February News

We have some exciting news to share.  Trying to create a flexible environment for our members, we held our first in a series of webinars for 2018.  On February 2nd, Tracy L. Steedman lead a webinar focused on contract negotiations.  Ms. Steedman joined Adelberg as a member in 2016, focusing primarily on commercial construction litigation, contract drafting and negotiation and green building law in Maryland. She represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals, and municipalities in all areas of construction, including contract drafting and negotiation, pre-litigation dispute resolution, and all phases of civil litigation.

Here is what they are saying:

“Tracy presented with such a depth and breadth of knowledge that it felt very reassuring that if I had any questions or concerns about contracts coming across my desk that she would truly have my back!  She presents with a contractors vernacular!”        ~Jeff B.

Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming webinars and events.

Events

We continue to have many exciting events in the works.  Soon, we will be posting events on project management, safety, estimation, the new tax laws, and more.  Vanessa Lopez our co-founder will be repeating her financial accounting series, and, back by popular demand, the bonding seminar will be in the mix, as well. Please check our  calendar  of events for updates and as always, if you have any suggestions for other training seminars please let us know.

Membership

As a reminder, for new AHCC members as well as renewing members, this year the cost of your membership will include four free sessions.  With the introduction of webinars, our costs are reduced and we are thrilled to pass these savings on to you our members.   Please click here for more information regarding memberships.

While we are introducing the new format of webinars, all members continue to have the option of attending sessions in person assuming the presenter is able to be on-site.  In addition, many of our members expressed the need for the presentations to be in both English and Spanish so their key employees and spouses can attend.  We will gladly comply, and any translation needs can be accommodated on an individual basis.  For those who request it, presentation material will be emailed in advance in Spanish.

In an effort to expand our reach, we are asking all of our members and friends to click on our social medial feeds below and like & share our AHCC posts.   This will assist us in growing our network but more importantly enable us to educate more individuals with our programs.

¡New Member!

We are excited to announce our newest corporate partner Stanley Black & Decker.  We are thrilled to have them joining our team and look forward to working on new learning initiatives for our members.  Please visit their website by clicking here.

Legislation

On February 11, 2018, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act is scheduled to go into effect. The Department of Labor has made a draft sample employee notice poster for your place of business available on their website at www.dllr.maryland.gov/paidleave. The department is also developing sample policies that will be available on the department’s website in the near future.

To the extent that the Commissioner of Labor and Industry receives complaints immediately after the law goes into effect, the commissioner will work closely with employers and employees to make sure both parties understand the requirements and limitations of the law and resolve any issues as informally as possible. The commissioner will be working closely with all stakeholders to ensure fair and equitable implementation.

Governor Larry Hogan issued Executive Order 01.01.2018.04 creating the Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance to assist small businesses in complying with House Bill 1 (HB1). Questions can be sent to this office at its dedicated email: small.business@maryland.gov.

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