FLB Law
May. 26, 2020

Summary of Guidance on “To Go” Mixed Drinks for Hotel and Restaurant Licensees

  On May 21, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania signed into law Act 21 of 2020, which allows certain hotel and restaurant licensees to temporarily sell prepared beverages and mixed drinks to go, effective immediately. Entities Covered By Act 21 Hotel and restaurant licensees that have lost at least 25% of […]

FLB Law
May. 20, 2020

Guidance for Real Estate Industry: Resuming Operations in PA

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Tom Wolf, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, issued guidance for businesses in the real estate industry, allowing them to operate during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions, regardless of their county’s red, yellow or green phase status. Effective May 19, 2020, all businesses in the real estate industry, including: real […]

FLB Law
May. 19, 2020

Webinar – Telemedicine: Is it a Critical Component of the “New Normal”?

These are incredibly challenging times. Soon, practices across the state of Pennsylvania will be expanding their services and facing a “New Normal”. How do you “reopen” for your patients? Your staff? Your families? Yourselves? Maraleen Shields, Shareholder in Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s Litigation & Healthcare Groups will join Tonyehn Verkitus, Executive Director of the Lackawanna […]

FLB Law
May. 18, 2020

CARES Act Resource Page

On March 25, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act offers critical economic stimuli to individuals, businesses and healthcare institutions as a result of the extreme financial strains caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. On March 27, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives […]

FLB Law
May. 18, 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness – Frequently Asked Questions

Updated May 18, 2020 What is “loan forgiveness”? The main benefit of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is that if the proceeds from the loan are properly spent within the eight week “Covered Period”—which begins, at the election of the applicant, on the day the PPP proceeds are deposited into the applicant’s bank account or […]

FLB Law
May. 14, 2020

Guidance for Employers: Bringing Employees Back to Work

As the COVID-19 restrictions begin to relax and employees are permitted to return to the workplace, employers will likely have questions regarding the logistics for that return. The return to the workplace is not without complication. Some employees will be more than ready to return, while others will have many concerns about returning. The first […]

FLB Law
May. 13, 2020

Updated PPP Good-Faith Certification Guidance

(Updated May 14, 2020) On May 13, 2020, the Treasury Department updated its Frequently Asked Question list to provide guidance regarding the much talked about “good-faith certification” that each borrower must make on its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application.  Specifically, in order to obtain PPP funds, the borrower must certify that “Current economic uncertainty makes […]

FLB Law
May. 12, 2020

COBRA: New, Extended Healthcare Plan Deadlines All Employers Should Know

As a result of new guidance issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees now have more time to elect and pay for healthcare continuation coverage under COBRA. On May 4, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service released a new Final Rule on this temporary extension. Here is a link to […]

FLB Law
May. 11, 2020

Webinar – Reopening Your PA Physician Practice: Challenges and Opportunities

These are incredibly challenging times. Soon, practices across the state of Pennsylvania will be expanding their services and facing a “New Normal”. How do you “reopen” for your patients? Your staff? Your families? Yourselves? Maraleen Shields, Shareholder in Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s Litigation & Healthcare Groups will join Tonyehn Verkitus, Executive Director of the Lackawanna […]

FLB Law
May. 10, 2020

PA Governor Signs Order Providing Protections Against Foreclosures & Evictions

On May 7, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order to create and extend protections to property owners and tenants throughout the Commonwealth from the latent economic impacts of the state-wide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the executive order builds on a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order that closed court eviction […]