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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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Yep. We Have An AP For That

By Jenny Boone, Business Development, IEC Chesapeake

Our Associate Partners at R.C. Colerick, represent an interesting line called Champion Fiberglass. Here ...

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We Have an AP for That: Manage Human Capital
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We Have an AP for That: Manage Human Capital

By Jenny Boone, Business Development, IEC Chesapeake

BBSI, Barrett Business Services, Inc., is an IECC Associate Partner designed to help smaller companies ...

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Say My Brand, Say My Brand

By Jenny Boone, Business Development, IEC Chesapeake

Apologies to Destiny’s Child.

Our brands are our names and our names are linked ...

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Not for the Dumb Kids...

Not for the Dumb Kids...

By Grant Shmelzer, Executive Director, IEC Chesapeake

Where IS the American culture on the subject of apprenticeship? We hear a lot of ...

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