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    NLRB Announces Final Rule Concerning 9(a) Construction Industry Bargaining Relationships

    Today, the NLRB announced that it has finalized its regulations proposed last August concerning the regulations at 29 CFR 103 governing the status of labor organizations as exclusive bargaining representatives.  The final rule, which will publish tomorrow, amends three of the NLRB’s processes related to: (1) certain “9(a)” collective bargaining relationships involving employers in the construction industry; (2) the “blocking charge” policy, which pauses elections when unions or employers file interference charges; and (3) the “voluntary recognition bar,” which prohibits challenges to whether a union has majority support for a “reasonable period of time” after a union is voluntarily recognized by an employer.

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    DOL Inspector General Releases Report Finding OFCCP Did Not Adequately Enforce EEO Requirements on Federal Construction Contracts

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    SBA Publishes Information for CARES Act COVID-19 Disaster Loan Assistance

    Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the availability of the application that allows small businesses to apply for disaster loan assistance funding included in the CARES Act. 

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    Congress Passes CARES Act Stimulus Bill

    Today, Congress passed the Coronavirus Air, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), also referred to as the Coronavirus Phase 3 stimulus bill.  The CARES Act contains provisions designed to aid small businesses, including construction contractors, during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Following is a summary of key provisions that may assist construction contractors.

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    U.S. Department of Labor Guidance on Paid Leave under the FFCRA

    Today the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division issued a press release informing the public of all the Division’s recently issued guidance explaining paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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