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  • 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 new COVID-19 related requirements for…

    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 County Judge of Travis County,…

    The Impact of Coronavirus on Mechanic’s Lien Claims

    Practical Guidance for Protecting Your Right to Payment in Times of Uncertainty I. Introduction As the construction industry, along with everyone else in the commercial sector, continues to grapple with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) throughout the United States, immediate concerns involve delayed performance, unavailability of materials and labor, and government-ordered shutdowns.…

    Testing the Boundaries of Business Insurance: COVID-19 Risks

    Most businesses will suffer losses due to COVID-19 exposure and efforts to contain it. Most businesses are suffering losses already. Likewise, most businesses maintain business insurance to spread their risks. The unique risks posed by the coronavirus will undoubtedly challenge the ability of business insureds, including those in the construction industry, as well as their…

    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 | Young is responding to the…

    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 reaction will steadily increase and…

    Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What does it Mean

    Late on March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Of note for all employers are three particular aspects of the new law: (1) paid sick leave requirements; (2) expanded FMLA benefits, including paid FMLA; and (3) financial assistance to employers to cover the costs of paid leave.  The…

    Cokinos | Young Recognizes its 2020 Rising Stars

    Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been recognized on the 2020 Texas Rising Stars list of exceptional young attorneys. Rising Stars is a ranking service based on a statewide survey, peer nominations and independent research of Thomson Reuters. Less than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys are chosen for this prestigious distinction.…

    The Impact of Coronavirus and How To Prepare

    Already causing havoc in China, the threatened global pandemic of the coronavirus will likely cause disruptions of supply chains and other businesses involving trade, manufacturing, retail, and financial services. These are likely to affect construction in progress, or about to be in progress. And the effects at one level of supply will likely trickle down…

    2020 Release of “The Texas Anti-Indemnity Act: Restrictions on Indemnity in Texas”

    The Insurance/Risk Management Insurance Group of Cokinos Young has released a 2020 revision of its white paper, “The Texas Anti-Indemnity Act: Restrictions on Indemnity in Texas.” This publication has been updated several times since the enactment of the Texas Anti-Indemnity Act on January 1, 2012. It contains updated discussions of issues as to indemnity and…