ConstructConnect is a strategic partner of AGC of America.  As a business we report on commercial construction projects across the US and Canada and are closely monitoring projects that are delayed, put on hold or cancelled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.  Additionally, our Chief Economist, Alex Carrick, routinely partners with the AGC’s Chief Economist, Ken…

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The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has issued some much-anticipated guidance regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which contains a variety of measures, including the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. The legislation outlined federal leave obligations for employers with fewer than 500…

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What is the AGC Learning Center? The AGC Learning Center is a new online portal that enables members to take control of their participation in AGC professional development programs, meetings and online offerings. This new Learning Management System, also known as the LMS, is the technology that creates the AGC Learning Center.  The AGC Education…

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Please find here a letter from Governor DeWine’s office about the novel Coronavirus that includes information about resources available, including support for small businesses and unemployment compensation. For regular updates on the latest developments, visit the state’s web page: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov.  

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Ivan H. Golden Partner , Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP An IRS notice published on March 18, 2020, clarified several aspects of the 90-day tax deferral announced one day earlier by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Read More

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From Richard Hobbs, Executive Vice President, AGC of Ohio & Central Ohio AGC Just a short while ago I concluded a conference call with OFCC Executive Director Cheryl Lyman and Chief Legal Counsel Jon Walden. The purpose of the call was to check with the construction industry as to conditions dealing with the Covid-19 Corona…

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Employers must track job-related new coronavirus cases Uncertainty remains about whether exposures occur at work Employers must track and report instances of workers contracting Covid-19 on the job, not those stemming from exposure to the new coronavirus while off the clock, OSHA said. The update—in new guidance released Friday—comes as many workplaces are limiting operations and urging…

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THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) HAS ISSUED ITS FINAL ADMINISTRATIVE RULE ON INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED APPRENTICESHIPS (IRAPS). ACT OHIO CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL ROB DORANS ADVISES ON WHAT THIS MEANS FOR BUILDING TRADES APPRENTICESHIPS. As you remember, NABTU and all of the Building Trades International unions ran an aggressive public comment campaign last fall to encourage…

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