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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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Federated Insurance

Learn the Lingo, Remove the Mystery, Gain Some Confidence


As a business owner, there’s so much more to know about insurance than premiums (payments in exchange for coverage), losses (incidents that cause financial ...

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Risk Management: Prevention Could Mean Profits


Establishing and promoting a culture of risk management can have a silent, but significant, impact at your business. Prioritizing safety and judgment can help protect ...

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MD Small Business Day

2020 Maryland Small Business Day


February 11th, 2020 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Maryland State House
100 State Cir
Annapolis, MD 21401-1924
Event Pricing: $25


Join fellow small ...

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2018 Maryland Primary Election Results

2018 Maryland Primary Results


The Maryland Primary Election was held on June 26th and resulted in many close ...

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Apprenticeship Maryland Program Expands


The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation ...

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Federated Insurance

Federated CyberSecurity and Small Business


It’s nearly impossible these days for businesses to operate without the help of Internet-connected ...

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ABB Panel Board

New SafeTâ„¢ Interiors Make Power Distribution Boards Safer for Users


ABB has introduced a new range of SafeT interiors that improves the safety of UL67 ...

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Topaz Rebate Finder

Topaz Announces Online Rebate Finder


Topaz is excited to announce the launch of their rebate finder powered by Encentivizer™ available ...

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Federated Insurance

Star Tribune Names Federated Insurance a 2018 Top 150 Workplace


Federated Insurance has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the ...

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Mark Dols, Founder of M.R. Electricians

Mark Dols, M.R. Electricians

Mark Dols Appointed to Montgomery County Board of Electrical Examiners


Rockville, Maryland – July 30, 2018 – M.R. Electricians, a leading family-owned electrical contractor serving commercial ...

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