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Previous Webinars

November 18, 2020

What You Will Learn: Recent changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) require all Illinois employers to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by December 31, 2020, and once per year thereafter.  All Illinois employers should begin planning on how they will administer this mandatory training to all employees – including part-time employees, short-term or temporary employees, interns, and so on – especially since the Illinois Department of Human Rights announced recently that it will not extend the December 31, 2020 deadline due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The FCA of Illinois, in partnership with the law firm of SmithAmundsen LLC, has developed a training program designed to help its members and supply chain business partners to train their employees (supervisors and non-supervisors) beginning immediately through a convenient online program that will not exceed 1-hour in length.  

September 1, 2020

What You Will Learn:
This 60-minute webinar, presented by Labor Attorney Jeffrey A. Risch of SmithAmundsen LLC,  will examine the very latest developments impacting FCAI members on a local, state, and federal basis.  This timely presentation will include a discussion on “Back to School” challenges with your employees, managing employee leave issues, the impact of President Trump’s Latest Executive Orders as well as the very latest local and state mandates.

The following key issues will be covered:

  • Recent executive orders signed by President Trump
  • Back-to-school protocol for employers
  • How COVID-19 affects your business

December 3, 2019


What You Will Learn:
This webinar will provide an update on best practices for implementing and managing your organization’s fall protection program and explain how to use fall protection equipment effectively. 

Topics to be addressed:

  • Information on how to proactively manage fall protection
  • Explore key program elements such as policies, duties and responsibilities, training, hazard identification, fall protection procedures
  • Eliminating or controlling fall hazards 
  • Rescue procedures and implementation 
  • Incident investigation and program evaluation

There will be information on how you can apply the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Fall Protection Code and the applicable A10 standards to elevate your program beyond OSHA compliance to reduce injuries, lower costs and create efficiencies in your organization. You will also gain insight about the synergy between OSHA compliance and the Z359 Fall Protection Code and voluntary national consensus standards.


August 8, 2019

What You Will Learn:
Beginning January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“Act”), will allow adults (21+) to possess and consume cannabis. The Act has considerable employment pitfalls for Construction Industry employers. As a consequence, drug testing without any evidence of impairment in the workplace will open the door for legal challenges. This timely webinar, presented by Jeffrey Risch, Labor and Employment Attorney with SmithAmundsen LLC, will go over the legal risks for Illinois Employers starting January 1, 2020, and what can be done to try and diminish the impact of recreational marijuana.

During this webinar, the following key issues will be covered:

  • Adopting and enforcing drug-free workplace policies
  • Drug testing practices and options forward
  • Best practices to protect your workplace
  • And more!

For questions regarding this webinar, contact Jeff Risch at 630-569-0079 or by email at 


May 7, 2019

What You Will Learn:

Employers that contribute to underfunded multiemployer pension plans face significant assessments if they withdraw from such plans. Employment decisions and events (e.g., reduction in union workforce, reduction in hours worked by union workforce, decertification), and corporate transactions (e.g., mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and facility closures) – can all result in triggering a partial or complete withdrawal liability assessment. In addition, under ERISA each member of a controlled group is jointly and severally responsible for withdrawal liability.

During this webinar, the following key issues will be covered:
  • The Basics – What is the Law? What are UVBs and Partial and Complete Withdrawals?
  • How can employers obtain information about their multiemployer fund exposure and analyze these liabilities?
  • How is withdrawal liability considered in the context of an anticipated corporate transaction?
  • What is the Construction Industry Exemption and how does it apply?


March 6, 2019

Understanding & Negotiating Important Provisions in Construction Contracts from FCAI on Vimeo.

This webinar will review and discuss important provisions in Illinois construction contracts, along with suggestions for negotiating the provisions from all perspectives. 

With the ever-growing pressures of completing the work on time and on budget, together with an increase in mixed job sites, project managers, business owners, developers, contractors, and general contractors need to review and revise their “standard” construction contracts to ensure all work is completed without disruption.


December 11, 2018

WEBINAR: Effective Safety Management Systems from FCAI on Vimeo.

Is your safety program a profit center? Or is it simply a necessary evil? Pro-active organizations build systems that yield tremendous results in the area of safety. Join Safety Professional, Michael Hartnett to learn the five components of an Effective Safety Management System proven to drive results. This discussion will include an overview of the process as well as practical advice to apply to your organization today.

The Five Components of an Effective Safety Management System:
• Management Commitment
• Program Development
• Training
• Safety Surveys
• Continuous Improvement

July 25, 2018

OSHA Silica Rule Update: Compliance & Air Monitoring/Product Testing from FCAI on Vimeo.

As OSHA’s enforcement of rule (29 C.F.R. 1926.1153) Respirable Crystalline Silica continues to gain momentum, it is important for contractors to stay knowledgeable and compliant to avoid being cited. Bill Hanson, President of Innovative Risk Management, will discuss the different compliance options contractors have, such as Table 1 and Objective Data, and answer any questions regarding which option would be best for your jobsite(s).

Our second presenter Bob Weaver, Eastern Region Vice President of FCA International, will discuss FCA’s current research on product testing and air monitoring that is helping to develop an objective data database to support contractors in their silica air monitoring requirements.

January 25, 2018

Multi-Employer Worksite Violations & OSHA General Duty Clause Webinar from FCAI on Vimeo.

This webinar will address the importance of recognizing safety hazards on multi-employer jobsites, who is the liable party if there is a violation, and how contractors can help protect themselves against being liable both at the jobsite and in the office.

Presenter: Mark Lies, II, Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP


October 5, 2017

National Agreements Webinar from FCAI on Vimeo.

This webinar provides contractors with a comprehensive overview of national agreements and will assist in identifying if your company qualifies for one. And, if your competitor has one, what can or cannot be done to compete.

National agreements are written formal agreements between the International Union (IUPAT) and the contractor who regularly travels outside their home District Council.

Presenter: Michael McNally, Esq.
Attorney at Felhaber Larsen and FCA International Legal Counsel

February 7, 2017

FCAI Webinar: The Current Economic State of Illinois & New Construction Legislation for 2017 from FCAI on Vimeo.

This webinar addresses important legislation affecting the construction industry and FCAI Members for 2017. Listeners learn more about the budget impasse, the Senate’s proposed “Grand Bargain” and other legislation affecting a contractor’s business. 

For questions or more information, contact:

Jessica Newbold
IMSCA Legislative Consultant

Jim Rohlfing
IMSCA General Counsel
Partner, Arnstein & Lehr, LLP


May 18, 2016

Aerial Lift Safety Webinar from FCAI on Vimeo.

Speaker: Tony Radke
Regional Environmental Health and Safety Manager, NES Rentals

This webinar defines what is contained in a high-quality training program, identify common causes of accidents involving Aerial Workplace Platforms, review industry trends and look closely at what companies are required to do for training their employees.

Have questions or want more information? Contact Tony at


January 26, 2016

How to Get Paid Webinar from FCAI on Vimeo.

Eric Singer of Ice Miller, LLP, discusses the important provisions to include in your contracts and deadlines for mechanics liens in Illinois, as well as the impact on lien rights of the new “bonding over” legislation in Illinois.

Speaker: Eric Singer
Eric is a construction lawyer and litigator at Ice Miller LLP. He specializes in contracts, insurance and counseling for construction. Eric also handles disputes related to real estate, construction, mechanics liens and injunctions.
Have questions or want more information? Contact Eric.

Contact Information:
PH: 630-955-5826

November 10, 2015

Prevailing Wage Compliance Webinar from FCAI on Vimeo.

Attorney and President of the Contractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc. (CCMI), Deborah Wilder, will teach participants tips on how to avoid the most common problems plaguing construction contractors in compliance with the current Illinois prevailing wage laws and the federal Davis-Bacon Act.

Speaker: Deborah Wilder

Labor Law Attorney, Law Office of Deborah Wilder President of Contractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc. 

August 11, 2015

Understanding OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica from FCAI on Vimeo.

This webinar is intended to provide an overview what respirable crystalline silica is, where it is found/used, explanation of OSHA’s new proposed rule, achieving regulatory compliance and awareness of OSHA’s enforcement program on jobsites.

Speaker: Adele L. Abrams, Esq., Attorney, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C.

April 30, 2015

FCAI Succession Planning Webinar from FCAI on Vimeo.

Presenters: Natalie Perry, Partner, Ice Miller Legal Counsel
Mike Grady, American Trust Investment Services

Without a succession plan, business owners create unnecessary risk. Most people tend to put off dealing with succession issues until it’s too late or until they are “well established” in their businesses. This contributes to businesses being unable to sustain themselves over the course of time. The bottom line is you need to have a plan - both a succession and estate plan.

For more information on Succession Planning, please contact:

Natalie Perry, Partner, Ice Miller Legal Counsel
Ice Miller LLP
2300 Cabot Drive, Suite 455
Lisle, IL 60532

Kenneth Schuyler, President, American Trust Investment Services
American Trust Investment Services
230 W. Monroe St., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60606

December 18, 2014

FCAI Insurance Webinar: Understanding Your Insurance Program - What Contractors Need to Know to Save Time and Money from FCAI on Vimeo.

As a Contractor there are many things to be aware of when it comes to insurance. Not every job is the same nor the employers you work with. Being knowledgeable on the proper insurance requirements and coverages necessary can save you time and money. This webinar will cover the basics of insurance for contractors, how to avoid additional insurance costs, submitting the proper paperwork when working with General Contractors and everything in between. 

November 5, 2014

Contractors, Learn the Affects of New Legislation on Safety Service Providers from FCAI on Vimeo.

Overview of the recently passed legislation, Senate Bill 3287, that eliminates the workers' compensation exclusive remedy/immunity enjoyed by service companies that provide safety consulting unless those companies are wholly-owned by the employer and how the legislation effects FCAI Contractors. 

December 5, 2013

EPA Lead Certification - RRP Information Session from GreenEDU on Vimeo.

This one hour webinar on the EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule will provide information on the Lead Certification requirements and what you need to do to be in compliance. The EPA Lead Certification Rule affects all contractors, painters, renovators, among others, who perform work on housing, schools, or daycares build before 1978. Non-compliance with the EPA Lead Certification RRP Rule can result in fines of up to $37,500 per day!

March 29, 2012

Legislative Webinar from FCAI on Vimeo.

This informative webinar is on Legislative topics that pertain directly to Finishing Contractors. Topics include how IMSCA & ICIC are working on your behalf in Springfield and an update on the Cypress Creek Ruling, Performance Contracting, Senate Bill 3792 which amends the Mechanics Lien Act, among other important bills and how you can help us in our legislative efforts.

November 22, 2011

Mechanics Lien Webinar from FCAI on Vimeo.

An informative webinar on: Mechanics Liens. How and When to File Presented by: Eric Singer, Attorney, Ice Miller LLP; Tony Darkangelo, Director at National FCA

August 30, 2011

Workers Compensation Insurance from FCAI on Vimeo.

Illinois Workers' Comp Legislative Reform- Changes Kim Robinson the Executive Director from ICIC will review the contents of the recently passed Workers Compensation Legislation signed into law by Governor Quinn.

Understanding and Managing Your Workers' Compensation Experience Modification Factor

Brian Konen, CIC, CWCA, Konen Insurance Agency

Brian will discuss Workers' Compensation Insurance, costs, and specifically how you can manage your modification factor for cost benefit.

How to Use Your Legal Counsel Effectively—Work Comp Claims

Ann Stewart, Attorney at Law, Ice Miller LLP

Ann will discuss tips on how to use your own legal counsel more effectively, steps to take when served by a workers' compensation claim and identify any recent trends in work comp court cases.

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