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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Declares Acting Secretary’s School Masking Order Void ab initio

November 10, 2021

In a 4-1 ruling today, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court declared the... Read more

Federal Appeals Court Stays OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard

November 6, 2021

Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted an emergency motion to stay enforcement of OSHA’s November 5, 2021 Emergency Temporary Standard. A number of parties, including several... Read more

Vaccine Mandate UPDATE

November 5, 2021

As expected, the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for mandatory vaccinations was published today.  The ETS is available Read more

The Federal Vaccine Mandate Is Here!

November 4, 2021

The unpublished version of the federal vaccine mandate for private employers was released today. (Federal workers and contractors were covered under prior Executive Orders.) The Read more

CMS Issues Emergency Rule Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines for Healthcare Providers by January 4, 2022

November 4, 2021

The government is forcing the hand of healthcare providers who have dragged their feet on enacting COVID-19 vaccine requirements.  Today, November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a... Read more

Never Say Never! CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Again until October 3, 2021

August 6, 2021

In June 2021, Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDC extended the eviction moratorium until July 30, 2021.  At that time, the intention was to allow any further extensions absent an... Read more

Rent Relief Available in Allegheny County and Surrounding Counties

March 24, 2021

HAVE YOUR RENTAL PROPERTIES BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC? YOU MAY BE ABLE TO RECEIVE RENTAL ASSISTANCE ON BEHALF OF YOUR TENANTS. CONTACT THE REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS AT STRASSBURGER MCKENNA GUTNICK... Read more

Summary of Business Provisions in American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

March 11, 2021

COBRA Health Care Coverage Section 9501 - Employees have new COBRA health care coverage continuation options.  Unemployed former employees can obtain premium assistance from April 1, 2021 through September... Read more

Tax Treatment of Expenses Paid with PPP Loans – Part 2

November 30, 2020

On November 18, the IRS, home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1187, released supplemental guidance on the tax treatment of approved business... Read more

SBA Guidance – Treatment of PPP Loans in M&A Deals and Equity Purchases

November 6, 2020

Recently, the SBA issued Procedural Notice 5000-20057 (the “Guidelines”) [ Read more