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 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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March 22, 2020

IS ROOFING AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE FOR SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS?


On Thursday, March 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a memorandum providing guidelines for states and localities implementing state-wide and city-wide shutdowns as part of their response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As part of these guidelines, the DHS suggests that governments should allow certain “essential critical infrastructure workers” to continue operations in the event of legislation shutting down other public activity…

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March 20, 2020

COTNEY SUMMIT


Part I – discusses the Coronavirus and goes over the specific contract provisions you need to combat COVID-19. OSHA policies and dealing with employees from an HR perspective will also be discussed. Part II – discusses legal issues with growing your business, how to scale up and scale down quickly and effectively and the Standard Operating Procedures needed to dominate the industry. Featuring Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law and John Kenney, COO of Cotney Construction Law.

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March 20, 2020

HOW EMPLOYERS SHOULD RESPOND TO COVID-19


As COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) continues to affect our daily lives, and is now officially considered a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 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 unusual circumstances…

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March 19, 2020

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES REPORT EXPERIENCING SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS


As of the time of this writing, the World Health Organization (WHO’s) has just declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic. “This is not just a public health crisis, it is a crisis that will touch every sector,” said WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The construction industry is one of those sectors…

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March 19, 2020

HOW GOVERNMENTS ARE RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS​


As the needs of communities shift and change rapidly, governments are continuously implementing new laws and regulations to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19. Many states have declared “State(s) of Emergency,” which typically provides state and local authorities more power and resources to pass legislation quickly in times of disaster…

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March 18, 2020

WEBINAR RECORDING: VIRTUALIZING YOUR ROOFING BUSINESS IN LIGHT OF CORONAVIRUS​


March 18, 2020 – During this worldwide pandemic, many owners of roofing companies have questions and concerns about their ability to thrive in this uncharted territory…

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