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PolyCon17 Proves to Be a Political Success

IEC members gathered from across the country on May 16-17 in Washington, D.C., for PolyCon17...

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DOL Withdraws Joint Employer Guidance Letters

On June 7, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors...

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Some States May Begin Enforcement of Silica Standard

In April, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced delaying enforcement of the crystalline silica standard as it applies to the construction industry to September 23, 2017.

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House Passes Workplace Flexibility Legislation

On May 2, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, which would permit private employers to provide employees compensatory (comp) time in lieu of overtime for hours worked by non-exempt employees over 40 hours in a work week...

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OSHA Rescinds Union Walk-around Letter

On April 25, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) withdrew a February 2013 letter of interpretation (LOI) that permitted union representatives to accompany OSHA inspectors on walk-around inspections at non-union workplaces...

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Congress Increases Apprenticeship Funding; Workforce Development Legislation Introduced

Last week, President Trump signed a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that will keep the government running until September...

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What Is PRIDE PAC?

The PRIDE PAC is the federal political action committee (PAC) set up by IEC and is funded entirely through personal donations from IEC members...

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What Happens When the Government Knocks on Your Door?

I nodded to the few people I knew in the room and took a seat quickly, hoping not to draw any attention - just wanting to observe and support a member through a challenging situation. Challenging is an understatement. The situation was an administrative hearing in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry building with the Bureau of Labor Law Compliance making allegations of wrong-doing under the state prevailing wage laws.

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