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August 20, 2020

A Brief Guide to Risk Management in Construction Projects

In order to mitigate the risks associated with construction, it is essential to assess the risk accurately and have a control mechanism in place once the threat has been identified. Being able to manage risks effectively will lead you to higher profits and good relationships with the clients. For contractors, the most significant risk is...

August 10, 2020

2021 Benefits Planning and COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wage on, its effects on benefits planning for next year are being felt—especially as open enrollment season approaches. According to Mercer’s Global Survey #5, 20% of employers surveyed said updating benefits programs to better meet employee needs was an HR area in which companies are seeing an increased need...

July 28, 2020

Construction Must Take Lead and Grasp Opportunity for Change Post-Covid

CONSTRUCTION MUST TAKE LEAD AND GRASP OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE POST-COVID Changing trends in working locations and travel needs, net zero projects, the green recovery and the need for effective strategic planning were just some of the issues highlighted at the latest Infrastructure Intelligence Covid Recovery webinar on Friday 17 July 2020. Hosted by Infrastructure Intelligence editor Andy...

July 21, 2020

DOL Releases More Q&As on Workplace Laws and Coronavirus

DOL RELEASES MORE Q&AS ON WORKPLACE LAWS AND CORONAVIRUS On July 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the agency’s publication of additional guidance on applying federal employment laws in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance is in the form of questions and answers added to sets of Q&As the agency...

July 16, 2020

Add a Hurricane to a Pandemic and the Risk Management Considerations Get Very Complicated

ADD A HURRICANE TO A PANDEMIC AND THE RISK MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS GET VERY COMPLICATED It is fair to say the COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest challenge to enterprise risk management in generations. The challenges have been larger than those faced after 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy or Fukushima. Understandably, for months, risk managers and...

July 14, 2020

5 Ways COVID-19 Is Reshaping HR

5 WAYS COVID-19 IS RESHAPING HR The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the entire world, it seems. With fluctuating infection rates and conflicting official guidance, organizations will need to adapt quickly if they want to succeed in the post-coronavirus landscape. HR teams stand at the forefront of these efforts. For years, HR departments have been...

July 9, 2020

Application Deadline for Small Business Loans Extended

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SMALL BUSINESS LOANS EXTENDED Congress has passed legislation to extend the application deadline for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through Aug. 8, 2020. Prior to the extension, the deadline to apply for these funds was June 30, 2020. The extension enables eligible small businesses to apply for funding for five more...

July 8, 2020

Statewide California Construction Employment: How Has it Fared with COVID-19?

STATEWIDE CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT: HOW HAS IT FARED WITH COVID-19? Construction employment declined in more than nine out of 10 metro areas from March to April, a time when industry employment typically increases in most locations, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America of new government data shows. The San Francisco area...

July 2, 2020

Workers’ Compensation Changes for COVID-19

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CHANGES FOR COVID-19 Under most state workers’ compensation (WC) laws, COVID-19 may be a compensable, work-related condition only if an employee can show that: He or she contracted the coronavirus while performing services growing out of and incidental to his or her employment; and The disease arose out of that employment (work relatedness)....

July 1, 2020

What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020?

WHAT ARE EXPERTS SAYING ABOUT THE REST OF 2020? One of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the housing market in the second half of the year? Based on recent data on the economy, unemployment, real estate, and more, many economists are revising their forecasts for the remainder of...