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April 01, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 4.1

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service are offering small and mid-size employers more information on refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing their employees paid sick and family leave wages related to COVID-19.

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March 31, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 3.31

The Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury have just released a joint statement that they “have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need.” Further, “Treasury and the Small Business Administ

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March 30, 2020
Reasons for Optimism Abound

As the North American Wholesale Lumber Association’s (NAWLA) 2020 Chair, I’ve unexpectedly been tasked with leading our 127-year-old organization through some interesting times this year.

As I’ve already shared with our members, I can understand why some of my colleagues are feeling concerned or ov

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March 30, 2020
Long Reach of Lumber

Everywhere you turn, there’s a connection to lumber—from the floors in your home to the furniture that graces it—so the endless list of job opportunities in the industry shouldn’t come as a surprise, either. From the lumber yard to the trading floor to the marketing department, there’s something for

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March 30, 2020
Lessons Learned from COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic shows us the widespread impacts an uncontrollable situation can have. While every company is different, below are some precautionary actions to consider while facing a potential emergency.

Advise sick employees to stay home: Make it clear to employees who are ill and/or hav

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March 30, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 3.29

Now that the CARES Act has been signed into law, our focus has turned to implementation of the law and, for our purposes, access to the business-focused provisions. There are four sections of the law that are most releva

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March 30, 2020
An Update from NAW Government Relations Team - 3.28

Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) updated their Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response. As more states issue their own stay at home orders or other actions to fight the spread of COVID-19, this guidance is

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