Tag Archives: COVID-19

IRS Weighs-in on PPP Loans

PPP Borrowers Cannot Deduct Expenses Paid With Forgiven PPP Loan Proceeds 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 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 While 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, and …

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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 On 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

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

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

$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

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

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

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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