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How Long Does An Employee Have to File A Wrongful Termination Claim?

ACCA’s Legal Expert, Brooke Duncan, answers a member’s question about how long former employees have to file wrongful termination claims.

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SBA to Prioritize Smallest Businesses, Expand Access for PPP Loans

The SBA recently announced steps it is taking to prioritize the smallest businesses and other individuals for PPP loans. ACCA’s Chris Czarnecki has the details for ACCA members.

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Plan Ahead – Mild Spring – Hot Summer

NOAA’s forecast can help you plan to make the most of spring maintenance and, finally…it looks like it’s going to be a busy summer.

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Testing a Pressure Switch

When it comes to diagnosing furnace pressure switches, a few crucial skill sets must be employed. ACCA’s Matt Akins explains.

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ACCA Supports Delay in 2020 NEC GFCI Requirement Due to Nuisance Trips

ACCA supports an emergency amendment submitted by AHRI. The amendment delays the requirement for GFCI disconnects for inverter driven (or power conversion) equipment until 2023.  An NFPA Standards Council decision on the amendment is not expected until April 2021.

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Can I Dock My Employee’s Pay?

A member asked whether they can dock an employee’s pay for continued mistakes on the job. ACCA’s Hilary Atkins explains what business owners can and cannot do in terms of employee pay.

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ACCA Template to Request States Not to Adopt GFCI Protection for Outdoor HVAC in 2020 NEC – Nuisance Trips

The 2020 Edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) now requires ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI) protection for outdoor outlets, which would include disconnects for HVAC/R condenser units and other outlets. The new requirement is covered in this blog.

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Take the Stress Out of Frozen Drain Lines

For many parts of the country, temperatures are dropping, condensing furnaces need servicing, and drain lines are freezing. When these lines freeze, most HVAC systems are designed to shut off, leaving clients dashing for a solution.

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Travel Time for Technicians

A member asked about paying for travel time for technicians and ACCA’s Hilary Atkins answers.

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Combustion Safety: Get Good

There is a lot that we don’t know about what happened during these incidents or why. However, we all need to take steps to ensure our technicians go home healthy and uninjured and our customer’s property is kept safe and whole.

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ACCA Takes the Stairs for Contractor & Consumer Safety in Attics

In response to a request from the Conditioned Air Association of Georgia (CAAG), ACCA has submitted a proposal to revise the International Residential Code (IRC) to require installation of pull-down stairs to access equipment or appliances located in attics.

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Transitioning to Electronic Employee Personnel Files

An ACCA member recently asked about what to do with employees’ physical paperwork once they have transitioned to electronic files. ACCA’s Hilary Atkins explains.

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