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

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

Please select the time zone.

Thursday, June 22
12-12:15 p.m.
Opening Remarks
12:15-12:45 p.m.

ABC’s general counsel will provide an overview of significant legal decisions affecting merit shop contractors and the status of legal challenges against Biden administration final rules. He will also give an update on recent executive orders and federal rulemakings.

12:45-12:50 p.m.
12:50-1:20 p.m.
An Insider’s View on the DOL’s Agenda for 2023 and Beyond (DOL Official)
1:20-1:25 p.m.
1:25-1:55 p.m.
An Insider’s View on Developments and Expectations at the NLRB (NLRB Official)
1:55-2 p.m.
2-2:45 p.m.

Get the latest on regulations mandating project labor agreements on federal contracts, provisions encouraging PLAs on federally assisted projects and ABC’s fight to overturn them. The speakers will also provide insights on the unprecedented expansion of Davis-Bacon prevailing wages and apprenticeship mandates beyond the federal contracting space and onto private clean energy projects through the Inflation Reduction Act’s tax credits. Finally, learn about an onerous proposal that would require federal contractors to disclose and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

2:45-2:50 p.m.
2:50-3:20 p.m.

An experienced practitioner will share his insights on the latest developments at the National Labor Relations Board, with a particular focus on the pro-labor agenda of the NLRB general counsel, significant Board decisions and numerous NLRB precedents under consideration. Also, learn about NLRB-issued rules, such as the joint employer and representation-case procedures proposals.

3:20-3:25 p.m.
3:25-3:55 p.m.

Pennsylvania and states throughout the country are increasingly targeting wage theft, wage fraud and misclassification through criminal action against construction firms. This disturbing trend is imposing responsibility on general contractors and higher-tier subcontractors for mistakes and underpayments by sub-subcontractors, including the criminalization of prevailing wage laws, which has also increased. Learn the steps employers need to take to protect themselves.

3:55-4 p.m.
4-4:25 p.m.

The speaker will discuss recent developments affecting workplace safety in the construction industry, such as increased Occupational Safety and Health Administration penalties and enforcement as well as regulatory actions.

4:25-4:30 p.m.
4:30-5 p.m.

This year, the Federal Trade Commission issued an unprecedented proposed rule that would ban all noncompete agreements with limited exceptions. Learn how the rule will affect ABC members and why the FTC’s action is constitutionally suspect and open to a strong legal challenge.

Conference attendees seeking CLE credit will be required to self-file. We cannot guarantee the event will be approved for CLE. For questions regarding CLE credit, please contact Michael Altman at [email protected].

For information about sponsorship opportunities during the 2023 ABC Virtual Legal Conference, please contact Bethany Murphy at [email protected] or phone at (732) 804-7166.

Sessions are subject to change. Updated as of April 2023.