Category Archives: Legal Watch

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, Legal Watch, Intellectual Property

CARES Act: The Paycheck Protection Program

Apr
03
2020

Loan Options Provide Financial Relief For Small Businesses

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(Post updated April 6, 2020)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is one of the largest stimulus bills in American history and provides much needed financial relief to …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Corporate

USPTO extends filing deadlines

Apr
02
2020

blackboard with idea bubbleNew Deadlines are 30 Days From the Initial Due Date for Responses Due March 27 – April 30, 2020

Temporary authority to extend deadlines for filings was provided to the Director of the USPTO by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and …

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

Force Majeure National Emergencies Require Decisive Reaction

Apr
02
2020

Managing Truck Leases, Service Agreements and Corporate Leases Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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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 …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Corporate

Part 2: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Apr
01
2020

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

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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 …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

DOL Mandatory Poster For Employers With Fewer Than 500 Employees

Mar
31
2020

Employee Rights, Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Effective April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor has mandated that each covered employer post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

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

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

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

Mar
26
2020

Businesses Are Urged to Apply For “Economic Injury Disaster Loans” Now

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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 …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Corporate

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

Mar
25
2020

FMCSA Provides Hours of Service Exemption for Drivers Providing Relief to Coronavirus Outbreak

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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 …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Transportation

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

Mar
25
2020

The Lynch Law Group Remains Fully Operational

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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 …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch