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529 college savings accounts (like Edvest or Tomorrow’s Scholar) can now be used for apprenticeship

We tell our kids to stay in school, study hard, then they will be able to go to college. For many years, it has been widely accepted that “college” means going to a liberal arts school and [...]

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New PPP forgiveness applications released

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with Treasury, released a revised loan forgiveness application for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  The SBA replaced the [...]

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Supreme Court ruled Federal Anti-Bias Law protects LGBTQ workers

Contractors should be aware of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling handed down on June 15 that protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  Employers who [...]

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PPP update from ABC National

Late Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010) by unanimous consent after the U.S. House of Representatives passed it by an [...]

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OSHA reminds us about heat hazards this time of year

Heat conditions can change rapidly and management commitment to adjusting heat stress controls is critical to prevent heat illness. An individual at the worksite should be responsible for [...]

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OSHA issues guidance to help construction workers during the coronavirus pandemic

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a webpage with coronavirus-related guidance for construction employers and workers. The guidance [...]

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DOL publishes workplace posters for new employee leave rights

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published workplace posters that small and midsize employers can use to fulfill their obligations to notify employees of their rights [...]

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Department of Labor publishes guidance explaining the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how [...]

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Coronavirus resources from DOL

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resources to help employers and workers prepare for and respond to coronavirus in the workplace

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Coronavirus is not for everyone: What should employers do?

Every employer should spend some time assessing the risk to their workforce and confirming whether or not they have reason for concern about employee exposures. Those with elevated risks should [...]

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