Resources for Member Employees & Firm Owners
What to Do Now With Your CARES Act PPP Loan - The Natonal Law Review 5/6/2020
AIA's Chief Economist Kermit Baker is presenting live weekly updates for firms on the economic impact of COVID-19 at 2pm CT - April 15 on employment data and April 22 on architecture firm data (link here),
Member Employee Resources
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has a page of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits for claimants.
For more information on the CARES Act - Federal Stimulus Bill, visit https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/caresact/ Informative 20-minute interview with an employee law attorney Don Phin about provisions in CARES Act: youtu.be/DqvYroYqlSE
Architectural Record article: How Will the $2 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package Affect Architects?
Knowledge Net Connect with members through discussion boards see what other members are talking about COVID-19
How to navigate the 2020 job market (AIA article, 5/18/2020) -The COVID-19 crisis is disrupting lives globally, but it is also making it a particularly stressful time to be an architecture student or prospective graduate. Is it possible to do an internship remotely? What will the job market look like, not only for the class of 2020, but for anyone hoping to get hired over the next 12 to 18 months? While we’re already seeing the effects of an economic downturn in the architecture, engineering and construction industries, now is the time to start planning for how to be ready when things pick back up again.
Unemployment Benefit Updates – On April 21, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) opened the application portal for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. This unemployment insurance is for employees not covered under the regular insurance, such as those who are self-employed or gig workers. You can apply for this assistance HERE. On April 26, DWD will begin adding the $600 per week benefit to weekly claims. Claimants do not need to take action to receive this benefit. You can read more about the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation HERE. The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, which adds 13 weeks on to regular unemployment insurance, will be implemented soon. You can check for updates HERE.
Member Firm Owner Resources
WEDC Reopen Guidelines - Industry-specific documents to help you get back to business while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety.
WEDC Reopen Guidelines for Professional Services - Guidelines for re-opening commercial spaces occupied by professional services providers requires rethinking workspaces, customer traffic, delivery procedures and facility management practices.
AIA Re-occupancy Assessment Tool: This document provides architects, private clients & civic leaders a framework of strategies for reoccupying buildings/businesses in the process of transitioning from closed to fully reopened.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has a page of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits for employers.
CO (US Chamber of Commerce) — is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate this challenging time. https://www.uschamber.com/co/small-business-coronavirus
Knowledge Net Connect with members through discussion boards see what other owners are talking about COVID-19
The AIA Career Center's new staff sharing portal connects firms that need additional workers but are unable to hire with firms that are short of work but want to retain their staff.