Chapter Corner

Newsroom & Insights: January 2018

Become of 2018 PEF Patriot!

Sponsoring the Political Education Fund is great way for your company or chapter to support IEC’s advocacy efforts...

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AHP Proposed Rules Released

On January 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed rule in response to President Trump’s executive order (EO) titled, “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States,” which directs the federal government to expand access to Association Health Plans (AHPs)...

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Industry Loses Appeal to Silica Rule

Late December 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the business community’s challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new silica dust standard...

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Tax Reform

Prior to adjourning for the year, Congress was finally able to pass the long-awaited tax reform bill...

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NLRB Asks for Public Comment on ‘Ambush’ Rule

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a request for information (RFI) from the public regarding the current representation election regulations, or the ‘ambush’ election rule...

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NLRB Reverses ‘Micro Units’ Ruling

On December 15, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision that abandons the ability to organize “micro units...”

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Winds of Change: Industrialization of Construction

The current symptoms of skilled labor shortage, faster-paced jobs, lower margins, and pressure from global competition are only signals of the times to come. It is not going to let up, and construction is never going to go back to what it was. So, the question is how to cope with it.

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Make a Difference

Congratulations to all of the 2017 award winners. Your hard work and excellence is a tribute to your commitment to the highest standards, an evaluation to our industry and more specifically our association. No participation trophies here!

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