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CONNECTIONS POWER UP PROFITS
December 4 - 6, 2014
New changes were passed by the dozen during the 2014 legislative session.
Learn how to comply from the best employment/labor attorneys in MN.
See a new service that can do the recordkeeping and training for contractors--at no extra cost.
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Hilton Mpls/St. Paul Airport/Mall of America
Or call 952-854-2100
Discounted Room Rates end on 11.11.14
3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425
FRIDAY: 12:00PM –1:15PM
The Growing Shortage of Electricians: The need Workforce Development will be addressed by Oriane Casale, from the MN Dept. of Employment & Economic Development. See how the increasing demand for electricians versus the supply of electricians will affect your business--as construction becomes the fastest growing occupational group in the coming decade.
Complying with Employment Requirements Made Easier - Brock Martinez, Federated Insurance
Federated takes the confusion, time and expense out of complying with the dozens of requirements by providing easy to use training, recordkeeping, advice, and documents (like employee handbooks) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—at no extra cost. As long as you have to buy insurance anyway--and the policy is competitive--why not buy it from a company that makes saves you time and money?
FRIDAY: 3:00PM—5:00PM (Limit 15 Atendees-FREE)
New Prevailing Wage Requirements. Tom Revnew (Seaton, Peters & Revnew LLC) will explain the new
requirements, how to comply, ways to avoid common pitfalls and answer your questions about changes to the following:
1. Apprentice Training Law (Comply or benefits increase from 0 to $28 on 1/1/15)
2. Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA has big effects on employee handbooks)
3. Fair Pay/Safe Place Regulations (Disclose violations and comply or lose federal contracts)
4. Responsible Contractor Law (Wage/hour mistakes over $25,000 bars contractors from MN contracts.
Hospitality Suite—Members are invited to stop by and connect with contractors to call when you need extra electricians to help with specialty work or finish a job.
SATURDAY: 12:00PM—2:00PM (Limit 30 - $49)
Update your Employee Handbook
1. Get current policies particularly suited for your company that are compliance with the law
2. Learn about new policies to consider
3. Learn about procedures you will want to follow on the most essential policies
4. Talk with contractors about how they’ve handled policy-related situations
5. Meet funny people (and not just funny-looking)
MEA Summer Leadership Conference on June 12-14, 2014.
Product Show Floor Plan
*let us know which booth you would like early! First come, first serve!
Drive Your Profits Up! Learn about new labor saving tools, cost saving materials, and time saving techniques.
See Vendors Demonstrating the Newest
Ways other contractors are dealing with
See Vendors Demonstrating the Newest
Fun with Family & Friends before the busy season hits!
Book your Room by 5.18.14 to receive the MEA discount of $149 a night
Arrowwood Resort Hotel & Conference Center
2100 Arrowwood Ln, Alexandria, MN 56308
MEA Spring Leadership Conference
April 14-16 Hyatt Mpls
New Electrical Inspection & Enforcement Team
2014 New Laws & Regulations by Bill Strusinski
The line-up includes . . .
Federated Member Appreciation Dinner
NCEL EXPO…See the latest equipment, lighting, tools & more!
You’re at bat … is it a swing & a miss or is it a home run at the MEA Spring Conference. Make it a homer and ... join us at the Hyatt Hotel on 1300 Nicollet Ave (near the NCEL Upper Midwest Electrical Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center April 16-17).
5 reasons to turn off the electronics and go . . .
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Join the leadership and Board as they determine the course of action for 2014.
Bring the Family - Fun for Spouses & Children
Christmas Shopping – Jewelry Making – Lunch with Friends
Santa’s Elves for Child Care & Games – And More
Enjoy a "mini-vacation" while you take care of business. The MEA summer conference is a great way to kick off summer. Come and play at Lake Darling. Print your registration here. Businesses interested in sponsorship can view available opportunities here.
The MEA Gear Up for Spring Conference 2013 was a huge success! Thank you to our sponsors and to everyone who participated. Key conference highlights started with a Day at the Capitol. Bill Strusinski, our MEA Lobbyist, gave our group a briefing on the legislation affecting our industry. MEA attendees were all able to take part in an awesome tour of the new Vehicle Innovation Center recently opened up by GE Capital Fleet Services, a world-class facility that provides businesses, industry groups and researchers with a first-hand experience with alternative fuel vehicles. One of those vehicles that our attendees were able to drive is the EXV4 all-electric utility truck made by e-ride Industries right here in Minnesota.
E-ride Industries was the brain child of John Herou (owner and founder) who was an electrical contractor at one time. The company is located in Princeton, MN. All vehicles are 100% American Made. The website www.e-ride.com has the full story of this most versatile all electric product on the market.
Our team enjoyed the demonstration at Parallel Technologies of the new Redwood Systems lighting & building automation products given by Pat Siebenaler. Redwood Systems’ Building-Performance Lighting Platform facilitates lower energy costs and higher-performing workplaces. This smart building platform powers and controls lights and a high-density sensor grid, providing both best-inclass energy savings and granular monitoring of space utilization, temperature and power consumption.
Pontoon Lake Cruise sponsored by