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House Committee Passes Legislation Repealing PLA Preference in Federal Contracts

On March 28, 2017, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed the Fair and Open Competition Act (H.R. 1552/S. 622), which would increase fair and open competition on federal and federally funded construction projects...

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IEC Scores Victories: Volks and Blacklisting Regulations Invalidated

In the past 30 days, President Trump signed two Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions IEC actively supported...

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How Can Your Organization Become PEF Patriot?

New for 2017, IEC is launching a program that will allow contractor members and chapters the opportunity to support IEC’s advocacy efforts by becoming PEF Patriots, sponsors of IEC’s Political Education Fund...

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Regulatory Reform Bills Pass the House

In the early days of the 115th Congress, the House of Representatives has passed two pieces of legislation that would bring much needed reforms to the regulatory process...

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Notable Regulations That Took Effect in 2016/2017

IEC has put together a brief list of regulations that impact the merit shop electrical contracting industry that took effect in 2016 or take effect in 2017...

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DOL Releases Final EEO Apprenticeship Rule

On December 19, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor released its final rule to modernize the equal employment opportunity (EEO) regulations that implement the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937...

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Republican Congress and New Administration Takes Shape

Next week, President Donald Trump will be sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States...

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Blacklisting Regulation in Final Stages; House Committee Approves Limiting Its Impact

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule that implements President Obama’s Executive Order 13673 (EO 13673), Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (a.k.a. "Blacklisting"), is currently being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which is typically the last stage before a rule goes final...

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Resolution Introduced in Congress to Revoke ‘Persuader’ Rule

In late April, Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) introduced a resolution (H.J. Res. 87) under the Congressional Review Act to block the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new rule expanding the “advice exemption,” which triggers reporting requirements to the DOL to include businesses that hire outside counsel to advise senior executives on labor relations and other workplace issues...

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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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