MEA offers information designed for Electrical Contractors to help with business needs.

Is there a specific topic in which you or your team needs more training or would like to see more information? 
Please contact Michelle Dreier via email (mdreier@electricalassociation.org) or by phone (612-827-6117) and let us know. We will do our best to find an industry expert who can provide this information to you. 

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Recorded Webinars

Minneapolis Sick Leave Provisions

Presented by:  Kate Bischoff Attorney at Law 
THRive Law & Consulting

Minneapolis’ Sick & Safe Time Ordinance may now be applicable to all employers who may have an employee in the City of Lakes. What does that mean for contractors? If you have employees working within Minneapolis city limits for more than 80 hours, the employee earns sick and safe time. What does this mean? What about sick, vacation, PTO? Do these count? This webinar will cover these issues to help you determine if you’re compliant with this ordinance and the potential new laws on this very issue.

When: ANYTIME
Where: On your computer - at your desk
Price: $20

Opioids in the Workplace

Presented by: Alison Molitor, Nate Wright and Brooklyn Petrich

Topics:

  • What opioids are
  • Safe use, storage, and disposal
  • Trends in opioid overdose death in MN
  • Race rate disparity in drug overdose death
  • Signs and symptoms of an opioid use disorder
  • Tools and resources for employers to address the opioid epidemic
When: ANYTIME
Where:
 On your computer - at your desk
Price: Free

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Project Management Webinar

Presented By: Jim Crabbe, Customer Relations Manager

  • Discover the 5 key "Project Indicators" and why most contractors aren't using them. 
  • Change Orders - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly! 
  • Allocate your resources wisely and avoid wasting time or money at any stage of the project. 
  • Learn the two key skills to help you anticipate problems before they become difficult to solve. 
  • Communicate the progress of your project with team members. 
When: ANYTIME
Where:
 On your computer - at your desk
Price: $20

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Top Five Items for Contractors to Audit in 2019

Presented by Thomas R. Revnew, Attorney at Law

This webinar will discuss a number of items construction contractors can proactively audit for 2019 to protect their business. While each of these topics could be day long training sessions, this session will discuss on a high-level, important steps construction contractors should consider taking to protect their business during 2019. 

When: ANYTIME
Where:
 On your computer - at your desk
Price: $20

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Energy Efficiency Incentives

Presented by Center for Energy and Environment's Jamie Fitzke

Jamie Fitzke, Program and Policy Manager with the Center for Energy and Environment will discuss Minnesota state policy that enables utilities to offer energy efficiency incentives, and explain how electrical contractors can best utilize those incentives. Webinar topics include:

  • Why utilities offer energy efficiency rebates
  • What products qualify for utility incentives
  • How rebates are calculated
  • Bringing value to your customers
  • Rebate changes for 2019, expectations in 2020 and beyond
  • Potential state and federal policy implications
When: ANYTIME
Where:
 On your computer - at your desk
Price: $20

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Tax Reform

View this one-hour presentation from Smith Schafer's, Kyle Spicer on new Tax Reform Law 

The new tax reform law is the most significant tax legislation in decades. Now businesses and 
individuals are trying to digest the details and evaluate how the changes will impact their tax situation. Fortunately, Smith Shafer can help you figure things out. 

When:
 ANYTIME
Where:
 On your computer - at your desk
Price: $20

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AWAIR - Safety Manual

View this 30-min presentation from Andy Smoka on how to use your AWAIR manual to ensure compliance.

When:
ANYTIME
Where:
On your computer - at your desk
Price: FREE!
Who: MEA Members ONLY

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Get a copy of the latest AWAIR manual for your company

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

View this 30-min presentation from Peter Lindstrom at Clean Energy Resource Teams on how to help finance energy efficiency or renewable energy projects.

When: ANYTIME
Where: On your computer - at your desk
Price: FREE!
Who: MEA Members ONLY

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Lien Rights

View this 1-hour presentation from James Sander of Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd. on how to properly administer the lien process

When: ANYTIME
Where: On your computer - at your desk
Price: FREE!
Who: MEA Members ONLY

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Energy Code Training

View these 30-minute presentations from John O'Neil, Lighting Control Specialist of Pulse Products: 

Minnesota 2015 Energy Code: Effective June 2, 2015, the new Minnesota 2015 Energy Code is being enforced. Since the past code was ASHRAE 90.1 2004, the new energy code has many additional requirements. This presentation describes the additional needs of the Lighting Controls per the State Energy Code. Special attention should be given to Mandatory requirements. Note, this code does not require receptacle control.

ASHRAE 90.1 2010: LEED does not recognize the Minnesota 2015 Energy Code for use with LEED certified buildings. For this reason, the State Energy Code allows the use of the ASHRAE 90.1 2021 in lieu of the State Code. This code is unabridged so you must meet all code requirements without exception. This energy code requires receptacle controls. This code must be followed for any LEED Certified Building.

When: ANYTIME
Where: On your computer - at your desk
Price: FREE!
Who: MEA Members ONLY

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Watch the webinar on ASHRAE Regulations

Employment Law for Supervisors

View this 1-hour presentation from Phyllis Karasov of Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd. on employment laws so you can properly administer these rules and regulations to your employees.

When:
 ANYTIME
Where: On your computer - at your desk
Price: FREE!
Who: MEA Members ONLY 

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Union Jobsite Actions: Picketing, Strikes, Banners and Leafleting

This short presentation from Phyllis Karasov of Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd. explains the differences between picketing, strikes, banners and leafleting. After watching this webinar, you will be able to identify your rights and what to do when these situations occur on a project.

When: ANYTIME
Where:
 On your computer - at your desk
Price: FREE!
Who: MEA Members ONLY 

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