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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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August 12, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 8.12

NAW continues to work with our trade association colleagues to urge Congress to agree on a new COVID package, particularly the much-needed expansion and improvement of the PPP, liability protection for employers, and elimination of

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August 07, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 8.7

A provision in the Senate language to extend and expand the PPP may be of interest to you, or more specifically, to your customers.  The provision would make covered supplier costs permissible and forgivable expenses in PPP loans.  Unfortunately, covered “supplier" expense is defined as

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August 05, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 8.5

As you know, the CARES Act provided that the proceeds from PPP loans were not to be taxable, but the IRS issued a ruling that otherwise-deductible expenses that are paid for with a forgiven PPP loan would not be deductible – effectively reversing the Congressional intent

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