Updated PPP Forgiveness Guidance

A. Document the need for and use of your PPP Loan or return the money There has been a public backlash over perceived abuses in the PPP loan process. With reports of publicly traded companies such as Ruth’s Chris getting loans, the federal government has changed the tenor of its guidance. On April 28, 2020,… Read more »

NECA Legal Webinar #2 Q&A

Questions and Answers 2 Question: What is allowed in the term “Transportation” to be deducted in the PPP?Transportation is not defined. However, it likely covers any transportation costs covered by the employer; such as a car allowance. Question: What do we do if an employee refuses to go to a job sitebecause the employee is… Read more »

Guidance for NECA Chapters and Employers on Payment of Fringe Contributions on Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave

Please note this ONLY applies to those employees who are still being paid under the Sick Leave or EFMLA portion of the FFCRA.  Unless, of course, the ‘furloughed’ employees are still being paid under the PPP loan (which brings in a whole different law). Unfortunately, the employers will need to make the ultimate decision about… Read more »

COVID-19 and the Challenges of Resourcefulness in a Time of Shortage

Click Here for the Full PDF Version The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly required business owners to be resourceful. With shortages in N95 masks, dust masks and hand sanitizer, many contractors have had to rely on the one thing that isn’t scarce, creativity. While many of these creative measures temporarily help us deal with shortages, they… Read more »

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing regulations. Additionally, as warranted, the Department will continue to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA. DEFINITIONS“Paid sick leave” – means paid leave under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. “Expanded family and… Read more »

Steps Construction Employers and Workers Should Take in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Steps Construction Employers and Workers Should Take in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) While the spread of COVID-19 is having a major impact on the economy and the lives of people across the world, certain industries such as construction are being particularly hard-hit. CPWR has been working closely with NABTU and our research, government, and other… Read more »

Force majeure clauses take center stage in contractors’ coronavirus response

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from​ Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law. Original Article from source: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/force-majeure-clauses-take-center-stage-in-contractors-coronavirus-respons/574135/ With no end currently in sight to the extensive global outbreak of the novel coronavirus — officially named SARS-CoV-2— the U.S. construction industry is already experiencing effects and should brace itself for more to come.  One… Read more »

CHAPTER GOLF TOURNAMENT – DIAMOND SPONSORS ARE ON BOARD

In partnership with the AKI Foundation and Fish for a Cure, the Chapter is proud to host the 2019 Inaugural Washington DC NECA Bill Heller Memorial Golf Classic on October 18, 2019, at Queenstown Harbor in Maryland.  For information regarding registration and sponsorship opportunities, please see the event flyer.                             The AKI Foundation, a non-profit group, based in Annapolis, Maryland,… Read more »