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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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Permanent Injunction Issued on Overtime Rule

Last week, a federal judge Texas struck down the Obama-era overtime rule...

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IEC Tells DOL to Rescind the Persuader Rule

IEC submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s notice of proposed rulemaking to rescind the Obama administration’s persuader rule...

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IEC Testifies Before Congress on Labor Shortage

On September 7, IEC National President Bruce Seilhammer testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access at a hearing titled, “Examining the Small Business Labor Market...”

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DOL Publishes Request for Information on Overtime Rule

In late July, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) submitted a Request for Information (RFI) from employers on how it should handle overtime for non-exempt employees...

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