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The Honorable James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy to Address VSRA Membership at February Luncheon

The Honorable James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy
The Honorable James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy

The February General Membership Luncheon meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The Guest Speaker will be The Honorable James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

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Featured Article: JOINT EMPLOYMENT: IT’S DEFINITELY A THING -- A POTENTIALLY BIG THING!

Christopher A. Abel, Esquire Willcox & Savage, P.C.
Christopher A. Abel, Esquire Willcox & Savage, P.C.

True story. A staffing company in Hampton Roads that thought it was paying its workers properly found itself on the wrong end of a class-action lawsuit in federal court claiming it systematically had been shortchanging a number of workers assigned to a local customer. As it turned out, the workers were right. The customer had under-reported the time they were working for it. And that meant that both the customer and the staffing company faced hundreds of thousands of dollars in back-pay liability to those workers. To add insult to injury, although the workers had been underpaid because of the customer’s own actions, the customer advised the staffing company that it didn’t have the money to make things right. That left the staffing company holding the bag for its customer’s erroneous recordkeeping and the hefty legal liability that created.

Welcome to the world of joint employment in the early 21st Century.

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January Luncheon: Bill Crow Presents VSRA 2018 Annual Report

Bill Crow, VSRA President
Bill Crow, VSRA President

The first General Membership Luncheon meeting of 2019 was held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The speaker for the meeting was Bill Crow, President of the Virginia Ship Repair Association. Bill presented the VSRA Annual Report - an overview of VSRA activities, initiatives, and successes in 2018 and a look ahead at the goals for 2019.

Please click here to view the 2018 Annual Report!

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Featured Article: 7 Safety Culture Resolutions For 2019


With the start of every new year, it’s common to take a fresh look at the current way of doing things and consider a new approach.

This year, consider reviewing the safety culture at your company and its facilities. The effectiveness of your safety culture has an immeasurable impact on accident rates, claims, employee morale, production quality, and the bottom line.

Here are seven safety culture resolutions to consider making in 2019.

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13th Annual Ship Repair Virtual Lego Competition

The 13th Annual Ship Repair Virtual LEGO Competition has officially launched! The purpose of the competition is to promote the ship repair industry while increasing competitive mathematical, analytical, and conceptual skills in middle school aged students.

We need volunteers to serve as room monitors, judges, and sponsors. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and represent your company!

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13th Annual VSRF Tradesperson of the Year Awards - Launching March 1, 2019

Edgardo Bagtas SENIOR & Antonio Spivey JUNIOR 2018 Tradesperson Winners!
Edgardo Bagtas SENIOR & Antonio Spivey JUNIOR 2018 Tradesperson Winners!

Nominate the BEST of your best Tradespeople! Nominations will launch March 1, 2019. The Junior awardee has less than 5 years experience in trade experience, the Senior has 5 years or more in trade experience.

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VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar


Registration launches March 1st for the VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  

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2019 VSRF Golf Tournament: All Golfer Slots FULL, Other Sponsorships Available


Mark your calendars for the 33rd Annual VSRF Golf Tournament!  

All Golfer Slots are now FULL for the 2019 Virginia Ship Repair Foundation Golf Tournament. There are still other sponsorships available.

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR NOW!

Sign-up to donate door prizes and gifts by contacting LKennedy@NasscoNorfolk.com

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New VSRA Member Companies

Three new member companies joined VSRA in the month of January, bringing the membership total to 284. Please join us in welcoming:

Molagik Welding Experts LLC

Sales Solutions, Inc

Union Bank

Click below for more information on our newest VSRA Members!

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Writers Welcome! Please contact Kathy Bryan, Communications Committee Chairman, at (757)366-9300, or kbryan@shipyardstaffing.com, if you would like to submit an article.

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