In This Issue:
  • State of the State With Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt
  • ABC "New COVID-19 Paid Leave Issues for Employers as the Country Reopens" Webinar Archive
  • SBA & Treasury Release PPP Additional Guidance
  • Updated List of States on The Travel Advisory
  • CTCNYS Fall 2020 Apprenticeship Classes Registration Open
  • Register for Core Classes
  • Empire Chapter Resources
ABC Members,

On Wednesday, August 19th at 3:30 PM Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt will be briefing us on the key issues that impact your business, your family and your employees.

It's vital that you or a representative from your company join this virtual meeting as
Leader Ortt will be giving us key information for how to navigate or businesses as we move forward with reopening and what comes after the reopening process.

You cannot afford to miss this update.

The Leader will discuss:
  • His vision for New York moving forward
  • The importance of the upcoming elections
  • Q & A session

Click the button below to register:
SBA & Treasury Release PPP Additional Guidance
On August 3, an Obama-appointed federal judge in New York State nullified key sections of the U.S. Department of Labor’s rules governing paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Of greatest concern to construction, the decision invalidates previous DOL guidance restricting paid leave during layoffs and furloughs, as well as the DOL rule requiring employer consent to paid intermittent leave, and finally the rule requiring employees to provide documentation before taking leave. (The judge
also declared unlawful the broad definition of “health care providers” who had been exempted from the leave requirements.)
The decision obviously creates many issues for construction industry employers who have been obeying the DOL rules now declared to be unlawful. ABC General Counsel Maury Baskin addressed the impact of the court decision in his webinar about the FFCRA, on August 4, 2020. If you missed the webinar, you can watch on ABC archive.
SBA & Treasury Release PPP Additional Guidance
Updated List of States on The Travel Advisory
As of Tuesday, August 4th.

The full, updated travel advisory list is below: 

  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico 
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
As a reminder, people who choose to not to self-quarantine will face fines for the violations. The first violation is a $2,000 fine, the second is a $5,000 fine and potentially up to a $10,000 fine for a third violation. ABC will continue to monitor the list of states and keep you updated.

Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
Construction Training Centers of New York State Fall 2020 Semester Registration Now Open

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT DUE BY: SEPTEMBER 4th, 2020
ALBANY
CONSTRUCTION TRAINING CENTER
878 OLD ALBANY SHAKER RD.,
LATHAM, NY 12110

Carpentry 4A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Insulating 1 Classes Start: 9/14/20

Plumbing/Pipefitting 2A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Plumbing/Pipefitting 4A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Buffalo
Construction Training Center
2363 BROADWAY
SLOAN, NY 14212

Carpentry 2A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Carpentry 4A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 2A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 3A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 4A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Electrical 5A Classes Start: 9/15/20



Rochester
Construction Training Center
2672 West Ridge Road
Greece, NY 14626
(Located behind the AT&T Store)

Electrical 2A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 3A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 4A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Electrical 5A Classes Start: 9/15/20


LONG ISLAND
CONSTRUCTION TRAINING CENTER
1 COMAC LOOP, #4,
RONKONKOMA, NY 11779

Carpentry 4A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Dockbuilder 1 Classes Start: 9/14/20

Iron Worker 3A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Laborer 2A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Plumbing 1 Classes Start: 9/14/20

Roofer 3B Classes Start: 9/15/20

Sheet Metal 4A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 2A Classes Start: 9/15/20

Electrical 4A Classes Start: 9/14/20

Electrical 5A Classes Start: 9/15/20


Register Your Employees For CORE
Do you have a new hire? Or someone new entering your apprenticeship program? Then you need to sign them up for our CORE class.

It teaches your employees the basics that you need to know to succeed in construction. They will learn:

  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Material Handling
  • Communication Skills
  • Employability Skills

Click the button below for the registration form:
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