2021 New England Roundtable Online Series

9:00 am to 10:15 am | log-on begins at 8:50 am

Taking place online at: https://keene.zoom.us/j/402526797

Feb. 10, 2021: A Contractor’s Quick Guide to Federal Labor Law Compliance

Presented by: BRIAN CLEASBY, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist US DOL / Wage &Hour Division

An overview of three Acts enforced by the Wage & Hour Division: the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA); and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

The presentation will cover the minimum wage, overtime, child labor, and hours worked requirements under the FLSA, with a particular focus on the construction industry. The presentation will also include a brief overview of the requirements under the DBRA with respect to federal prevailing wage construction projects, and the employee job protection rights under the FMLA for employers with at least 50 workers.

Feb. 17, 2021: Fire Safety in Construction

Presented by: David Doll, Safety Manager AvalonBay & Rob Carson, Safety Manager Dellbrook / JKS

High density wood frame construction fires can be a threat to not only worker’s lives but also the communities we build in, but they don’t have to be. Here we cover cost effective fire prevention measures including; pre-planning, and the journey through a project from temporary protection to permanent protection.

Feb. 24, 2021: US Small Business Administration Resources for You Small Business Recovery. 

Presented by: US Small Business Program Specialists

The recent passage of the economic aid act brought with it several updates to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), PPP forgiveness, Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and other SBA COVID relief programs. Please join us at the virtual roundtable event sponsored by Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) office to help walk you through what’s new and what’s next for these programs. We will give an overview of the programs available and the resources that can assist you in navigating these programs and answer any questions.

March 3, 2021: Virtual Led Instructor Training (VILT) 

Presented by: Lev Pobirsky, CHSM, MBA, MA, Senior Director, Safety & Security, Pepsi-Cola & National Brand Beverages, 
LTD and Region 1, OTI Education Center Instructor 
Everyone has been in at least one virtual class or meeting that did not go as planned…Make sure that doesn’t happen to you! During this session, we will review basic considerations regarding virtual instruction, including hardware, software, and content delivery. The session will provide an overview of what makes virtual training successful, as well as pitfalls to avoid.