Finding an Effective Construction Subcontractor

Many contractors rely on subcontractors, vendors and other third parties to support their projects. While they are critical in helping you complete your project, they also can impact your operational and financial risks. Regulatory agencies and courts commonly consider general contractors, construction managers and owners responsible for the actions of those with whom they subcontract.…

OSHA Revises Its COVID-19 Recordkeeping and Enforcement Guidance

As states begin reopening their economies, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued two revised enforcement policies to ensure employers are acting to protect their employees. The policies provide guidance on recording cases of COVID-19 in the workplace and an interim enforcement response plan. The policies became effective on May 26, 2020, and…

The Most Common Employment Practices Claims due to COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread, there has been a massive upheaval of the American workplace. Employers have found themselves implementing policies and procedures to address a wide array of issues including remote work, layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts, and workplace conditions. The uncertainty in the wake of COVID-19 has left employers at an increased risk of…

Association Risk – Liability Exclusions for Communicable Disease

Community Association Institute has counseled associations Owners, Board Members and Managers to review the policies to see how they will respond to a claim involving COVID-19. Unfortunately, policies may not be clear on what is covered, but an exclusion clarifies these situations. When reviewing both General Liability and Directors & Officers Liability policies, be sure…