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How Can Your Organization Become PEF Patriot?

New for 2017, IEC is a 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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A Texas-sized IEC Con Recap

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IEC Launches PEF Sponsorship Program

IEC is a launching a new program that will allow 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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IEC Comments on Proposed Rule to Increase Estate Tax on Family Businesses

On November 2, 2016 IEC issued comments on the U.S. Treasury Department’s proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code that, if finalized, would dramatically alter traditional valuation methodologies for estate and gift tax purposes...

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DOL Releases Paid Sick Leave Requirements for Federal Contractors

On September 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued the final rule setting forth the details that implements President Obama signed Executive Order 13706, which requires federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The rule applies to contracts issued on or after January 1, 2017, and that fall under these categories...

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Federal Court Halts ‘Blacklisting’ Rule

On October 24, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction temporarily halting the regulations implementing President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.

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