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April 1, 2020
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First Look: The CARES Act

The CARES Act addresses employee and small business assistance, unemployment insurance augmentation, health care system support and economic stabilization (assistance) for “severely distressed sectors” of the economy. The following are just a few of the Act’s provisions relating to economic assistance for fenestration businesses. Read More

Safety Considerations for Fenestration Companies Amidst COVID-19
The fluidity of the coronavirus pandemic makes it difficult to determine whether it is safe for employees to be on the jobsite. Read about how to handle sick employees as well as employee safety complaints. Read More
*Plus, download this BONUS RESOURCE from the NGA: How to Protect Employees Working in Customer Homes.
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COVID-19 Resources
US Department of Labor Publishes Guidance around Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Americans With Disabilities Act: What are employer obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic?
NAM Provides State and Local Governments Resource Map
COVID-19 News
President Trump Signs Stimulus Package into Law
DHS Recognizes Construction as Essential Business
New York Classifies Some Construction as Nonessential, Halts Projects
COVID-19 Economic Outlook: Race Against Time
Jeld-Wen Temporarily Suspends Operations at Some Locations
Company Updates
Industry News
Soft-Lite Receives Energy Star Award
Veka Recognized with FGIA 35-Year Distinguished Member Award
Rehau Launches New North American Website
The Talk
Protect Your Business From The Coronavirus Pandemic
By Marco Terry

As I write this, conditions are changing quickly and dramatically due to the coronavirus pandemic. This article presents strategies for company owners to handle this situation and limit the financial damage to their business. There are three main areas on which owners should concentrate. The key to the action plan should be to act (and react) calmly and deliberately.  

Note: This article does not discuss how to handle employee issues and the associated financial implications. That topic is subject to numerous laws that are best discussed by someone with human resources and legal experience.  

Click here to read three strategies for company owners to limit the financial damage to their business.  

Editor’s note: Next week, Marco Terry explores 5 steps businesses can take to improve their financial position.






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