UPDATE: Procedure for obtaining “commercial activity” exemption for travel from Louisiana to Texas revised by Texas Executive Order GA-14

We recently reported regarding Texas Executive Order GA-12, which imposes a mandatory self-quarantine for persons entering the State of Texas through roadways from Louisiana, as well as the exemption for travel in connection with commercial activity. To read that article, click here: https://www.cokinoslaw.com/texas-executive-order-requiring-self-quarantine-for-travelers-from-louisiana-and-the-commercial-activity-exception/. The State of Texas is taking measures...

Texas Executive Order Requiring Self-Quarantine for Travelers from Louisiana and the “Commercial Activity” Exception

On March 29, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gregg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-12 imposing a mandatory self-quarantine for persons entering the State of Texas through roadways from Louisiana. Importantly, the executive order’s self-quarantine requirement does not apply to people traveling in “connection with commercial activity,” among...

Dallas County Rules for the Construction Industry

Construction is an Essential Business and Critical Infrastructure in Dallas County. The county has released a document to guide the Construction industry on the meaning and application of the Order issued by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on March 29, 2020. The document also includes clarity on safety precautions to...

Texas “Stay-At-Home” Emergency Ordinances

As many of you are aware, numerous Texas cities and larger counties enacted “stay-at-home” emergency ordinances. ALL of these orders have some sort of exemptions, However, the specifics of those exemption varies from county to county. We are on top of this and we are here to help. Each of...

CARES Act Stimulus Plan Update

The CARES Act passed the House earlier today and President Trump just signed it into law. Cokinos | Young is following these developments closely and has broken the CARES Act down into what you need to know. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions...

DOL Guidelines & FFCRA Tax Credits

Through the COVID-19 chaos and daily updates of the guidelines, we know you are receiving an overwhelming amount of information to digest. Cokinos | Young is here to help. We have broken it down to the highlights that employers should be aware of below. If you need any help applying these...

Stay-Home Orders for the City of Austin AND Travis County

By Shelly Masters and Nick Gavrizi The City of Austin issued Stay Home-Work Safe Order No. 200200324.007 (the “Austin Order”) which was quickly followed by a Guidance for the Construction Industry on March 24, 2020 (the “Guidance”). On the same day, Travis County issued its own Stay-At-Home Order by the...

Cokinos Cares: Our Firm’s Response to the Coronavirus

We at Cokinos | Young hope that you, your family members, and your loved ones, are doing as well as can be during these difficult times, as the Coronavirus impacts our communities. We want to make sure that we keep our valuable friends and clients aware of how Cokinos |...

Covid-19 and Force Majuere

By now, the majority of Americans have been impacted in some way by the spread of COVID-19.  Restaurants are closed, employees are working from home, projects are postponed and, local, state, and federal governments are implementing emergency measures to combat the spread. As the virus spreads, the private and governmental...