The COVID-19 Vaccine in the Workplace webinar

Is the Pandemic Over? A Discussion on the COVID-19 Vaccine in the Workplace

Philip J. Siegel, Esq.
Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel, P.C.

Vaccinations for the COVID-19 virus are now being distributed throughout the country. Soon, the COVID-19 vaccination will be available to all Americans. Does this mean your company should require its employees to get vaccinated from the COVID-19 virus? Can your company require its employees to get vaccinated? Should your company require its employees to get vaccinated? During this educational session we will answer these questions.

Mr. Siegel will also discuss wage and hour issues, OSHA issues, and issues arising under the National Labor Relations Act for roofing contractors contemplating a policy that requires employees to get vaccinated.

He will also have a brief discussion on OSHA’s latest guidance for the construction industry on how to address the COVID-19 hazard.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Advanced Safety and HR Policies for COVID-19

This webinar discusses advanced safety and HR policies for navigating COVID-19. Cotney Construction Law CEO, Trent Cotney, and Labor & Employment Partner, Ben Briggs, will discuss how to maneuver workplace safety guidelines, job-site protection plans, and implementation of new HR policies. The presenters also will discuss OSHA’s enforcement in the workplace.

NEW: Rhode Island Commercial Roofing Contractors License

The RI Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board has announced that as of January 1, 2020, it will begin issuing new professional licenses, mandated by the General Assembly years ago, for the building and construction industries.

The new disciplines which must become licensed include commercial roofing contractors, building inspectors, and other trades. Contractors have until April 1, 2020 to become licensed.

The Application Process for Commercial Roofing Contractors requires:

  • $400 licensing fee
  • Proof of $1,500,000 in liability insurance
  • Proof of Worker’s Compensation Insurance
  • (For Out of State Contractors) A registered agent who maintains an office or residence in state
  • Has registered as a contractor before July 1, 2015 or taken the new roofing contractors exam available 2/1/2020

For more information please see the Board’s website at

Or see the application below:

Commercial Roofing Contractor New Application v2

MA Paid Family and Medical Leave Webinar

John Ferrante, NERCA’s Director of Government and Industry Affairs will provide an overview of the MA Paid Family & Medical Leave Law.

This seminar will educate roofing contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers on everything they need to know regarding the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law.

Payroll deductions begin July 1st…Are you ready?

Join us to learn about what has to be done to prepare for the implementation of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Program!

To learn more about these issues, please join us as we provide this information during the webinar on June 24, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

You can register online at:
The registration deadline is June 23, 2019 .  Registrants will receive log in information prior to the webinar.

Killer Contract Clauses Webinar

Join Philip Siegel of Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel for a discussion on Killer Contract Clauses.

This course will discuss the top 10-15 contract clauses that roofing contractors commonly face when presented with a contract from a general contractor or owner.  We will discuss the legal consequences of these clauses.  We will also discuss how to revise these clauses so that they are more equitable for the roofing contractor.


High Times – Navigating the Pitfalls of Marijuana Use Laws and Post-Accident Drug Testing

Join us for a webinar on Dec 06, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST.

Register now!

Philip Siegel
Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel

Mr. Siegel will provide a broad overview of the various medical marijuana use laws around the country. He will discuss the various protections that such medical marijuana use laws may provide to employees, and he will provide a roadmap on how to navigate through the difficult issues which arise with an employee using medical marijuana.

Mr. Siegel will discuss what an employer can and cannot do without running afoul of the Americans with Disability Act or state disability discrimination laws when it learns an employee is a registered medical marijuana user.

Lastly, he will spend some time discussing how some post-accident drug testing policies may be in violation of OSHA’s anti-retaliation rule, which went into effect last year.

Join us on Wednesday, December 6st at 1:00 p.m. and hear Phillip Siegel present on “High Times”, Navigating the Pitfalls of Marijuana Use Laws and Post-Accident Drug Testing.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Your Responsibilities Under the Building Codes

The Banker and Tradesman had a timely opinion piece from the law firm Bowditch and Dewey which laid out a recent Massachusetts Appeals Court decision. Downey v. Chutehall Construction Co., Ltd. was a case in which a roofing contractor was hired to install a new rubber membrane over the existing roof.  Several years after the work was completed, it was discovered that there were four layers of roofing materials even though the code only allows two layers on a building. Continue reading “Your Responsibilities Under the Building Codes”