Webinar Series


AGC'S COMPLIANCE WEBINAR SERIES
Walking the Compliance Tightrope: How to Meet the Strict Legal Standards for Government Work (8 Part Series)

All Webinars will take place from 2:00PM - 3:30PM Eastern time. Please adjust according to your time zone.

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Webinar Series Price:

Members: $499
Non-members: $549
You may sign up for any webinar within the series individually ($99), or register for the full series at a deeply discounted rate.

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Email: meetings@agc.org
Phone:(703) 837-5304

Doing public work for federal, state and local agencies has become riskier and more challenging each year. Small mistakes made while working to meet complex requirements can have enormous consequences.  Only contractors working for federal agencies are required by law to implement an ethics and compliance program, but all government contractors are at risk of costly suspension or debarment if violations occur, and all contractors have a reputation to protect. 

AGC’s Compliance Webinar Series will provide a practical way to help contractors educate key personnel on the ever-growing risk of liability and help demonstrate your organization’s commitment to following the rules of the road.

The eight-part series will cover the False Claims Act, the Davis Bacon Act, illegal gratuities and more.

Webinars that have already aired are available on demand to series registrants.

Participants may register for subsequent webinars individually ($99.00 per webinar) or sign up for the complete series at a discounted rate of $499 and gain a comprehensive understanding of compliance issues affecting public work projects.

Who Should Attend?

  • Senior executives
  • Project managers
  • Highway, utility and federal contractors
  • Superintendants
  • Compliance officers
  • HR directors
  • Estimators
  • Any industry professional interested in ethics and compliance programs

All series registrants will receive an electronic copy of each webinar. So, sign up for the bundle and watch any sessions you may miss on-demand at any time.


In order to earn IACET CEU’s. Participants must be registered for and attend at least 95% of the webinar. After the webinar, participants must score at least 75% on the exam, and complete the post-program evaluation. For webinars that offer CEUs, a post program email will be provided with instructions on how to complete the CEU process and print your certificate. Please note: You must attend the live webinar, credits cannot be given for listening to the recorded webinar. Questions? Email education@agc.org

Available On-demand: Legal Compliance Programs: Why You Should Have One, and What it Needs to Include


AGC’S COMPLIANCE WEBINAR SERIES PART 1

Available On-demand

This program will identify the several reasons why legal compliance programs are well worth the time and effort they require. The presenters will cover the troubling changes in the way that federal and state governments enforce their contract terms and conditions. They will also talk about the ethics and compliance programs that the federal government requires of its contractors, the federal and typical state standards for suspension or debarment, and the federal sentencing guidelines that that can make an enormous difference even to companies that do no public work. The speakers will then explore the individual components of the programs that the federal government requires – and that most compliance programs should include. The bottom line is that government contracting has become a much riskier business. Today, government contractors have to go out of their way to demonstrate that they are making every good faith effort to ensure their employees follow the rules of the road.

Speakers

Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

Eric L. Nelson
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

Michael E. Kennedy, Moderator
General Counsel, AGC of America

Available On-demand: Getting Subcontractors on Board: Why and How to Train Your Subcontractors to Meet Flowdown Requirements


AGC’S COMPLIANCE WEBINAR SERIES PART 2

Getting Subcontractors on Board: Why and How to Train Your Subcontractors to Meet Flowdown Requirements

Available On-demand

Are your subcontractors in compliance? Government contractors are sometimes “on-the-hook” when it comes to flowing down contract clauses and/or regulatory requirements to its subcontractors.  For example, the Davis-Bacon Act, OFCCP’s affirmative action regulations, and the federal False Claims Act, to name a few, all have specific requirements that flow down to subcontractors. Whether you are a prime contractor or a subcontractor with lower-tier subcontracts, this program will identify and explain the flow down requirements that government contractors should be aware of as well as techniques for training your subcontractors in order to keep YOU out of hot water.

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The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Speakers

Andrew W. Stephenson
Partner, Construction Industry Practice Group
Holland & Knight

Kris Talynn
Director of Human Resources
Okland Construction

August 16, 2012: False Claims: How Federal and State Laws Relate to Requests for Payment and/or Equitable Adjustment


AGC’S COMPLIANCE WEBINAR SERIES PART 3

False Claims: How Federal and State Laws Relate to Requests for Payment and/or Equitable Adjustment

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 2:00PM - 3:30PM Eastern time

This program will outline the federal False Claims Act and provide an overview of the many state statutes that put construction contractors at similar risk of liability for making a misrepresentation. The presenter will also explain how these statutes can complicate cost-plus contracts, change orders and other claims for payment, and the practical steps necessary to avoid crossing the line. The program will conclude with a few words on the potentially severe consequences of a violation, and why it is so important for contractors to get it right.

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Speaker

Stephen Shapiro
Partner
Holland & Knight

September 13, 2012: Illegal Gratuities, Kickbacks and Bribes: Which Activities Can Inadvertently Fall into These Categories, and Legal Protections for Whistleblowers


AGC’S COMPLIANCE WEBINAR SERIES PART 4

Illegal Gratuities, Kickbacks and Bribes: Which Activities Can Inadvertently Fall into These Categories, and Legal Protections for Whistleblowers

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 2:00PM - 3:30PM Eastern time

Contractors working for federal, state and local governments have to comply with a wide variety of statutes, ordinances, executive orders, regulations and other measures intended to require ethical business practices. Conduct that private owners would readily accept, and might even welcome, can lead public owners to impose significant penalties, to consider suspensions and debarments, and even to consider criminal charges. This webinar will focus on the activities that public owners put into the potentially devastating categories of illegal gratuities, kickbacks and bribes.

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Speaker

Scott P. Fitzsimmons
Associate
Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP

October 16, 2012: The DBE Program for Federal-Aid Highway Work: How to Document Good Faith Efforts and Measure the Participation You Agree to Achieve


AGC’S COMPLIANCE WEBINAR SERIES PART 5

The DBE Program for Federal-Aid Highway Work: How to Document Good Faith Efforts and Measure the Participation You Agree to Achieve

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 2:00PM - 3:30PM Eastern time

The US Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise regulations apply not only to the Federal-aid highway program but to FTA funded transit projects and FAA funded airport construction. While the program is not new, recent enforcement actions have made it clear that many contractors are not aware of what is required to comply. What efforts are you required to make in meeting your contract DBE goal? What is your responsibility for ensuring that DBEs working on your projects perform a “commercially useful function?” What Assistance can you give DBEs to help them perform their contracts? You need to know the answer to these and other questions in order to avoid an enforcement action.

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Speakers

Larry W. Caudle, Jr.
Partner
Kraftson Caudle

Lorraine D’Angelo
Ethics and Corporate Compliance Officer/Counsel
Dragados USA

October 18, 2012: The Socioeconomic Programs for Federal Work: How to Navigate the Set-Aside and Subcontracting Programs Embedded in the Federal Acquisition Regulation


AGC’S COMPLIANCE WEBINAR SERIES PART 6

The Socioeconomic Programs for Federal Work: How to Navigate the Set-Aside and Subcontracting Programs Embedded in the Federal Acquisition Regulation

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 2:00PM - 3:30PM Eastern time

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November 13, 2012: Affirmative Action in Employment: How to Implement the Employment Practices and Procedures Required by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs


AGC’S COMPLIANCE WEBINAR SERIES PART 7

Affirmative Action in Employment: How to Implement the Employment Practices and Procedures Required by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Tuesday, November 18, 2012, 2:00PM - 3:30PM Eastern time

Most construction contractors with federal or federally assisted contracts are required to take specific affirmative action steps - 16 to be exact; and the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has increased its enforcement efforts over the past two years to monitor compliance efforts. Now, more than ever, it is important to comply with these laws or face costly fines, penalties or debarment.

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Speakers

Naomi Hackenberg
HR Consultant, Workplace HR

David S. Fortney
Fortney & Scott LLC

 

December 11 & 13, 2012: The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts: How to Comply with Federal Prevailing Wage Laws


AGC’S COMPLIANCE WEBINAR SERIES PART 8

The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts: How to Comply with Federal Prevailing Wage Laws

Tuesday and Thursday, December 11 & 13, 2012, 2:00PM - 3:30PM Eastern time

Session 1 — December 11 - 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST
The Davis-Bacon & Related Acts: Top 10 (or So) Pitfalls in Contractor Compliance
A leading attorney and consultant in construction prevailing wage law will teach participants how to avoid the most common problems plaguing construction contractors in compliance with the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. The session will cover such topics as ensuring compliance with flow-down requirements, how to make the conformance process work for you, the right way to complete certified payroll records, dealing with off-site operations, the treatment of truck drivers, and ascertaining the proper classification of your employees.

Speakers

Deborah Wilder, Esq.
President, Contractor Compliance & Monitoring, Inc.

Moderator

Ezequiel Arvizu PHR, HCS, Employee Owner
Sundt Construction, Inc., Compliance/Diversity Rep

Session 2 — December 13 - 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST
The Davis-Bacon & Related Acts: Ask the Experts
A panel of top experts from government and industry will briefly talk about the latest developments and the hottest topics in federal prevailing wage law for construction and then devote the remainder of the session to answering audience questions on whatever Davis-Bacon and Related Acts issues they may have. This session offers an opportunity to go beyond the basics and get deeper into the specific issues that concern your company the most.

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Speaker

Timothy Helm
Chief, Branch of Government Contracts Enforcement, Office of Enforcement Policy

Natalie Boan
Chief, Branch of Construction Wage Determinations, Office of Program Operations, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor

Deborah Wilder, Esq.
President, Contractor Compliance & Monitoring, Inc.

Moderator

Ezequiel Arvizu PHR, HCS, Employee Owner
Sundt Construction, Inc., Compliance/Diversity Rep

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to comply with contract flow-down requirements.
  • Learn how the conformance process works and how to maximize your chances for success in using it.
  • Learn how to ascertain which wage determination classification applies to your employees.
  • Learn how to properly complete certified payroll records.
  • Learn how the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts particularly applies to off-site operations and to truck drivers.
  • Learn what to expect in a U.S. Department of Labor audit.
  • Learn about the latest developments and U.S. Department of Labor initiatives in Davis-Bacon enforcement.
  • Learn about the latest developments and U.S. Department of Labor initiatives in establishing prevailing wage determinations, including when the Department plans to conduct a survey  or wage update in your area.

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AGC of America Webinar Cancellation & Refund Policy

If you will not be able to attend an AGC of America Webinar program for which you have already registered, you may qualify for a refund of your registration fee or be able to substitute another employee within your organization. If you cancel your registration at least ten (10) days prior to the webinar, AGC of America will provide a full refund. No refund will be provided if you do not meet this deadline, however you may transfer your registration to another employee within your organization. AGC of America will provide all registrants with a recording of the webinar and the PowerPoint slides following the program.

Any questions or changes to your registration should be made via email to meetings@agc.org.