Lt. Governor Husted provided the following information for determining if business is considered essential during this week’s Coronavirus press conferences: Read the order and use your own good judgement based on the plain reading of the order Companies do not need any state certification nor official clearance of any kind Companies are recommended to create…

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ConstructConnect is a strategic partner of AGC of America.  As a business we report on commercial construction projects across the US and Canada and are closely monitoring projects that are delayed, put on hold or cancelled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.  Additionally, our Chief Economist, Alex Carrick, routinely partners with the AGC’s Chief Economist, Ken…

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The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has issued some much-anticipated guidance regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which contains a variety of measures, including the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. The legislation outlined federal leave obligations for employers with fewer than 500…

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What is the AGC Learning Center? The AGC Learning Center is a new online portal that enables members to take control of their participation in AGC professional development programs, meetings and online offerings. This new Learning Management System, also known as the LMS, is the technology that creates the AGC Learning Center.  The AGC Education…

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The construction industry was deemed as “essential infrastructure” under the Ohio Dept. of Health Director’s Stay at Home Order issued yesterday. The definition of construction under the order is rather broad (see below). We have been fielding many questions from contractors and wanted to emphasize that we are in uncharted territory and are very fortunate…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, today announced that Ohio will be under a “Stay at Home” order. The order will go into effect beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 6,…

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As the country continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we examine the top five issues that might have an impact on construction projects, from force majeure clauses in contracts to insurance coverage and bonds. View the entire bulletin in HTML format. View the entire bulletin in PDF format.For more informationcontact: Jeffrey R. Appelbaum Erin Luke…

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Please find here a letter from Governor DeWine’s office about the novel Coronavirus that includes information about resources available, including support for small businesses and unemployment compensation. For regular updates on the latest developments, visit the state’s web page: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov.  

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