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Cotney OSHA COVID-19

Navigating OSHA During COVID-19

By Trent Cotney, Cotney Construction Law, LLP. Proper steps need to be taken to ensure that workers are not exposed to COVID-19 and that, if exposed, those workers are not exposing others. With the Coronavirus pandemic affecting employers throughout the nation, it can be challenging to navigate the influx of information from ...


Cotney Construction Law - The Key Contract Provisions Needed to Combat Coronavirus

The Key Contract Provisions Needed to Combat Coronavirus

By Trent Cotney, Cotney Construction Law, LLP. Cotney Construction Law to hosted a webinar on Friday, March 20 to review these provisions and answer questions regarding scaling your business.  Roofing contractors across the United States are facing a variety of issues arising out of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). These issues range from delays in obtaining certain ...


Cotney Construction Law Tips for Subcontractors

Tips for Subcontractors to Ensure Payment

By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. The work of a subcontractor is difficult, but there are ways to protect their right to payment with these legal tips. Working as a subcontractor has pros and cons.  While plumbers, roofers, drywallers, and other subcontractors have the ability and flexibility to work on multiple projects simultaneously, ...


Cotney Construction Law Understanding OSHA Inspection

Understanding an OSHA Inspection

By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Knowing your rights and what to expect from OSHA. As roofing contractors, it is important to know your rights in case you’re faced with an OSHA inspection.  Failure to know your rights could result in significant fines. OSHA inspectors typically show up to job sites for a ...


Cotney Construction Law Safety Incentive Programs

Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing

By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Cotney Construction Law shares OSHA’s clarification regarding the anti-retaliation provision of 2016. Employers in the construction industry have been unwilling to establish “safety incentive programs and conduct post-incident drug testing…” according to Cotney Construction Law.  Employers didn’t want to violate the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) ...


Cotney Construction Law More Funds and Inspectors

More Funds and More Inspectors for OSHA

By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Expect OSHA investigations and enforcement to increase with their additional funding and field inspectors. “Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta testified before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of President Trump and the Department of Labor,” according to Cotney Construction Law.  He also submitted a ...


Cotney Construction Law Cardinal Changes

Understanding Cardinal Changes in Construction

By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Learn how to stay protected if a cardinal change occurs on your next job site.  It’s common for construction projects to encounter delays and changes from the initial plan, such as a timeline adjustment due to weather conditions.  However, some owners request alterations that are so substantial, ...


Cotney Construction Law Social Security No Match

What are Social Security No Match Letters?

By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Learn more about the return of the No Match letters and what it means for you and your business. This March the Social Security Administration (SSA) began mailing letters to employees with names and/or social security numbers that didn’t match the records of the SSA.  Known as ...


Cotney Construction Law Department Labor  Targets Construction Industry

Department of Labor Targets Construction Industry

By Lauren White. RCS Reporter. How to prepare your business for an investigation. Recently, companies in the construction industry, both small and large, have been targeted by the United States Department of Labor (DOL).  Investigations are taking place in an attempt to diminish labor employment infractions.   How is an Investigation Conducted?  “The DOL is ...


Cotney Spoliation of Evidence

New Information Concerning Spoliation of Evidence

By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Cotney Construction Law explains recent development from appellate court regarding evidence abuse.  Recently, clarification was provided concerning “...potential liability that can result from discarding materials that could be used as evidence in a lawsuit,” according to Cotney Construction Law.  The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals supplied this ...


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