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This is a must-attend virtual conference for ABC members, including merit shop labor attorneys and construction contractors, and ABC chapter presidents, government affairs directors and attorneys.

Join ABC leaders and industry legal and policy experts for a virtual conference as they share insights and analysis on the 2020 election results and their impact on legislative, regulatory and legal issues important to the merit shop contracting community. Hear how the elections will shape the future of labor and employment, workforce development, workplace safety and other issues affecting the construction industry. Learn how you can prepare your business for forthcoming challenges and opportunities.

Check out the content-rich sessions below!

Registration: $200

(All sessions will take place in Eastern Standard Time)

Thursday, December 3
12:45-1 p.m.
Welcome*
1-1:30 p.m.

ABC’s general counsel will highlight this year’s significant legal decisions, executive orders and regulatory actions as well as what actions merit shop contractors should expect in 2021 based on the election results. 

1:30-1:35 p.m.
Break
1:35-2:25 p.m.

ABC National staff will provide insights into the 2020 presidential, congressional and state election results and their likely impact in Washington, D.C., and nationwide.

2:25-2:30 p.m.
Break
2:30-3:15 p.m.

Learn about the 2020 state elections and their potential impact on merit shop contractors. The speakers also will discuss the latest on government-mandated project labor agreements and prevailing wage laws.

3:15-3:20 p.m.
Break
3:20-4:05 p.m.

Experienced practitioners will discuss the potential impacts of the 2020 election on NLRB rules and decisions, such as the joint employer and the ambush elections (also known as Representation-Case Procedures) final rules. They will also discuss the future of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which would target employers, overturn 70-plus years of labor law and drastically disrupt employer-employee relations. 

4:05-4:10 p.m.
Break
4:10-4:55 p.m.

The speakers will provide an overview of how the 2020 election will impact U.S. Department of Labor wage and hour laws (independent contractor status and Davis-Bacon Act), workforce development programs (expansion of apprenticeship opportunities) and workplace safety policies (Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule). Updates will also be provided on the joint-employer legal challenge and COVID-19 paid leave policies.

4:55-5 p.m.
Break
5-5:30 p.m.

A National Labor Relations Board official will discuss significant construction industry-related rulemakings and legal decisions, as well as provide thoughts on the overall future direction of the NLRB in light of the 2020 election results.

*Sessions are subject to change. Updated as of Oct. 13, 2020.