COVID-19 Updates

CARES Act: The Paycheck Protection Program

Apr 08 2020
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Loan Options Provide Financial Relief For Small Businesses (Post updated April 8, 2020, to reflect the most current information about the Paycheck Protection Program) The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is one of the largest stimulus …

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Blackbeard, Copyright Fair Use, and the COVID-19 Crisis

Apr 07 2020
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ARRRRRR!! There was an important US Supreme Court case Allen vs. Cooper (no. 18-877) decided on March 23, 2020. It struck down the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act (CRCA) which allowed copyright owners to sue States for copyright infringement (using another’s …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Intellectual Property, Legal Watch

USPTO extends filing deadlines

Apr 02 2020
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USPTO Extends Certain Responsive Filing Deadlines to June 1, 2020. Responsive filings due between and inclusive of March 27 and May 31, 2020 are extended to June 1, 2020. The new notices supersede the previously posted: “Notice of Waiver of …

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Force Majeure National Emergencies Require Decisive Reaction

Apr 02 2020
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Managing Truck Leases, Service Agreements and Corporate Leases Amid COVID-19 Pandemic As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into its second month, impacting our society and economy, companies are working tirelessly to adjust and are straining to stop the financial bleeding from …

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Part 2: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Apr 01 2020
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Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act Division C of H.R. 6201 amends the FMLA to provide up to 12 weeks of family leave to eligible employees of covered employers because of qualifying needs related to childcare coverage “(Public Health …

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DOL Mandatory Poster For Employers With Fewer Than 500 Employees

Mar 31 2020
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Employee Rights, Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Effective April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor has mandated that each covered employer post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus …

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Not All Tax Deadlines are Extended – Which Tax Deadlines Affect You

Mar 30 2020
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Most Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines Have Been Extended But NOT All Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, and local tax agencies have been working to lessen the burden of filing and payment deadlines on taxpayers. Additionally, the IRS, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Estates and Trusts, Legal Watch

SBA Disaster Loan Available For Small Businesses Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Mar 26 2020
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Businesses Are Urged to Apply For “Economic Injury Disaster Loans” Now The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced a new lending program to assist small businesses and private, non-profit businesses as well. Under the new program, the SBA …

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Emergency Declaration Exempts Commercial Truck Drivers and Motor Carriers During COVID-19

Mar 25 2020
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FMCSA Provides Hours of Service Exemption for Drivers Providing Relief to Coronavirus Outbreak As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to force action by both state and federal governments, an emergency declaration was issued to allow industries like commercial motor vehicle operations …

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Courts in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and Beyond, Institute Emergency Procedures in Response to COVID-19

Mar 25 2020
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The Lynch Law Group Remains Fully Operational In as few as two weeks, businesses and society alike have been drastically affected by the spread of COVID-19. Many businesses have been ordered to cease operations entirely, while others have had no …

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