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How the Infrastructure Bill and PRO Act Will Impact Contractors in America

How the Infrastructure Bill and PRO Act Will Impact Contractors in America

August 31, 2021

The Infrastructure Bill and PRO Act are both legislations that have major impacts on the American construction industry. With deadlines nearing, where does the Infrastructure Bill stand and will the PRO Act benefit contractors? In this episode, Gene Marks speaks with CEO Steve Sandherr of The Associated General Contractors of America on his views of these two bills and the concerns they may present to general contractors.

Resources:

Learn more about what the PRO Act means for the construction industry at www.agc.org/protecting-right-organize-pro-act

For more information about employees and contractors, check out our article, Independent Contractor vs. Employee: What Can These Workers Offer Your Business?  at www.paychex.com/articles/payroll-taxes/independent-contractor-vs-employee-comparison.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

How the American Farm Bureau Federation Helps Farmers Stay in Business

How the American Farm Bureau Federation Helps Farmers Stay in Business

August 24, 2021

How do we help farmers stay in business in a modernizing society? Today’s America sees inflation, corporation-led farm equipment, and insufficient labor. Zippy Duvall, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation, is addressing these issues by giving a united voice to the agricultural community. Hear as he speaks with Gene Marks on the Right to Repair, the Infrastructure Bill, and more.

Resources:

Hear more about how the American Farm Bureau Federation is pushing for prosperity in agriculture: www.fb.org/issues/infrastructure/broadband.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Wellness in the Construction Industry: How the PRO Act and Infrastructure Bill will Impact Workers

Wellness in the Construction Industry: How the PRO Act and Infrastructure Bill will Impact Workers

August 17, 2021

The Associated Builders and Contractors Association values not only the physical safety of workers, but their wellness, happiness, and mental health. With the hit of COVID-19, human health has become an even larger commitment. Hear as Gene Marks speaks with President and CEO of the ABC, Michael Bellaman, about the ABC’s motives as well as his insights on the newly passed PRO Act, Infrastructure Bill, and the future of the industry.

Resources:

Where safety is a priority in the construction industry, learn more about how OSHA protects workers with our article, A Look Inside OSHA, Where Safety Is the Job, at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/a-look-inside-osha.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Direct Loan Forgiveness, 60/40 Rule, and More: What to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program

Direct Loan Forgiveness, 60/40 Rule, and More: What to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program

August 10, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic pushes on, covering expenses grows difficult for small businesses. The SBA is taking the lead to help owners by expanding its Paycheck Protection Program. So, what new changes can owners expect? Listen in as Gene Marks speaks with Connor Mykins on the Direct Loan Forgiveness Portal, 60/40 rule, and how you can apply for forgiveness.

Resources:

Planning on applying for a PPP loan? Calculate your loan forgiveness with our easy-to-use PPP Loan Forgiveness Estimator at www.paychex.com/business-loans/loan-forgiveness-estimator

Want to take the next step? Automatically apply or find out if your lender offers SBA’s Direct Loan Forgiveness Portal here: directforgiveness.sba.gov/requests/borrower/login/?next=/

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.