COVID-19: News & Resources

NCAT will be keeping normal business hours but our employees are working from home until further notice. Please call our office at 510-428-9486 to be routed to the appropriate staff member or email Brooke Fishel at We will update our new COVID-19 resource as we have information to share. Continue to look for email updates as pertinent information becomes available.

As always, we remain unified in our commitment to serving you.

Important Message: The information provided below is to address the overall industry and is not tailored to be specific to each company. We highly recommend contacting your company’s attorney for any questions or issues you may have about circumstances unique to your situation.


Click here to view our Guidance video around COVID-19

Click here to watch our Covid-19 Safety in the Workplace Video.

All COVID-19 Employer Resources and Templates referenced in articles can be found here.


Latest News

June 3, 2020

Exceptional Conditions Permit Required for Reporting PPP Contributions

If you are currently paying your bargaining employees not performing covered work in the field through the Paycheck Protection Program loan using the revised Wage Schedule A Taxable Net Wage and reduced fringe benefit package, it is imperative that you have an Exceptional Conditions Permit (ECP) with District Council 16 under the PPP Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

May 12, 2020

ACTION NEEDED BEFORE MAY 18: Exclude COVID-19 Claims From Experience Modification Rate

Early into the COVID-19 pandemic, NCAT's lobbyists identified potential negative impacts of the virus on contractors relating to Cal/OSHA recording/reporting and workers’ compensation rates. We responded by securing clarity on what Cal/OSHA would consider a recordable and reportable event relating to COVID-19 and pushed Cal/OSHA to issue industry-specific guidance to help minimize exposure and liability.


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