Regulatory

  • 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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  • 03.26.20

    Advocacy News

    The Science of COVID-19

    It seems that today it’s Coronavirus all day, every day, and that has been particularly true at PHCC. Just to add some fact to the issue, here are some science elements from a DHS Master Question List, plus others to consider.

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  • 03.26.20

    Advocacy News

    COVID-19 Essential Services Documentation

    PHCC—National Association has filed a request with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to clarify its definition for workers that would be classified as providing essential services. DHS has issued a Memorandum that contains the following language pertaining to residential services in the Public Works section.

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  • 03.18.20

    COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

    PHCC—National Association has received numerous inquiries related to the current health crisis in America. While no one knows every detail related to this novel virus, the following are some suggested actions a contractor could use in their business. If in doubt, the local health authority would be a good resource to verify a business’s procedures.

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  • 03.17.20

    Advocacy News

    DOL Releases IRAP Final Rule

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule establishing industry recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs) and will maintain the exclusion of construction industry from IRAPs, thereby maintaining the integrity of Registered Apprentice Programs. PHCC filed comments on the proposed rule making which supported the ultimate outcome of the rule.

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  • 02.26.20

    Register Today for the 2020 PHCC Legislative Conference

    Join your industry colleagues for two days of grassroots strategy briefings with Washington insiders and the opportunity to make a difference by telling your story to the decision-makers who need to hear it the most.

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  • 01.29.20

    Advocacy News

    DOE Releases Final Process Rule That Addresses Energy Conservation Standards

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its intent to publish its Final Rule, “Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for Consideration of New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Products,” more commonly called the Process Rule. PHCC has been following this rule and remains supportive of these changes.

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  • 01.29.20

    Advocacy News

    White House Event Demonstrates Effectiveness of PHCC Advocacy

    Earlier this month, PHCC members, state executives and staff were invited to the White House for an exclusive PHCC ceremony celebrating the association’s commitment to the Pledge to America’s Workers. PHCC enjoyed a private audience with the President’s senior advisors for an overview of our industry and the importance of registered apprenticeship to ensuring the continuity of the plumbing and HVAC trades.

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  • 01.29.20

    Advocacy News

    Energy Efficiency Tax Credits: What You Need to Know

    PHCC thanks its members who responded to the Legislative Alert last month to support passage of the extension of energy efficiency tax credits. Thanks to your outreach, Congress passed (and the President signed) a spending bill that included a clean extension of Sections 25C and 179D of the U.S. Tax Code, thus allowing American families and businesses to take advantage of federal tax credits for upgrading to energy-efficient HVAC systems in their homes and commercial buildings.

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