Tag Archives: COVID-19

Grantor Retained Annuity Trust – June Never Looked So Good

older couple meeting with attorney to develop estate plan with GRATAll Time Low 7520 “Hurdle” Rate For June Makes The “GRAT” A Very Attractive Estate Planning Strategy

June 2020 is shaping up to be a very attractive month for estate planning. As we maneuver through these uncertain times in light …

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3 Critical Steps to Reopening Your Business Safely

office workers wearing masks and gloves to protect from coronavirus

Planning to Protect Workers and Avoid Lawsuits

One of the biggest questions facing businesses of all sizes, across all industries, as we attempt to reopen the economy is: how can I keep my employees safe and reduce the chance of …

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PA Businesses Violating COVID-19 Orders May Face Sanctions

Criminal and Licensing Sanctions Are Among the Potential Legal Challenges Of Reopening Improperly

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As Pennsylvania’s regions and counties move from the mandatory stay-at-home orders or “phase red” into aggressive mitigation of “phase yellow,” businesses have raised a multitude of …

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Employees Can’t Choose Unemployment Compensation Over Suitable Work

Furloughed Workers May Face Fraud Charges For Collecting Unemployment After Receiving Offer to Work

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As businesses will soon begin to gradually reopen, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Unemployment Compensation’s website  (www.pa.us.gov) tells Employers to …

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Planning, Protection and Finance During A Pandemic

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Your attorney, insurance agent, and financial advisor always recommend that you plan, plan, plan. But it’s hard to know what to do and when to do it. The COVID-19 global …

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IRS Weighs-in on PPP Loans

PPP Borrowers Cannot Deduct Expenses Paid With Forgiven PPP Loan Proceedscalculator and financial and tax statements

On May 1, the IRS released guidance addressing the deductibility of the expenses paid by businesses receiving a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. While the CARES Act provides that …

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Governor Wolf’s Three Phase Plan To Reopen Pennsylvania

What Everyone Needs To Know Right Now

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has laid out a Three-Phase Plan for Pennsylvania (“the Plan”) to gradually reopen businesses and public spaces in the wake of his COVID-19 “stay at home” order. All of …

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Read the Terms of Service on Social Media Sites

By Posting to A Social Media Site – You Agree to the Terms of Service

woman taking selfie to post on social media sitesWhile Social Media was prevalent before the COVID-19 crisis, it is even more vital now as our only means of interacting with friends/family, current customers, …

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Pennsylvania Courts Begin The Process Of Reopening

Lower COVID-19 Infection Rate Will Allow Some Courts To Open Soon – Others Have Weeks To Go

gavel in Pennsylvania CourtroomOn April 28, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its newest order concerning the state of the Commonwealth’s judicial system during the COVID-19 …

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

Construction Site in Pennsylvania with man working on roofSafety 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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