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Covid-19 Resources




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

May 28, 2020

Construction Law: Force Majeure

The spread of COVID-19 has nearly grinded the United States economy to a complete halt, and the effects from this pandemic will be long-lasting and devastating.  One industry that the pandemic is wreaking havoc on is construction because it is disrupting every aspect of the industry from the supply chain and labor force to project delays and uncertain lenders.

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May 28, 2020

Construction Law: Safety Preparedness

As the United States tries to respond to COVID-19, state and local officials have enacted stay-at-home orders, which require non-essential activities and businesses to temporarily shut down. Almost every one of these orders exempts workers in the construction industry because construction is considered an essential business.

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May 22, 2020

VIDEO: Cybersecurity Audits and COVID-19 Liability for Roofing Contractors

Reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic can be tricky enough, but roofing contractors face even more difficulties as they deal with cybersecurity issues and possible litigation caused by the pandemic.

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May 7, 2020

OSHA’s Whistleblower Protections During the Covid-19 Crisis

As with all workplace health-related matters, compliance with OSHA regulations is important for businesses operating during this COVID-19 pandemic. OSHA has issued various advisories with guidance on virus-related practices, such as the implementation of personal protective...

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May 4, 2020

Debt Cancellation for Roofing Contractors During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have drastic effects on our economy, many roofing contractors are looking to take advantage of newly enacted government initiatives such as the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance, and the expansion of other Small Business Administration lending programs just to stay afloat.

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May 1, 2020

Section 139 Disaster Relief Payments

On March 13, 2020, President trump declared a national emergency under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the "Act") as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This declaration is significant as COVID-19's impact is now considered...

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April 28, 2020

VIDEO: Legal Insight into Reopening the Economy and Latest COVID-19 Stimulus Loans

Check out RC's latest legal update where Cotney Construction Law's Trent Cotney discusses the gradual reopening of the economy in certain states, and the latest round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program loans.

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April 28, 2020

A Message from Trent Cotney

Within just a few months, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has swept across the United States, drastically altering our way of life. During this time, I have had the privilege of working with numerous industry professionals — incredible people who continue to provide essential services for their communities...

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April 25, 2020

Congress Approves Additional $321 Billion for Paycheck Protection Program Funding

Roofing contractors interested in applying for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) now have additional opportunities to receive funding that can help them endure the COVID-19 crisis.

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April 22, 2020

VIDEO: Dealing With Workers' Compensation and the Paycheck Protection Program During the COVID-19 Pandemic

RC continues to bring the latest information to roofing contractors to help them survive and thrive in the COVID-19 crisis. In our latest video interview, RC Publisher Jill Bloom and Editorial Director Rick Damato talk with Cotney Construction Law CEO Trent Cotney about the most pressing issues facing contractors as the pandemic continues to impact the economy.

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