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Fed Expects Interest Rates to Hold Near Zero Through 2022

June 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Fed Expects Interest Rates to Hold Near Zero Through 2022

The Federal Reserve held the federal funds rate at the current 0% to 0.25% range and said it intends to keep its benchmark rate near zero through 2022 as the central bank continues to deploy policy tools to underwrite an emerging recovery for the U.S. economy from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NAHB Offering Educational Webinars Throughout June

June 3, 2020 | Comments Off on NAHB Offering Educational Webinars Throughout June

NAHB Education is offering a variety of dynamic webinars for industry professionals during the month of June. These webinars are specifically designed to help participants expand their knowledge on emerging trends and research, and develop valuable skills, all while learning in a safe environment.

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Governor Lee secures special pricing on Touchless Thermometers

May 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Governor Lee secures special pricing on Touchless Thermometers

As businesses in 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties prepare to implement guidelines for safe reopen and operation, Governor Lee’s Unified-Command has partnered with Economic Recovery Group to secure special pricing on Touchless Thermometers for the state’s close contact businesses. Tennessee-based business owners will have the ability to order this critical piece of equipment through Friday at 4 p.m. CT (or until supplies last).

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Gov. Lee Issues Guidelines for Restaurants, Retail Stores to Reopen Early Next Week in 89 Counties

April 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Gov. Lee Issues Guidelines for Restaurants, Retail Stores to Reopen Early Next Week in 89 Counties

Today, Gov. Bill Lee issued the first steps from the “Tennessee Pledge,” the state’s rollout of guidance and best practices for Tennessee businesses in 89 of the state’s 95 counties to keep employees and customers safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The first industries to receive guidance through the plan include the restaurant and retail industries.

Lee underscored the Tennessee Pledge plan for safe economic recovery is supported by data showing Tennessee’s curve of novel coronavirus infections hitting a plateau. Lee also pointed to the unsettling economic reality COVID-19 has created in our state.

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New OSHA Guidance: COVID-19 Illnesses Not Recordable for Construction

April 20, 2020 | Comments Off on New OSHA Guidance: COVID-19 Illnesses Not Recordable for Construction

OSHA revised its guidance on whether employers are required to record cases of COVID-19 in their Form 300 Logs for reporting occupational injuries and illnesses.

Until further notice, OSHA will not enforce its recordkeeping requirements to require these employers to make work-relatedness determinations for COVID-19 cases, except where: (1) There is objective evidence that a COVID-19 case may be work-related; and (2) The evidence was reasonably available to the employer.

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