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IEC Chesapeake is working to move apprenticeship students to an alternative method of instruction and will notify students of their revised schedule shortly. Questions can be directed to Joe Harber at 301.621.9545 x106 or Ed Hersl at 301.621.9545 x107. For updates on COVID-19 please visit


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New Paid Sick Leave

New Paid Sick Leave Requirements


The new paid sick leave provisions require private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide two weeks of paid sick leave (80 hours for full-time employees and typical number of hours over two weeks for part-time employees).

Eligible Employees: The paid sick leave is available to any employee without regard to duration of employment if they are unable to work or telework because they are:

  • Subject to a government quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19,
  • Have been advised by health provider to self-quarantine due to COVID-19,
  • Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking medical diagnosis,
  • Caring for an ...
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Were You Worried About Harry and Megan?


I wasn’t. I’m still not worried, even though I must get about a dozen notices a day on my phone from various news ...

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Interested In Risk Management?

By Jenny Boone, Business Development, Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake/IECC

The answer is YES. It should always be YES.

Our Associate Partners at Federated Insurance have the lingo worked out for you, and common sense ...

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February 2020 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Update



The Maryland General Assembly convened its 2020 Session on January 8th.  As noted last month, there are many changes in the legislative leadership ...

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IEC Chesapeake Bill Robey Memorial Golf Tournament a Great Success


The IEC Chesapeake Bill Robey Memorial Golf Tournament, on May 4th, was a great ...

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Changes in Legislation

IEC Chesapeake Legislative Update - May 2017


This report contains additional information about Maryland legislation that passed as well as legislation that ...

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You Say Potato, I Say Potaahhto

By Grant Shmelzer, Executive Director, IEC Chesapeake

We hear a lot about internships in educational circles. In point of fact, high school ...

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Fall Brewery Event

Fall Brewery Event


Heavy Seas Brewery
4615 Hollins Ferry Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21227

  • Cost for members: $35
  • Cost ...
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Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Chesapeake, Inc. establishes Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Baltimore City


Baltimore City, MD – Stand for Youth, a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth services organization, has ...

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Power of Completion

Power of Completion

By Grant Shmelzer, Executive Director, IEC Chesapeake

Four years of classes. Four years of exams, assignments due. Four years to the “payoff ...

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May: Your Apprenticeship Moment of Zen


Ever done a search of Master/Apprentice relationship?????
Turns out there’s a nerdvana of ...

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