COVID-19 AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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COVID-19 Waiver and Release Contract Provision

Customer, on behalf of its heirs, agents, tenants and assigns (“Owner Parties”), hereby waives and releases Contractor and Contractor’s past, present or future heirs, insurers, sureties, agents, employees, officers, directors, partners, shareholders, subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors (“Contractor Party/Parties”) from any and all past, present, or future actions, claims, demands, damages, debts, liabilities, causes of action, rights of action, actions, […]

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The State of Immigration in the U.S.

The state of immigration in the United States has changed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. From a macro perspective, it is essentially a “tale of two cities”: you have immigration where the person seeking the immigration benefit is outside the U.S. and you have immigration where benefit is being sought by those […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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FFCRA Tax Credit

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) was enacted into law to help alleviate the impact of COVID-19.  Under the FFCRA, businesses with fewer than 500 employees are now required to provide at least 80 hours of qualified sick leave to full-time employees (part time employees receive a proportionate number […]

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Mecklenburg County Stay at Home Proclamation: What it Means for Construction in Charlotte

On March 23, 2020, Mecklenburg County issued a stay at home proclamation to begin Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00am at the request of Atrium Health and Novant Health, the two largest healthcare systems in the area in an attempt to combat the rapid up-swing of cases in the county without overwhelming critical services. The […]

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COVID-19 Master OSHA, Construction and Employment Law FAQs

As COVID-19 continues to affect our daily lives, it is crucial for employers to be aware of the steps the government is taking to reduce infection, how those steps affect your business, and the protocols your business needs to implement to ensure you are complying with what is required under these abnormal circumstances. Below is […]

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The Effects of Coronavirus on the Construction Industry

With no end currently in sight to the extensive outbreak in China of the novel coronavirus (now officially named COVID-19) and the rapid spread of the virus throughout other parts of the world, the U.S. construction industry is already experiencing effects and should brace itself for more to come. Originating in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, […]

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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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2020 OSHA Workplace Safety Penalties to Increase

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is increasing workplace safety penalties for 2020. The new penalties went into effect on January 15, 2020 and apply to any penalties assessed after January 15th. OSHA increased the penalties to comply with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act. The act was passed by Congress on November […]

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