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
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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.
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Member Firm Owner Resources
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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.
Support your team by sponsoring AIA/CES learning units through the AIA Wisconsin Virtual Conference. View the online, ondemand course catalog at www.AIAWNOW.org.
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.
AIA Re-occupancy Assessment Tool & WEDC Reopen Guidelines
AIA Wisconsin members are encouraged to monitor local requirements and utilize the new AIA Re-occupancy Assessment Tool and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Reopen Guidelines for your own office and in advising your clients.AIA Re-occupancy Assessment Tool provides architects, clients and civic leaders a framework of strategies for reoccupying buildings and reopening businesses. The tool includes baseline parameters for re-occupancy; architectural and engineering strategies for site and site arrival, building envelope, fixtures and furnishings, plumbing and HVAC; administrative policies and procedures to reduce the spread of pathogens and support physical distancing; and policies and procedures related to PPE.AIA leaders will be expanding on the Re-occupancy Assessment Tool – modifying and adding recommendations unique to varying building types. Madison architect Janine Glaeser, AIA, is the vice chair of the AIA Disaster Assistance Committee, which helped to create this new tool.The WEDC Reopen Guidelines offer industry-specific documents to help reopen businesses while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety. The WEDC Reopen Guidelines for Professional Services address commercial spaces occupied by professional services firms, including rethinking workspaces, client traffic, delivery procedures and facility management practices.