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Notable Women in Construction Part 2

Women have made incredible contributions to the construction industry, and they continue to do so. In part one of this two-part series, we took an in-depth look at the women that helped mold this industry into what it is today. Now, a Boca Raton construction lawyer at Cotney Construction Law will detail the women who […]

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Notable Women in Construction Part 1

Women have had an incredible impact on construction despite consistently comprising only a small percentage of the overall workforce. Their ingenuity and hard work have led to some of the greatest advancements in our great industry. In this two-part article, the West Palm construction lawyers at Cotney Construction Law are going to be looking at […]

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Minority Fraud in the Construction Industry Part 2

Minority fraud is the intentional or accidental misrepresentation of a workforce. In part one of this two-part series, we discussed the prevalence of minority fraud in the construction industry. Now, a Fort Lauderdale construction attorney at Cotney Construction Law will detail the steep penalties for committing minority fraud and the ways that contractors can ensure […]

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Minority Fraud in the Construction Industry Part 1

There are a myriad of state and federal laws that must be followed in order for a construction firm to stay in business. Unfortunately, when it comes to laws that encourage diversity, many construction firms are buckling under the pressure and committing minority fraud. In this two-part series, the Fort Lauderdale construction lawyers at Cotney […]

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Understanding the Difference Between an Employee and Independent Contractor in Construction Part 3

It’s important that business owners consider whether or not they are misclassifying employees as independent contractors. When worker misclassification occurs, this results in local and federal government agencies receiving less compensation from a lack of taxation. To combat this, the Department of Labor (DOL) is investigating more construction workplaces. If the DOL determines during an […]

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Understanding the Difference Between an Employee and Independent Contractor in Construction Part 2

Since construction projects rely on many specialized professionals to perform certain tasks, construction companies must ensure they are compliant with laws related to the classification of their workforce. As we discussed in the first part of this three-part series, when employers skirt employees’ taxes on Medicare, Social Security, unemployment, and workers’ compensation insurance, the government […]

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Understanding the Difference Between an Employee and Independent Contractor in Construction Part 1

Federal and state agencies lose out on millions of dollars in tax revenue annually because of worker misclassification. The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently accelerated its investigation efforts and construction businesses are being targeted for potential violations of labor laws. Specifically, employers need to make certain they are accurately classifying their workers as independent […]

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From Dream to Reality: Power Transmission Projects Part 2

In part one of this two-part series on power transmission projects, our Sarasota construction attorneys discussed an important project, the SOO Green Renewable Rail, which aims to initiate a widespread change in our country’s energy infrastructure by allowing us to move energy from wind power hubs to metropolitan areas that currently rely on outdated methods […]

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From Dream to Reality: Power Transmission Projects Part 1

The concept of power transmission is to move large quantities of renewable energy from one hub to another safely and efficiently without losing a significant portion of it in the process. For years, this idea of building out the required infrastructure to carry out power transmission has been scoffed at by the industry, but recent […]

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Is This New Floor-by-Floor Building Method the Future?

Imagine a building method that starts with the roof and then proceeds from there…sounds a little backwards, right? You’re not mistaken. But a new floor-by-floor building method that utilizes this flip-flopped principle is beginning to make headway for a number of reasons. In this brief article, the Lakeland construction attorneys at Cotney Construction Law will […]

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