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, […]

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 […]

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. 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.  […]

Apr. 6, 2020

COVID-19: PA Department of Health Order Directing Building Safety Measures

Since the Governor of Pennsylvania signed an Order Mandating Closure of All Businesses That Are Not Life Sustaining, many life-sustaining business and businesses operating under a waiver granted by the Department of Community and Economic Development have been struggling to implement appropriate new workplace/building safety rules and guidelines to keep employees and customers safe during […]

Apr. 1, 2020

CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program Documentation Checklist

With the recent passage of the CARES Act, the expansion of SBA 7(a) (Paycheck Protection Program) loans has left many businesses wondering what they can do to take advantage this advantageous program. While we are awaiting regulations and guidance on the implementation of the Program, we anticipate the following documents may be required when applying […]

Apr. 1, 2020

COVID-19: Emergency Financing Options for Businesses (April 1)

(Updated April 1, 2020) The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak has left a lot of businesses struggling financially due to closures, reduced workload and supply chain issues. To assist businesses during these extraordinary times, local and federal resources are being allocated to provide various emergency funding options. This chart helps simplify the government financing options currently available, […]

Mar. 24, 2020

COVID-19: Guidance for Nonprofit Organizations and Emergency Bylaws

With many governmental authorities expanding restrictions on group gatherings and issuing “stay at home” orders, FLB has provided answers (below) to some of the important questions that many individuals involved with Pennsylvania nonprofit corporations may have.  We will continue to update our online postings and offer general advice on recurrent issues as they arise: What […]

Mar. 24, 2020

COVID-19: SBA Offers Low-Interest Federal Disaster Loans

(Updated March 24, 2020) FLB’s Corporate, Business and Banking group attorneys are here to support small businesses and nonprofits as they face challenges presented by the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is partnering with designated states and territories to offer low-interest, long-term federal disaster loans for working capital to small […]

Apr. 14, 2020

COVID-19: Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Tax Updates (April 14)

(Updated April 14, 2020) On March 20, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR) released a series of tax alerts in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our team of attorneys briefly describes several of the material updates below. However, due to the rapidly changing nature of this pandemic, additional guidance will evolve and be […]