New jobsite restrictions for California construction contractors enacted. May 15, 2020
Client Alert: New jobsite
restrictions for California construction contractors enacted
Allows Construction Work During the COVID-19 Crisis but Imposes New
The good news for the construction industry in California is
that the State of California and many of its counties have now designated
the construction industry as an "Essential Business" for
COVID-19 purposes, allowing contractors in California to ply their trade
in nearly all facets of the construction industry–if they choose to do so.
Still, the construction industry has not been
liberated entirely from the legal burdens of COVID-19. Rather than ban
particular types of construction work, the new strategy for California
lawmakers is to issue sets of jobsite restrictions that govern how the
contractors perform their work.
For a discussion of new rules applicable to the
construction industry in California, please click the link below.