COVID-19 AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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How a Coronavirus Construction Lawyer Can Help Protect Your Business

As nonessential businesses across the country shutter their doors in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), many construction companies are standing strong, providing communities with needed construction and repairs. If you are a contractor who is working through the pandemic, we applaud your bravery. However, there are commonly occurring issues in the industry that are only exacerbated by COVID-19. Now more than ever, you must do everything in your power to protect your business.

At Cotney Construction Law, we’ve allied ourselves with the construction industry and the brave men and women working within it. Unfortunately, delays, disputes, and jobsite illnesses are only going to be more prevalent during the coming months. We recommend partnering with a Coronavirus construction lawyer to protect your business from any and all legal threats. 

The Benefits of Partnering With a Coronavirus Construction Attorney 

Cost is always a concern for any contractor looking to remain in business, which is why we’ve provided a useful resource in the form of our COVID-19 Protection Kit complete with a jobsite preparedness and response plan, toolbox talk with a sign-up sheet, and a handy employment law guide. Of course, nothing can replace the skill and experience of a coronavirus construction attorney

Here are several areas of your business that an affordable, on-demand attorney can assist with. 

A Partner to Prioritize Safety

Workers have undoubtedly come to you with concerns over their safety, and you’ve undoubtedly had concerns of your own regarding worker safety and OSHA compliance. One of our attorneys can review your employee manuals to ensure that they are not only up to date but also provide workers with all the information they need regarding safety on the jobsite. A coronavirus construction lawyer can help you remain compliant with federal regulations and give an overview of your responsibilities as an employer. 

Related: Answering Construction Firms Most Pressing Employment Questions About the Pandemic

A Confidant to Review Your Contracts

As supplies run thin and construction projects grind to a near standstill, the worth of contractors’ contracts will be put to the test. One of our attorneys can review your contracts to ensure that they provide clear, adequate protection during a global pandemic. Force majeure clauses and price acceleration provisions are essential for keeping projects on track while outside forces threaten completion. 

Related: The Key Contract Provisions Needed to Combat Coronavirus

An Advisor to Help With Bids 

The bidding process will only become more perilous for construction companies. One poor estimate and your company could be on the hook for rising labor and material costs caused by COVID-19. Caution must be exercised. A coronavirus construction lawyer can protect your company from exposure while helping you bid on projects that are appropriate for your business during this time. During this difficult time, we will help protect your business. Partner with the team of attorneys from Cotney Construction Law. 

If you would like to speak with a Coronavirus construction attorney, please contact us today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.