ABC GREATER TN MEMBER NEWS | MARCH 23, 2020
SAFER AT HOME ORDERS:
To further combat the spread of COVID-19, the Metro County and Knox County Health Departments have issued a Safer at Home Order — directing all residents of Nashville and Davidson and Knox Counties to stay inside their homes, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs.

Construction and facilities design businesses have been deemed essential at this time. For full details, follow the links below.

Read More : Davidson County
Read More: Knox County
ABC EDUCATION UPDATE:
ABC Greater Tennessee suspended apprenticeship classes on Monday, March 16, 2020. Classes are currently scheduled to resume on Monday and Tuesday, April 6 & 7, 2020.
1st Year Students:
Close - March 16 | Open – April 6 & 7
Last Day of Class – May 27 & May 28
2nd – 4th Year Students:
Close – March 16 | Open – April 6 & 7
Last Day of Class: April 15 & 16
ABC HOSTS COVID-19 INDUSTRY WEBINARS
In response to the overwhelming number of questions about the legal, safety and economic impacts of Covid-19, ABC has created a webinar series for members with industry experts to provide insights and guidance.  

NEW WEBINARS LISTED THIS WEEK.
Practical Issues for Employers in Navigating the New Federal Emergency Paid FMLA and Sick Leave Mandates
Littler
Date: Tuesday March 24 | Time: 12 p.m. EDT
Speakers: James A. Paretti Jr., Littler Mendelson P.C.; Jeff Nowak, Littler Mendelson P.C.; Alexis C. Knapp, Littler Mendelson P.C.

In a 90-minute webinar, Littler attorneys Alexis Knapp, Jeff Nowak and Jim Paretti will offer an analysis of the new FMLA and paid sick leave provisions of the law and deliver practical counsel for employers navigating the requirements of the law.
COVID-19 and Its Impact on Jobsite Health and Safety
Date: Tuesday, March 24, Time:  2 p.m CDT | 3 p.m. EDT

ABC National Safety and Health Committee members discuss proactive approaches and share best practices employers and employees can implement to maintain a safe and healthy jobsite during the coronavirus pandemic. 
Navigating COVID-19 From the C-Suite Leader’s Perspective
Date: Thursday, March 26, Time:  2 p.m CDT | 3 p.m. EDT

Hear how leaders from ABC’s Top Performers list are leading their organizations, addressing employee and jobsite health and safety challenges and managing their client concerns related to coronavirus.
Construction Employer Responsibilities and OSHA Compliance During the Coronavirus Emergency
Speakers: Maury Baskin, Littler Mendelson P.C.; Brad Hammock, Littler Mendelson P.C.
The Economy in the Time of Coronavirus: The Near- and Longer-term Outlooks for the Economy and the Markets
 Speaker: Anirban Basu, ABC Chief Economist
Contract Issues and the Coronavirus
Speaker:  David Pugh, Bradley
ABC Insurance Trust: New Coronavirus Relief Laws Require
Paid Employee Leave
"In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, congress enacted a bill providing various forms of relief, including two separate laws mandating that employers give employees paid leave for specified purposes related to COVID-19. The legislation was signed into law by President Trup on March 18, 2020. The two leave laws are the " Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act," and the "Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act."
The leave mandates take effect no later than
15 days after passage (April 2, 2020) and sunset on Dec. 31, 2020.

Below is an HR Compliance Bulletin with details of the bill. Employers should familiarize themselves with the new leave requirements to ensure compliance..."

ABC Insurance Trust
UPCOMING EVENTS
NOW AVAIL ABLE
AS AN ONLINE COURSE
Wednesday, April 8 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM
FREE to ABC Members
DALE CARNEGIE COURSE: COMMUNICATING ACROSS GENERATIONS
This online workshop explores the differences between generations and provides insight into identifying with others.

Today’s workforce may comprise as many as four generations working side-by-side, so connecting with each other could present a challenge. Each generation has their unique mindset, work style, and ways of communicating. This being the case, working and communicating across generations has become vitally important to building a cohesive, productive, and successful team.
Presented & Sponsored By:
Dale Carnegie
TN Drug Free Workplace Supervisor Training
Tuesday, April 23 | 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
ABC Nashville Office
Admission: $35.00

Presented by ABC Member
Meridian Safety