Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgDecember 1, 2009 / Issue No. 5-09
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Federal Contracting
Davis-Bacon Webinar Series Begins This Week: Register Today!
Drive Against Distraction Program Calls on Contractors
EEOC Mandates Use of Revised Poster, Effective November 21, 2009
Pandemic Flu Prompts EEOC to Issue Guidance for Employers on ADA
AGC Represented at DHS Symposium Where ICE Announces New E-Verify Campaign & Additional I-9 Audits
DHS Rescinds No-Match Rule
Compensation & Leave
Employers Must Update FMLA Policies and Procedures Again
2009 Open-Shop Craft Wage Increases Expected to be Lowest in Over 15 Years
Labor Relations
DOL Cancels Manchester Job Corps Center Project Solicitation Amid PLA Concerns Raised by AGC
AGC Holds Northwest Regional Meeting with Carpenters and Operating Engineers
AGC Events
HR and Training & Development Conference Helps Industry
AGC Events
HR and Training & Development Conference Helps Industry

AGC recently held its joint 2009 HR Professionals and Training & Development Conference in Atlanta. More than 175 people attended to learn, share best practices, network and take home practical solutions to HR and training problems.

Attorney Bert Brannan addresses conference attendees during an employment law workshop. 
Attorney Bert Brannan addresses conference attendees during an employment law workshop.

Training & Development Professionals participating in an interactive “game-based learning” session.

The two-day event included more than two dozen speakers and a wide variety of topics. Some sessions were designed to appeal more to construction HR professionals, such as "How HR Moves from the Break Room to the Board Room," "Using Social Media Campaigns & Web 2.0 for Recruiting & Employee Engagement," "Construction Compensation Strategies in a Challenging Economy," and "Immigration Compliance for the Construction Industry."  Other sessions were designed for the training and development professional, including "Educating through Entertainment with Game-based Learning," "Facilitating Building Information Modeling," "Managing your Training through an LMS," "Integrating Experiential Learning into Traditional Instructor-Led Training," and "Delivering Training Value Using the Kirkpatrick Four Levels."

All attendees were able to enjoy, participate in, and learn from Barbara Sanfilippo's keynote address on "How to Engage Staff, Motivate Managers and Enjoy Life in Turbulent Times." Sanfilippo, an enthusiastic and energetic speaker, is head of the San Diego firm High Definition People. Her 90-minute presentation and breakout session, "A Roadmap to Inspire Passion and Performance," helped attendees discover proven principles to engage employees, determine ways to increase personal responsibility, and find a success-oriented mindset regardless of circumstances.

AGC would like to thank the conference's Platinum Sponsor, the National Center for Construction Education & Research  and our Silver Sponsors, PAS, Inc., FMI,, Inc.,, PEOple OneSource, and HireTouch. Sponsors are key to the success of these conferences, and their support is truly appreciated.

AGC is currently working to select the location and dates for the 2010 HR Professionals and Training & Development Conferences, so stay tuned for details and plan to attend next year!

*Note: Please visit the AGC Bookstore to purchase an MP3 download of the live recording of the conference session "Immigration Compliance for the Construction Industry" presented by attorney David Whitlock of Elarbee Thompson.  All purchases will include a 25-page guide entitled "I-9 Compliance Guidelines" presented by Elarbee Thompson's Immigration Practice Group and a copy of the PowerPoint presentation delivered during the live session.
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