2015 Winter Meeting
*** MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!! ***
Illinois Chapter NECA
Annual Winter Meeting
December 4-6, 2015
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
Invitations will be sent out soon!
Upcoming Fall Seminar!
S E M I N A R
"Are You a Project Manager or Project Witness?"
October 29, 2015 ~ 8:00am - 4:00pm
Hosted by Illinois Chapter NECA- 3701 S. 6th St, Springfield, IL
Registration Fee: $250 Members/ $500 Non-Member
Facilitator: Norb Slowikowski
Course desciption: Managers take action in every step of the management process. Witnesses do the bare minimum without any sense of innovation or creativity. If you want to be an effective manager, you should eliminate the term "status quo" from your vocabulary. This seminar will equip Project Managers with the foundation of management expertise they need to efficiently direct the entire project life cycle, from Job Start-Up to Job Close-Out. The program is designed to uncover real "productivity potential" by teaching process improvement along with management and leadership techniques. Norb will instruct participants how to stop getting by and start getting results.
**Please contact Lisa at 217-585-9500 or email@example.com to register.
Seminar registration deadline is October 14, 2015
2015 Summer Meeting
2 0 1 5
*** Annual Family Fun-in-the-Sun ***
S u m m e r M e e t i n g
Pack your cowboy boots & hat! We are headed to MUSIC CITY, USA
JULY 9-12, 2015
~~~~ Gaylord Opryland Hotel ~~~~
REGISTRATION PACKETS HAVE BEEN MAILED!!
CALL LISA @ 1-800-252-8922 FOR INFORMATION
OR EMAIL LISA@ILNECA.ORG
We hope to see ya'll in Nashville!
2015 NECA ILPAC Golf Outing
2015 NECA ILPAC GOLF OUTING!
- JUNE 15, 2015
- Illini Country Club, Springfield, IL
- Noon Shotgun
- Lunch, Dinner & Prizes!!
- Call 1-800-252-8922 to Register!
- Hole Sponsorships Available
IRS Releases 2015 Standard Mileage Rates
IRS Releases 2015 Standard Mileage Rates
Beginning January 1, 2015 the following rates will apply:
- 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven;
- 23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes;
- 14 cents per mile in service of charitable organizations.
The IRS released Notice 2014-79 providing the 2015 standard mileage rates . The business rate increased 1.5 cents and the medical & moving expense rates decreased one-half cent from the 2014 rate.
BIM Seminar- "The Future is Now!"
OCTOBER 21, 2014
SEMINAR: THE FUTURE IS NOW-BIM
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING
Learn to Effectively Coordinate during the MEP Phase
The Process of Generating & Managing Building Data Discussed
Utilize Data for Pre-Planning & Pre-Fabrication
Design & Clash Detection Software Discussed
Learn Cost & Time Saving Techniques
REGISTRATION FEE: $250 NECA MEMBER; $500 Non-Member
LOCATION: IL Chapter NECA Office, 3701 S 6th, Springfield IL
TIME: 8:00am- 4:00pm
INCLUDED: Breakfast & Lunch
PLEASE CALL 1-800-252-8922
TO REGISTER TODAY!
2014 NEC CODE SEMINAR
2014 NEC CODE SEMINARS
FEBRUARY 5-7, 2014
CHOOSE FROM 3 LOCATIONS:
FEB 5, FRIDAY-O'FALLON: REGENCY CONFERENCE CENTER
FEB 6, THURSDAY-MARION: HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
FEB 7, FRIDAY-DECATUR: DECATUR CONF. CTR & HOTEL
COST: IL Chapter Member $200/ NON-MEMBER $400
TIME: 8 AM - 4 PM
COST INCLUDES: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & custom Code Change textbook
PLEASE BRING: Notebook, highlighter & 2014 NEC Code Book
Please call the Chapter Office at 1-800-252-8922 with questions or to request a registration form.
Construction Law Seminar
Advanced Construction Law Seminar
~November 6, 2013~ 8am-4pm
DECATUR CONFERENCE CENTER & HOTEL
4191 US HWY 36 W, DECATUR IL 62522
Register by contacting the IL Chapter Office at 217-585-9500 or Lisa@ilneca.org
MAKING CW/CE WORK FOR YOU:
WHAT NECA CONTRACTORS NEED TO KNOW
& NEED TO DO
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
Registration & Breakfast 8:30am-9:30am
Workshop Program 9:30am-12:00pm
The Hilton~700 East Adams, Springfield IL 62702
RSVP to Lisa @ 217-585-9500 or Lisa@ilneca.org
NEW I-9 FORMS
New I-9 Forms MUST be Used Starting May 7 Employers Face Financial Penalties for Non-Compliance
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. This form must be used beginning May 7, 2013 or the employer could face large fines.
The new form is to be used for all new hires on or after May 7, and for re-verifying current employees whose work authorizations are expiring on or after May 7. (It is not necessary to replace current I-9 forms for employees who do not otherwise need to be re-verified at this time.)
The new form contains additional data fields designed to capture foreign passport information (if applicable) as well as the employee’s telephone number and email address (although telephone and email information is optional). The new form has grown from one page to two pages due in part to these additional fields, but also because the form’s font type has been made larger and its layout has been changed in an effort to improve readability. The information that employers are required to provide has not changed.
Along with the new form, new instructions are available, as is a revised “Handbook for Employers” (Form M-274) which provides additional guidance on completing the I-9 Form.
The new I-9 Form and instructions are available at:
The “Handbook for Employers - Guidance for Completing Form I-9” is available at:
And a variety of employer and employee information concerning worker verification is available at:
Coleman Electrical Services Recognized
Mansfield, IL - Coleman Electrical Services recognized for 25 years of NECA membership.
Mansfield Electric Recognized
Springfield, IL -Ed Midden and Mansfield Electric recognized for 50 years of NECA membership.
IRS 2013 Mileage Rates
The standard IRS rate for business driving remains unchanged for 2013.
Las Vegas NECA 2012
Las Vegas NECA 2012
September 29 - October 2, 2012
IRS announces 2012 standard mileage rates
Dec. 9, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2012 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
2011 Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates
The IRS has announced the new mileage reimbursement rates for 2011.
Senate Bill 51 Becomes Law July 1, 2010 and What ALL Contractors Need to Know!
All contractors doing work with the State of Illinois need to be aware of the changes that become effective July 1, 2010.
New EPA Lead Certification Requirments Go Into Effect April 22, 2010
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Lead Certification requirements may seem to have little to do with electrical contractors. But, any type of contractor who performs renovation or repair work that disturbs old, lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be “lead-safe” certified by the EPA and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination — or else face a fine of up to $37,500 per day and also risk potential private lawsuits.
New MBE/FBE Requirements for State Construction Projects
Instead of being provided a time period after bidding to allow contractors to meet the MBE/FBE requirements, contractors must now meet the goal on bid day, or demonstrate a good faith effort as to why the goal was not met. The impact on IDOT projects is still unclear because the law does include an exemption for federally-funded projects and processes.
Safety Excellence Award Program
All NECA member contractors are invited to apply for the NECA Safety Excellence Award Program by March 1, 2010.
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