COVID-19 AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Creating Company Policies For Telework

When news came of a new virus known as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), most workplaces elected to move to remote work. What many businesses thought would be a few weeks out of the office turned into a few months and then a few more. Although some of these businesses have now returned, many realize they […]

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A Deadly Fall Highlights Common Safety and Employment Legal Concerns in the Construction Industry

A young worker has died after plummeting 120 feet on a construction site in Nashville. The 16-year-old worker was a part-time employee for a subcontractor on a new hotel project. No safety harness was found on either the worker or the scaffolding from which they fell. This tragic incident highlights several safety and employment legal […]

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Construction Employment Rebounds After Historic Job Loss

April 2020 was not kind to the construction industry. The month of April saw the industry lose over half a million jobs. Although this is an incredible loss, May’s employment numbers show that the industry is already well on its way to recovering. In this brief article, we discuss the record-breaking number of jobs added […]

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Jobsite COVID-19 Testing Reveals Challenges Facing Contractors

Fears were realized when mass testing at a construction site in Nashville revealed that over 70 workers had contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This revelation serves as a stark reminder that the threat of COVID-19 is real and that contractors must do everything in their power to prevent the spread of this terrible virus.  […]

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Autonomous Technology Addressing Labor Shortage in the Construction Industry

By this point, you’re probably well aware that the construction industry is facing a labor shortage unlike any other industry in the United States, with thousands of vacant positions waiting to be filled by experienced and highly skilled workers. This is not only alarming but detrimental, as such a shortage is associated with project delays, […]

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4 Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation and COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 across the country has impacted businesses in a variety of ways. From shuttering doors to transitioning to telework to closing jobsites and more, there’s no doubt that your business has been affected by the pandemic in some form. The spread of the respiratory virus will also impact the world of workers’ […]

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COVID-19: Managing Employees With Pre-Existing Conditions

As Phase 1 of Florida’s reopening plan is now underway, employers are beginning to transition their operations back from telework back to the office space. As an employer, you must do everything in your power to stop the spread of COVID-19. Some employees with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of severe illness if […]

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Tipped Employees Should Always Earn Minimum Wage

Unfortunately, employers will have some struggles moving forward after the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many employers begin to reopen their business during Phase 1 of Florida’s plan to stimulate the economy, restaurant owners in particular face some unique challenges, including getting their employees to return to work. With the majority of restaurant employees […]

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How to Focus on Employee Retainment During a Recession

As we deal with a downturn in the economy, construction employers will face a familiar foe: the labor gap. From 2007 to 2011, during the Great Recession, over two million skilled laborers left the construction industry. Some retired, while others moved on to other industries, yet the vast majority of these professionals never returned to […]

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Workers’ Compensation Claims Increase During Uncertain Times

Regardless of the size of your business or where you’re located, if you work in construction, your operations have been impacted by the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the country. And the challenges go beyond protecting workers. In the upcoming months, our workers’ compensation defense attorneys in Florida are forecasting an expected increase […]

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