May. 15, 2021

“To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate”: Stephanie A. Kobal Discusses Issues Facing Employers in Lehigh Valley Business

Stephanie A. Kobal, shareholder in FLB’s Employment Law & Labor Relations Practice recently contributed to Lehigh Valley Business’ special COVID Recovery issue. The article, titled “To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: Pressing Issues Facing Employers Related to the COVID-19 Vaccine,” provides guidance to employers on whether they can require employees to become vaccinated. Ms. Kobal […]

Apr. 21, 2021

Stephanie Kobal Koenig To be Panelist in LVB Leadership Series Webinar

On Wednesday, April 28 at noon, FLB Real Estate & Employment Law attorney Stephanie Kobal Koenig will be a panelist in the Lehigh Valley Business Leadership Series webinar, “Positioning Your Business in a Post COVID Economy.” This free webinar will feature Ms. Koenig and other local leaders as they discuss what companies should be doing […]

Mar. 31, 2021

President Biden’s Proposed Tax Legislation – An Overview

Less than 100 days into President Biden’s presidential term, he has proposed a sweeping tax and spending policy. While this plan has yet to be debated or passed, it does give a good indication of what impact the plan may have on U.S. businesses and individuals. Corporate & Personal Tax Rates As a reminder, under […]

Mar. 12, 2021

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 Notes and Highlights

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “ARP”) is the latest in Coronavirus relief legislation. On March 10, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the bill as amended by the Senate. President Biden signed the ARP into legislation on March 11. Below is a summary of the provisions that will have a direct impact […]

Feb. 9, 2021

Pennsylvania Entities – Time to Get Your Decennial Filings Ready

It’s 2021, so that means it’s time for Pennsylvania businesses and organizations to get their decennial filings ready. Every ten years, Pennsylvanian entities must submit a decennial filing or decennial report during the years ending with the numeral “1”, (i.e., 2011, 2021, 2031). The objective of these filings is for the state to reissue names […]

Jan. 13, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Round Two – Are You Eligible to Pursue a Second Loan?

On Monday, January 11, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (the SBA) along with the Treasury Department re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for both new and existing borrowers. This article focuses on existing PPP borrowers and outlines the steps to take to apply for a second draw PPP loan. Business principals considering a PPP […]

Jan. 13, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Round Two – Guidance for First-Time Applicants

On December 27, 2020, the Economic Aid Act was signed into law, which is intended to, among other things, continue providing assistance to companies and entrepreneurs whose businesses were adversely affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. A key provision of the Economic Aid Act is an expansion of the already existing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). […]

Nov. 20, 2020

Northampton County Reopened Its COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

Good news for small businesses. On November 20, 2020, the Northampton County COVID-19 Relief Small Business Grant Program re-opened and is currently accepting applications. Northampton County Council has approved this Grant Program, in partnership with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, that will distribute $1.3 million dollars of CARES Act Funds to Northampton County […]

Nov. 9, 2020

New SBA Questionnaires for PPP Borrowers with Loans $2 Million and Above

On October 26, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a notice that it intends to release two new forms relating to borrowers’ good faith certifications that current economic conditions made the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan necessary to ongoing business operations.  The new documents are Form 3509 – Loan Necessity Questionnaire (For-Profit Borrowers) and […]

Oct. 23, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Beware of Email Scams

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a warning about email scams related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and its borrowers. Borrowers are reporting receiving emails from “sba-attorneys.com” that inform the recipient PPP funds were issued to them erroneously and action must be taken to avoid “potential criminal liability.” This email is […]