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    SWACCA Supports Toomey Bill to Make Immediate Expensing Permanent, Fix the Retail Glitch

    SWACCA supports new legislation to make immediate expensing permanent, and fix the Retail Glitch.

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    CA District Judge Denies Request for an Injunction Against California’s Worker Misclassification Law

    The lawsuit from the companies contends that California’s AB 5 violates the US Constitution and unfairly singles out an arbitrary group of industries. While Judge Gee’s order does not prevent the lawsuit from moving forward, it does allow California to continue to enforce the law against entities that misclassify their employees while the suit makes its way through the courts. In addition to the lawsuit, Uber, Postmates, and other gig firms are pursuing a ballot initiative to roll back AB 5.

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    OSHA Revises National Emphasis Program to Reduce or Eliminate Worker Exposure to Silica

    OSHA has issued a revised National Emphasis Program intended to reduce worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica in construction, general industry, and maritime.

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    Lawmakers in Virginia Inch Closer to Enacting a Stricter Worker Misclassification Bill into Law

    Virginia Senators previously approved a similar bill addressing misclassification (S.B. 744) on January 27. Differences in the bill must be reconciled before the measures can be sent to Governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) who is expected to sign it into law.

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    Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats Unveil $760 Billion Infrastructure Proposal, Includes $30 Billion Investment in Airport Infrastructure

    The proposal itself is the work of Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce Committees. Those Committees will be responsible for drafting legislation related to the framework and plan to work together to identify ways to pay for the $760 billion package.

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