Construction Poised to Resume, City Considers Hazard Pay for Workers

May 1, 2020 – Media Mention
The Real Deal

Partner Brendan Schmitt was quoted by The Real Deal in an article examining resuming construction in New York City as well as the possibility of hazard pay for construction workers.

The article states that Brendan discussed that the "responsibility for additional costs would vary on a case-by-case basis, depending on whether the construction contract stipulated maximum costs for work." Brendan noted that "decreases in productivity from shutdowns of sites and from virus-prevention measures on those that remain open — will likely prove a greater cost burden than extra pay for workers would."

"The $60 [in hazard pay] is nothing to sneeze at, but it’s probably not going to move the needle in the way that social distancing rules have," Brendan said.