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Rhode Island Issues Work from Home Order “If You Can”

On March 22, 2020, Governor Raimondo issued the Seventh Supplemental Emergency Declaration that ordered “[a]ll business service personnel that can work from home are required to do so.”  The order was effective immediately and operates through March 30, 2020.

At the time of preparing this post, Rhode Island has not suspended business activities for “essential businesses.”  Based upon this policy, field construction services cannot be performed remotely so they can continue provided the following practices are in place:

Gatherings of ten (10) or more people in public or private spaces in Rhode Island are prohibited.  In addition, businesses that remain open must post notices of these policies as noted in paragraph 5 below.

For Rhode Island news and updates about COVID-19, visit https://health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019/.

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Tom Dunn concentrates his practice in construction law and complex business dispute resolution representing clients in various sectors of the construction industry, including power generation, utility and road work, painting, and plumbing and mechanical work. Tom has served as trial counsel representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in multiparty, complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts.  Tom splits his time between the Providence and Boston offices. 

In addition to litigation, arbitration, and mediation, Tom counsels clients...