COVID-19 and the Construction Industry

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19

PROTECTION KIT

FOR EMPLOYERS

Our kit includes:

  • Job site preparedness and response plan
  • Toolbox Talk with a sign-up sheet
  • Employment Law Guide which covers everything you need to know about the newly enacted leave laws

Main Office: Tampa

June 29, 2020

COVID-19 health screenings raise privacy considerations for contractors


When workers arrive at a Skanska jobsite at the University of Delaware, they are asked a series of questions such as, “Are you experiencing flu-like symptoms?" and " Have you, or has anyone in your family, been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19?” They also receive daily temperature checks before beginning work.

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June 25, 2020

COVID-19: Mask Requirements in Construction


With what is before us now, employers should attempt to apply existing regulations and informal guidance to develop workable solutions, adhere as closely as possible to industry best practices, and stay abreast of new information as it becomes available

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June 24, 2020

As the Construction Industry Returns to Work, What Now?


You may have furloughed workers, laid them off, terminated them or otherwise reduced your workforce, in response to the pandemic. As restrictions are lifted, and things slowly return to a semblance of normalcy, you may start bringing employees back.

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June 24, 2020

CARES Act Modifications by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act


As part of the U.S. Government’s response to the economic consequences arising from COVID-19 pandemic, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Restrictions imposed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) provided inflexibility which has caused many small businesses to question the desirability of the loan.

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June 24, 2020

COVID-19: Medical Screenings in the Workplace and Employer Responsiblities


The coronavirus (COVID-19) has proven to be a global threat, not only to the public at large, but also to the economy and businesses. As we continue to navigate these uncharted waters, it is imperative for employers to implement safety protocols to prevent the spread of the virus among employees, while ensuring employees’ rights are not being violated.

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June 24, 2020

How New Paycheck Protection Program Reforms Will Benefit Roofing Contractors


New legislation signed into law will grant roofing contractors and other businesses that took part in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to weather the COVID-19 pandemic some much-needed relief.

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May 28, 2020

Construction Law: Force Majeure


The spread of COVID-19 has nearly grinded the United States economy to a complete halt, and the effects from this pandemic will be long-lasting and devastating.  One industry that the pandemic is wreaking havoc on is construction because it is disrupting every aspect of the industry from the supply chain and labor force to project delays and uncertain lenders.

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May 28, 2020

Construction Law: Safety Preparedness


As the United States tries to respond to COVID-19, state and local officials have enacted stay-at-home orders, which require non-essential activities and businesses to temporarily shut down. Almost every one of these orders exempts workers in the construction industry because construction is considered an essential business.

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May 22, 2020

VIDEO: Cybersecurity Audits and COVID-19 Liability for Roofing Contractors


Reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic can be tricky enough, but roofing contractors face even more difficulties as they deal with cybersecurity issues and possible litigation caused by the pandemic.

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May 7, 2020

OSHA’s Whistleblower Protections During the Covid-19 Crisis


As with all workplace health-related matters, compliance with OSHA regulations is important for businesses operating during this COVID-19 pandemic. OSHA has issued various advisories with guidance on virus-related practices, such as the implementation of personal protective...

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