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GOVERNOR DEWINE’S OFFICE RELEASES DETAILS OF THE RESPONSIBLE RESTARTOHIO PLAN

April 28, 2020

During today’s (April 28th) press conference, the Administration backtracked on mandatory face covering requirements. The sector specific information on the Ohio Department of Health’s Responsible RestartOhio webpage had been changed across all impacted industries, including construction, with face coverings being moved from mandatory to a recommended practice. When asked by reporters, Lt Governor Husted indicated…

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CONSTRUCTION REMAINS ESSENTIAL UNDER NEW OHIO STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

April 4, 2020

During the Ohio Coronavirus press conference yesterday, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Acton issued an amended stay at home order extending the stay at home requirements to May 1. Construction remains in the definition of essential infrastructure and has not been altered.  AGC of Ohio’s Executive Committee and representatives from the Ohio Facilities Construction…

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STATEHOUSE NEWS

April 14, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine indicated that his team is currently forming a plan for reopening the state and supporting businesses as they recover. The Ohio House created a 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force that meets virtually to develop recommendations to assist in that effort. The group, which first met last Wednesday and held another today and…

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BWC BOARD APPROVES $1.6 BILLION IN EMPLOYER DIVIDENDS

April 15, 2020

On Friday, The Ohio BWC Board approved dividends to be sent to employers from the State Insurance Fund that equal about 100% of premiums paid in policy year 2018, totaling as much as $1.6 billion back to employers. Governor DeWine announced the plan during his April 8 news conference. Approximately $1.4 billion will go to…

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DOL PUBLISHES EMERGENCY PAID LEAVE REGULATIONS; IRS TAX CREDIT; OTHER FFCRA RESOURCES

April 4, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor April 1 announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The department’s Wage and Hour Division…

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