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September 02, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 9.2

In late April, the House of Representatives passed a resolution establishing a bipartisan “Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis” to provide oversight of the Trump Administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Treasury Secretary Mnuchin testified before

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August 31, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 8.31

On Friday evening, the Treasury/IRS finally released official guidance on the payroll tax deferral Executive Order, scheduled to take effect tomorrow, September 1st.  Unfortunately, the guidance fails to address some of the concerns

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August 28, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 8.28

Earlier this month the President issued an Executive Order (EO) that would permit the deferral of employee payroll taxes from September 1 to the end of the year.  The policy in the EO was very vague, and NAW joined association

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August 28, 2020
The Building Blocks of a Budding Lumber Career

As an undergraduate, the term “lumber trader” wasn’t even in my vocabulary. Years later, I still had never heard of this occupation…nor would I have ever guessed that it would eventually follow my name on a business card. But, as often happens with wood products, the industry “picked” me. Of course,

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August 27, 2020
COVID-19 and the Workplace – Reminders and Updates

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we wanted to remind you of some important compliance regulations that made headlines a few months ago but may have fallen off your radar as well as some recent updates to previous guidance.


 

Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) paid time off went into

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August 20, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 8.20

Negotiations between Congressional Leaders and the White House on the next COVID-19 relief package still remain in a stalemate.  Lawmakers left Washington last week after Democratic leaders and the White House were unable to agree on another round of pandemic relief aid.

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August 13, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 8.13

Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that when Republican negotiators are ready to meet in the middle Democrats will sit down to discuss a virus relief package.  “I don’t know,” Pelosi says when asked when she will meet again with

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