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  • Congress Passes the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    Earlier today, the Senate took up and passed the revised H.R. 6201, the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (FFCRA).  The bill now goes to the White House where President Trump has signaled he will sign it into law.

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    DOL Announces That Workers Affected by Coronavirus Are Eligible for Unemployment Insurance

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    OSHA Guidance and Standards Applicable to COVID-19

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    Victory on DOL IRAP Rulemaking

    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor released its final rule on Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPS), which will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, March 11, 2019.  SWACCA is pleased to report that we achieved our goal of having the construction industry permanently exempted from this new type of apprenticeship program.  We are also pleased that the final rule responds to SWACCA’s demand that the final rule include a clear and broad definition of the construction industry that is excluded from IRAPs.  The preamble to the new regulation also reflects SWACCA’s advocacy affirming that participants in IRAPs are not apprentices for purposes of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates.


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    Virginia Lawmakers Pass Legislation to Address Worker Misclassification and Employer Retaliation

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