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FCA Audio Series

The FCA Audio Series was designed to provide contractor education on the go. Instead of finding ways to block parts of your day out to sit in on a conference call or webinar, FCA is providing content that members can listen to when their schedule allows.

Podcasts
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  • Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry
    Bob Swanson, past president of Swanson Youngdale and first Chairman of FCA International, tragically lost his son Michael to suicide on March 13, 2009 at the age of 33. The construction industry has a suicide rate four times greater than the suicide rate of the general population. Bob now focuses his effort on creating awareness of the impact of mental health and suicide in the construction industry. FCA CEO Anthony Darkangelo sat down with Bob to discuss this important issue. Their conversation includes an overview of why this is such an important topic in the construction industry, a management approach to look after your employees' mental health, how suicide is preventable, what to do when you suspect someone is having suicidal thoughts and what resources are available.

  • IPAT Pension Plan Funding Improvement Plan Update
    FCA CEO Anthony Darkangelo speaks with Mike McNally, FCA's legal counsel regarding the IPAT Pension Plan Funding Improvement Plan (FIP) update. Their conversation includes an overview of the FIP update, why an update was needed to the 2012 FIP, the FIP update's preferred schedule, the FIP update's impact on early retirement benefits, when contractors have to adopt the FIP update and what happens when a CBA expires before the FIP update is implemented.

  • DOL's Final Rule on Paid Sick Leave 
    FCA CEO Anthony Darkangelo and FCA Legal Counsel Mike McNally discuss the DOL's Final Rule on Paid Sick Leave that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. Topics covered include contractor obligations under the rule, how those obligations can be satisfied and how the collective bargaining agreement can be used to satisfy those obligations.
     
  • North American Contractor Certification (NACC) Program for Architectural Glass & Metal Contractors
    FCA CEO Anthony Darkangelo speaks with Empirehouse's James Bringle about the North American Contractor Certification (NACC) Program for Architectural Glass & Metal. Empirehouse was one of the first architectural glass & metal companies to achieve the certification. During their conversation, James explains why his company got certified, the benefits to his company and the benefits to the end-user community.
     
  • Prohibited Transactions with ERISA 
    FCA CEO Anthony Darkangelo and FCA Legal Counsel Mike McNally discuss prohibited transactions with ERISA. Topics covered include what a prohibited transaction is, risks they expose trustees to and how to avoid prohibited transactions.

  • Preparing for Collective Bargaining
    FCA CEO Anthony Darkangelo speaks with Mike McNally, FCA's legal counsel on preparing for collective bargaining. Their conversation includes how early you should begin to prepare for collective bargaining, what preparing for collective bargaining means, and the importance of the process for preparing for collective bargaining.

 

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