COVID-19 AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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COVID-19: Employer Guidelines for Employee Terminations

Below are some general best-practices when terminating an employee. Keep in mind, however, that most states have their own employee’s rights laws that may affect an employer’s ability to terminate an employee, or may require an employer implement additional protocols when doing so. Each employer should be mindful of any applicable State or local laws. […]

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4 Questions Construction Businesses Have About Telework

With the spread of the COVID-19 virus across the country, many large cities have resorted to shelter-in-place orders and millions of Americans are now working from home. Although many white-collar businesses can make a relatively seamless transition to remote work, construction firms face some undeniable challenges transferring their operations to telework.  In this article, a […]

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The Employer’s Guide to Assessing Medical Leave Requests

If you own a construction business that has 50 or more employees, your business may be required to provide eligible employees with unpaid, job-protected leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was put in place to protect workers experiencing a serious health condition, caretaking for a family member, or taking time with their son […]

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WARN Act and COVID-19

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has a significant and ongoing impact on not only healthcare professionals, but also global economies, governments, and business leaders. Construction companies within the U.S. are also experiencing this impact and are left grappling with key decisions for their businesses and employees amidst unprecedented uncertainty. When making business and workforce decisions, […]

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COVID-19: Answering Construction Firms Most Pressing Employment Questions About the Pandemic

By now, everyone is aware of the significant impact the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is having on all industries, including construction. Construction employers have a lot on their plate right now, including monitoring the health and safety of their loved ones and workforce, accommodating their employees’ needs during this difficult time, managing their business operations, closely […]

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St. Petersburg Sued Over Hiring Requirements

A local chapter of a trade union is suing St. Petersburg, FL, for ordinances that it argues make it difficult to deliver projects on-time and on-budget. The ordinances in question are designed to give up-and-coming and “disadvantaged workers” a chance at a rewarding career. However, as one of our St. Petersburg construction attorneys covers below, […]

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What Skilled Positions Are the Most in Demand in the Construction Industry?

It’s no secret that the construction industry is in need of skilled workers, but which positions are the most in demand? And how many construction companies are experiencing the pressure of widespread labor shortages? These are the questions our Tallahassee construction lawyers will be answering in today’s article. For all of your construction-related legal needs, […]

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What Industries Commonly Violate Wage and Hour Laws?

All workers across this great country have wage and hour rights. These rights are defined by the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Many states also have prevailing wage requirements. These laws are in place to ensure that employees and independent contractors are compensated for what they deserve.  Despite federal and state […]

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Legal Implications of Contractors vs. Employees

Many construction sites utilize a combination of full-time employees and independent contractors to complete a project. While independent contractors and employees may work together, each type of work status carries its own implications that could impact a construction company’s legal responsibilities and liabilities. In this editorial, a Central FL construction lawyer will give you an […]

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New Form I-9 Just Released

On January 31, 2020, the new IRS Form I-9 became available for use. Beginning on April 30, 2020, employers will only be allowed to use the new Form I-9, edition 10/21/2019. Between now and then, employers may continue to use the previous version of the Form I-9 (edition 7/17/17). The failure to use the correct […]

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