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Posted: May 16, 2017
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Buried within a 600-page bill, that is moving through the Congressional legislative process and aimed at repealing or amending much of the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation in 2010, is a provision that might have a key impact on small businesses within the industry, especially if a credit or debit card is used for customer purchases. 

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Posted: Nov 5, 2015
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Next year we celebrate many anniversaries and key dates, including the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service Act, and the Presidential and Congressional elections in November. But, 2016 is also the 20th anniversary of Congress passing the Telecommunication Act of 1996, which governs communications rules, policy and laws. It would be impossible to list all of the new technologies that have been discovered, created, installed and used since 1996, especially in the electronic security...
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Posted: Oct 11, 2015
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ESA is at the forefront of presenting industry positions to the FCC, which regulates telecommunications throughout the United States and to key House and Senate members and staffs that have direct responsibility to prepare legislation and influence communications policies. Through ESA’s leadership, the FCC and Congress are important targets for industry positions to be presented by the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC), which was created by the industry years ago to fight AT&T...
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Posted: Sep 7, 2015
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While you were enjoying the summer months, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed sweeping revisions to expand the number of workers covered by overtime wage rules impacting most small businesses and the private sector in the US. In soliciting comments from the public, the Department of Labor advocates paying employees now exempt from overtime wages. Under present law, an employee must make under $23,660 annual salary to secure overtime wages. In these rules the administration is seeking to...
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Posted: Aug 19, 2015
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The FCC released two press releases last week. In the first the FCC has mandated that providers must notify customers of plans to retire copper networks at least three months in advance, unless they are able to guarantee that no service will be discontinued, reduced or impaired. While this has been said in the past, the FCC has now codified the criteria to evaluate and compare replacement and legacy services which now includes the interoperability with devices and services, such as alarm...
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Posted: Aug 19, 2015
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The Oklahoma Department of Labor has recently released a notice that starting September 1st, Burglar Alarm/Residential Fire Alarm Salesperson applicants will not have to take an examination prescribed by the Commissioner of Labor. Click here to read the press release, or contact the OK Department of Labor at (405) 521-6100 for all the information.
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