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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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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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Bills Rolling Back ‘Ambush’ Election Rule Introduced

Earlier this week, Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee, introduced legislation that would roll back the ‘Ambush’ Election rule...

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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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