Business Management

  • 07.07.20

    Advocacy News

    President Trump Signs PPP Extension

    On Friday, July 3, 2020, the president has signed S.4116, a bill that temporarily extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through August 8. This bill moved very quickly through Congress in response to the small business program’s expiration on June 30. The PPP has been instrumental in keeping many small business contractors afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 06.19.20

    PHCCCONNECT2020 Goes Virtual to Provide a Dynamic, Interactive Online Experience

    With the health and safety of attendees, staff and the public top of mind during the current public health crisis, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) announces that it will offer its annual conference, PHCCCONNECT2020, in a virtual format. The event, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1, will offer a valued-packed online program, full of high-quality education and networking opportunities.

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  • 05.28.20

    Advocacy News

    Legislation in House and Senate Provides PPP Flexibility

    Sen. Angus King (I-ME) and Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced legislation to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses that have taken advantage of the SBA program to help keep their companies afloat and employees on the payroll in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 05.28.20

    Advocacy News

    HEROES Act Passes House, Sets Stage for Phase 4 Negotiations

    On May 15, H.R.6800 (the HEROES Act) passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a party-line vote. It is a 1,815-page bill that primarily serves two purposes...

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  • 05.14.20

    Advocacy News

    House Democrats Release Phase 4 Proposal Worth $3 Trillion

    On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced “Phase 4” legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. H.R.6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, is a $3 trillion comprehensive spending package.

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  • 05.14.20

    PHCC Members Can Access Expanded Online Education Through DeVryWORKS Skills Gap Training

    PHCC members can now participate in a full suite of DeVry University online education options at a partner group registration rate and with the potential to earn a degree. Through a tailored partnership with a well-known education and training provider, PHCC members can access a wide array of DeVryWORKS Skills Gap Training online course modules.

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  • 05.08.20

    Raising Awareness About Suicide Prevention

    Referring to a male-dominated industry made up of tough people who do not talk about their feelings, Te-Ping Chen (2020) wrote in his March 11, 2020, Wall Street Journal article, Construction Industry Tackles Suicide, an Occupational Hazard, “Among occupations in the U.S., workers in construction and extraction face the highest rate of suicide, according to a January report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

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  • 05.06.20

    Advocacy News

    SBA Clarifies Paycheck Protection Program

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) has added an Item 40 to their list of FAQ's expanding on the topic of PPP loan forgiveness. Some employers are finding laid-off workers declining return-to-work offers when those workers are receiving greater pay through un-employment.

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  • 04.28.20

    Advocacy News

    Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave Update

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced it has ended its temporary non-enforcement of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Department had allowed a grace period to allow employers to comply with the Act’s requirements, particularly with the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Expanded Leave Act (EFMELA). A list of updated FAQs clarifies several points.

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  • 04.28.20

    Advocacy News

    Will It Be Enough? What’s Next?

    Roughly two weeks after President Trump signed the CARES Act into law to inject $2.3 trillion into the U.S. economy to keep it afloat, the $350 billion allocated for small business assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) dried up within two weeks. As of close-of-business Wednesday, April 15, more than 1½ million small businesses were approved for $324 billion in loans. The fund was completely depleted the following day.

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