Chapter Corner

Newsroom & Insights: November 2016

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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House Passes Bill to Delay Overtime Rule; Senate Legislation Introduced

Prior to leaving to campaign for the November elections, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would delay by six months the effective date of the Department of Labor's new Overtime Rule...

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What Does a Trump Administration and Republican Congress Mean for IEC?

The 2016 election for President of the United States and Congress was no doubt a historic event and it’s clear that a Republican White House and Congress means a more favorable political climate for policies that affect IEC...

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