More than 300 people from all over Alabama and the country were on hand at the Alabama AGC chapter-wide headquarters in Irondale on April 2 to recognize the outstanding leadership and success of Chapter CEO Henry T. Hagood Jr. Follow the link to see a video of the event Henry Hagood Reception.
Many past presidents, including Brasfield & Gorrie’s Miller Gorrie and Chip Grizzle, Harbert’s Ben Nevins, Alex Whaley, Whaley Construction in Troy; Ricky Saliba, Saliba Construction in Dothan; Marc Dempsey and Billy Smith of Florence and Johnny and Norman Walton of Mobile were on hand to celebrate Henry’s career. Also attending were AGC of America CEO Stephen Sandherr and COO Dave Lukens.
Many of Henry’s fellow chapter executives from around the country attended as well. In fact, they made an important announcement – the Executive Leadership Council’s annual golf tournament has been named after Henry.
2013 Alabama AGC President Mike Tew presided over the event, which marked Henry’s 44 years as chapter executive.
It is time to nominate candidates for induction into the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame. Material must be to Jennifer Chesnut (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 6th.
Also, the deadline for the 2013 BuildSouth Competition is Oct. 18th.
Please send ACHOF nominations – including the name of the nominee and company and a description of their qualifications not to exceed 250 words – on letterhead to Jennifer by mail (AlabamaAGC/P.O. Box 102066/Irondale, AL 35210) or fax (205) 451-1499). The nomination may include ancillary material such as letters of recommendation, resumes and video.
The ACHOF is open to those who serve or have served the non-residential construction industry in Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida. General contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, architects and engineers are eligible for induction.
The Alabama AGC established the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame to honor and recognize outstanding individuals in the construction industry. These individuals are held in esteem by their peers and have demonstrated their professionalism through active support of the industry through their civic and community involvement. In short, only those who have literally changed the landscape of our state and nation will be enshrined in the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame.
One must have served theAlabamaconstruction industry – as a general contractor, a specialty contractor or supplier, an architect or an engineer – for at least 25 years to be eligible for the hall of fame.
The BuildSouth competition is open to all general contractors and specialty contractors. Projects which are completed in 2013 are considered for recognition in new construction and renovation in multiple categories.
Downloadable entry forms
Projects will be honored at the BuildSouth Awards Banquet, Jan. 10, 2014.
Contact Anna Brown at email@example.com for more information.
By Mac Greaves
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has revised the Form I-9 that employers must use to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires. Employers should immediately begin using the new Form I-9, available at http://www.uscis.gov/i-9 , with a revision date of March 8, 2013 (with “(Rev. 03/08/13) N” in the lower left-hand corner).
Employers must begin using this new Form I-9 by May 7, 2013. New hires after that date should not be verified with the old Form I-9.
E-verify users may already be aware of the newly revised Form I-9, as the system automatically alerted users to the change. Employers should not complete a new Form I-9 for existing employees who already have a valid I-9 on file. However, the new form must be used for all new hires and for any re-verifications of employment authorization.
The newly revised Form I-9 is expanded to two pages and includes expanded instructions for employees and employers. The revised form also includes additional fields for the employee’s foreign passport information (if applicable), telephone number, and email address.
In conjunction with the release of the revised Form I-9, USCIS also released a revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274). The revised Handbook is available at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/m-274.pdf
For more information about employers’ obligations to verify employment eligibility, please contact a member of Johnston Barton’s Labor & Employment Practice Group
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