Our Blog: Business Services

What is a Decennial Report, and Do I Need to File One?

February 22, 2021

In mid-January the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations may have sent you a postcard admonishing you that your organization has not made any filings with the Bureau... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – Independent Contractor Rule Change Delayed

February 22, 2021

For those of you preparing for the change in independent contractor rule scheduled to take place on March 8, stop – at least for the time being.  On Friday, February 19, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced... Read more

Denied Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification? Make Sure You Receive an Explanation!

February 12, 2021
By Danielle Dietrich
Posted in Business Services, Women and Diverse-Owned Businesses

If you are a small business where individuals who are considered socially and economically disadvantaged own at least 51% of the business and also control the management and daily business operations, you may qualify... Read more

Just Formed a Company? Learn When You Should Apply for DBE Certification

February 5, 2021
By Danielle Dietrich
Posted in Business Services, Women and Diverse-Owned Businesses

Frequently new business owners ask me if there is a waiting period or a certain amount of time that they must be in business before they can apply for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification.  Technically,... Read more

Why Bylaws and Operating Agreements Matter in Your Application for Disadvantaged Enterprise (DBE) Certification

February 1, 2021
By Danielle Dietrich
Posted in Business Services, Women and Diverse-Owned Businesses

If you are a business owner, when is the last time, if ever, that you read your corporate bylaws or your LLC’s operating agreement?  Do you understand how they affect your control of the business? Read more

Electrical Contractor to Pay $3.2 Million for DBE Fraud

January 21, 2021
By Danielle Dietrich
Posted in Business Services, Women and Diverse-Owned Businesses

Earlier this month, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Connecticut announced a $3.2 million settlement with Ducci Electrical Contractors, Inc. (“Ducci”) to resolve both a criminal and civil... Read more

Congress Authorizes Second Round of PPP Loans (“PPP2”) – How to Apply if You Already Have a PPP Loan

January 12, 2021

On December 27th, the President signed the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021” (H.R. 133) (the “Act”).  In the... Read more

SIGNIFICANT EMPLOYMENT RELATED PROVISIONS OF THE SECOND FEDERAL STIMULUS LEGISLATION, AND NEW CITY OF PITTSBURGH PAID LEAVE ORDINANCE

December 31, 2020
By Pam Connelly
Posted in Business Services, Employer-Employee Relations

Contributing Authors:  Jean E. Novak The Second Federal Stimulus The second stimulus package... Read more

Tax Treatment of Expenses Paid with PPP Loans and EIDL Advances – Part 3

December 30, 2020

On December 27th, the President signed the “ Read more

Denied Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification? How to Appeal a WBE Denial Through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Counsel

December 30, 2020
By Danielle Dietrich
Posted in Business Services, Women and Diverse-Owned Businesses

Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification could be a valuable tool to help your business access additional opportunities.  This blog post will cover the appeal process for WBE certifications through the... Read more