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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act



The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“ELMLEA”) broadens the
scope of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”), making it applicable to
employers with fewer than 500 employees, including law firms, without the exclusions
found in FMLA for companies with fewer than 50 employees within a 75 mile radius.
Regulations are expected to be promulgated as soon as April, 2020, specifying that
certain provisions may not apply to certain employers with fewer than 50 employees
if the leave requirements would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going
concern. The bottom line: unless your firm qualifies for an exemption, it will likely be
subject to ELMLEA (even if it was never subject to FMLA).
Eligible employees (those who have been employed for at least 30 calendar days) can
apply for extended leave if, as a result of a public health emergency (i.e.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

 

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed.
The Act has two important new laws for employees, intended to provide relief as
most people’s lives have been impacted in some way by COVID-19: (1) the Emergency
Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act; and (2) the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.
FFCRA also offers tax credits and exemptions designed to protect the viability of
businesses during a time of economic stress.


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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Changes to PA List - Quick summary


The Life-Sustaining Business List has been updated twice in the last 3 days.  Here's quick list of changes:

  • Accounting and payroll – now permitted

  • Construction – emergency repairs permitted

  • Insurance carrier and agencies are now permitted – but no in person sales.

  • Dry-cleaning and Laundry - permitted

  • Household services – permitted.

  • Manufacturing – Glass and glass product, lime and gypsum, – now permitted

  • Aerospace products and parts – added exception - "Except defense industrial base manufacturing under CISA advisory is permitted"

  • Vehicle and parts wholesaler- permitted

  • Specialty food stores – permitted

  • Beer distributors -permitted

  • Clothing – exception added - "Except uniforms and accessories/supplies for public safety and health care professionals"

  • Misc. Store – exception added_ "Except pet supplies stores permitted"

  • Banks- exception added "This category includes consumer banks and credit unions using drive-through, ATM, and limited lobby services.
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Sunday, March 22, 2020

March 21 Upated Closure List

Text Box: Remediation Services

 

Industry

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Responding to PA's Business Closure List


Governor Wolf has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 


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Friday, March 20, 2020

List of Non-essential Businesses


 

The categorical list of businesses closed by the Governor's Edict:

https://www.


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Friday, March 20, 2020

PA Governor Shuts Down Businesses - Enforcement to Begin at Midnight


Click here for the Governor's Edict shutting down your business

Thursday March 19, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Shuts Down Businesses

 

The full text of the Order is here:

 

ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA REGARDING THE CLOSURE OF ALL BUSINESSES THAT ARE NOT LIFE SUSTAINING WHEREAS, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) have declared a novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) a “public health emergency of international concern,” and the U.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Prompts Fed to Delay Tax Filing and Payment Deadline


COVID-19 Prompts Fed to Delay Tax Filing and Payment Deadline

03/18/20

This article has been updated to reflect the U.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

PA Unemployment Compensation UC Changes


Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry announced relaxed eligibility due to COVID-19.

Mainly, the waiting week is waived and the work search requirement is also waived.

See Read more . . .


Monday, March 16, 2020

C&B Temporary Adjustment to Client Services

Our existing clients know we take great pride in our client service.  Due to public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus, we have adjusted our service model for the next few weeks.
In order to protect our team and to otherwise slow or limit the impact of the coronavirus, we are taking the following measures until further notice:
  • Walk in appointments cannot be accepted
  • New client appointments will be deferred
  • Currently scheduled client appointments will continue
  • We will ask all visitors to self-screen
  • We will offer phone or video consults in lieu of office meetings
Otherwise, we remain open for business.  

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