Current COVID-19 News

Why is Construction Excluded from the Order?

March 25, 2020

The construction industry naturally lends itself to “physical distancing”.  As workers are moving around job sites with equipment and materials, it is often unsafe to be working closer than the recommended CDC six-foot distance. Whether commercial or residential, construction workers are almost always working independently to complete their assigned task. This makes construction a much less risky industry to deem as essential, helping to lessen the shock of this pandemic...

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Christian County & Ozark Stay at Home Order

March 25, 2020

Christian County Stay at Home Order – PDF Ozark Stay at Home Order – PDF

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Viral Economic Stress: Impacts of the Coronavirus – NAHB News

March 25, 2020

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provided the following overview on Friday, March 20, 2020. It has been a dramatic week given ongoing aggressive government action to slow the spread of the coronavirus. While concern is still growing about the current environment, it is important to keep in mind that the crisis will eventually end, and with that conclusion, economic healing will progress. NAHB has made significant forecast revisions given the...

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Senator Blunt’s Updates on Coronavirus CARES Act

March 25, 2020

March 24th   On March 24th Senator Blunt spoke on the Senate Floor regarding third phase of coronavirus response legislation, the CARES Act, and outlined specific provisions in the bill that would provide immediate relief to individuals and families, small businesses, and health care providers. Watch video below or CLICK HERE For audio only. March 17th   Key Takeaways Provided by US Senator Roy Blunt’s Office on March 17th PROVIDING THE...

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HM Risk Video – Regulations & Communications – Best Practices

March 25, 2020

This video will give you updates on regulations and communications, best practices are discussed, as well as additional resources for employers to access for their disease response plan are provided.  HM Risk continues to monitoring new developments so that we can continue to provide the best possible service experience to our clients.  https://youtu.be/OazcxnXqvHE  A Q&A session will not be provided for non-clients, however, there is still a great deal of...

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Employer Expanded Family & Medical Leave Requirements – COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Implementation Guidance Employee Paid Leave Rights Employer Expanded Family & Medical Leave Requirements Q & A Implementation Guidance This Department of Labor (Wage and Hour Division) guidance addresses employment questions such as: How does an employer count its number of employees to determine coverage? How can small businesses obtain an exemption? How does an employer count hours for part-time employees? How does an employer calculate wages employees are entitled to...

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