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    SWACCA Urges Federal Government to Recognize Construction Industry as Essential Workforce

    On March 22, SWACCA joined with its fellow employer associations in the Construction Employers of America to submit a letter to the United States Congress advocating for a uniform construction exemption in any federal legislation addressing the COVID-19 crisis.  Specifically, the CEA urged that, “[a]ny federal legislation binding the states and local governments should require that all mandatory quarantine orders include an exemption for ‘essential infrastructure’ that would allow the construction industry to provide emergency and essential services.”  A copy of the CEA letter is available here.

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    DOL Releases Q&A regarding FFCRA Paid Leave Provisions

    The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has released a new Q&A regarding "paid sick leave" and "expanded family and medical leave" under the Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA).  The Q&A can be found here.

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    Federal Agencies Announce Plan to Implement Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave and Tax Credits

    Yesterday, the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, and Department of Labor announced their plan to implement the emergency paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA).

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    SWACCA Submits Letter to Congress on Coronavirus Response

    SWACCA, as part of the Construction Employers of America coalition, has submitted a letter to Congress about issues the industry would like to see addressed in COVID-19 relief legislation. 

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    President Trump Invokes the Defense Production Act to Aid in Efforts to Combat COVID-19

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