COVID-19 Updates

Construction to Resume in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania on May 1, 2020

Apr 29 2020
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Safety Restrictions Will Be In Place On Construction Sites On Monday, April 27, 2020, the City of Pittsburgh announced that it would allow construction activity to resume on Friday, May 1, 2020, after the hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. …

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Health of A State: Police Power and the Stay-at-Home Order

Apr 27 2020
US Supreme Court

Are Governor Wolf’s Orders Unconstitutional? COVID-19 has affected so many lives that the American people do not know whom to look to for assurances. Every day there are updates from the President of the United States, as well as updates …

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PPP and EIDL Replenished

Apr 25 2020
Congress Approves Replenishment of PPP and EIDL

$484 Billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds Approved On April 23, Congress approved a $484 billion bill designed in large part to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs. Initially, Congress earmarked $350 billion …

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Processing Wage Garnishments During COVID-19

Apr 24 2020
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Employers Obligations and Considerations For Wage Garnishments An Employer’s duties and responsibilities to process wage garnishments continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Compliance with court-ordered deductions and garnishments are to be maintained to avoid a potential judgment from a court finding …

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Mandatory Mask Order For Pennsylvania

Apr 22 2020
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What Pennsylvania’s Mask Order Means for You and Your Business On April 15, 2020, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, issued a statewide order concerning the use of face coverings and masks to help prevent the spread of the …

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Pennsylvania Temporarily Allows Remote Notary Services

Apr 20 2020
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SB 841 Provides Framework for Remote Online Notarizations On  April 20, 2020, Governor Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 841 which, among other things, provided a loose framework for notaries to perform authorized “remote online notarizations” (RON), while also providing …

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Local Governments Have In-Person Quorum Requirements Waived During COVID-19

Apr 16 2020
Pennsylvania State Capitol Building

The Pennsylvania General Assembly Passes Senate Bill 841 Senate Bill 841 passed by unanimous vote in both chambers, which, among other items, provides Pennsylvania municipalities and local agencies relief from in-person quorum requirements. The Bill is expected to be signed …

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OSHA Releases Plan For Investigating COVID-19 Claims In The Workplace

Apr 15 2020
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DOL Provides New Guidance Regarding Inspections During  Coronavirus Pandemic The U.S. Department of Labor released OSHA’s Interim Enforcement Response Plan providing guidance to Employers and workers on how OSHA will conduct inspections and also providing direction to the agency and …

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Executing Estate Planning Documents During COVID-19

Apr 13 2020
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The Lynch Law Group Offers Remote Estate Planning Services Amid the COVID-19 crisis, many people are wondering about the requirements and recommendations for executing an estate plan. We have compiled a list of the minimum statutory requirements for the critical …

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CARES Act – Waiver of 2020 Required Minimum Distributions

Apr 09 2020
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The CARES Act Waives 2020 RMDs For Individuals As many of you are aware, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or “CARES Act”—the third emergency bill that Congress has passed in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—was signed …

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