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DOL Issues Notice to Rescind Persuader Rule

On June 12, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to rescind the Obama administration’s persuader rule...

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Ambush Election Reforms Pass Out of Committee

On June 29, 2017, the House Education and Workforce Committee approved two bills that would modify the ‘Ambush’ Election rule implemented under the Obama administration...

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Committee Holds Hearing on Joint Employer Standard

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House Passes Perkins Legislation

On Thursday, May 22, the House of Representatives passed by voice vote the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353)...

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IEC Meets With White House About Apprenticeship

On June 27, IEC National VP of Government Affairs Jason Todd met with Trump administration officials about registered apprenticeship...

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Back to Basics: What Apprentices Really Need to Know About Testing Tamper Resistant Outlets

Apprentices, it’s no secret that there is a lot to learn. As an Electrical Training Alliance (ETA) partner, it’s our job and privilege to foster your growth. Not only are you tasked to learn the skills and technology needed to succeed in the electrical industry, you also need to know the National Electrical Code (NEC) and stay current with all its updates. Knowing the codes is just one piece of the job, we are here to help guide you to the right tools to successfully meet NEC standards and do it safely.

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Bills Amending ‘Ambush’ Election Rule Receive Hearing

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on three pieces of legislation that would bring common sense reforms to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ‘Ambush’ Election rule...

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Planning For a Safe Working Environment

Last year, we presented two separate articles on the topic of safety and the correlation between safety
and productivity (“A Safe Job Site Is a Productive Job Site” [2016 May/June Insights] and “Predict &
Prevent” [2016 Sept/Oct Insights]). We have already presented the data that shows “why” this connection is important to an electrical contractor, and we have already presented the information that explains “what” needs to be done in order to gather relevant information from the field. In this article, we will dive deeper into “how” to use critical business processes to alleviate the risk of safety-related issues before they occur. Not unlike quality and customer care, the safety of any job site starts with the board of directors. If the executives, manager, and supervisors think safety first, then the job sites will be safer.

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Focus on Your Customer With an Eye on Safety

Customer wants and needs all too often get forgotten as we get too obsessed with meeting National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements. We need to be as obsessed about meeting our customer wants and needs as we are with meeting what, in reality, is a bare minimum for electrical safety. It may shock you to learn that a system designed to meet the minimum requirements of the NEC may not be adequate for the application. This article will discuss a few key areas where your design may need to exceed the bare minimum requirements of the NEC.

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Does Your Website Have a "Warning Label" on It?

We understand that not every business has the resources to consistently keep their website up to date – be
that a lack of time or lack of HTML expertise. Therefore, our web experts at Market Hardware put together a short checklist to help you make sure your website isn't falling behind.

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