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NLBMDA Secures Another Industry Victory: DHS Designates Construction as Essential

[WASHINGTON D.C.] – NLBMDA and its industry partners secured a victory on March 28 when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA issued version 2.0 of its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response. The Guidance now includes construction, building product manufacturing and its supply chain as essential critical infrastructure. While the DHS gui...

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NLBMDA 3/30/2020 Comments(0)

Covid Resources

FBMA is striving to keep our members up to date on the COVID-19. Below is a list of links for you to utilize during this time period. Call the office at 352 383-0366 for further assistance. Contact Your Legislator & Encourage Them to Deem LBM as "Essential Business" Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Act Department of Homeland Security Guidance on Essential Business Note : Page 6, under Food & Agriculture, 2nd to last bullet, denotes that "workers who support the manufacture an...

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FBMA 3/26/2020 Comments(0)

NLBMDA Member Alert - DOL Announces First Guidance on Paid Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division WHD announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employers about requirements for emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave established by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act FFCRA . As a reminder, the FFCRA requires all employers with fewer than 500 employees to offer up to 12 weeks of paid leave for absences related to COVID-19. Requirements are subject to 30-day non-enforcement per...

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NLBMDA 3/25/2020 Comments(0)

Eight States Deem LBM Businesses Essential

RENSSELAER, N.Y. – The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association NRLA announces that, as of March 23, eight New England and Mid-Atlantic states have deemed lumber and building materials LBM businesses as essential. Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York have all officially passed Executive Orders declaring LBM industries as essential for the health and safety of the communities they serve, as well as for maintaining the infrastructure of ...

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NRLA 3/25/2020 Comments(0)

NLBMDA Member Action Alert - Urge Congress to Pass Stimulus Package Today!

Over the past week, NLBMDA has been working on behalf of the LBM industry to ensure federal lawmakers understand how vital it is for supporting residential and commercial construction and the U.S. economy as a whole. Today, NLBMDA sent a letter to Tom Wolf, Acting Director of the U.S Department of Homeland Security, urging DHS to continue to support the LBM industry in their guidance of "Essential critical infrastructure, including in any revisions to the guidance in the coming weeks. To view a ...

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NLBMDA 3/25/2020 Comments(0)