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2015 LR Conference - Bios & Handouts

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

General Session – Overview of NECA’s Labor Relations  
- Chuck Kelly and Bill Triplett
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 

General Session – Legal Update  
(What are the most recent changes in the law and at the NLRB that affect employers concerning: pre-hire testing and questions, drug testing, background checks and questions to ask when hiring off the  street, Unfair Labor Practices (ULP),policies for company email use, and the impact of the deferral of binding arbitration.)
– Gary Lieber
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Trustee Pitfalls
(Trustee authority, how to avoid Trustee pitfalls, and what do I need if challenged by the IRS or DOL)
– Jim Cole
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(What is the health of these plans, and the impact of government programs and the aging of the workforce; and what does a contractor need to do when preparing for retirement from the business.)  
– Larry Bradley
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What can we expect from the current Congress?
(What is the latest governmental actions affecting apprenticeship, Pension Plans (DB vs DC), and OSHA rule changes.)
– Marco Giamberardino
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Ten Steps for ACA compliance  
– Tiffany Downs
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Moving Forward as a Government Contractor: E. O. 11246, Rehab Act & VEVRAA
Gary Lieber and Christine Hanley
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Addressing the Workforce Shortage
Joey Shorter and Todd Stafford
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Friday, March 20, 2015

NECA Labor Relations Update
Geary Higgins
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What are local parties telling you about local tensions? 
(What are the local parties saying about getting along, CW/CE program, market share improvements, Business Development, and work opportunities in emerging markets?  What can be suggested to break the local log jam?  Other lessons from the Partnering Experience.)
– C. Richard Barnes
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