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

Mar 18, 2020

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.
Please keep in mind how quickly information is changing. 

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IRS Grants Relief as Employers Prep for ACA Reporting in 2020

Dec 4, 2019

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 to small employers with regard to furnishing employees with Forms 1095-B, letting them post a notice on their websites that Forms 1095-B are available on request, and will allow large self-insured employers similar relief with regard to furnishing Forms 1095-C to part-time employees.

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

Nov 18, 2019

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.

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Transportation Review Advisory Council approved the final list of projects Tuesday.

It includes several projects in central Ohio, including express lanes on northbound Interstate 71 south of Downtown, replacing the loop ramp from southbound 270 to eastbound 70 on the East Side, and widening the railroad underpass for Route 36/37 in Delaware.

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