BREAKING NEWS: This afternoon Gov. Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-14. The Order encourages Texans to practice restrictive social-distancing except where necessary to provide essential services. Essential services are those items listed by the U.S Department of Homeland Security in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, Version 2.0, plus religious services.
Click here for a copy of the Guidance document highlighting the inclusion of construction work among the critical infrastructure sectors.
TCA Staff is working diligently to follow the developments of the COVID-19 health crisis and the actions being taken by federal, state and local governments. Additionally, we are working to provide information to you about worksite best practices and safety. Below is a list of helpful resources. Feel free to reach out to our staff via email if you have any questions.
TCA is sponsoring a FREE webinar
Mandatory Paid Sick Leave and FMLA Expansion which is effective April 1st
Presented by Misty Hubbard Gutierrez, Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen LLP
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
*To download Zoom beforehand go to https://zoom.us/download
Online: click this link: https://zoom.us/j/484361291
iPhone: one-tap : US: +13462487799,,484361291# or +16699009128,,484361291#
Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 484 361 291
New federal legislation requires paid sick leave for employees impacted by COVID-19 and isolation orders and expands FMLA coverage to employees who must care for a child whose school or daycare has been closed. Meanwhile, the City of Dallas is scheduled to begin enforcing its own paid sick leave ordinance, and shutdowns in Austin, and potentially other localities, trigger employers’ obligations under the new federal regulations. The federal law applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees and applies when the employee or an employee’s family member becomes ill, or when an employee is subject to an isolation or quarantine order. This webinar will discuss the details of federal and local laws, who they apply to, and what you need to know to comply.
Misty Hubbard Gutierrez is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is a partner at the law firm of Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, L.L.P. Misty advises clients from all segments of the construction industry regarding employment and construction matters and has experience handling and resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation and the appellate process.
There is an urgent need for personal protection equipment, in particular N95 face masks, paper face masks and face shields, and disposable gloves. The Texas College of Emergency Physicians has organized the following donation spots across the state. Search your inventory and deliver anything you can spare to one of the locations listed below. It is critical that we support our health workers during this crisis.
Texas PPE Collection Points
Please call or email to arrange pick up/drop off
402 Cypress Street, Ste. 123, Abilene, TX 79601
4300 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78756
(512) 206-1249 or (512) 633-9943
Corpus Christi Area
1000 Morgan Avenue, Corpus Christi, TX 78404
3303 Colorado Blvd., Denton, TX 76210
Fort Bend Area
1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004
2202 Memphis Avenue, Suite 206, Lubbock, TX 79410
17330 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75025
Port Arthur Area
Golden Triangle Emergency Center
8035 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640
(409) 924-0499 or (409) 932-4349
San Antonio Area
4334 TX-1604 Loop, Shavano Park, TX
(210) 219-5229 or (210) 379-9479
For all other locations email Pam.Udall@texmed.org