August 11, 2020
Interested in how you can safely open/reopen your construction company during the COVID-19 pandemic? Join presenter Danielle Waltz, for this free industry specific webinar August 12th at 3 p.m. Don’t miss it, sign up today!
This is a free training, but registration is required. Upon completion of registration, you will receive instructions to access the webinar.
May 13, 2020
The construction industry was identified as a life-sustaining business and permitted to continue operations during the beginning stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kentucky. At that time, the construction industry was instructed to follow all CDC recommendations while conducting business.
Then, as previously discussed in our May 8, 2020 post, the state published minimum requirements under the…
May 8, 2020
By Executive Order 2020-257, dated March 25, 2020, Governor Beshear announced that the construction industry was a life-sustaining business and permitted to continue operations during the beginning stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kentucky. In this Order, the construction industry was instructed to follow all CDC recommendations while conducting business. At that time, the CDC recommendations…
April 27, 2020
On April 21, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) issued guidance specific to the construction industry to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus among the workforce.
In addition to general preventative measures (such as respiratory etiquette, hand-washing/sanitizing, and staying home if sick), OSHA further encourages construction companies to implement several other measures…
April 27, 2020
At a standstill since Governor Tom Wolf issued his order closing “nonessential” businesses, construction work, including new construction, renovation, and repair and land subdivision and design related field activities may resume on May 1 under Governor Wolf’s guidelines issued last week. In-person inspections and appraisals relating to construction loans and UCC building plan review necessary…
April 21, 2020
On April 21, 2020, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia upheld the constitutionality of West Virginia’s Right to Work law and reversed a circuit court decision that found otherwise. The Court has remanded the case to the circuit court with directions to enter summary judgment in favor of the State of West Virginia. The entire decision can be found here.
In 2016, the West Virginia…
April 13, 2020
One of the many questions members of the construction industry are asking is what the industry will look like when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Predicting the future is tricky at best, particularly when you consider that few of us could have predicted where we are today just 6 months ago. With that cautionary qualification, there are a few predictions that appear to be safe bets:…
April 9, 2020
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) created a task force to consider “the role of architects and the built environment in the current COVID-19 crisis.” On April 6, the task force published its first “Health Impact Briefing,” which discusses the use of alternative care sites (ACS) to provide healthcare operations in a non-healthcare setting or building. The task force is working to provide…
April 9, 2020
Construction firms and other critical infrastructure with employees who may have been exposed to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 may allow those employees to continue working if they remain asymptomatic and they adhere to the following practices before and during their shift:
Pre-Screen: Employers should measure the employee’s temperature and assess symptoms prior to them starting…
April 8, 2020
The Treasury Department issued a formal guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) yesterday that clarifies that companies are eligible if they meet the 500-employee threshold or the annual revenue limit, but not both. SBA had said that construction firms had to meet both to qualify, but AGC successfully persuaded the Treasury Department to change SBA’s decision.
You can find the guidance …
March 31, 2020
Attorneys John W. Hays, Michael P. Leahey and Steven T. Mulligan will be presenting the webinar "Coronavirus Construction Industry Impacts: Contract Issues and More" on April 6, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT.
A few of the topics include Examining the COVID-19 pandemic’s Impact on the construction industry; Evaluating key contract provisions; Force majeure events: determining if coronavirus…
March 24, 2020
On March 23, 2020, Governor Jim Justice issued Executive Order No. 9-20. Under the Order, all individuals within the State of West Virginia “are under a general stay-at-home order and are directed to stay at home or their place of residence unless performing an essential activity,” with “essential activity” defined by the Order. The intent of the Order is to “ensure that the maximum number of…