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

March 27, 2020

WALLS & CEILINGS SPEAKS TO CONSTRUCTION EXPERTS ON COVID-19


On March 19, Walls & Ceilings Publisher Jill Bloom interviewed the magazine’s Editorial Director Mark Fowler and Trent Cotney CEO of Cotney Construction Law. The interview addressed what these two individuals have been hearing from the industry in terms of how COVID-19 has impacted their business.

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March 26, 2020

VIDEO: HANDLING CRISIS MANAGEMENT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC


In the uncharted waters that is the COVID-19 pandemic, roofing contractors are doing everything they can to adjust while continuing to provide much-needed services to their clients. It’s fair to say that many are working in crisis mode.

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March 26, 2020

OSHA GUIDELINES ON REPORTING COVID-19 ILLNESSES AND INJURIES


In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released guidance addressing specific standards that may be applicable when dealing with the current crisis…

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March 25, 2020

EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR COVID-19


Join January Allen, partner at Cotney Construction Law, as she discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic and recent legislation are impacting employers’ obligations, including worker health and health screening, training and safety, paid sick leave, and family medical leave.

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March 24, 2020

WHAT THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT MEANS FOR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESSES


On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law. This comes on the heels of the passing of an $8.3 billion emergency spending package and is likely to be followed by a number of new laws and provisions designed to provide relief from the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In addition to providing nutrition assistance, boosting unemployment aid, and making COVID-19 testing free to the public, the act has a number of provisions that greatly impact small businesses.

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March 24, 2020

MECKLENBURG COUNTY STAY AT HOME PROCLAMATION: WHAT IT MEANS FOR CONSTRUCTION IN CHARLOTTE


On March 23, 2020 Mecklenburg County issued a stay at home proclamation to begin Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00am at the request of Atrium Health and Novant Health, the two largest healthcare systems in the area in an attempt to combat the rapid up-swing of cases in the county without overwhelming critical services. The proclamation is permitted under the North Carolina General Assembly Article 1A of Chapter 166A entitled “North Carolina Emergency Management Act…

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March 24, 2020

ATLANTA STAY AT HOME ORDER AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY


Shortly before midnight on Monday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued Executive Order 2020-21, enforcing a “stay-at-home” directive for all residents within Atlanta’s city limits. The Executive Order, which took effect at midnight Tuesday and will remain in effect for 14 days, follows a long line of major metropolitan cities issuing similar orders to combat the spread of the novel Coronavirus. The Order does, however, contain an “Essential Business” exception that allows businesses who “provide… certain essential services or engage in certain essential activities and work for essential business and government services” to remain active…

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March 24, 2020

EVERYTHING ROOFING COMPANIES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT


Passed by the Senate late Wednesday evening and subsequently signed into law by President Trump, the FFCRA underwent some important revisions since passing in the House of Representatives. The final version of the FFCRA includes two significant laws regarding paid employee leave: (1) the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and (2) the Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act…

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March 23, 2020

ADDRESSING THE CORONAVIRUS IN BOSTON


As COVID-19 begins to spread throughout the U.S., federal, state and local governments have instituted an array of emergency measures designed to temper the effects of what is now considered by the World Health Organization, a global pandemic. The City of Boston took drastic measures this week, announcing….

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March 22, 2020

COVID-19 MASTER OSHA, CONSTRUCTION AND EMPLOYMENT LAW FAQS


As COVID-19 continues to affect our daily lives, it is crucial for employers to be aware of the steps the government is taking to reduce infection, how those steps affect your business, and the protocols your business needs to implement to ensure you are complying with what is required under these abnormal circumstances. Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions we are receiving from our clients, ranging from employment issues to OSHA compliance…

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