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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Guidance for the Lost Wages Assistance Program to Provide Needed Relief to Americans

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Guidance for the Lost Wages Assistance Program to Provide Needed Relief to Americans

LWA is authorized by Presidential Memorandum, and provides claimants in most Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs up to $400 per week additional benefits, starting with weeks of unemployment ending on or after Aug. 1, 2020, and ending Dec. 27, 2020 at the latest.

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Common misconceptions surrounding demolition

Common misconceptions surrounding demolition

Demolition takes many forms, from removing an internal wall to the complete demolition and rehabilitation of a redundant mining site.

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Zoning Committee Signs Off On Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Proposed New Implosion Permit Rules

Zoning Committee Signs Off On Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Proposed New Implosion Permit Rules

Three months after the implosion of a smokestack blanketed parts of Little Village in dust, a City Council panel has backed Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to overhaul the approval process 

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Construction-Ready Projects on Hold Due to Lack of Funding

Construction-Ready Projects on Hold Due to Lack of Funding

The American Society of Civil Engineers has put together an interactive map of construction-ready infrastructure projects that span from dams, inland waterways, water systems & more that are on hold due to budget constraints

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Senate HEALS Act Contains NDA-Supported Priorities

Senate HEALS Act Contains NDA-Supported Priorities

Senate Republicans recently released a package of bills that will serve as their “Phase 4” COVID-relief legislation and used as a starting point in their negotiations with the House on a final bill. Known as the “HEALS Act”, the bill includes several NDA-backed priorities that were lobbied for over the last several months.

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Virginia Enacts First State COVID-19 Emergency Workplace Safety Standard

Virginia Enacts First State COVID-19 Emergency Workplace Safety Standard

Oregon moves toward writing a similar enforceable safety standard and Washington takes a different approach to regulating COVID-19 safety on the job

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OSHA's new COVID-19 investigations, silica guidance

OSHA's new COVID-19 investigations, silica guidance

OSHA has been fairly aggressive about updating the construction industry about how employers should respond to actual and suspected cases of COVID-19 and how it will enforce suspected violations of health and other safety standards during the pandemic. 

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Beltway Buzz, July 17, 2020

Beltway Buzz, July 17, 2020

Congress to Debate UI and Liability? 

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Trump Rolls Back More Environmental Law to Speed Infrastructure Permits

Trump Rolls Back More Environmental Law to Speed Infrastructure Permits

Final ruling initiated by executive order limits application of the National Environmental Policy Act to fewer pipeline and other infrastructure projects, limits review time to two years

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