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New York State Department of Health Interim Guidance for Construction Projects during the COVID-19 Emergency

In Corporate Resources, Employer Resources by Porzio

On May 13, 2020, the New York State Department of Health issued a model plan and guidance for reopening and operating construction sites in New York State during the Covid-19 Emergency. There is also an overall guide from the State entitled: NY Forward Reopening Guide that contains more general information. The following are links to the Master Guide, the Short Guide, Model Plan and Reopening Guide all prepared by the State of New York.

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Draft CDC Guidelines on Reopening for Child Care, Schools and Day Camps, Faith Communities, Vulnerable Workers, Restaurants and Bars and Mass Transit

In Corporate Resources, Employer Resources by Porzio

CDC developed draft guidance to assist employers in reopening while making reasonable and effective efforts to contain the corona virus that spreads COVID-19. See infra While the draft guidelines are targeted to services that attract groups of people in close contact, there are some general principles that will help many commercial offices and businesses to reopen safely.

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How Can Construction Companies Manage the Hazards Related to COVID-19?

In Corporate Resources by Porzio

As workers return to jobsites, construction companies, like all employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment. If workers (including the trades, construction managers, project managers, bank inspectors, superintendents or design professionals) are exposed to the virus or contract COVID-19, employers may face liability under the OSHA General Duty Clause.

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Main Street Lending Program – A New Option for Companies With More Than 500 Employees

In Corporate Resources, Employer Resources by Porzio

On April 9, 2020, the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve announced the Main Street Lending Program (“Program”) to expand upon emergency loans otherwise provided by the CARES Act and to provide additional funding opportunities for small to mid-size businesses. Access to these funds through the Program is intended to be available from May 2020 through September, 2020. In the interim, it is prudent to understand the Program and be prepared to access as much as $600 billion in loans by working with your participating lender.

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COVID-19: How to Pivot Your Business and Prepare for the Next 6 Months – A 5 Part Series

In Corporate Resources, Employer Resources by Porzio

The time is now to anticipate and prepare for the fall-out of COVID-19. One of the anticipated consequences is the possible lawsuits that may be the result of this pandemic. Plaintiffs’ lawyers will not miss this opportunity, just as they have missed no other opportunity to blame employers for injuries to their employees and customers.