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Newsroom & Insights: Legislative Updates

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Final Overtime Regulations Expected Soon

The final release of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulations governing the “white collar” exemption for overtime pay will likely be released before the end of the month...

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IEC Comments on Paid Sick Leave Rule for Federal Contractors

Last month, IEC submitted comments to the Department of Labor on a proposed rule that implements President Obama’s Executive Order 13706...

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Department of Labor Announces New $90M Investment in Apprenticeship

On April 21, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the Obama Administration’s latest step to increase access to apprenticeship through the use of the $90 million provided in 2015’s year-end omnibus spending bill...

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Legislation to Establish Worker Visa Pilot Program Introduced

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) recently introduced S. 2827, Willing Workers and Willing Employers Act of 2016, which would implement a modest, market-driven, less-skilled worker visa pilot program...

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Get Involved in the IEC PRIDE PAC!

The PRIDE PAC is IEC’s federal political action committee (PAC) and is funded entirely through personal donations from IEC members...

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Congress Expresses Concern Over Pending Overtime Regulations

Last month, Congress took action with regards to the pending change to the rules for paying employees overtime...

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Efforts to Thwart ‘Ambush’ Election Rule Continue

Efforts to stop the ‘ambush’ election rule continue in both the courts and Congress...

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Make a Difference at the IEC National Policy Conference

IEC’s National Policy Conference is just over a month away...

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President’s Budget Proposes Significant Boost in Apprenticeship Funding

In early February, President Obama released his annual budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which included a significant increase in funding for career and technical education...

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Senate Briefing Addresses Employers Connecting to CTE Programs

As Congress continues to debate the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill last week, which included employers from industries that rely on skilled workers and how they connect with workforce training and CTE programs in their communities...

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