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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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Careers Next Exit

Sold Out! Our Annual High School Career Day

By Grant Shmelzer, Executive Director, IEC Chesapeake

The particulars:

  • Date:Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 
  • Where: IEC Chesapeake 8751 Freestate Dr. STE 250 ...
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Ho Ho So Not Funny

By Grant Shmelzer, Executive Director, IEC Chesapeake

Holiday debt. After the gift frenzy and party frenzy become a haze....and tax time ...

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Golf Tournament 2018

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20th Annual Bill Robey Memorial Golf Tournament

Whiskey Creek Golf Course, Frederick, MD May 3rd 2018

Hmmmm, Bend Pipe or Golf.....




Join us May 3rd, 2018, for a glorious day of golf at Whiskey ...

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Here’s Some Sugar For Our Show Ponies

By: Jenny Boone, Business Development, IEC Chesapeake

These are the current Sponsors for our 2018, 2019, and 2020 Brewery Events.

This year ...

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IECC Strategic Plan 2018

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IEC Strategic Plan - 2018 Vision


In November, we held our strategic planning session many good ideas came out during the ...

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Words Always Matter


At a time when the national discussion is focused on whether or not “words matter ...

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Class Deadline

Missed a Class Deadline? We've Got You Covered


ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS – Hired new apprentice electricians after the fall semester began? Need them to start ...

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