Rejects Prevailing Wage Bill

Last week, the New Hampshire House rejected a bill (House Bill 1641) that would have required prevailing wage be paid on all state construction projects. Citing a union-backed study, proponents of the bill argued the legislation would create jobs, spur economic activity, and raise workers’ wages without increasing the cost of projects. Opponents rejected those assertions and insisted the state would pay more for construction projects under the provisions of the bill.  Read the rest of entry »

Updated OSHA Confined Spaces Standard: How do I Comply?

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Time: 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 12:30 p.m. (CT) / 11:30 a.m. (MT) / 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Gary Clevenger, CNA National Risk Control Director, CNA 
Category: Compliance, Training and Education, AQC  
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner - CNA

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
OSHA released the long-anticipated Confined Space Standard for Construction, which took effect August 3, 2015. Given the new standard's complexity, organizations should not wait to review the changes. The new OSHA standard will affect every workplace that performs confined space entries. Read the rest of entry »

Making the Most of ABC National's Workforce Week

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 30 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Allyson Nelson, Senior Manager of Sponsorships and Exhibits, ABC National 
Category: Training and Education  
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
If you are joining ABC National at our Workforce Week and National Craft Championships as a sponsor or exhibitor, please join us for this webinar.  

Learn the what you should expect before, during and after the event and how to make it beneficial to you and your organization. ABC National staff, Allyson Nelson, will take you through set-up to move-out!
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Volunteer Orientation

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Watch Now
Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Dave Chapin, National Chair
  Mike Bellaman, President and CEO  
Category: Training and Education  
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
ABC has an exciting year planned for 2016, and our committees play a crucial role in that plan. To help you and your committee achieve success in the coming year, ABC has designed an orientation webinar for committee chairs. Whether this is your first year as chair or you’ve served in this capacity for years—everyone will benefit from attending this webinar. We will discuss how committees enable the Association to achieve strategic goals, tips for leading a successful meeting, new resources and opportunities in 2016 and much more!
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Committee Chair Orientation

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016 Watch Now
Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Dave Chapin, National Chair
  Mike Bellaman, President and CEO  
Category: Training and Education  
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
ABC has an exciting year planned for 2016, and our committees play a crucial role in that plan. To help you and your committee achieve success in the coming year, ABC has designed an orientation webinar for committee chairs. Whether this is your first year as chair or you’ve served in this capacity for years—everyone will benefit from attending this webinar. We will discuss how committees enable the Association to achieve strategic goals, tips for leading a successful meeting, new resources and opportunities in 2016 and much more!
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Completing the 2016 STEP Application: How to Maximize Your Safety ROI

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016
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Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Chris Williams, Director of Safety, ABC National 
Category: AQC  
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Big changes have been made to the 2016 STEP application process with the addition of a new and improved online application portal—now learn how to use and maximize the value of both the STEP application and safety improvement process! Designed for all ABC members, this webinar will walk attendees through the new online STEP application and display new features such as the auto-save function (members can save their work and come back later to complete the application) and instantaneous STEP level notification. Attendees will also learn about how STEP and the 20 Key Components of a World-Class Safety Program self-assessment can be used to guide companies on their journey towards safety excellence.
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Employers Must Post OSHA Injury/Illness Form by Feb. 1

ABC is reminding its contractor member firms that their 2015 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300A work-related injury and illness log summaries must be posted in a visible spot on all construction sites Feb. 1 through April 30. 
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New Drone Registration Requirements

Under new rules, effective Dec. 21, 2015 the Federal Aviation Administration is requiring anyone who buys a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that is more than .55 lbs and less than 55 lbs to register it before it is flown outside. Registration of the UAS can be done through the online registry for a fee of $5; the registration is valid for three years. Individuals who previously owned and operated a UAS have until Feb. 19, 2016 to register.  Read the rest of entry »

OSHA Now Allows Electronic Submissions for Injury and Illness Reporting

A year after OSHA’s new injury and illness reporting requirements went into effect (Jan. 1, 2015); the agency launched a webpage to allow employers to electronically report cases. Employers now have three ways to report incidents: electronically through OSHA’s new web portal, https://www.osha.gov/report.html; by phone (1–800–321–OSHA or 1–800–321–6742); or by contacting the nearest OSHA Area Office. 
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ABC and Business Community Ask for Delay of "Persuader" Rule

ABC, as part of a coalition representing more than 50 employer organizations, sent a letter Dec. 18 to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) urging them to delay issuing the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final "persuader" rule until it finalized a rulemaking scheduled for later this year that will make significant changes to Form LM-21, which employers are required to file when they hire a persuader. The final “persuader” rule is currently under review at OIRA.
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U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Reach Deal on Omnibus, Tax Extenders

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have reached a deal on both the Omnibus spending package and extending certain expired tax provisions commonly referred to as “extenders.” 
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IRS Extends Deadlines for ACA’s 2015 Information Reporting Requirements

A recent Newsline article discussed the upcoming deadlines for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) 2015 information reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) sections 6055 and 6056. On Dec. 28, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-4, which extends the deadlines for the 2015 information reporting requirements, both furnishing to individuals and filing with the IRS.
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