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. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Apr. 3, 2020

COVID-19 & Collections of Dues/Assessments: Guidance for HOAs

The ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic continues to affect every aspect of the economy. The sudden reduction in workers’ hours and revenues throughout the economic system has left many people feeling a financial pinch. The impact of that flows through the system to potentially create further economic problems in the short-, medium- and even long-term. As […]