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Construction Industry Adds 158,000 Workers In June But Infrastructure Jobs Decline


July 2, 2020

Gains in June are Concentrated in Homebuilding as State and Local Governments Postpone or Cancel Roads and Other Projects in Face of Looming Budget Deficits; Association Urges Prompt Federal Action

Construction employment increased by 158,000 jobs in June, but employment related to infrastructure slipped, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of

CEA's Statement on Racial Equality

CEA is committed to improving diversity and inclusion within the construction industry in Northeast Ohio. While we do this work every day, in light of recent events and the public discourse surrounding issues of racial justice, we wanted to once more share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

Below is a statement that our Board of Directors has issued, as

New Data Shows Construction Activity Returning To Pre-Coronavirus Levels In Many Parts Of The Country 


A new survey by the Associated General Contractors of America and data from construction technology firm Procore show that construction activity is returning to pre-coronavirus levels in many parts of the country and some firms are adding workers. The new economic data, however, also shows some future projects are being canceled and many others are being delayed by supply

Passage of H.R. 7010 Will Save Construction Jobs


June 4, 2020

With Needed Improvements to the Vital Survival Program Complete, Construction Official Urges Congress and the President to Act Quickly on Measures to Rebuild the Economy and Restore Jobs

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the passage of the Paycheck Protection Program

BWC Extends Premium Due Date

Ohio BWC News Release 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on May 28 that the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is deferring the due date for employers to pay their June, July, and August premium installments until Sept.1.

Governor DeWine said the deferral is designed to help employers focus resources on re-opening their businesses under his Responsible RestartOhio Plan, the state’s

How to Deal with the Effects of COVID-19 on Project Sites

Nora Loftus, Frantz Ward

As the construction industry faces many challenges due to the wide-ranging effects of the COVID-19 epidemic, we continue to provide real-time answers to assist our clients in effectively responding to a quickly changing situation. Here you will find questions that we have answered for our construction industry clients over the past several days.
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IRS Grants Relief as Employers Prep for ACA Reporting in 2020

By Stephen Miller, SHRM

On Dec. 2, the IRS announced it would extend the deadline to March 2 from Jan. 31 for employers to provide employees with a copy of their 1095-C or 1095-B reporting form, and again extended "good faith effort" transition relief to employers for Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting for plan year 2019.

The IRS granted additional relief

$1.1 Billion in New Road Construction OK’d for Ohio, Including I-71 Express Lane

By Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch

Major road construction in Ohio is getting back on track.

An infusion of new funding from a gas-tax increase adopted in the state’s transportation budget this year will be used to earmark about $1.1 billion over the next four years for major transportation projects across the state, including nearly $400 million for new projects.


Creating 'Cultural Change in Construction'

By Lewis Rice, Properties Magazine

The Contractors Assistance Association (CAA) celebrated its 10th anniversary in fine fashion last month at the Intercontinental Hotel on Cleveland Clinic's main campus. More than 200 diverse construction professionals representing owners, public officials, contractors, organized labor and suppliers gathered to salute this significant marker in Greater Cleveland's evolving construction industry. 

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Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Announces Leadership Changes for Cleveland Office and Business Practice Area

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Press Release

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, a national law firm with six offices and more than 125 attorneys, is pleased to announce that Craig Owen White has been appointed by the firm’s Board of Directors as the new Partner-in-Charge of the Cleveland Office. A new leadership team has also been appointed to lead the firm’s Business