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  • DOL Proposes Rule to Clarify Employee and Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

    09/23/2020
    Today, the Department of Labor issued a new proposed rule addressing the classification of workers as independent contractors.
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  • Hurricane Sally

    09/18/2020
    Today as Hurricane Sally moves through our communities, conditions will remain hazardous for workers who will be restoring power and performing cleanup and recovery operations. OSHA wants you to stay safe while helping others. Resources are available to help keep workers safe after hurricanes and floods. OSHA’s toll-free number (800-321-6742) is available 24 hours a day.
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  • NECA Disaster Relief Fund: Contribute Now

    09/18/2020
    In 2005, the NECA Disaster Relief Fund was established following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, as a tool so electrical contractors and NECA Chapters can help others in their industry recently impacted by natural disasters. Now, we are asking for your assistance to help your fellow contractors recently impacted by Hurricane Laura, and by fires on the West Coast.
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  • An Open Dialog on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar

    09/15/2020
    More than just buzz words, diversity, equity and inclusion are the path forward for the success of the electrical construction industry. In this webinar, we will talk about NECA’s progression on these efforts and will discuss the importance of each element, where we are now and where we need to go. This session will also help participants unpack unconscious bias and understand blind spots. We encourage all NECA members to be part of the transformation to ensure our industry can be welcoming and inclusive to all. Join our panelists Maureen O’Brien, Alex Willis and Ronald Bailey in this dialogue, moderated by Jef Fagan.
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  • NECA Names Steve Chesley as Executive Director of the Eastern Region

    09/10/2020
    The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) announced it has named Steve Chesley as Executive Director, Eastern Region, effective September 15.
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  • Official Notice: NECA District Vice Presidents Nominated

    09/09/2020
    In accordance with Section 10.4 (b) of the National Bylaws, the following people have been nominated for District Vice President for two-year terms commencing January 1, 2021.
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  • Worker Safety and Health Resources for Hurricane and Flood Cleanup and Recovery

    09/08/2020
    For questions and assistance with this resource list and the linked documents,please contact Christopher Lawver, DTSEM/OEMP, at (202) 693-1985.
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  • NECA General Council on IRS COVID-19 Payroll Tax Deferral Guidance

    09/02/2020
    Early last month, President Trump signed an executive order directing the secretary of the treasury to allow employers to defer the withholding, deposit and payment of a certain portion of social security taxes in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS has issued guidance implementing the president’s order.
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  • NECA Names Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, USMC (Ret.), As Vice President of Industry Development

    08/06/2020
    The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Retired Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, USMC, as Vice President of Industry Development. Bailey will be working on creating executive training programs, expanding the scope of workforce development, implementing diversity strategies, creating partnerships with institutions of higher learning, and leading the charge on recruitment programs that bring new, skilled workers into the industry.
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Issues Revised Rule Concerning OSHA Access to Employee Medical Records

    07/30/2020
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised the Rules of Agency Practice and Procedure Concerning Occupational Safety and Health Administration Access to Employee Medical Records. The rule describes internal procedures that OSHA personnel must follow when obtaining and using personally-identifiable employee medical information.
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  • NECA's On-Demand COVID-19 Job Site Safety Training Available Now

    07/27/2020
    Designed for all individuals on a construction site, NECA’s COVID-19 Construction Site Safety Training program was developed to help individuals better prepare themselves to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. This course incorporates Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and OSHA requirements and regulations.
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  • NECA General Counsel on Virginia’s First Statewide Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19

    07/21/2020
    Effective the week of July 27, 2020, the ETS covers every employer in the Commonwealth and includes mandatory requirements for all jobsites. The Commonwealth of Virginia is the first in the nation to implement an emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) to address the COVID-19 pandemic. While the ETS is only applicable in Virginia, it should serve as a good template for the rest of the country.
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  • NECA Announces Details, Pricing Structure for NECA 2020 LIVE

    07/16/2020
    The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) today announced details including the pricing structure for NECA 2020 LIVE, the virtual Convention & Trade Show which will take place Oct. 6–8.
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  • PPP Loans: Updates on Loan Forgiveness Rules and Procedures Webinar Q&A

    07/16/2020
    NECA has collected numerous materials from a variety of sources to provide our contractors, chapters, and many partners with the most comprehensive information available.
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  • Canceled OSHA ET&D 10-hour and 20-hour Train-the-Trainer Classes August 24th-28th in The Woodlands, TX

    07/14/2020
    Following extensive conversations, and after careful consideration by members of the Electrical Transmission & Distribution Partnership, the decision has been made to cancel the upcoming Fall 2020 OSHA ET&D 10hr. & 20hr. Train-the-Trainer classes that were scheduled to take place in The Woodlands, TX from August 24th-28th, 2020.
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  • NECA Legal Alert

    07/10/2020
    As the country and our NECA contractors get back to work in stops and starts (or continue along as essential), there are a number of novel issues that need to be addressed by employers. A few areas of concern are the sick leave and testing issues associated with the pandemic.
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  • New DOL tool for determining FFCRA eligibility

    07/09/2020
    Do the requirements and benefits provided for in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) apply to you? This tool will quickly walk you through a handful of options to determine your eligibility as an employee for paid sick leave or paid expanded family and medical leave, or your obligations as an employer to provide paid sick leave or paid expanded family and medical leave.
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  • USMCA to Enter into Force July 1

    06/30/2020
    On Wednesday, July 1, the NECA-supported United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) entered into force, marking a new era in North American trade. This final agreement was signed by the three nations on December 10, 2019, and subsequently ratified in the following months.
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers of Important Protections for Working Safely in Summer Heat

    06/30/2020
    Throughout much of the U.S., high temperatures and humidity in the summer season can create hot and hazardous working conditions, both outdoors and indoors. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers of their duty to protect employees from the risks and dangers of heat exposure.
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  • NECA 2020 National Award Winners and New Academy Fellows

    06/29/2020
    NECA has named the following esteemed group of leaders in the electrical construction industry as 2020 national award recipients. They will be honored during the NECA 2020 Live for their outstanding contributions.
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