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SEPTEMBER 2016
Important Update on Labor
Rules and Regulations

On September 28 ABC is hosting a Labor Rules and Regulation Update seminar, which will include USDOL’s controversial expansion of the definition of joint employer. The enforcement and impact is currently in flux but it is anticipated that it may be a game changer relative to selection and relationships with subcontractors. It will close the case on some already on going issues (i.e. the use of independent contractors) and create the need for clearly defined relationships/responsibilities on subcontractor forms, contracts and in practice. The Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division (WHD) has issued an Administrator's Interpretation (AI)1 establishing new standards for determining joint employment. The WHD will likely use the AI as justification for charging a greater number of employers with violations of these statutes on the grounds they are joint employers with the offending entity. Whether an employer is deemed a joint employer has significant repercussions for liability purposes, particularly with respect to wage and hour law. READ MORE

We Need Your Help -
House and Senate at Risk

In a wild Presidential election year, it’s easy to forget that the GOP controlled House and Senate are very much at risk, which as we know, impacts every ABC member across the country.
 
Already, ABC PAC has contributed to campaigns of nearly 250 U.S. House and U.S. Senate candidates that support our Merit Shop philosophy. While this is a great start, there are others in need of help.  To best aid these worthy candidates, ABC PAC needs you in the game.
 
We hope you will consider making a personal contribution and help ensure a Merit Shop victory on November 8th.
 
Too much is at stake to not take action. We cannot afford to sit back and simply hope for the best. We must be active. We must be informed.  We must get into politics; or we will be out of business. CLICK HERE to contribute or contact the chapter office for further information.

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ABC Leadership / Board Participation Offers Unique Personal and Professional Growth Opportunities, Are You
Interested?

ABC’s Board of Directors is comprised of equal representation of contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and associate members. All Board members have an equal voice and work hard to share perspectives, establish consensus and lead ABC. Each year through the natural progression of Officers and Directors, a couple vacancies need to be filled. It is important the Nominations Committee makes members aware of the nominations process and request any member who may be interested in serving on ABC’s Board of Directors to contact the Chapter Office. We can provide further information with details about the process and the commitment and responsibilities to interested members.

If you would like information about participation as an ABC leader, please contact Mark Holden, mholden@abcnhvt.org, 603-496-3878. Your interest in leadership will be appreciated and is important to the continued success of ABC.

All past and present board members provide their unique perspective and valuable insight to the leadership process, and they have all received common benefits from their participation as industry leaders. 
 

FLIC
Future Leaders in Construction (FLiC)  Courses Coming Up

An interactive exchange to develop results-oriented leadership for the existing and emerging leaders in the construction industry.

Course Length: 8 Sessions that meet monthly

Each Session: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cost:  $950 per ABC Member
           $1400 per Non-Member

For more information on the NH Course and to register, 
CLICK HERE.

For more information on the VT Course and to register,
CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Networking Events

Tailgating & Football at the New UNH Wildcats Stadium...
Enjoy Exclusive Event
Access and Tailgating in Wildcat Village!

Saturday, October 1
12:30 PM Tailgating
3:30 PM Game

UNH vs. William & Mary
Football & Tailgating Event
UNH Cowell Stadium, Durham, NH

We are excited to once again be a Game Day Sponsor at the UNH Homecoming Football game on Saturday October 1st. As always, this is a great event to network, enjoy some great food and drinks, and catch a great hometown football game! Make sure to mark your calendars for
this event. 

2016 EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS:
Limited, Exclusive
Sponsorship Opportunities 


Mark your calendar now for the Thursday, October 27th Awards event at its new location, the Manchester Country Club.

Be a part of this great event ... Sponsor Now!

Contact Paulette at the ABC NH/VT Chapter Office now to discuss your sponsorship! Click here to view Sponsorship Opportunities available.

Let's work together to make this especially valuable to you and your company!

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