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What Should I Do If I Receive an Economic Impact Payment for a Deceased Individual?

May 8th, 2020

For those taxpayers who have a bank account on file with the IRS, the funds are directly deposited. Others without an account on file, or who do not file federal income taxes, will receive a check in the mail. One unfortunate outcome of sending money out to every eligible taxpayer is that some of those individuals passed away before receiving the payment.

Act 13 and Act 15 Bolster Flexibility for Pennsylvania Schools

April 30th, 2020

Together, these Acts have bolstered the flexibility required for schools to continue services, where possible, and maintain operations.

Applying IDEA and Section 504 in the Time of COVID

April 22nd, 2020

Services to be provided to students identified as eligible under the IDEA and Section 504 continue to be applicable during the time that schools are closed.

Act 15 0f 2020 Brings Much Needed Relief to Businesses and Political Subdivisions in Pennsylvania

April 21st, 2020

On April 20, 2020, Governor Wolf signed Act 15 of 2020 (SB 841), providing various forms of relief for businesses and municipalities throughout the Commonwealth.

Districts Are Reminded to Take Precautions Regarding Privacy During Era of Virtual Participation and Communication

April 15th, 2020

Staff and students should be reminded that recording any live school-related communication is prohibited. Further, expectations regarding limits for third party involvement in a group discussion must be clear.

IDEA Procedural and Timeline Relief Recommended

April 15th, 2020

On March 31, 2020, state and local special education administration organizations recommended temporary relief for certain IDEA provisions due to the school closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ensuring Government Transparency Under Right to Know During COVID-19

April 8th, 2020

Here is a summary of legal obligations under RIght To Know during this time.

Who Invited That Guy? Tips for Effective Virtual Board Meetings

April 6th, 2020

Here are a few tips to try and limit the opportunity for disruption while preserving the public’s right to attend and participate in school board meetings.

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.