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    Thursday, January 17, 2019
    From Bloomberg:   Maximum federal fines for workplace and mine safety violations are set to increase by 2.5 percent, the Department of Labor announced Jan. 15. The boost raises the highest allowable fine for a serious Occupational Safety and Health Administration violation to $13,260, up from $12,934 in 2018.   The 2.5 percent increase matches the Consumer Price Index’s growth for fiscal year ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political
    Monday, November 26, 2018
    On October 4, 2018, NJ Governor Murphy signed into law an amendment to the definition of a “bona fide representative” for heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (“HVACR”) contractors. Prior to this recent law, there was no requirement that a HVACR license holder have an ownership in an HVACR contractor in order for the contractor to conduct business in New Jersey. The law signed ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Friday, November 02, 2018
     The 2018 General Election is coming up on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. This election cycle, The Mechanical and Service Contractors Association of Eastern PA has endorsed Brian Fitzpatrick for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s First District.   “It is an honor to be endorsed by an organization whose purpose is to to provide products and services that are superior in ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    The 2018 General Election is coming up on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The Mechanical and Service Contractors Association of Eastern PA has endorsed Tom McGarrigle for reelection to Pennsylvania’s 26th State Senate District, shown on the right with M&SCA Vice President and PAC Chairman Jim Gaffney and Steamfitters Local 420 Business Agent Tom Redden.    “In your short-time in the State Senate, you ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    On Tuesday, June 13, Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 566.  After several years of advocating for this issue in Harrisburg, this important piece of legislation is officially the law.   The legislative language, drafted by Reps. James R. Santora (R-Delaware) and Michael Driscoll (D-Philadelphia), permits contractors to suspend their work if they are not paid per contract terms.   Before ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    On Tuesday, May 22, the Pennsylvania State Senate voted to pass Prompt Pay Legislation (HB 566) by an overwhelming, bipartisan majority of 43-5.  The bill was amended while in the Senate, and therefore was sent back to the House for concurrence.  On Wednesday, May 23, after a failed attempt by Rep. Mike Tobash to table the vote, the full PA House of Representatives voted to concur on HB 566 with a ...read more
    Categories: Political
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