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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:

  1. A discussion on “Back to School” challenges with your employees,
  2. Managing employee leave issues,
  3. Impact of President Trump’s Latest Executive Orders
  4. 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

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. This can  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.

What You Will Learn:

This webinar will review and discuss recent research by Frank Manzo, IV, MPP (ILEPI) and Robert Bruno, PhD (University of Illinois) on the economics of Right-to-Work states versus non-right-to-work states. Their research has shown that states that are most effective at building middle-class jobs and delivering economic growth are the states that support workers’ rights and collective bargaining. Participation in this webinar will help you to understand the laws passed, data collected, and how this recent research leads to ten important economic outcomes.

What You Will Learn:

Beginning January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“Act”), will allow adults (21+) to possess and consume cannabis. This Act has considerable employment pitfalls for Construction Industry employers. As a consequence, drug testing without any evidence of impairment in the workplace opens 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

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

What You Will Learn:

In this webinar, you will learn solutions to common paint problems like deteriorating wood substrates, water damaged Masonite siding, rusted ferrous metal, peeling paint, gutters/downspouts, and masonry coatings for concrete tilt ups. Presenter Hank Meinking is an Area Account executive with Sherwin-Williams, a member of NACE and is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector has been part of the paint and coatings industry for over 30 years.

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 every year. FCA of Illinois, in partnership with the law firm of Smith Amundsen 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.

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