President-elect Donald Trump announced his choice for labor chief, and while the nominee’s name may be relatively unknown, a look at his ideology reveals that his nomination is not much of a surprise. Throughout his campaign, Trump has derided President Obama’s regulatory action, and during a recent stop in Des Moines, Iowa, he promised to do away with regulations that are stifling economic growth.
In 2008, the state of Iowa passed statewide legislation requiring all HVAC technicians to be licensed. It’s a measure other states have taken, as well, with each state having unique criteria to determine the steps necessary to acquire such a license.
The rule was set for implementation on Dec. 1, 2016
November 23, 2016
A federal Texas judge has issued a nationwide injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, stating that the administration overstepped its authority by raising the salary cap from $455 a week to $921 a week or $47,892 a year.
In just a few days millions more American workers will be eligible for overtime, thanks to a new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule that takes effect on Dec. 1. And the estimated 4 million workers who become are just the beginning — every three years, the pay levels will automatically update.
Bill would delay implementation of controversial rule
October 10, 2016
ABC, along with a coalition of business groups, filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the rule Sept. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. ABC also contested the provision of the rule that requires automatic updating of the threshold when announcing its lawsuit.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized controversial regulations updating the annual salary threshold that generally determines who qualifies for overtime pay when they log more than 40 hours a week.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a revamping of the “white collar” exemptions test. When the changes become effective, employers can expect greater scrutiny and a further increase in wage and hour lawsuits. It is therefore important for employers to understand the upcoming changes to the overtime rules.
In this issue, we announced the Dealer Design Award winners — products recognized for their exceptional innovation in making contractors’ jobs easier. We also look at supermarkets, c-stores, and restaurants. They are notoriously tough business sectors, but contractors can help operators by providing the right equipment and services.
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