Due to the COVID pandemic, most states have relaxed some of the guidelines for eligibility for unemployment compensation. However, in most states, an employee must still remain able and available to work in order to continue receiving unemployment compensation.
As a result, a person turning down suitable assignments may stop receiving unemployment benefits. Tradesmen may also have to report to the state unemployment agency that an employee who is receiving unemployment benefits is refusing work. Failure to respond to calls, texts or emails from Tradesmen concerning a potential assignment may also jeopardize an employee’s eligibility for unemployment benefits.
I am writing regarding the continued spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and abroad. Tradesmen recognizes the growing concern and will continue to closely monitor guidance issued by the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) in its ongoing effort to protect the health and wellbeing of its employees, customers and the continuity of its business.
Tradesmen has assembled a response team that is actively reviewing policies and procedures as well as developing action plans in order to ensure Tradesmen is as prepared as possible for the continued spread of the virus. The response team will be communicating more details on the resources that will be made available to address employee questions and concerns. It should be noted that Tradesmen’s current policies and procedures, including those related to vacation and applicable sick leave laws, remain unchanged at this point in time.
Additional information about COVID-19, including the latest updates, prevention and treatment guidelines and FAQs, can also be found on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov. Please follow the CDC’s recommendations for prevention, including hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and avoiding unnecessary physical contact.
If you feel ill or are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please notify your supervisor that you are ill and remain away from work for the duration of your illness. If you are concerned about potential exposure to COVID-19 while on a client job site, please notify your Tradesmen field office immediately so that Tradesmen may promptly investigate and address your concern.
Tradesmen’s priority is the health and safety of its employees, customers and community. Thank you for your continued dedication and service to Tradesmen as we work through this challenging time together.
Thank you, and Be Safe,
As a valued employee, we’ll make sure you are kept up to date on everything happening within Tradesmen. Check back weekly to Stay Connected with Us and to get updates on items such as…
- New Office Openings – Watch Your Company Grow
- Notable Projects Our Craft Pros Recently Worked On Nationally
- Safety Updates Related to Tools, Certifications, OSHA Guidelines, etc.
- Updates Related to TimeCapsure, Policy Changes, Health Care and all Benefits
- Important Approaching Dates, i.e., Healthcare Open Enrollment, 401(k), etc.
- Spotlighted Craft Employees and Field Offices
- Upcoming Events, Blog Contests, Perks-at-Work Deals and so on…
Look forward to re-connecting very soon! Be Safe.