COVID-19 AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19

PROTECTION KIT

FOR EMPLOYERS

Our kit includes:

  • Job site preparedness and response plan
  • Toolbox Talk with a sign-up sheet
  • Employment Law Guide which covers everything you need to know about the newly enacted leave laws

Main Office: Tampa

As the impact of COVID-19 continues throughout the construction industry, many businesses are finding it difficult to make payroll and pay other essential business expenses. Fortunately, help is on the way through the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which provides more than $2 trillion in stimulus to the U.S. economy. As a part of the CARES Act (and the previously enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act), small businesses have been provided with many beneficial tax credits and tax deferrals, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) now has a new loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program that includes forgivable loans. 

We are providing contractors with advice on the credits, deferrals, and programs that are available under these new laws, as well as assisting contractors in deciding which program works best for them.  Further, should contractors decide to move forward with an SBA loan under the Paycheck Protection Program, we will prepare the initial application free of charge. While we cannot guarantee you will be accepted, we can work with you and ensure that your application is complete and contains all requested information necessary for the loan to be processed.

The fixed price cost for this consultation is $400.00.

Please contact us today for more information at 1-866-303-5868 or info@cotneycl.com.

Stay Up-To-Date on COVID-19 Developments Nationwide

April 3, 2020

What Contractors Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program


As you well know, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is having an incredible impact on construction, especially on small businesses within the industry. While larger construction companies are better equipped to deal with absenteeism, sick leave, and payroll demands, smaller companies are left with far fewer resources.

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April 3, 2020

Overcoming Social Distancing Challenges on Your Jobsite


As of 12:01am on April 3, 2020, residents of Florida have been issued a statewide, 30-day stay-at-home order for the state of Florida. Although many businesses will be closing their doors if they have not already done so, essential critical infrastructure workers will be permitted to continue working.

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April 3, 2020

5 Common Questions Employers Have About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act


Effective on April 1, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires employers to provide their workforce with paid sick leave for several qualified reasons related to COVID-19. In this article, a Naples contractor lawyer will answer a few common questions employers have about this new act.

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April 2, 2020

COVID-19: Employer Guidelines for Employee Terminations


Below are some general best-practices when terminating an employee. Keep in mind, however, that most states have their own employee’s rights laws that may affect an employer’s ability to terminate an employee, or may require an employer implement additional protocols when doing so. Each employer should be mindful of any applicable State or local laws.

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April 2, 2020

The right contract provisions can protect construction firms from coronavirus-related shutdown costs


The novel coronavirus spreading rapidly throughout the U.S. has caused governmental officials to resort to unprecedented measures to slow down the outbreak. As the number of people infected by COVID-19 continue to rise, new guidelines, restrictions and laws are being implemented to combat the virus.

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April 2, 2020

Florida Issues Stay-at-Home Order


As of midnight Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, Florida residents will be ordered to stay at home for the next 30 days. Governor Ron DeSantis announced in an executive order that all Florida residents were directed to “limit movements and all personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities."

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April 1, 2020

In Uncertain Times, Pay Close Attention to the Employee Handbook


Employers have quite a bit to think about in relation to COVID-19. During these uncertain times, pay special attention to one specific point of control: the employee handbook.

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March 31, 2020

LAW INSIGHTS IN A TIME OF CRISIS WITH ANTHONY TILTON


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March 31, 2020

VIDEO: COTNEY CONSTRUCTION LAW CEO OUTLINES WHAT ROOFING CONTRACTORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE STIMULUS PACKAGE


Earlier this week, President Donald Trump signed into law a $2-trillion stimulus package, the largest relief package in U.S. history, to help combat the devastating effects COVID-19 has had on the economy. The massive relief legislation includes loans and grants that businesses like roofing contractors can take advantage of to keep afloat during the crisis.

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March 31, 2020

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT


Under the FFCRA, businesses with fewer than 500 employees are now required to provide at least 80 hours of qualified sick leave to full-time employees (part-time employees receive a proportionate number of sick leave hours based on their regular 2-week schedule) and up to 12 weeks of qualified family leave to all employees.

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