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Free Webinar Supply Chain Disruptions: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Trucking Industry
Wed., May 20, 2020, 1-2 p.m. ET
For the trucking industry, the pandemic has created widespread impacts—from disrupted supply chains to volatile consumer demand to unexpected trends. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) will share its survey results on the impacts to freight movement and the trucking industry.

Webinar Presenter:
Dan Murray, Senior Vice President, American Transportation Research Institute

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update
One of the enforcement provisions of the PPP that has received critical feedback has been the Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator’s decision to require borrowers to spend at least 75 percent of their PPP loan on payroll and 25 percent on other forgivable expenses. The SBA’s Inspector General issued a report on PPP last week, including the 75/25 ratio, noting that “tens of thousands” of businesses were likely harmed by the decision. Click here to read more.
Liability Protections for Businesses
The Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting today to discuss liability during the pandemic, an emerging issue in stimulus to shield companies from lawsuits. Click here for Senate hearing web page.
Worker Safety: How to Wear a Respirator
Show your workers step-by-step instructions on how to properly wear and remove a respirator with this new OSHA video and poster (available in English and Spanish). Click here to view the video. For the English poster, click here. For the Spanish poster, click here.
Regional Updates
With regulations and policies varying by state and region, we will share relevant policies and information that affect a number of our member companies. Continue to monitor your state regulations and essential worker policies for breaking news.

Michigan: Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued an order amending and extending the Stay at Home Order until May 28.

California: The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will meet May 12 to hear the introductions of 2 ordinances amending Title 8 of the County Code concerning Business and Wage regulations, establishing a right of recall for janitorial, maintenance, security service, and hospitality workers who are laid off as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, and establishing legal protections for those workers to be retained when specified businesses change ownership or control.

Louisiana: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing May 12 regarding SB 435, which adds liability immunities for actions taken by employees of the state, political subdivision, other state agencies, employees, or representatives of any of them during declared states of emergency.

New Jersey: The Department of Labor and Workforce Development will accept comments until May 15 regarding a proposed new rule concerning complainant or witness confidentiality when reporting violations of wage and labor rules or statutes.

Resource: One Free Call with Legal Counsel
For NIA Member Companies on Any Safety Topic
Now through August 31
In the spirit of aiding all of our members during this critical time, NIA Legal Counsel Gary Auman, of Auman, Mahan & Furry, has offered to respond to one safety matter question, per NIA member, via telephone call or email. Thank you, Gary, for your generosity and your safety expertise.

Contact Auman, Mahan & Furry at 937-223-6003.
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