COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

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Below is a number of COVID-19 resources. We will add additional information as it becomes available.

MN Department of Labor and Industry Updates
NECA National Resources

May 20, 2020

Upcoming NECA Online Classes and Webinars

5/21/20 1:00 PM CST Post-Pandemic Success Will Be Determined By What You Do NOW, Not What You Do Post-Pandemic Webinar This webinar will share stories of how organizations of all sizes have started solving seemingly impossible problems, have begun hiring people instead of laying them off, and have grown their positive impact and influence by shifting how they think about the present and future of their organization.
5/27/20 12:00 PM CST Revit Electrical Circuiting This interactive, live, online event will discuss placing electrical content in models and the creation of electrical circuits.
5/28/20 1:00 PM CST Schneider Electric: Power System Performance Digitization and Actionable Insights Webinar This webinar will explore how electrical distribution systems are rapidly becoming digitized as power equipment.

May 14, 2020

May 6, 2020

May 5, 2020

April 30, 2020

April 29, 2020

April 20, 2020

April 15, 2020

April 14, 2020

April 13, 2020

Below are the links related to the content in the audio above.

April 9, 2020

April 8, 2020

Below is todays audio file. Below are titles of the attachments. The audio goes more depth on each one.

MN “underemployment”

How does working affect my benefits?

You are not eligible for benefits in any week you work 32 or more hours, or when your gross earnings for the week are equal to or greater than your weekly benefit amount.

A partial benefit payment will be made for any week you work less than 32 hours and your earnings are less than your weekly benefit amount. The system will deduct 50 percent of your earnings from your benefit payment. The amount not paid for that week stays in your account.

As for Federal money, Gary Thaden’s response is:  I would “guess” that they do not qualify for the federal dollars, but the state has still not received the necessary information from the feds about implementing the $600 checks, thus we really don’t know.

Additional Resources

April 7, 2020

Below you will find links to helpful information on handling stress during these challenging times, as well as a description to the NECA webinar today.  There is still time to sign up for the webinar on  and remember to use coupon code NECA2020 at check out.

Stress Management and Self-Care Webinar – Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Stress is inevitable, and can have an adverse effect on your health, your business, and your relationships with those around you. In the midst of COVID-19, for many, stress is at an all-time high and if you’re feeling concerned, worried or overwhelmed, you are not alone. We are all being stretched personally and professionally during this time of uncertainty. As you aim to protect your business, keep your family and employees safe, you must also recharge to ensure that you are putting your best foot forward. Join this webinar to gain the necessary skills to manage stress and to develop a self-care plan that will energize your mind, body and business.

April 6, 2020

April 4, 2020

Items related to the Industry Update 4-3-20 Audio above:

April 3, 2020

Items related to the Industry Update 4-2-20 Audio above:

TPI Hospitality:

  • TPI Hospitality is looking to offer NECA contractors discounted rates for hotel stay (short, mid, and long) for employees affected by temp hours or worried about exposure on jobsites and then heading home to families.
  • Please contact Beth Anderson with TPI for more information
  • TPI Hotel Map

April 2, 2020

April 1, 2020

March 31, 2020

Industry Update (Tuesday March 31, 2020)

March 30, 2020

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Affected Furlough Update

Please download the instructions here and complete either the paper version of the digital version located here:

Construction Trades—Exam and Licensing update

From Dept. of Labor and Industry web site:
Construction trades information, exams and licenses

  • DLI license exams:  All exams are suspended indefinitely. Learn more.
  • Continuing education:  Deadlines have been extended 90 days for licenses that expire in March, April and May 2020.
    • License renewals must still be submitted prior to the current expiration date. Late fees will apply to renewals submitted after the expiration date. Renew a license here.

March 26, 2020

March 25, 2020

March 23rd & 24th, 2020

Week of March 16th, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020 | Sales Tax Payment Extension for Eligible Businesses
In line with the state’s continued response to COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is granting a 30-day Sales and Use Tax grace period for businesses identified in Executive Order 20-04. During this time the department will not assess penalties or interest.

Author: Neil