FLB Law
Apr. 24, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program and Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Grants Re-Funded

Today, April 24, 2020, President Trump signed into law an amendment to the CARES Act relating to additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Emergency Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) grants, and other disaster loans.  Specifically, the amendment provides for an extra $310B in funding for PPP and $10B for EIDL grants.  Additionally, $50B in […]

FLB Law
Apr. 24, 2020

Review of Pennsylvania Senate Bill 841 and Related Scheduled Business Openings (April 24)

(Updated April 24, 2020) On April 20, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 841 into law and announced the first few incremental changes toward opening up Pennsylvania after its shutdown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Governor Wolf announced the restart of construction projects statewide starting Friday, May 1, curbside pickup of […]

FLB Law
Apr. 23, 2020

DOL Commences Enforcement Of Paid Leave Laws

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires employers with less than 500 employees to provide leave to employees due to certain COVID-19 qualifying reasons. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) set April 1, 2020, as the effective date for employers to implement the FFCRA’s regulatory requirements, but deferred enforcement of the law 30 days […]

FLB Law
Apr. 22, 2020

Prepare Today for Expected Additional PPP & EIDL Funding

Later this week and possibly as soon as Thursday, April 23, 2020, it is anticipated that Congress will approve an additional $310B in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding and allocate an additional $10B for Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) after the initial round of funding for both programs quickly dissolved. As with the first wave […]

FLB Law
Apr. 16, 2020

Employer Q&A on Recent Public Health and Safety Guidelines/Orders

As employers continue to manage the impacts of COVID-19 on the workplace and the workforce, the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health have issued additional guidance. We continue to receive many questions on the practical implications of Agency guidance and new legislation. Below are additional Q&A’s that employers should consider, […]

FLB Law
Apr. 16, 2020

Review of PA DOH Order Directing Public Health Safety Measures for Businesses

Since Governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses to close on March 19, 2020, businesses that have been permitted to keep their physical locations open have been searching for guidance from the government as to how to ensure the safety of their employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, on April 15, 2020, […]

FLB Law
Apr. 15, 2020

COVID-19: Guidance for the Construction Industry

The effects of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic are being felt throughout the economy. No matter what trade you may be in, every small business faces some similarities in this crisis. You may have questions about the Paycheck Protection Program and Small Business Administration loans. And of course, every small business runs on cash flow, and […]

FLB Law
Apr. 10, 2020

CARES Act: Tax Implications

(Updated April 10, 2020) On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) was signed into law by President Trump. Although the CARES Act was drafted to predominantly assist small businesses, specific industries, and health care professionals; several of the CARES Act provisions were tax related.  Our team of […]

FLB Law
Apr. 10, 2020

U.S. Restricts Export of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced a Temporary Final Rule (to be published and effective April 10, 2020), dealing with “Prioritization and Allocation of Certain Scarce or Threatened Health and Medical Resources for Domestic Use.”  This Rule prohibits the export of enumerated personal protective equipment (PPE), including certain respirators, surgical masks and gloves.  […]

FLB Law
Apr. 9, 2020

COVID-19 and Unemployment Compensation: An Overview for Employers

The disruption to the economy caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has left many employers with difficult choices. Many businesses have been ordered to close, while others have seen a substantial decline in business. The results have included layoffs, furloughs and employee terminations. Congress has answered in several ways to help businesses and their employees. […]