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Become a 2019 PEF Patriot Today!

The PEF Patriot Program continues to grow and help expand IEC’s advocacy program. So far this year, PEF sponsors helped raise nearly $40,000 for PRIDE PAC, funded professionally crafted comments on critical regulatory proposals, and enabled participation in important amicus briefs before the National Labor Relations Board.

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House Passes Tax Reform 2.0

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of bills commonly referred to as Tax Reform 2.0. The legislation includes a provision to make the tax rate for S-Corporations established in the initial tax reform bill permanent.

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IEC Comments on OSHA’s Proposed Electronic Reporting Rule

IEC recently submitted comments and joined the comments of the Coalition for Workplace Safety to OSHA on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

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IEC Joins Amicus on Employer Email Case

IEC joined eight other organizations in an amicus brief for a case before the NLRB known as Caesars Entertainment Corporation, which concerns employee use of employer-owned email systems.

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Voice Your Support for the Proposed Joint Employer Rule

The NLRB released a proposed rule that would clarify the NLRB’s test for determining whether separate businesses qualify as joint employers.

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The Paradox of Managing Large Jobs

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FABRICATION: The Productivity Advantage

Building on the jobsite has always had productivity challenges. Clash, material mismanagement, adverse weather conditions, injuries, wasted motion, and many other factors lead to inefficiencies that cost you time and money. And as a result, generally speaking, less than 50 percent of time on the jobsite is productive. That means less than half your employees’ time is spent contributing to a job’s profit margin.

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Powering Tool Safety

In recent years, the total number and rate of work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) or ergonomic injuries in construction have increased significantly.1 With an increase of 12%, this data highlights the need for both employers and employees to focus more of their attention to ergonomic safety. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training, there is a 19% employment increase for electricians projected through 2024. Why is this significant? It equals more than 81,000 new opportunities to improve safety right at the beginning of these apprentices’ careers.

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How to Protect Your Assets

One of the keys to learning how to protect your business and personal assets from lawsuits is to understand how lawsuits work. The proceedings of a lawsuit can be broken into six simple steps.

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Why "Prevailing Wages" Exist & How to Take Advantage of Them

The year was 1927. Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic and Henry Ford, following the success of the Model T, released the mass production Model A with over 400,000 sold in the first two weeks. The United States, flush with cash from the economic boom nicknamed the ‘Roaring Twenties,’ was completing federal projects such as the Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River, which connected New York and New Jersey, and starting new projects such as the Mount Rushmore federal monument. There were smaller developments too, such as the construction of a veterans’ hospital in Rep. Robert L. Bacon’s Long Island district.

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