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Guidance for Members

Indiana Building Trades COVID-19 Recommendations for Members
NABTU/CPWR COVID-19 Recommendations (Updated 3-27-2020)
Extra CPWR Guidance
NABTU Guidance for Building Trades Members on the FFCRA and the CARES Act (April 9, 2020)
Stay at Home Order Info for Members w/Info on All-Construction Exemption
Employee Paid Leave Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (USDOL)

Guidance for Local Unions

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
COVID-19 Recommendations for Local Unions
Example Office Staff Policy (UA International Office)
Example Union/Contractor COVID-19 Emergency Agreement (IBEW-NECA)
USDOL, Office of Labor Management Standards Advisory on Union Officer Elections and Public Disclosure Reporting (3-25-2020 Update)
Governor’s Original Stay-at-Home Order w/Highlighted All-Construction Exemption
Governor’s Extended (through May 1) Stay-at-Home Order with Highlighted Construction Exemptions
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements (USDOL)
NABTU Guidance for Contractor Screening of Construction Workers
USDOL Coronavirus Employee Rights Poster
NABTU Guidance on Contractor Assistance for Maintaining Workforce
Guidance on Federal Legislation Impacting Contractors with More than 500 Employees (Updated April 9)
Guidance on Federal Legislation Impacting Contractors with Less than 500 Employees (Updated April 9)
Guidance on CARES Act Employee Retention Credit for Local Unions and JATCs
Guidance on Federal Legislation Impacting Labor Unions as Employers
Paycheck Protection Program Application
Paycheck Protection Program Overview
U.S. Dept. of the Treasury — Paycheck Protection Program Information
U. S. Dept. of Treasury — PPP Loans FAQs
IRS FAQs — Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses
Paycheck Protection Program — Interim Final Rule
U.S. Small Business Administation — Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Guidance for JATCs

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NABTU Guidance for JATCs regarding the FFCRA and CARES Act

NABTU Guidance for Building Trades Councils

Federal COVID-19 Legislation Impacting Labor Unions as Organizations and Employers
NABTU Letter to Public Officials: Construction Workers are Essential Critical Personnel
Guidance on Conducting BCTC Meetings and Elections During COVID-19 Emergency
National Request to Donate PPE to Healthcare Workers
Guidance for Contractor Screening of Construction Workers
National List of Stay-at-Home Order Exemptions and Construction Shutdowns
NABTU COVID-19 Resources

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Filing and Expansion of Eligibility Due to COVID-19
  • DWD will interpret, consistent with federal law, Indiana’s unemployment laws to provide benefits to claimants displaced by COVID-19. (Executive Order 20-05, Section 1(A))
  • DWD will not assess employers experience rate penalties for claims related to COVID-19. (If an employee is laid for reasons related to COVID-19, the employer should state such. It benefits both the employee and the employer.) (Executive Order 20-05, Section 1(B))
  • If a claim is due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, DWD will not deny the claimant’s benefits for that reason.
  • DWD will permit individuals to continue to accrue unemployment eligibility if they elect to take leave due to COVID-19.
  • DWD is seeking federal authorization to provide unemployment benefits to those individuals who may not otherwise be eligible for UI benefits because they were short-term employees who now find themselves out of work due to COVID-19.
  • If a person decides to remain at home because of COVID-19 with no directive from a medical professional or from my employer to do so, absent child care concerns, the individual may NOT be eligible for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.
  • DWD has suspended the 1-week waiting period for UI benefits retroactively to March 8, 2020. (Executive Order 20-12, Section 1(A)).
  • DWD will start paying out the weekly $600 in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) starting April 20th. It will pay the weekly compensation retroactively to March 29th.
  • All WorkOne Centers and the Department of Workforce Development Offices are closed until further notice. UI claims will continue to be processed by filing online.
  • Payout for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for independent contractors and sole proprietors is expected to start taking online applications on April 24 and to start making payments on May 4th. (These are target dates.)
File for Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Unemployment Insurance Claimant FAQs for COVID-19 Work-Related Issues (Updated April 20, 2020)
Unemployment Insurance Basics for Claimants
Unemployment Insurance Claimant Handbook
Unemployment Insurance FAQs for Employers
In-Depth DWD Video on COVID-19 Affected UI Claims (55:26) (3-25-2020)
DWD Video: Basics of Filing a UI Claim (3 Minutes) — Claimant Self Service Tutorial: Create A New Account (3-20-2020)
Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s Facebook Page
USDOL Guidance to State Workforce Agencies: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC)
USDOL Guidance to State Workforce Agencies: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) [For Indepent Contractors and Sole Proprietors]
USDOL Guidance to State Workforce Agencies: CARES Act of 2020-Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Program Operating, Financial, and Reporting Instructions
Stats on Indiana Unemployment Insurance Claims

Governor’s Executive Orders


  • Executive Order 20-22 extends Indiana’s Stay-at-Home Order through 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2020. The construction industry remains exempt from the order. (See Paragraphs 11 and 14(a),(i) and (s))
  • Executive Order 20-18 extends Indiana’s Stay-at-Home Order through 11:59 p.m. on April 20, 2020. The construction industry remains exempt from the order.
  • Executive Order 20-12 suspends the one-week waiting period for recieving unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits.
  • Executive Order 20-08 orders all Hoosiers to Stay at Home with a specific exemption for ALL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS and BUILDING TRADES MEMBERS (Critical Trades).
  • Executive Order 20-05 extends the COVID-19 state of emergency and executes directives to ensure Hoosiers’ health, safety, and economic security.
Executive Order 20-22 — Extension of Stay-at-Home Order through May 1st with Highlighted Construction Exemptions
Executive Order 20-18 — Extension of Stay-at-Home Order through April 20th with Highlighted Construction Exemptions
News Release on the Extention of the Stay-at-Home Order
Executive Order 20-08 — Original Stay-at-Home Order
News Release on Stay-at-Home Order
FAQs on Stay-at-Home Order
Stay at Home Q&A Hotline — 877-820-0890
Indiana BCTC Advisory E-mail Regarding EO 20-08
Gov. Exec. Order 20-05, Unemployment Benefits and Misc.
News Release Summarizing Gov.’s Executive Order (20-05)
Gov. Exec. Order 20-06, Temporary Prohibition on Eviction and Foreclosures
Gov. Exec. Order 20-07, Rescheduling Primary Election Day
Gov. Exec Order 20-12, Sec. 1(A) — Waives Waiting Week for Unemployment Insurance

Local Government Executive Orders

Local goverments may have tigher restrictions than the state of Indiana.
Indianapolis-Marion County Stay-at-Home Order (Extended through May 1st)

Federal OSHA

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
OSHA Enforcement Guidance for Recording of Cases of COVID-19 (April 10, 2020)
OSHA Issues Guidance for Respirators Certified Under Other Countries Standards during COVID-19 Pandemic
OSHA Expands Temporary Guidance For Respirator Fit-Testing To All Industries During Covid-19 Pandemic
OSHA Poster: Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus
OSHA Reminds Employers That They Cannot Retaliate Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions During Coronavirus Pandemic

Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Federal Familes First Conoravirus Response Act
Families First Coronavirus Response Act — Paid Leave Summary
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
U.S. DOL FFCRA Q&A
U.S. DOL Regulations for Paid Leave Under the FFCRA

Federal CARES ACT

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, H.R. 748) is an $2 trillion, 880-page bill that passed the U.S. Senate, 96-0. It’s still awaiting a House vote on Friday (3/27/2020) and the president’s signature.
  • Provides a $1,200 direct payment to many Americans and $500 for each dependent child. This is phased out for those making over $75,000 ($150,00 for married filing jointly) by subtracting 5% of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) against the total credit. (Generally, those with AGI over $99,000 for an indivudal and $198,000 for married couples with no depedents are ineligible.)
  • Expands unemployment insurance to 39 weeks (through December 31, 2020), and provides temporary “Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation’’ of $600 per week (through July 31, 2020), which is in addition to and the same time as regular state and federal UI benefits. Under Indiana law, a UI claimant may be able to receive the Indiana maximum weekly benefit of $390 plus maximum FPUC benefit of $600 for a total of $990 per week.
Unemployment Insurance COVID-19 FAQs for Employees and Independent Contractors (Updated April 7, 2020)
CARES Act (Stimulus Package 3): What It Means for States

Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statistics
ISDH Coronavirus Webpage
Indiana Novel Coronavirus Map

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Learn More About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CDC Workplace, School, Home COVID-19 Guidance
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Resource Page

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to Know
Economic Impact Payments: Check the Status of Your Payment
IRS FAQs — Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19
Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers in Case of “Shelter in Place” Orders
Memorandum (Version 3.0) on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers (Updated 4-17-2020)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Information from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19

Department of Health and Human Services HIPAA Guidance

Allows Disclosures of Health Information by Business Associates in Response to COVID-19

Workers’ Compensation

Resources for workers that contract COVID-19 on the job.
Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group — COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Resources

National Government Association Resources

These are national associations for our state and local elected officials.
National Governors’ Association (NGA) — COVID-19 Resources
NCSL Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for States
National League of Cities Covid-19 Resources

Indiana Local Government Association Resources

These are Indiana associations of our local elected officials.
Accelerating Indiana Municipalities (AIM — Indiana Cities and Towns) COVID-19 Resources
Indiana Association of Cities and Towns COVID-19 Resources

World COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
Phone:(317) 636-0806 | www.inbctc.org
150 W. Market Street, Suite 805 | Indianapolis, IN 46204 US

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