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Executive Orders and OSHA

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced that business owners with 100 or more people on payroll will have to […]

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EPA Publishes Final Rule – Disposable Cylinder and HFC Refrigerant Phase Out Schedule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) allowances and disposable/non-refillable cylinders under the AIM Act, which mandates a reduction of HFC production and consumption by 85 percent over the next five years. Continue reading to learn more.

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OSHA Prioritizing Heat Protections for Workers

The Biden Administration recently announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will “enhance measures” to protect workers exposed to heat for extended periods of time. Continue reading to learn more.

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What Contractors Need to Know About New Vaccination Mandates

Last week President Biden announced a vaccine mandate that will affect roughly 100 million Americans. The order requires employers with more than 100 employees to either mandate vaccination of their employees or conduct weekly testing of unvaccinated employees. Continue reading to learn what this could mean for your business.

Trades Oppose Tax Reporting Proposal

ACCA is proud to share that we have signed a letter urging Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Minority […]

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Infrastructure Negotiations Bring Threat of Tax Hikes for Small Businesses

The debate in Congress is continuing regarding two major infrastructure deals; one being a physical infrastructure deal and the other a “human infrastructure” deal. Continue reading to learn more.

ACCA Fights EPA’s Proposed Ban on Disposable Cylinders Under AIM Act

This summer ACCA submitted an official comment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing the agency’s proposed ban on the import, production, and use of non-refillable […]

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Anti-Employer PRO Act Gaining Momentum in Senate

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act (S. 420, H.R. 842), was the topic of a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing last month. Learn how this legislation would affect employers and employees here.

SBA Simplifies PPP Loan Forgiveness

The end of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provided federal relief to small businesses like ACCA members, along with […]

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Senate Bill Threatens to Increase Taxes on Small Businesses

The 20 percent tax deduction for pass-through businesses may be rolled back following a bill introduced by Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) last month. Continue reading to learn what this could mean for your business.

Keeping up With Extreme Heat

Last week, members of the House’s Science, Space, and Technology Committee were joined by four witnesses from varying backgrounds for […]

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White House Announces Plan for Vaccination and Testing Requirements for Federal On-Site Contractors

Last week the White House announced that federal government employees and onsite contractors will be asked to “attest to their vaccination status,” and that those who do not attest to being fully vaccinated will need to, “wear a mask on the job, physically distance from all other employees and visitors, comply with a weekly or twice weekly screening testing requirement, and be subject to restrictions on official travel.” Continue reading to learn more.

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