Jun. 4, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010)

Following significant backlash from business owners, members of Congress, accountants, academics and others, yesterday, Congress passed H.R. 7010, otherwise known as the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, and is expected to be signed into law by the President, today, June 4, 2020.  H.R. 7010 is a bill that modifies the CARES Act in […]

May. 29, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Judicial Emergency to Cease as of June 1

On May 21, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an Order declaring that the previously established judicial emergency in Pennsylvania will cease after June 1, 2020. However, the Court also ordered that previously entered judicial orders in the intermediate appellate courts and local courts shall remain in full force and effect until they expire by […]

May. 28, 2020

As Pennsylvania Re-opens for Business, Additional Guidance for Businesses is Released

As Pennsylvania re-opens for business, with all counties moving to the Yellow Phase by June 5 and some counties already in the Green Phase,  new guidance has been issued for businesses as they move through the phases, in addition to the Business & Building Safety Guidelines. For counties moving into green phase the following guidance […]

May. 27, 2020

Webinar – Commercial Landlord & Lease Issues

The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt throughout the economy, with a collapse of demand in basically every consumer-facing industry, including restaurants, hotels, airlines, gas stations, and non-grocery retail stores. These problems flow through the economic food chain, with businesses unable to pay landlords. Many businesses have questions about how to handle payments to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]