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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Time to Reopen? Check here first

Despite the uncertainty that has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic and that still lies ahead, one thing remains certain: Most businesses will eventually reopen.

On April 16, 2020, President Trump set forth guidelines for the reopening of businesses in the United States. Additionally, governors from various states continue to roll back statewide stay-home orders in the hopes of restarting economies that have been crippled by this pandemic.Business owners navigating this new landscape must figure out how to restart their operations while keeping their staff and customers as healthy as possible. Specific plans of action must be put in place for the safe and effective reopening of businesses.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

FFCRA Notice and Non-discrimination Requirements

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain public employers and private employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act

The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) applies to employees who are unable to
work (or telework) due to one of the following six circumstances:
1. The employee is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation
order related to COVID–19
2. The employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine
due to concerns related to COVID–19.
3. The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID–19 and seeking a medical
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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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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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Friday, December 27, 2019

SECURE Act: How It Will Affect You and the Beneficiaries of Your Retirement Accounts

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act). The SECURE Act, which is effective January 1, 2020.


The Act is the most impactful legislation affecting retirement accounts in decades. The SECURE Act has several positive changes: It increases the required beginning date (RBD) for required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your individual retirement accounts from 70 ½ to 72 years of age, and it eliminates the age restriction for contributions to qualified retirement accounts. However, perhaps the most significant change will affect the beneficiaries of your retirement accounts: The SECURE Act requires most designated beneficiaries to withdraw the entire balance of an inherited retirement account within ten years of the account owner’s death.
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Sunday, April 28, 2019

C&B Resolves Miulti-Million Dollar Construction Defect Case in Favor of School District

The construction litigation team at Creenan & Baczkowski, PC recently obtained court approval of a successful negotiated settlement against the contractor.  The multi-million dollar settlement resulted from C&B persistence in demonstrating the ongoing nature and scope of the structural damages.  

The C&B Team included Jim Creenan, Esquire, Jake Oresick, Esquire, and paralegal Joanne Parise.  

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

To better serve our business clients, C&B becomes a commercial registered office provider

Many small business owners face a dilemma when  starting out - what address should I use for my official business registration?   

Under Pennsylvania law (15 P.S. Sec. 109), entities required to provide a registered office address in any document filed in the Department of State may enter into a contract for the services of a Commercial Registered Office Provider (CROP), and may list the name of the CROP in lieu of providing a registered office address. This option is also available for any corporation or association that does not have a physical location or mailing address in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

C&B Supports ACBF Pro Bono and "Jeans for Justice"

Our office supported Pro Bono Month and the Allegheny County Bar Foundation's annual Jeans for Justice fundraiser and awareness campaign.  

 Check out the great things lawyers do to help our communities.


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Saturday, September 29, 2018

LaCava Completes Summer Internship

Nicholas LaCava, a rising senior at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, has completed a summer internship with Creenan & Baczkowski, P.C.  We wish Nick the very best as he enters his senior year of college and continues on his path toward law school.


Did you know?

From time to time, Creenan & Baczkowski, PC hires students to assist in various aspects of the practice, from data and litigation support, file management, and marketing.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

C&B Obtains $23 Million Dollar Consent Judgment in Multi-Party Construction Case

The Creenan & Baczkowski, PC trial team of Jim Creenan and Joanne Parise recently filed a $23,000,000.000 judgment by consent in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  The team will now pursue claims against the remaining subcontractor and the contractor's insurer as they seek a full recovery for the client.  

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