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December 17, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 12.17

Negotiations continue on a new COVID-19 relief package, but agreement has not been reached on some significant issues.  Among the outstanding issues is how to treat the deductibility of expenses paid with the PPP loan.  The business community

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December 17, 2020
Exploring Unchartered Territory at NAWLA Exchange

While most of those who participated in the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) Exchange, October 27-29 agreed that there is no replacement for a live event, they also felt this new virtual event provided, in the words of one at

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December 17, 2020
Building From the Ground Up

While the lumber industry offers a variety of opportunities at all different levels of organization, it’s also wide open if you’re ready to strike out on your own. There are always risks involved with any startup, of course; but if you make the right decisions, you can write your own future in this

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December 16, 2020
What to Expect in 2021

Along with a new year, January 1, 2021, will bring many employers new regulations to follow. Affinity HR Group is tracking legislative updates in your state so we are ready to advise you on what it means for you and what to do next.

Some changes include:



Employers in Colorado, Maine, and New Yor

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December 15, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 12.15

There are multiple moving parts to the effort to get a new COVID relief bill passed by Congress and signed by the President.  This report is current as we write it, but the situation is very fluid and changing fast.  We’ll keep you updated

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December 11, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 12.11

Extension and possible expansion of the PPP will almost certainly be included if a COVID relief package gets through Congress this month.  Moreover, even if a larger COVID package is not agreed to, there is still a chance that a PPP bill could pass.

One of the

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December 03, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 12.3

The business community continues to battle the IRS and the Treasury Secretary over the IRS ruling that otherwise-tax deductible expenses paid for with a forgiven PPP loan would no longer be deductible.  It was the clear intent of Congress that PPP loan would no longer be deductible.

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