May 4, 2020
AGC’s Two Part Webinar Series: Paycheck Protection Program
 
Part 1: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Part 2: Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Member Price: FREE | Non Member Price: $149

Part One: Paycheck Protection Program: Key Updates and Developments in the Ground Rules of the Program
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

In the weeks since the CARES Act established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury have rushed to issue guidance, in often piecemeal fashion, to set the ground rules for applying for a PPP loan and determining eligibility as well as the parameters for loan forgiveness. On May 6, 2020, Amy O’Sullivan and Olivia Lynch of Crowell & Moring LLP will discuss recent key developments and updates to this program. Join us as we cover eligibility requirements, focusing on those presenting the most challenging scenarios, as well as discussion of appropriate use of PPP loan funds and compliance requirements. We will reflect on lessons learned from the first PPP application cycle and how fallout from that has impacted media coverage and has resulted in further guidance, rules, and feedback from Treasury and the SBA. In particular, we will address factors that all companies should consider in light of Treasury’s new guidance on the certification made by all PPP loan recipients, that the loan request is “necessary to support the ongoing operations of the Applicant,” and the impending May 7, 2020 end to the “safe harbor” period. This webinar will contain practical advice on best practices regarding assessing and documenting eligibility determinations and managing use of PPP loan funds.

Speakers:
Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan - Partner - Crowell & Moring LLP
Olivia L. Lynch - Counsel - Crowell & Moring LLP

 

Part Two: Paycheck Protection Program: Preparing Your Business Today for Audits, Oversight, and Agency Enforcement and Whistle Blower Actions Tomorrow
Thursday, May 7, 2020

To combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has passed the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program and has appropriated $659 billion for forgivable loans to small businesses. Though these funds provide necessary assistance to small businesses throughout the nation, they also are subject to complex eligibility requirements and numerous certifications requirements. They will be the target of audits and oversight. And they come with substantial False Claims Act (FCA) enforcement risk. In the wake of multiple news reports identifying publicly traded companies that have received PPP loans, the Treasury and the SBA have issued guidance on the required certification that the current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support the ongoing operations of the Applicant” and have specified that companies that do not meet this requirement have a “safe harbor” period through May 7, 2020 to return funds. Join us for a webinar in which David Robbins and Mana Lombardo of Crowell & Moring LLP will discuss the scope and implications of this late-breaking guidance, the audit and enforcement organizations that will monitor how PPP loan funds are spent, and what companies can do now to prepare for and mitigate the downstream risks of impending audits and enforcement actions over PPP loans.

Speakers:
David B. Robbins - Partner - Crowell & Moring LLP
Mana Elihu Lombardo - Partner - Crowell & Moring LLP

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The Most Cost-Effective Method of Providing Construction Safety for you and your Employees
AGC's Rent-a-Safety Director Program

We know that everyone in the Wisconsin construction industry is committed to the safety and welfare of our workforce and the public when it comes to COVID-19. With that being said, COVID -19 isn't the only thing you need to worry about when it comes to keeping your employees safe. Tha'ts where the AGC's Rent-a-Safety Director program can help.

With the Rent-a-Safety Director program, our safety team operates as your personal safety director for a fraction of what a full-time employee would cost. On-site visits, customized safety programs, safety training and much more can be done by our qualified staff. For a set hourly rate, the AGC of Greater Milwaukee Rent-a-Safety Director will inspect your job sites on an “as needed” basis. Our safety team will provide comprehensive inspections in a thorough, cost effective manner. Our services can be utilized as much or as little as you require, depending on your needs.

The Rent-a-Safety Director can also assist area contractors in working through the OSHA process. If you are confronted with an OSHA issue or violation, the AGC of Greater Milwaukee Rent-a-Safety Director will assist you during the initial inspection, and if a citation is issued, he or she will provide advocacy assistance at the OSHA informal conference.

For more information on the AGC of Greater Milwaukee Rent-a-Safety Director program, contact Dan Burazin, AGC-GM Safety Director, at 414-778-4100 or email dburazin@agc-gm.org.

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Carpenters Collective Bargaining Agreement

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee has recently entered into negotiations with the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters (NCSRCC).  With the existing three-contract set to expire on May 31, 2020, the AGC of Greater Milwaukee will again joined with ACEA to negotiate a successor carpenters union agreement. 

Several planning meetings have been conducted with the two associations over the past several weeks to assure that our representatives are appropriately prepared for negotiations.  Upon completion of the important negotiations, the details of the new agreement will be available to all those companies who have provided the AGC of Greater Milwaukee with their collective bargaining authorizations (CBA’s).

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AGC CEO Search Update!
Down to the Last Two Candidates

The AGC Board Executive Search Committee  is moving into the final stages of their search for the AGC of Greater Milwaukee’s new Chief Executive Officer.  With submissions from 154 candidates, the Search Committee identified the top 10 list of candidates, who were subsequently vetted through an in-depth phone and video interview process.  That resulted in identifying the final three candidates who recently completed interviews with the AGC Board Search Committee.  They have now identified two exceptional candidates , who are articulate, intelligent and successful professionals. The full AGC Board will meet directly to  conduct the final interviews of the candidates and select the individual who will become the new AGC Chief Executive Officer.  

The AGC Board Search Committee is comprised of the following individuals: Mike Abuls-C.G. Schmidt, Inc. (AGC President), Mike Stern-J.H. Findorff & Sons Const. (AGC Senior Vice President), Matt Tadisch-Selzer/Ornst Const. (AGC Secretary/Treasurer), Rupert Kotze-Kotze Const. (President, AGC Education & Research Foundation) and Jeremy Shecterle-J.P. Cullen & Sons Const., (AGC Immediate Past President).

The remaining members of the AGC Board who will participate in the final interviews include the following: Jose Sanchez-Sanchez Painting (AGC Associate Board Member), Kimberly Wacker-Spancrete, (Associate Board Member), Kevin O’Toole-Hunzinger Cont., (AGC National Director), Tim Just-Just Construction (AGC Labor Policy Chair), Scott Heberlein-Mortenson Const. (AGC Corporate Director), as well as Christina Sladky-Hunzinger Const., (AGC Leadership Council Chair).

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Union Construction Workers Rise to Meet the Many Challenges of COVID-19
As doctors, nurses and food workers all adjust their operational protocols to meet COVID-19 challenges, there’s another group of people that is also up and running and making all necessary adjustments: union construction workers.

In 35 states as well as the District of Columbia, government leaders have included construction under the category of essential businesses that are still allowed to continue operations. Only three states — New York, Pennsylvania and Washington — have ordered construction work to pause, and several other states have not yet made an explicit decision about construction.

It’s easy to see why construction work can be considered essential. From necessary upgrades to keep roads and highways safe to maintaining and upgrading utilities, continuing construction work ensures that the country will have the infrastructure it needs during this critical time.

Luckily, the brave men and women in union construction have the resources and safety training necessary in order to rise up and meet... Read full article here.
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In This Issue
AGC’s Two Part Webinar Series: Paycheck Protection Program
The Most Cost-Effective Method of Providing Construction Safety for you and your Employees
Carpenters Collective Bargaining Agreement
AGC CEO Search Update!
Union Construction Workers Rise to Meet the Many Challenges of COVID-19
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