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Prevailing Wage 101: Navigating the Davis Bacon Act

Date: September 22, 2021  
Time: 12 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Moderator: N/A
Presenter:    Nathaniel Peniston, Vice President, Fringe Benefit Group, Inc.


Competition for prevailing wage jobs is fierce, and some of the greatest challenges for open shop government contractors is ensuring compliance with numerous rules and regulations while ensuring profitability. Whether competing on projects subject to the Davis-Bacon Act or local prevailing wage ordinances, contractors need to be well informed and have a team of experts to ensure strict adherence to the rules. In this Webinar, industry expert Nat Peniston, who literally “wrote the book” The Contractor’s Guide to the Davis-Bacon Act: Essential Knowledge for Bidding and Compliance on Prevailing Wage Jobs,” will review:

  • Where to find prevailing wage rates & how to understand them
  • Understanding how base wage and fringe obligations are best met
  • Submitting certified payrolls
  • Best practices in demonstrating compliance

Virginia Built: ABC-VA's New Partnership with VOSH

ABC Virginia recently formed a new partnership with VOSH: Virginia Built. Join ABC Virginia Built council members Mike Saunders of Balfour Beatty Construction, Brian Rizzo of Hourigan, Frank Trujillo of Miller & Long and ABC Virginia Chapter President, Patrick Dean as they walk you through the new program.

Attendees will receive an overview of the program including:

• About the process
• How to qualify
• Discover the benefits
• The application process


Date: January 27, 2021  
Time: 2 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Patrick Dean, ABC Virginia, Mike Saunders, Balfour Beatty, Frank Trujillo, Miler & Long, Brian Rizzo, Hourigan




Labor Issues on the Rise

Date: January 13, 2021  
Time: 2 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Patrick Dean, ABC Virginia, Maury Baskin, Littler Mendelson

ABC Virginia invites you to attend our upcoming webinar: Labor Issues on the Rise on January 13th. Join us as we hear from Maury Baskin of Littler Mendelson, ABC-VA and ABC National's Chapter Attorney, who will share current labor issues affecting the Merit Shop construction industry.

This webinar will cover:
• 2020 Wage Theft Legislation
• May 2021 Prevailing Wage in Virginia
• Introduction of Government Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on Virginia state and local work
• and more 

Free member webinar.

Young Leaders Virtual Panel Event: How to Thrive in the Construction Industry

Date: September 23, 2020  
Time: 11 a.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Moderator: Courtney DeCroes, Early, Cassidy & Schilling
Panelists:    Cory Curtin, Allan Myers; Rich Ruckman, HITT Contracting Inc., Brian Fish, Hensel Phelps


The ABC-VA Young Leaders committee invites young professionals to attend our annual Panel Event: How to Thrive in the Construction Industry Amid a Global Pandemic. Join us for this exciting Live and Virtual Panel Event to hear from ABC-VA member panelists. Comprised of some of the industry’s most successful business leaders and mid-career professionals, our expert panel will provide tips to help you develop your career while simultaneously learning how to become recession proof, develop emotional intelligence (EQ), and more amid the ongoing pandemic.



New COVID-19 Paid Leave Issues for Employers as the Country Reopens

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020  
Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Maury Baskin, Littler Mendelson P.C.

ABC Members Only

With the approach of the school year and controversy in many states about whether schools will reopen fully, partially or not at all, many construction industry employers are wondering how the different reopening plans will affect their obligations to workers, including paid and unpaid leave. Since April 1, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act has required COVID-related paid leave for private-sector employers with fewer than 500 employees, but a number of school reopening issues remain unclear. ABC General Counsel Maury Baskin will discuss the latest legal developments and practical choices confronting ABC members and chapter staff. Other topics will include remote working generally and the continuing controversies over shutdown/reopening orders in the construction industry.


Maury Baskin serves as ABC’s general counsel and is a shareholder in the Washington, D.C., office of Littler Mendelson P.C., where he chairs Littler’s Construction practice group and co-chairs Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute. He is one of the chief legal advocates for the rights of employers on labor issues throughout the country, representing ABC and its member firms at every level of government, up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court.



COVID-19 Emergency Regulations for the Construction Industry


Join ABC-VA for a panel discussion on COVID-19 Emergency Regulations and the potential impacts these regulations could have on employers within the construction industry.

Date: Friday, July 24, 2020
Time: 10:00 A.M. EST
Length: 60 Minutes
Panelists: Neil Lowenstein, Vandeventer Black LLP and ABC-VA Safety Experts (TBD)
Moderator: Patrick Dean, President - ABC Virginia
Powerpoint Slides: Download a Copy of the Powerpoint slides Here.


Workforce Strategy Huddle with ABC Baltimore & ABC Virginia



Join a panel discussion focused on “tried and true” staffing strategies contractors are now adopting as the economy rebounds. This construction industry huddle is hosted by Tradesmen International in conjunction with ABC Baltimore & ABC Virginia.

You'll learn how a “CORE + Flex” staffing strategy makes sound business sense now, and hear real world examples of how it has given contractors of all sizes greater confidence in a market that remains plagued with uncertainties.

Conversation with our panel will reveal how:

• Implementing contract skilled labor has enabled them to sustain a balanced work-to-worker ratio, adding thousands of dollars in profit

• You can significantly reduce labor costs related to unemployment, HR, benefits, back-office tasks, and workers' comp

All attendees will be eligible to receive a no-charge Labor Productivity Analysis.

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Length: 60 Minutes

Register Here

2020 General Assembly Update - Major Changes in the Construction Landscape


How will the 2020 General Assembly Session impose major changes on the construction industry?
Join ABC Virginia for an exclusive member webinar as our panelists answer your questions including:

  • Can you be liable for your subcontractors’ employees’ wages?
  • Are prevailing wages and project labor agreements permitted/required?
  • Is there a time limitation on how long the Commonwealth must assert defective design or construction claims?

The webinar will conclude with a member Q&A session.


Tuesday, June 9, 2020



3:00 p.m. EDT


60 minutes


Scott Kowalski, Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, P.C., Julia Hammond, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, Patrick Dean, ABC Virginia