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Act 15 of 2020 Provides Clarity to Local Government During COVID-19

April 22, 2020

On April 20, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 15 of 2020 (previously SB 841).  Act 15 takes effect immediately and addresses a host of issues for local governments and agencies across the Commonwealth.  The legislation, which also... Read more

The Battle Over Business Interruption Coverage

April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has wreaked havoc on the food/beverage and hospitality industries, many of which have turned to their insurers seeking relief under commercial policies for the interruption to their business as a... Read more

Congress Restarts Stimulus Loan Program

April 22, 2020

The Senate passed the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act” (the “Bill”) on Tuesday, April 21 and the House is expected to pass the Bill on Thursday, April 23.  The President has said that he will sign the Bill. ... Read more

Pennsylvania Proposes Legislation Aimed Easing the Burden on Policyholders During COVID-19 Pandemic*

April 17, 2020

*Co-Authored by Adam J. Tragone, Christopher J. Azzara and Erica L. Laughlin Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have proposed legislation aimed at easing the burden on policyholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The draft legislation, which has recently... Read more

IRS Issues Guidance on Social Security Tax Deferral under the CARES Act*

April 15, 2020

*Co-Authored by S. John Kelly The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provided relief for employers in the form of deferral of the deposit and payment of the employer's share of social security taxes on wages (6.2% of... Read more

Best Practices for Right-to-Know-Law Requests during the COVID-19 Pandemic*

April 8, 2020

*Co-Authored by Alexis Wheeler, Ena Lebel, and Gretchen Moore During this challenging time, public agencies and municipalities are still required to abide by the Right-to-Know Law (RTKL), and to the extent possible, respond to requests for public... Read more

Best Practices for Open Meetings during the COVID-19 Pandemic*

April 8, 2020

*Co-Authored by Alexis Wheeler, Ena Lebel, and Gretchen Moore This is a supplement to our March 19, 2020 blog post “Public Meetings in the Wake of COVID-19.” ... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – Summary of Corporate Tax Changes Under the “CARES Act”

April 1, 2020

On March 28, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (H.R. 748) was signed into law with the goal of providing emergency economic assistance to businesses affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more

CLIENT ALERT – COVID-19 Crisis Prompts Additional Legislation to Protect Employees

April 1, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) now requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for... Read more

“CARES Act” Paycheck Protection Loan Program for Small Businesses

April 1, 2020

On March 28, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (H.R. 748) was signed into law with the goal of providing emergency economic assistance to businesses affected by the novel coronavirus... Read more