The GCA will post COVID-19-related updates here to help provide our members with information that will help their businesses through these challenging times and rapidly changing circumstances.
Keeping the Hawaii Construction Industry Safe
Latest UpdatesJuly 2, 2020Provides Online Tool to Help Workers Determine Eligibility The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued a Field Assistance Bulletin addressing paid sick or expanded family and medical leave eligibility under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).... Read MoreJuly 2, 2020On June 29, the Senate passed legislation by unanimous consent to extend the deadline for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications by five weeks, to August 8th. On June 30, the House agreed to the Senate bill, also by unanimous consent, and President Trump is expected to sign the... Read More
AGC of America, AGC Chapter and Member Developed Resources
AGC is committed to providing our members with valuable resources and updates during these challenging times. You can navigate to topic-specific news and information by using the blue tabs or browse the latest updates by simply scrolling to the bottom of this page. AGC will continue to monitor the situation and update the information on these pages accordingly.
Construction Firms Are Protecting Their Workers and the Public Learn more
Department of Labor (DOL) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
This section highlights OSHA standards and directives (instructions for compliance officers) and other related information that may apply to worker exposure to the coronavirus, COVID-19. While there is no specific OSHA standard covering COVID-19, some OSHA requirements may apply to preventing occupational exposure to COVID-19.
Governor Ige's Hawaii Stay at Home Order 2020-0610
Mayor Caldwell’s Emergency Order 2020-0702
DOL: Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus (pages 8 & 9)EPA Expands COVID-19 Disinfectant List
Sample COVID-19 Jobsite Policy for Hawaii Contractors click here
Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic click here
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers As provided under the legislation, the U.S. DOL 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.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights The FFCRA or Act requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements The FFCRA or Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.
COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers If your business has a shortage of workers and is looking to “volunteers” to help out, be aware that the FLSA has stringent requirements with respect to the use of volunteers.
COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers If you or your employees are out with the flu or are caring for ill family members, check with the DOL for information on whether such leave is covered under the FMLA.
Links to recorded webinars:
Part 2: Building Contractors—Preparing yourself and your jobsites for the Impacts of COVID-19 Reopening Projects Previously Shutdown Recording-tba Slides
Maintaining Cash Flow During the COVID-19 Crisis: An Overview of New Federal Support Programs & Practical Advice for Contractor - Overview of how construction firms can take advantage of recent federal programs created to support businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. - slides
Hawaii construction industry bands together for Covid-19 safety pledge: More than 150 general contractors, engineering firms, developers, labor unions and others associated with Hawaii’s construction industry have united to sign a pledge outlining their commitment to strict requirements to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on job sites. Read More