COVID-19 AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Why You Need to Consult a Covid-19 Construction Lawyer

The construction industry is facing a challenge unlike any it has faced before. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly across the world and now threatens construction companies in America. In the coming months, contractors will be tasked with protecting their workers and businesses. Protecting both will require in-depth knowledge of construction law and regulations enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). For this reason, it’s imperative that you consult a COVID-19 construction lawyer from Cotney Construction Law with any questions or concerns you may have. 

A COVID-19 Construction Attorney Is Available to Assist 

Cotney Construction Law is offering many of its cost-saving services for an affordable, monthly fee. These services cover many of the issues you will likely encounter as COVID-19 continues to spread, and they may even prevent legal issues in the future. Not only will you save money in the interim, but you will also save money that could otherwise go to project delays, legal disputes, and OSHA citations. Here is how a COVID-19 construction lawyer can assist you.

Related: COVID-19: Preventing Workplace Exposure in Construction

Protecting Your Business 

If you believe that a global pandemic is outside the scope of a construction contract, you would be mistaken. Your construction contracts should include invaluable force majeure contract clauses and price acceleration provisions. These will help ensure that your projects are not derailed by “acts of God,” unexpected and unavoidable events like the COVID-19 pandemic. With a subscription plan, you can benefit from unlimited contract review to ensure that these provisions are included in your contracts. 

Related: The Key Contract Provisions Needed to Combat Coronavirus

Protecting Your Workers 

As an employer, it is your duty to provide your workers with a safe, hazard free work environment — a difficult responsibility given the current circumstances. However, a COVID-19 construction attorney can review and update your employee manuals to ensure that your workers are well informed of their rights. Our attorneys can also ensure that you are complying with all employment laws and doing everything you can to reduce the risk of exposure on your jobsites, thereby protecting both your workers and your business. In the event that a jobsite is inspected by OSHA, we even offer unlimited OSHA defense up to citation contest. 

Related: COVID-19 Master OSHA, Construction and Employment Law FAQs

We Are Always Here for You 

While we believe that access to an on-demand attorney is invaluable for all contractors, we would at least like to offer you our COVID-19 Protection Kit at a low cost. This kit features a jobsite preparedness and response plan, toolbox talk with a sign-up sheet, and a helpful employment law guide. We hope that this can assist you during what is an unprecedented time in our industry. If there’s anything more we can do for you and your company, consult a COVID-19 construction lawyer from Cotney Construction Law. 

If you would like to speak with a Covid-19 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.