Labor and employment issues in affordable housing: What do you need to know?

Date: November 04, 2015

Time: 3:30–6:00 p.m.

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 437 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10022

Contact: Dorsey Breslin

Whether you’re a developer, lender, investor, or agency, there are myriad regulations and laws that may apply to affordable housing projects with which you work. These include labor and employment requirements, like Davis-Bacon, living and prevailing wage, pension withdrawal liability, as well as collective bargaining obligations and agreements.

But these regulations can sometimes offer murky guidance and often it may be unclear they even apply. Do you know what requirements apply to your property? Do you know when they are triggered? How can you best work with oversight agencies to comply with these rules?

Join us on Wednesday, November 4, for a panel that will discuss:

  • ERISA Compliance—When and why does ERISA matter to affordable housing developers? What can you do to protect yourself?
  • Collective Bargaining—What labor issues should a seller and purchaser consider when buying and selling property? Can the purchaser avoid any obligation to recognize and bargain with a union already representing employees working on the property? Is there a collective bargaining agreement that covers the property and must it be imposed on the purchaser? And, if a purchaser is required to be bound by a collective bargaining agreement, what changes can it make in its workforce and in the agreement?
  • Davis-Bacon and prevailing wage compliance—When and under what circumstances do these restrictions apply to affordable housing developments? What can you expect if you are developing a project that is subject to these regulations? What resources are available to developers and owners?

Featured Speaker

  • Lucy Joffe, Executive Director for Regulatory Compliance, NYC HPD

Our Speakers

  • Aaron Yowell, Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Christian Hancey, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Michael Hausknecht, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP


3:30 p.m. Registration
4:00 p.m. Program
5:00–6:00 p.m. Networking reception

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