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From the category archives: December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014

NLRB Issues Ambush Election Rule

    The National Labor Relations Board has adopted a final rule adopting the Ambush Election rule. The rule will be published in the Federal Register on December 15, and will take effect on April 14, 2015. According to the NLRB the rule will modernize and streamline the process for holding an election for union representation to authorize a collective barging agreement with a company. The effect of the new rule is that the election process / timeline is cut in half and many other things are established (see below). Labor law experts predict that under the new rule the election could be held in as little as 10 days. In short this means, let’s vote and then figure out what union representation means afterward! Something’s the final rule provides for are: ·        The electron ... Read the rest of entry »

Watch for Upcoming AMBUSH Election Seminars



More information to follow....

FREE Contractor Webinars

How Contractors are staying competitive by following Construction Planning Best Practices
Thursday, January 22, 2015
1:00 p.m. (CT)
To register click here. 

For a complete list of webinars scheduled for the rest of the year click here.

All webinars are archived and accessible after the original live streaming date.
Click here for Archived Webinars

New OSHA Recordkeeping by Beau Briggs

    Previously, employers had to report the following events to OSHA: · All work-related fatalities · All work-related hospitalizations of three or more employees. Now, employers have to report the following events to OSHA: · All work-related fatalities · All work-related in-patient hospitalizations of one or more employees · All work-related amputations · All work-related losses of an eye Employers must report work-related fatalities within 8 hours of finding out about it. For any in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or eye loss employers must report the incident within 24 hours of learning about it. Only fatalities occurring within 30 days of the work-related incident must be reported to OSHA. Further, for an inpatient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye, then incident ... Read the rest of entry »

Thank You ABC Volunteers

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the volunteers who have made many of the organization’s events and projects possible.
What’s more: volunteers made these ABC events successful!

January Networking Luncheons

Connect with other ABC members by attending the Omaha Networking Luncheon at Anthony’s Restaurant on January 21 and the Lincoln Networking Luncheon at Beacon Hills Restaurant on January 27, 2015. 

Speaker for both the Omaha Luncheon and the Lincoln Luncheon will be Kelly Ekeler from Harding & Shultz, P.C., L.L.O.  Ms. Ekeler will report on the ABC National Attorney’s Conference that was held in November.
Immediately following the luncheons, Beau Briggs, ABC Safety Director, will hold a short STEP “How To” session which will be helpful for you in filling out your 2015 STEP applications.
To register for the Omaha Luncheon click here.
To register for the Lincoln Luncheon click here.

Electrical Council Meeting - January 12, 2015


The ABC Cornhusker Chapter Electrical Council will hold a meeting on January 12, 2015 at the Omaha Training Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

If you plan to attend please click here.

EEOC UPDATE by Bill Harding

    On November 10, the EEOC announced a settlement involving alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  One of the individuals in the EEOC's class complaint applied for the position of dispatcher with the employer.  The employer required the applicant to undergo a physical examination which was unrelated to that position.  The examination inquired about past health issues and discovered that the applicant had suffered a heart attack.  In addition, through medical records the applicant was forced to produce as a part of the health questionnaire, the employer discovered that the applicant's grandmother, parents and several of his aunts also had heart problems.  The employer withdrew the conditional job offer it had made to the applicant because it regard ... Read the rest of entry »

Watch for your 2015 STEP Award Applications

ABC Safety Director, Beau Briggs, reports that all ABC members should receive their 2015 STEP Applications on or before January 9, 2015.  If you need assistance in completing your applications please feel free to contact Beau at 402-719-2628.  Beau will also be holding a short “How To” session immediately following both the Omaha and Lincoln Networking Luncheons to answer any "How To" questions you might have.

Associated Builders & Contractors
State Office/Lincoln Training Center
830 Westgate Blvd.
Lincoln, NE  68528

Associated Builders & Contractors
Omaha Training Center
10630 Burt Circle
Omaha, NE  68114