The new Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents an unprecedented workplace challenge to transportation construction employers and workers as they struggle to comply with new congressional legislation, protect their employees, and continue working on projects.

“The over-arching goal for any employer should be ‘safety first’ for employees,” said Phillip Russell of Ogletree Deakins, a Tampa, Fla. law firm specializing in workplace issues for construction companies.

During a special March 20 ARTBA webinar, Russell and his colleague, Dee Anna Hays, addressed several key issues facing employers in these unprecedented times. These include:

  • prevention education
  • workplace safety and health (OSHA)
  • leave of absence
  • work hour and shift changes
  • remote work, furloughs
  • wage and hour issues
  • potential reductions in force and the applicability of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

The webinar recording and slide presentation are available in the Members Only section of the ARTBA website.

NOTE: ARTBA is not liable for any information provided by instructors or attorneys during the webinar. This webinar is intended for general informational purposes only, and not as a substitute for particular advice from a qualified professional. No warranty is made regarding the webinar.