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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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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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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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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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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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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