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This is a must-attend virtual conference for ABC members, including merit shop labor attorneys and construction contractors, and ABC chapter presidents, government affairs directors and attorneys.  

Join ABC leaders, legal and regulatory experts and government officials as they share the latest developments in labor and employment law and their impact on merit shop contractors.

Check out the content-rich virtual sessions below!

Conference rate: $200 per person. The registration deadline is June 21, 2022.

(All sessions take place in Eastern Time)

Please select the time zone.

Thursday, June 23
12-12:15 p.m.
Opening Remarks
12:15-12:45 p.m.

ABC’s general counsel will provide an update on Biden administration executive orders and major federal rulemakings affecting merit shop contractors. Get an overview of recent significant legal decisions, including the legal challenges to the federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

12:45-12:50 p.m.
12:50-1:20 p.m.

Learn about President Biden’s controversial project labor agreement executive order and the aggressive steps ABC is taking to fight it. Get the latest on recently enacted Biden administration policies encouraging government-mandated PLAs on private, state and local government construction projects receiving federal funding through the U.S. Treasury, Transportation, Agriculture and Interior departments. Finally, learn about how the administration is attempting to revive the Obama-era blacklisting rule.

1:20-1:25 p.m.
1:25-1:55 p.m.
An Inside View of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB Official)
1:55-2 p.m.
2-2:45 p.m.

Experienced practitioners will share their insights on the latest NLRB developments and offer guidance to merit shop contractors on navigating the board’s pro-labor agenda, with a particular focus on employer handbook rules, the standard for determining independent contractor status under the National Labor Relations Act, organizing by card check and awarding consequential damages.

2:45-2:50 p.m.
2:50-3:20 p.m.
An Inside View of DOL’s Agenda in the Biden Administration (DOL Official)
3:20-3:25 p.m.
3:25-4:10 p.m.

Experienced practitioners will discuss significant U.S. Department of Labor policy and regulatory actions that will affect merit shop contractors as well as provide advice on how to prepare for the challenges ahead. Anticipated topics of discussion include proposed Davis-Bacon Act reforms, a redo of the Trump-era overtime rule and potential changes to the joint employer and independent contractor rules.

4:10-4:15 p.m.
4:15-5 p.m.

Efforts to protect merit shop contractors from President Biden and Congress’ pro-labor agenda remain a top priority. Learn the details of ABC’s proactive legislative agenda and defense strategy to combat current pro-labor federal legislation, including the Protecting the Right to Organize Act. ABC National staff will also provide meaningful insights into the 2022 congressional and state elections and their likely impacts in Washington and around the country.


Conference attendees seeking CLE credit will be required to self-file. Stay tuned for more information on state CLE eligibility. We cannot guarantee the event will be approved for CLE.

Sessions are subject to change. Updated as of April 5, 2022.