May 28, 2020
Construction Law: Safety Preparedness
As the United States tries to respond to COVID-19, state and local officials have enacted stay-at-home orders, which require non-essential activities and businesses to temporarily shut down. Almost every one of these orders exempts workers in the construction industry because construction is considered an essential business.
May 22, 2020
VIDEO: Cybersecurity Audits and COVID-19 Liability for Roofing Contractors
Reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic can be tricky enough, but roofing contractors face even more difficulties as they deal with cybersecurity issues and possible litigation caused by the pandemic.
May 7, 2020
OSHA’s Whistleblower Protections During the Covid-19 Crisis
As with all workplace health-related matters, compliance with OSHA regulations is important for businesses operating during this COVID-19 pandemic. OSHA has issued various advisories with guidance on virus-related practices, such as the implementation of personal protective...
May 4, 2020
Debt Cancellation for Roofing Contractors During COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have drastic effects on our economy, many roofing contractors are looking to take advantage of newly enacted government initiatives such as the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance, and the expansion of other Small Business Administration lending programs just to stay afloat.
May 1, 2020
Section 139 Disaster Relief Payments
On March 13, 2020, President trump declared a national emergency under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the "Act") as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This declaration is significant as COVID-19's impact is now considered...
April 28, 2020
VIDEO: Legal Insight into Reopening the Economy and Latest COVID-19 Stimulus Loans
Check out RC's latest legal update where Cotney Construction Law's Trent Cotney discusses the gradual reopening of the economy in certain states, and the latest round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program loans.
April 28, 2020
A Message from Trent Cotney
Within just a few months, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has swept across the United States, drastically altering our way of life. During this time, I have had the privilege of working with numerous industry professionals — incredible people who continue to provide essential services for their communities...
April 25, 2020
Congress Approves Additional $321 Billion for Paycheck Protection Program Funding
Roofing contractors interested in applying for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) now have additional opportunities to receive funding that can help them endure the COVID-19 crisis.
April 22, 2020
VIDEO: Dealing With Workers' Compensation and the Paycheck Protection Program During the COVID-19 Pandemic
RC continues to bring the latest information to roofing contractors to help them survive and thrive in the COVID-19 crisis. In our latest video interview, RC Publisher Jill Bloom and Editorial Director Rick Damato talk with Cotney Construction Law CEO Trent Cotney about the most pressing issues facing contractors as the pandemic continues to impact the economy.
April 20, 2020
OSHA Interim Response Plan
Employers in the construction industry are well aware of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and its standard practices and procedures for investigating workplace safety complaints.