April 2024

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OSHA Releases Union Walkround Rule

On Friday, March 29, OSHA released its final Walkaround rule, which opens the possibility for a union representative to join a Compliance Safety and Health Officer on an inspection of a nonunion job site. IEC opposed the proposed rule in its comment letter and will continue to push back on the final rule, which takes effect on May 31.

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House Passes Legislation Reauthorizing WIOA

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6655, A Stronger Workforce for America Act, which reauthorizes and updates the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The legislation, for which IEC voiced its support, includes a number of improvements to the WIOA system.

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IEC Working to Revoke Independent Contractor Rule

IEC is working with its industry allies in support of H.J.Res.116, a resolution that, if passed and signed by the president, would completely invalidate the Independent Contractor rule recently finalized by the Department of Labor. The rule, which took effect March 11, is currently being challenged in court.

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Register today for the IEC Policy Conference

In addition to lobbying your members of Congress, attendees to the Policy Conference will hear insight from industry experts and labor and employment policy and the Department of Labor’s proposed Apprenticeship rule. Register today!

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