MN Construction Law Services - the Governor's Order
Governor Walz signed an Executive Order on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 requiring Minnesotans to stay at home.
Beginning on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at home except to engage in permitted Activities and Critical Sector work.
The construction industry is considered a Critical Sector and is exempt from this order. However, if work can be performed from home, you must do so. Work is exempted only if it cannot be done from home through telework or virtual work and can be done only at a place of work outside of home.
The Critical Services exemption applies only to travel to and from the employee’s home and place of work, and only when the employee’s work duties cannot be done at their homes. Travel may include transportation to and from child care as necessary to enable the employ to work at the jobsite.
Minnesota Construction Law Services continues to be available to help you with your business and legal needs. We’re available for calls, video conferences, and we’re answering emails. Until recently, we operated the firm remotely making the transition back to our home offices relatively simple. For you that means working with us is business as usual; you can continue to depend and rely on us as you always have. This also means that if you’re stuck in your home office unable to build projects or meet with customers, you can still make the time productive by working on the business and legal matters that impact your company and be ready to get back to building a few long weeks from now.
We’re all dealing with the stresses and challenges of trying to function in a world with more questions than answers. There is light at the end of the tunnel; when we all pull together, we’ll all pull through. We are grateful to all of you who have trusted with your businesses and will continue to do our part to bring you relevant information and help you filter out the noise.