Construction Law Webinar Series (overview)
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.'s Construction Services Team, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin and Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee are again proud to present lunch-hour webinars on important and timely issues for the construction industry. In February, get caught up on the Affordable Care Act and what to expect in 2014. March will bring insights to ensure funding so that your projects move smoothly from design to construction. In April, we will survey corporate issues that affect how you structure your core business as well as joint ventures and other partnerships. Finally, in May learn how to avoid class action litigation over wage and hour claims In the end, you will have a better understanding of these important subjects, as well as some practical ideas to improve your company's performance.
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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: What the Construction Industry Should Know (February 19, 2014)
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay and the deadline for compliance is quickly approaching. Is your company ready? Join WHD attorneys as they discuss a general overview of the ACA and its requirements, compliance steps that employers should be implementing, and the impact of the ACA on employers' overall health benefits structure. Although the ACA applies to all companies with over 50 employees, the speakers will focus on the ACA's particular effect on the construction industry.
Presenters: David W. Eckhardt and Michael W. Taibleson Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
Financing Incentives (March 19, 2014)
The difference between a construction project that will happen and one that won’t is often the “financing gap”. This session will address a variety of financing incentives and strategies that may help bridge that gap.
Presenters: Lynda R. Templen and Angela Black, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
Corporate and Joint Ventures: Large Deals...Important Details (April 23, 2014)
This session will provide an overview of critical corporate law issues arising in connection with bidding and executing large scale construction projects. This session will place a specific emphasis on negotiating the key legal and business points to carefully consider in construction joint ventures or other multi-contractor groups working together to secure and perform construction projects.
Presenters: Eric E. Lenzen and Philip R. Koutnik, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
FLSA and State Wage and Hour Issues: Avoiding and Defending Against Multi-Million Dollar Class Action Claims (May 21, 2014)
This webinar will explore the explosion of class action wage and hour claims and how they affect the construction marketplace. Claims of failure to pay employees for pre- and post-job site tasks, working through unpaid breaks, or for otherwise compensable travel time can lead to demands of millions of dollars. Likewise, aggressive plaintiffs’ counsel are reviewing claims of misclassification of exempt employees, unpaid donning and doffing of special equipment or clothing, or faulty time clock practices. This webinar will explore what employers can do to avoid being a target, or respond when sued for failure to compensate employees correctly.
Presenters: Thomas P. Godar, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.