Charlie McCrudden

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The Annual Tax Extenders Dance in Washington

Tax credits on the chopping block that impact your business

Originally published Published: 11.01.13 Author By Charlie McCrudden

Affordable Care Act

The most significant aspects of health care reform stemming from the Affordable Care Act are set to kick in at the end of this year. Here are four health care …

Originally published Published: 07.01.13 Author By Charlie McCrudden

Case Casts Doubts About Validity of Labor Board Rulings

The Jan. 25, 2013, decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in the Noel Canning v. National Labor Relations Board case sent shockwaves through Washington, …

Originally published Published: 03.01.13 Author By Charlie McCrudden

Insurance-Reform Ruling Sets Stage for Business, Individual Penalties

Assuming things stay as they are now, it’s important to understand how the health care reform law will affect contractors over the next few years.

Originally published Published: 07.01.12 Author By Charlie McCrudden

Will Congress Fill the “Lazy” Days of Summer with HVACR Issues?

When you take a 50,000-foot view, you realize all levels of the HVACR industry are facing more scrutiny from the federal government than ever before.

Originally published Published: 04.01.12 Author By Charlie McCrudden

Now’s the Time to Speak Up About Proposed Regional Equipment Standards

Our industry has been anxiously awaiting the release of a new federal government rule that sets the minimum AFUE, SEER, and HSPF values for residential HVAC appliances. That wait ended …

Originally published Published: 07.01.11 Author By Charlie McCrudden

Why President Obama is Suddenly Friendlier to Business

We are seeing a big change on Capitol Hill from the 112th Congress. The new landscape assures gridlock, which changes the dynamic and the agenda. There is a method to …

Originally published Published: 04.01.11 Author By Charlie McCrudden

Standards — Preparing Contractors For Changes Ahead

Two key issues to the HVACR industry are teed up for action by the new Congress and the new Presidential administration in 2009.

Originally published Published: 09.01.08 Author By Charlie McCrudden