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Union Contractors & Cleveland Building Trades Partner With Habitat for Humanity

More than 50 Construction Employers Association (CEA) members and fellow union contractors are donating their time, talent, funds and materials to build a Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity house from start to finish, a first charitable venture of its kind for CEA. Guest speakers for the Grandview Ave. groundbreaking ceremony on April 18 included Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Glen Shumate wins ODOT Director's Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy

The News-Herald

Glen Shumate, Executive Vice President, Construction Employers Association (CEA) and founder/executive director of Construction Assistance Association (CAA) is a 2021 ODOT Director's Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy.

The Ohio Transportation Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards is a cooperative effort between the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Ohio

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

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.


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