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The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

OSHA requires electronic submission of injury/illness data by March 2 Email
Written by ALCC   
Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:00 AM

OSHA has issued a reminder that employers may submit injury and illness data for the year 2020 from January 2-March 2, 2021. Employers with 250 employees or more, employers with 20-249 employees in specific injuries (including construction) are required to keep such records and submit the data electronically. 

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ProGreen Experience announces 2021 sessions Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 05:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

The ProGreen Experience will feature more than one keynote presentation during the 2021 conference, to be held February 22-25 online. The keynote sessions will be featured at the beginning of each full day of sessions. will be available for the basic attendance rate ($25/member, $40/nonmembers) allowing all ProGreen registrants to participate.

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New year, new PPP loan information Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 04:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

This week, the US Small Business Association (SBA) re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to new applications and some existing borrowers, allowing only community financial institutions to make the initial loans. The first round of First Draw PPP loan applications opened Monday, January 11. Second Draw PPP loan applications opened Wednesday, January 13. All SBA lenders will be allowed to make PPP loans some time after those dates.

With goals to increase access to small businesses and simplify debt forgiveness, the PPP program has been updated and new guidance has been issued. 

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GreenCO legislative priorities for 2021 Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 03:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

GreenCO has announced its 2021 Legislative Priorities. Key areas of focus include water, industry regulations and business practices (including workforce development and labor issues), infrastructure funding, sales and use tax, pesticide regulation, and education. Read the full list:

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DOL clarifies independent contractor status test with final rule Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 02:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has published to the federal register a final rule, to be effective March 8, 2021, which attempts to clarify the standard for determining independent contractor status vs. employee status. The rule was developed with gig economy workers in mind but could have an effect beyond those jobs.

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