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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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August 02, 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic in the Workplace: Where We Are Now

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and businesses reopen under restrictions which vary by city, county, and state, Affinity HR Group continues to monitor several topics and issues to help our clients through these confusing times. Below are some of the current topics we are seeing.

Employer COVID L

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August 02, 2020
Order Your Steps

Many a lumber insider wound up here because they tripped, slipped, and fell into the industry. My steps were a little more ordered, I think, even though I didn’t grow up in a lumber family with a mill as my sandbox.

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July 31, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 7.31

As of today, there are no new updates regarding the Paycheck Protection Program or the Main Street Lending Program.  We will continue to monitor any new developments and send you critical updates as they occur.

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July 28, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 7.28

Last evening the Senate Republicans released a series of bills covering a broad range of issues that they will now combine into the Health; Economic Assistance; Liability Protection; and Schools – HEALS – Act.

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