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House Passes Joint Employer Legislation

On Tuesday, the United States House of Representatives passed the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441) by a vote of 242 to 181...

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Labor Department Files Appeal of Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor filed an appeal to a Texas judge’s decision to toss out the Obama-era rule that more than doubled the Fair Labor Standards Act's salary threshold for overtime from $23,660 to $47,476 and included automatic increases every three years...

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OSHA Begins Silica Standard Enforcement

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began enforcement of its crystalline silica standard as it applies to the construction industry on Saturday, September 23, 2017...

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Senate Committee Holds Hearing on NLRB General Counsel Nominee

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee recently held a hearing to review the Trump administration’s replacement for general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board...

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IEC Responds to DOL’s Request for Information on Overtime

IEC submitted comments to the Department of Labor (DOL) in late September in response to its request for information regarding a possible new overtime rule...

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Joint Employer Legislation Passes Out of Committee

Last week, the Committee on Education and the Workforce approved the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441) by a vote of 23 to 17...

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IEC Foundation Grants Support Midwest Region

Central Ohio, IEC of Kentucky & So. Indiana, and Central Indiana IEC received grants through the IEC Foundation from the Home Depot Pro Xtra Grants...

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Belonging is More Than a Transaction

A professional will initially connect to your organization because it aligns with the industry where they are employed or do business. They will have a transaction when they find a product, program, service, or experience that presents a solution to their specific problem. They may even join – whether for a discount or from the recommendation of a colleague. Most often, associations want the stakeholders to take the next step – and belong.

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Bigger Than You

There are many things we can do with our time. Time is the single most valuable thing we have on this earth.
As such, it is important that we spend our time wisely; and when we do, we must receive something of value in return. That return does not have to be monetary; it can simply be the satisfaction that we have done
something to contribute to the success of the organization for which we volunteer. Whether we coach sports or other school activities for our children, volunteer at one of many nonprofit organizations, or support our local IEC chapter and IEC National, we become a part of something that is bigger than we are.

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Spotting Problem Projects

Perhaps more than any other specialty contractor, electrical contractors bear the brunt of the "problem project.” Long after most other trades have completed their work and scattered in the wind, electrical contractors remain on site until the owner’s last inspection. And when the project is a “problem project,” the owner or prime contractor tend to liberally share their losses and liquidated damages among those specialty contractors remaining on site at the end. So what is an electrical contractor to do when the project starts coming off the rails?

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