Facial Recognition Freeze Proposed in MA, Citing Bias and Privacy Concerns

Facial Recognition Freeze Proposed in MA, Citing Bias and Privacy Concerns

Imagine where our country would be when fingerprints first began being used as reliable evidence in court (around 1911) if privacy groups claimed fingerprint evidence was discriminatory, bigoted, racially motivated, or violated the privacy of persons. While facial recognition is...
Legislative Report – July 2019

Legislative Report – July 2019

FEDERAL Congress seems to be getting more engaged in the workforce development issue, which is timely considering that is one of the primary issue areas our members will discuss with their Congressmen and Senators during District Week 2019. One bill...
Unlocking Funds for Workforce Development

Unlocking Funds for Workforce Development

Two recently proposed bills in Congress could boost the skilled labor pool nationwide for the electronic security industry and other high-skill, high-demand professions. ESA supports the workforce development investments suggested in these proposals, and plans to show support for their...
ESA Files Comments to DOL in Support of Revised “Joint Employer” Definition

ESA Files Comments to DOL in Support of Revised “Joint Employer” Definition

On April 9, 2019 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking public comments on proposed rule changes designed to provide more clarity on the circumstances that create a “joint employment” relationship between employers...
Legislative Report – June 2019

Legislative Report – June 2019

FEDERAL   The federal bills that were introduced or moved in June address robocalling and IoT cybersecurity improvements for covered devices used by the federal government. Another bill, S. 1786, would establish a percentage threshold above the poverty line for...
Model Language for Low-Voltage Exemption from Electrical Licensing Saves the Day, Most Recently in Colorado

Model Language for Low-Voltage Exemption from Electrical Licensing Saves the Day, Most Recently in Colorado

In October 2013, ESA, the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) and a number of representatives from national companies and other industry-related organizations formed a coalition to meet and collaborate on common areas of interest to our respective industries....
Legislative Report – May 2019

Legislative Report – May 2019

FEDERAL Federal legislation in the last month demonstrates the wide divide that exists in Congress. Some bills, such as H.R. 2571 create a “National Right-to-Work Act,” effectively barring unions from forcing union membership or agency fees on employees who work...
Department of Labor Proposes to Clear Muddy “Joint Employer” Regulations

Department of Labor Proposes to Clear Muddy “Joint Employer” Regulations

On April 9, 2019 the US Department of Labor (DOL) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to update and clarify the interpretation of “joint employer status” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which has not had significant revisions...
Terror Knows No Boundaries – Preparing for the Next Wave of Violence

Terror Knows No Boundaries – Preparing for the Next Wave of Violence

Whether it is Catholic churches in Sri Lanka, Mosques in New Zealand or Synagogues here in the United States, terrorists continue to commit destructive or violent acts in places of worship that many people hold sacred. Whether it is Catholic...
This is the Time of Year to BE HEARD!

This is the Time of Year to BE HEARD!

You may have noticed an email or two from ESA asking that you get engaged on a piece of legislation. If you are in Texas, we asked you to write your House and Senate members to oppose HB 1141 and...

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