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EEOC Releases Final Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

On May 16, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released final rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) that address employer-sponsored wellness programs and financial inducements.  The rules specifically limit incentives for participation in programs that involve disability-related inquiries and/or medical examinations or require the disclosure of a spouse’s current or past health status information.  Read the rest of entry »

EEOC Raises Fine for Noncompliance with Notice-posting Requirements

On June 2, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a final rule increasing the penalty for failure to post notices of worker rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA).  Under the final rule, the maximum fine for failure to comply with these notice-posting requirements rises from $210 to $525 per violation. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Files Comments on New Paid Sick Leave Requirement for Fed Contractors

On April 12, ABC submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department (DOL) of Labor Wage and Hour Division’s proposed rule on establishing paid sick leave for federal contractors. The proposed rule requires certain federal contractors to offer employees up to seven days of paid sick leave annually, including paid leave for family care. The paid sick leave required by the proposal is in addition to a contractor’s obligations under the Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon Act (DBA).
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ABC of Michigan-Supported Apprenticeship Ratio Reform Signed Into Law

ABC of Michigan secured an important victory for electricians when Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.) signed industry-backed Public Act 73 of 2016 on April 5. 
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ABC Comments on EEOC’s Proposed Revisions to the EEO-1 Report

On April 1, ABC submitted comments in response to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) proposed revisions to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), which would require employers with 100 or more employees to provide data on W-2 pay and hours worked, beginning in 2017. ABC urged the EEOC to withdraw the proposal because it imposes an unjustified burden on employers, fails to generate useful and reliable information to combat pay discrimination, and fails to protect the confidentiality of the information. 

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ABC Comments on EEOC’s Proposed Revisions to the EEO-1 Report

On April 1, ABC submitted comments in response to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) proposed revisions to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), which would require employers with 100 or more employees to provide data on W-2 pay and hours worked, beginning in 2017. ABC urged the EEOC to withdraw the proposal because it imposes an unjustified burden on employers, fails to generate useful and reliable information to combat pay discrimination, and fails to protect the confidentiality of the information. 
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United Academy Overview

Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 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
Speaker: Loretta Foley, Director of United Academy, United Rentals 
Category: Training and Education  
PRESENTED BY ABC's STRATEGIC PARTNER - UNITED RENTALS 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Come learn how United Academy can help your chapter provide quality training and credential tracking to your members. In this webinar we will cover the United Academy value proposition, special programs offered, and the ABC Chapter Pilot. Pilot participants will be selected based on webinar participation and demonstrated interest.
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AIA Contract Documents Desktop Software Basics Training

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 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
Speaker: Hasti Hejazi, Director, Global Innovation Education, The American Institute of Architects   
Category:    
PRESENTED BY ABC'S BUSINESS PARTNER - AIA 

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Join us for an exclusive webinar for ABC Members on AIA Contract Documents desktop software! Follow along while the trainer shows you how to use key features, answers your software questions, and shows you how to access resources and support.
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The Importance of Real-Time Accounting: Keep Your Projects in the Black

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 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: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Jennifer Howard, Strategic Advisor, Procore Technologies, Inc.
Category: Training and Education, AQC  
PRESENTED BY ABC's NATIONAL EVENT SPONSOR - PROCORE

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
How much is information management costing you?

You would be surprised at how much outdated accounting solutions cost. When you add up the expense of miscommunication, wasted time waiting for accurate budgets or approvals, and inefficiencies in the office, it’s secretly eating into your profit margins. Jennifer Howard formerly from Colin Construction, has the most important tips to reducing costs, improving budget accuracy, and integrating the latest software to enable teams to move faster, with up-to-date information, to ensure a more seamless project completion and delivery.

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ABC's Safety Performance Report - Best Practices in Safety

Date: Monday, August 1, 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: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Mike Bellaman, President and CEO, ABC National
  Greg Sizemore, Vice President, HSE and Workforce Development, ABC National   
Category:  AQC  
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Do you know what separates good safety programs from great ones? Are you interested in World Class Safety Performance? Learn the latest trends and improvement data revealed in Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2016 Safety Performance Report. This is the second annual report, which highlights the impact of leading indicator implementation on lagging indicator performance. This session will be presented by Mike Bellaman CEO of ABC and Greg Sizemore VP of Health Safety, and Environment.
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Hosting Successful Lawmaker Visits to ABC Jobsites

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 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: John Mielke, ABC of Wisconsin Chapter President
  Nick Novak, Director of Marketing and Communications, ABC of Wisconsin
 
Category: Training and Education  
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
This webinar will provide an overview and best practice tips to help Chapters successfully host a site visit by lawmakers and other elected officials.

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The Influence of Technology on Workforce Development

Date: Monday, July 25, 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: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Gregg Schoppman, Principal, FMI Corporation 
Category: Training and Education  
PRESENTED AND SPONSORED BY ABC'S STRATEGIC PARTNER - VIEWPOINT 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
This webinar looks at the contemporary influences that motivate workforce teams today. Today’s workforce is increasingly made up of millennials, a generation widely known for embracing state-of-the art solutions, making technology a major motivating factor. Results of the 2015 AGC workforce development survey indicated that, 73 percent of respondents will be hiring and replacing professionals in their organization and 55 percent experience challenges filling key project management positions. 

Join us for this free webinar that explores how technology will give you the leg up on recruiting and retaining your project workforce and learn how to benefit from this generation’s strengths of bringing about change and adopting technology into new processes.

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The Fourth Dimension of Jobsite Tech: Wearables

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 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: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Taylor Cupp, Project Solutions Technologist, Mortenson Construction
  Zach Goepel, Field Marketing Manager, Procore Technologies, Inc.
 
Category:    
PRESENTED BY ABC'S NATIONAL EVENT SPONSOR - PROCORE

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
The biggest reality is that virtual, mixed, and augmented reality will be making their way to your job site. And the impact will be enormous. While the possibilities for businesses are endless, the biggest impact will happen in the field. Yes, wearables will be infiltrating the job site and the question is not whether you will adopt them, the question is how fast, and who will be the first? Join Taylor Cupp, Mortenson Construction, and Zach Goepel, Procore, as they step into the fast growing world of wearable technology. As we stand at the intersection of gaming technology, wearable computing and machine learning, will you be ready for a rapid proliferation of multi-player collaborative environments to optimize design, sequencing, coordination and safety planning? No? Maybe you should really attend!

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STEP - World Class Safety Programs

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Watch 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
Speaker: Greg Sizemore, Vice President of EHS and Workforce Development, ABC National 
Category: Training and Education, AQC  
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
In this webinar, you’ll learn the first steps to take to improve safety performance, understand leadership commitment required and you will learn the importance of the role of cultural transformation in achieving world class safety. We will be using ABC’s award winning Safety Performance Report as a learning tool throughout the webinar.
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Achieve Project Control through Mobile Data Capture and Reporting

Date: Thursday, June 30, 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: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Barry Frangipane, Product Manager, Mobile Solutions, Viewpoint 
Category:  Training and Education  
PRESENTED AND SPONSORED BY ABC'S STRATEGIC PARTNER - VIEWPOINT 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
While many contractors have made great strides in using mobile devices and apps to collect information from the job site, not everyone is effectively utilizing this data to analyze performance, track exceptions and ultimately improve project controls based on management KPIs.  In this webinar, we’ll discuss how contractors have taken advantage of tools like Viewpoint’s Field View to manage processes and tasks on site and in the office.

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2016 The Year of Marijuana Medical Marijuana Today: Federal/State Laws

Date: Thursday, June 9, 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: Faye Caldwell, Attorney at Law, Caldwell Everson PLLC
Category: Training and Education  
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner - CNA

LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this webinar, you will understand the science behind Medical Marijuana and the debate associated with it. Read the rest of entry »