NRCA Annual Virtual Legal Conference

Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets

Oct. 13-15, 2021


Wednesday, Oct. 13

9 - 10 a.m. (CDT)

Navigating Material Volatility
Material prices and increased lead times continue to plague the roofing industry, and you need to know how to protect your company. During this session, you will learn which contract provisions to include in your proposals and understand the techniques and tactics you can use to successfully negotiate change orders or requests for an extension of time.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEHs | 1 AIA LU

Trent Cotney
Trent Cotney
Cotney Attorneys & Consultants
Tampa, Fla.

11 a.m. - Noon (CDT)

2021-I Codes: Challenges and Liability Risks for Roofing Contractors
Being able to install roof systems to the applicable building code is a non-negotiable element of a roofing contractor’s work. Even if a contract does not require compliance with applicable codes, courts generally will find that failure to comply with the building code is negligence. During the program, we will discuss the liability risks in agreeing to comply with the 2021-I Codes and how roofing contractors should be careful to understand exactly what they agree to.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEHs | 1 AIA LU

Mark Graham
Mark Graham
NRCA
Rosemont, Ill.

1 - 2:30 p.m. (CDT)

Critical Provisions Contractors Should Include in Every Construction Contract
It is critical contractors are aware of the provisions found within their contract documents. During this session, we will identify risks that pose substantial liability exposure to roofing contractors and offer recommendations to manage and minimize those risks. Provisions specific to roofing include the meaning of “acceptance of deck,” “adjacent surfaces” and “risk of loss”; damage to roofing caused by other trades; schedule changes and considerations (such as weather conditions, deck conditions); and generic provisions (such as indemnification, additional insured, dispute resolution, back charges).

CEU Information: 1.5 IIBEC CEHs | 1.5 AIA LU

Stephen M. Phillips
Stephen M. Phillips
Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel
Atlanta

Thursday, Oct. 14

9 - 10 a.m. (CDT)

Contract Negotiations from Start to Finish
Negotiate like a pro. This seminar features an in-depth discussion of the tips and tactics for contract negotiation with owners, general contractors and subcontractors. Discussions will include everything from negotiation basics to advanced techniques that can help you achieve more favorable results.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEHs | 1 AIA LU

Trent Cotney
Trent Cotney
Cotney Attorneys & Consultants
Tampa, Fla.

11 a.m. - Noon (CDT)

Contractors Beware: Technical Issues Posing Liability Risks to Roofing Contractors
What is new on the technical side of the industry? In this session, you will hear on update of the latest technical developments. Topics to be addressed include moisture issues on concrete roof decks, shingle granule loss, synthetic underlayment construction-generated moisture and more.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEHs | 1 AIA LU/HSW

Mark Graham
Mark Graham
NRCA
Rosemont, Ill.

1 - 2 p.m. (CDT)

Oh, My Aching Back! The Devil’s Triangle—Understanding the Overlap Between the FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation Laws
This presentation will provide an overview of the interplay between the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and workers’ compensation laws, all of which may come into play when an injured employee needs to miss work. We will discuss employers’ compliance obligations under what is often referred to as the Devil’s Triangle and be in a better position to avoid a misstep when dealing with an injured employee. Attendees also will learn the legal road map for effectuating a termination of an injured employee who is unable to timely return to work.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEHs | 1 AIA LU

Philip Siegel
Philip Siegel
Henrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel
Atlanta

3 - 4 p.m. (CDT)

Navigating New Drug Laws and Combatting the Opioid Crisis in Roofing
The 2020 election brought a variety of changes to the legalization of recreational drug use and the enforcement of drug laws throughout the U.S. During this session, you will learn how to address employment and safety-related issues dealing with prescription and recreational drugs. This session also will help you understand the industry’s opioid crisis issues from an employer standpoint and the importance of creating policies and procedures to address the crisis.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEHs | 1 AIA LU

Ben Briggs
Ben Briggs
Cotney Attorneys & Consultants
Tampa, Fla.

Friday, Oct. 15

9 - 10 a.m. (CDT)

“Stick it to the File!” What Should and Should Not be Present in Employee Personnel File
During this presentation, we will provide an overview of what documentation roofing contractors should ensure are part of every employee personnel file and also which documents should not. Security and confidentiality of personnel files will be discussed, as well as record retention rules under federal law. A portion of this presentation also will be spent discussing whether employees have a right to access their personnel files.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEHs | 1 AIA LU

Philip Siegel
Philip Siegel
Henrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel
Atlanta

11 a.m. - Noon (CDT)

Collecting Payments on Roofing and Construction Projects
All businesses want to get paid for the work they do. As a contractor, you are solely responsible for putting the necessary measures in place to ensure you are paid promptly. This session will provide you with a description of the methods contractors can use to collect amounts owed on roofing and construction projects. In particular, the session will address key contract provisions; construction lien law basics; and private, state and federal payment bond claims.

CEU Information: 1 IIBEC CEH | 1 AIA LU

Gabriel Pinilla
Gabriel Pinilla
Cotney Attorneys & Consultants
Tampa, Fla.

1 - 2:30 p.m. (CDT)

Roofing and Construction Cases and Court Decisions
Sometimes, court decisions are shocking. And because case law develops through reliance on precedent, one surprising case decision can lead to several more cases with similar outcomes and the establishment of a legal principle that may not have been intended. During the concluding program, we will examine various construction and roofing-related case decisions addressing construction law principles, insurance coverage and contractor liability to better manage roofing contractors’ operational risks.

CEU Information: 1.5 IIBEC CEHs | 1.5 AIA LU

Stephen M. Phillips
Stephen M. Phillips
Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel
Atlanta
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