As we go through this next phase of COVID-19 and its aftermath, we at IEC of Oregon are here to help our family of members manage through these rapidly shifting times. This page, reviewed daily, is designed to provide you information as we get it. If you have any questions or concerns, or information you think could help your fellow members, please let us know.
Even though we are working remotely, we are here full time and are committed to providing you the answers you need. Thanks to our Industry Partners, highlighted below, for all of their help and resources.
COVID – 19: News From IECI National
Click HERE for Updated Information From IECI on:
- How COVID-19 is affecting you – take a survey
- Preparing for a return to work
- IEC Federal Legislative Updates
- COVID -19 Recommended best practices for construction worksites
- And more
Drop Box Resources (Click on each individual line for the Drop Box):
COVID – 19: Information For The Employer
31 Counties Have Been Approved For Gradual Reopening
5/28 Multnomah County Eyes June Reopening – Phase One beginning June 12. Washington County will begin Phase One reopening Monday June 1st and Clackamas was approved for reopening May 23rd.
Click HERE for in-depth article from OregonLive article
4/20 BCD Is Printing Minor Labels Again
Click HERE to go to the website with two options 1) new to minor labels or 2) purchased minor labels before. Due to COVID delays, BCD may take 3-4 days to process your order.
Click on these links for help as an employer from financial and health guidance
Oregon Health Authority
Information on COVID-19 testing, info by county and Governor’s orders from OHA and DHA.
Work Share Program
Work Share provides an alternative for employers and employees who may be facing the prospect of layoffs. With Work Share, instead of reducing staff, an employer reduces the hours for a group of workers. Partial unemployment benefits are then paid to supplement workers’ reduced wages.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA will provide disaster assistance loans for small business impacted by Covid-19. SBA’s Economic Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business.
- 4/1 Simple Guide to the New $349 Billion SBA Lending Programs (The Paycheck Protection Program)
- Click HERE for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application
- List of SBA Lenders
- 5/18 Six Things To Know About the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application From Schwabe, Wyatt and Williamson
New information and detailed instructions for the application that were released May 15.
Additional financial resources for business can be found at Business Oregon – Oregon’s economic development agency.
Office of Emergency Management
A resource for those businesses wanting to help out by donating or selling to the government, if your company provides a service the government can use.
Extension on Filing Tax Returns
The IRS issued an extension for federal tax returns the Oregon Department of Revenue issued a similar extension – most individuals and businesses now have until June 15th.
Important Information from our Industry Partner SAIF
SAIF Coronovirus Worker Safety Plan. All IEC of Oregon members who are SAIF policyholders are eligible and the application is now available at saif.com/safetyfund. Or contact the team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Contractors: The most important thing is to contact SAIF as soon as you are aware of a potential payroll, classification or payment issue. By alerting SAIF early they can work with you to find the right solution.
Important Information from our Industry Partner Barran Liebman
5/12 EEOC Offers to Reprieve Employers from Reporting Requirements Due to COVID
EEO-1, EEO-3 and EEO-5 surveys may be collected in January 2021.
4/1 Barran Liebman FFCRA Eligibility Begins: Posted Notice is Required
Leave Eligibility Compliance Tool
Posting Notice in English
Posting Notice in Spanish
4/1 What Documentation To Collect from Employees Requesting FFCRA
Important Information from our Industry Partner Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt
Legal Implications of COVID-19 Resources and Articles
Schawabe, Wiliamson and Wyatt
Resources Specifically for Construction and Real Estate
Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt
Important Information from HR Answers (scroll down for HR Answers section)
Important Information from our Industry Partner Federated Insurance
Important Information from our Industry Partner La Porte Insurance
Understanding the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package
LaPorte Insurance COVID-19 Resource Center
For the Up-To-Date Information on Compliance, HR and Employee Communication
Guidance for Business to Plan and Respond to the Coronavirus from the CDC
Guidance and Q & A for Construction Contractors from Oregon OSHA (scroll
Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention
4/20 Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Employers have a key role to play in taking care of their employee’s mental health and safety at this time, but also their own. This website is a complete guide to resources to help.
COVID – 19: The Worksite
You must show that you are in compliance with the workplace restrictions and working with in the guidelines of the Oregon Health Authority or business that fail to comply will be closed until they demonstrate compliance.
Here are the Rules and Resources for Oregon Constructions Workers and Contractors. The ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ edict from Governor Brown does not include construction on the list of businesses that must close during the pandemic.
Information from our Industry Partner Milwaukee Tool
COVID-19 Resources designed to help you navigate safety changes on the jobsite.
Milwaukee Cleaning Tools to Help Prevent The Spread of Coronavirus
4/10 IEC/Milwaukee Tool COVID-19 Resource Guide
4/17 Health Pre-Screening Questionnaire
4/17 Health Screening Planning Form
4/17 Potential Considerations for Documenting Procedures
Additional Resources Construction Industry Specific
COVID – 19: Information For Your Employees
Here is some additional support information for your employees
IRS Stimulus Checks
4/10 Non Filers: Enter Info Here to Get Your Stimulus Checks
Food Stamps – Oregon
WIC – Oregon
A supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children
TANF – Oregon
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Healthcare Options for Unemployed – Oregon
Employees have a key role to play in taking care of their own mental health and safety at this time, but also of their colleagues. This website is a complete guide to resources to help.
COVID – 19: Information For Your Apprentices
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the IEC of Oregon Office is closed and unable to accept applications at this time. Please watch the website for updated information on application submissions as it becomes available. Thank you for your understanding.
Note on CPR Requirements. CPR is not a state licensing requirement but an individual JATC requirement. Some of our classes have been cancelled due to COVID-19 and you may be up for renewal. At this point in time, do not worry. The directors will notify all apprentices with expired cards when it is safe to have classes again.
Apprentices should check their emails and texts often for updates from their Directors:
Limited Energy: Eva Sizelove – email@example.com
Inside Electrical: Kayleen Williams – firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Director for IETC: Jeff Hooper – email@example.com
From the BCD:
There are no proctor sites available so license testing is currently not available. These sites may open end of April or beginning of June. We will get you updates as soon as we know.
Available for All Members on IEC of Oregon Healthcare
As the Covid-19 outbreak unfolds, you have an option to the doctors office – Teladoc. Virtual care is recommended by the CDC as the way to get care and help avoid exposure and spread of potentially contagious viruses.
Click HERE to find a handy comparison of the symptoms for Covid-19, the Flu and the Common Cold. You will have to set up your account on Teladoc prior to use, so for those members on our healthcare go to teladoc.com and hit the get started button now.
IEC of Oregon Members get FREE Unlimited Access to HR Consultants
Now is an important time to understand how the employment laws are changing and wrong decisions could put your business at risk. Having answers—right away—can save you money and headaches.
As a member of IEC of Oregon, when you sign up with HR Answers you get free unlimited access to HR consultants to discuss any HR or employee related problem — an annual savings of $2,200 or more. Supplementary services are available for additional consulting fees.
Important Information from HR Answers
4/14 Furlough, Layoff, Reduction in Force Resource Guide
4/2 Covid Information from HR Answers – a link to their COVID Page
3/31 What To Do If You Receive a Presumptive Positive or Positive Test for One of Your Employees
3/31 What To Do If You Have to Layoff or Furlough Your Employees – from procedures to sample letters