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Department of Labor Releases Procedures for the Small Business Exemption to COVID-19 Legal Requirements

April 3rd, 2020

Under the FFCRA, small businesses, or organizations with fewer than 50 employees, may qualify for an exemption to the FFCRA’s leave entitlements. Depending on the circumstances, a small business may be exempt from leave entitlements as to all employees, or just as to certain employees.

Department of Labor Releases Regulations to Clarify COVID-19 Leave Entitlements

April 3rd, 2020

On April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor released regulations to clarify leave entitlements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Update Regarding Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Benefits During Coronavirus Pandemic

April 2nd, 2020

In this HR Law Update, attorney Ellen Schurdak updates the latest on unemployment during COVID-19.

Providing Instruction During COVID-19: Videoconferencing Questions for Schools and Students

March 30th, 2020

It is legal for teachers to videoconference directly with students, even if they are in their own home?

COVID-19’s Impact on Municipal Debt Issuance

March 30th, 2020

Under Pennsylvania’s Local Government Unit Debt Act, local government units are required to file applications or debt proceedings with the DCED.  In fact, local government units must secure approval from DCED prior to closing on any debt transactions involving new money capital projects or refundings/refinancings. 

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, “CARES ACT” Passed by Congress

March 27th, 2020

CARES ACT Passed by Congress, Awaits Presidential Signature

SB 751/Act 13 In a Nutshell: Emergency Education Act Addresses Issues for Schools During COVID-19

March 27th, 2020

This afternoon, Governor Wolf signed SB 751 into law as Act 13 of 2020, offering assistance and guidance to Pennsylvania schools for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidelines for Divorced/Separated Parents Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26th, 2020

In this time of uncertainty, here is some good advice on how to handle custody and co-parenting issues during the pandemic.

Estate Planning Considerations During This Era of Social Distance

March 25th, 2020

This unprecedented time of uncertainty has impacted all facets of our lives. We have had to adjust how we live our lives and work each day, and proper estate planning has become even more essential.

Employee Pay: Guideline for Schools During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 25th, 2020

Once enacted into law, Senate Bill 751 provides that no employee of any school entity who was employed as of March 13, 2020 shall receive more or less compensation that the employee would otherwise have been entitled to receive