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The ACCA HVAC Blog is focused on helping professional contractors run smarter, better businesses. Led by contractors themselves, who know firsthand the technology and cultural changes that are transforming old-school trades into a high-tech, dynamic, and driven industry. ACCA HVAC Blog is where forward-thinking contractors go for daily content to feed their passion for success.

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Does My Company Have to Report Injuries to Our Worker’s Comp Carrier?

A member asked us if you can terminate an employee for falsifying the date that an injury happened. Here is ACCA’s LegalTools Counsel, Brooke Duncan III of Brooke Duncan Law firm’s response.      

Introducing the Toolshed

Live, daily training for your field technicians Your techs are your most valuable asset — when they thrive, your business […]

Working In Heat

After a long, gray winter, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the mercury is rising — and rising, and rising. For […]

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DOL Rescinds Trump Administration’s Independent Contractor Rule under FLSA

The uncertainty looming over the Independent Contractor Rule as a result of the change in administrations has ended after the Biden administration’s Department of Labor (DOL) rescinded the Trump administration’s Independent Contractor Rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Unlocking the Benefits of Key Person Coverage

Article originally appeared here. Even before the pandemic, remote and online methods of education and training had begun to make […]

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EPA Issues Proposed Rule Under AIM Act

As a first step toward the goal of reducing hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) production and consumption by 85 percent over the next 15 years under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule that establishes a baseline for HFC consumption and production allowances.

Paying Employees For Time Spent on Social Media

Question: If an employee, particularly an hourly paid employee, receives and responds to e-mails and/or texts on his/her time after […]

Service, Success, and Grit

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 improves thanks to the vaccine and other factors, I am finding a considerable demand for in-person training.  Most recently, I […]

Legislative Update from ACCA

The 117th Congress is now in full swing, and ACCA is busy advocating for (and against) legislation that will impact contractors and small businesses […]

Investing in Employees & Employee Empowerment is HB McClure’s Secret to Success

HB McClure located in Harrisburg, PA started off as a family owned business founded in 1914. Throughout the century, McClure has operated […]

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ACCA Pushes Congress for Career and Technical Education Funding in FY22

ACCA took a step in addressing membership’s #1 legislative priority (workforce) by urging Congressional leadership to support greater funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

Women in the Trades: A Vast, Neglected Resource

Article originally appeared here. No discussion of self-help recruiting would be complete without considering the advice Abigail Adams gave to […]

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