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 […]

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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 […]

FLB Law
May. 8, 2020

Executive Order Extending Civil Immunity to Healthcare Providers

Over the past several weeks, Governor Tom Wolf’s administration has taken actions to remove regulatory barriers in order to supplement the health care provider workforce and ensure the availability of sufficient personnel to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  In an effort to ensure adequate legal protection for health care practitioners, on May 6, 2020, Governor Wolf […]

FLB Law
May. 8, 2020

Webinar: Tips for International Trade in Covid-19 Era

On Tuesday, May 19 at 11 am, FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney Timothy D. Charlesworth will be presenting “Tips for International Trade in the COVID-19 Era,” in conjunction with LEXNET and the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center. Topics will include: Distributor Agreements Logistics Challenges Delays at Ports Changes in Export Rules Exporting […]

FLB Law
Apr. 29, 2020

PA Construction Sites, Marinas, Golf Courses and Campgrounds Set To Re-Open on May 1

Due to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), on March 19, 2020, Tom Wolf, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, issued an emergency Order mandating the closure of all “non-life-sustaining” businesses. Enforcement of the Order went into effect on March 23, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Since that time, several […]

FLB Law
Apr. 29, 2020

Update on PA Courts & Closures

On Tuesday April 28, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court updated its previous Orders, directing that the previously declared judicial emergency is extended through June 1, 2020. However, the Court also ordered that, beginning on May 4, 2020, the Courts shall be open to conduct business. At the same time, the Order directs that in-person access […]

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Apr. 28, 2020

Back to Business: Employment Law Considerations Now and After the “Great Cessation”

On Monday, May 4 at 11 am, FLB Employment Law & Labor Relations attorneys Jacob M. Sitman and Stephanie A. Koenig will be presenting “Back to Business: Employment Law Considerations Now and After the ‘Great Cessation’”, in conjunction with The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Topics will include: Reviewing Return to Work Policies Rehiring […]

FLB Law
Apr. 28, 2020

Construction Sites to Reopen on May 1 – Guidance for the Construction Industry

Under new guidelines issued by the Wolf Administration in Pennsylvania, construction projects can reopen this Friday, May 1, 2020, as long as they observe social distancing rules. Previously, the Governor had ordered most construction projects to temporarily close down unless they were supporting life-sustaining businesses or were granted an exemption from the general “stay at […]