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Monday, September 14, 2020

Federal Court Rules Wolf Actions Unconsitutional


Following a hearing in support of a request for declaratory judgment, U.S.D.C. Judge Stickman sided in favor of business owners over the Governor's mandated shutdown of businesses under the "life-sustaining" and "non-life-sustaining" designations published and re-published numerous times over March, April and May of this year.


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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

IRS Tax Tip on Choosing Payroll Services


The September 1, 2020 IRS email blast included the following helpful information.

 

Tax Tip 2020-112


Choosing a trustworthy payroll service provider can protect employers from fraud

When hiring a company to handle payroll and payroll tax, employers should carefully choose their payroll service provider. This can help a business avoid missed deposits for employment taxes and other unpaid bills.

Most of these businesses provide quality service but there are some who don’t have their clients' best interests in mind. Each year, there are a few payroll service providers who don’t submit their client’s payroll taxes and closedown abruptly.
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Monday, August 31, 2020

Webinar Announcement!


We will tackle a variety of topics on September 21, 2020 at 3 pm. 

Top 10 Mid-Pandemic Issues for Small Businesses

This 30 minute presentation followed by Q&A will touch on 10 of the most compelling legal issues facing small business as as we remain in the mid-pandemic phase.

 

  • Contracts that Win

  • Employees to Keep

  • Employees on Leave

  • Vendor Supply

  • Real Estate

  • Customer Happiness

  • (and 4 more if you are counting)

 

You can register here:

https://us02web.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Join us for an Essential Webinar - Family Business Succession Planning


Our 30 minute "Essentials" webinar series kicks off on August 31 with a special focus on family business succession planning.
Who? Many of our clients have carried the business to its fullest and are ready to retire. Other business owners are just flat out fatigued and are looking for the Exit.

 
We will present a business owner's outline of the process to transition a business. This session will lay the groundwork for those needing to understand how the process can work.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

PA Extends Halt of Evictions to August 31, 2020


This week, Governor Wolf signed yet another Executive Order preventing residential evictions.

 

Specifically, the EO states:

 

  • Section 2: Notice Requirements of the Landlord and Tenant Act and other Acts Suspended Commencing on July 10, the notice requirements mandated by the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951 and the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act are stayed until August 31, 2020, thereby tolling the ability to commence the timelines necessary for the initiation of residential eviction proceedings. All residential eviction proceedings requiring compliance with the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951 and the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act cannot commence until August 31, 2020. All eviction timelines must be computed with a start date of August 31, 2020, at which point any previously delivered Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951 and Manufactured Home Community Rights Act notices will be deemed delivered and any eviction proceedings may commence. The eviction proceedings requiring compliance with the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951 and the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act may proceed from that point forward in the normal course of action.
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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Employee Vacay: 1 week or 3?


For your information, the PA Department of Health has issued the following travel related restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic.  Employers should inform staff of these current limitations with instructions to work from home or use other PTO to cover the additional days away from work.  

 

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Find Lost Money - PA Unclaimed Property


According to PA Treasure Joe Torsella:

"The Pennsylvania Treasury is currently seeking the owners of more than $3.5 billion in unclaimed property.  Treasury receives hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed property every year. These items and funds go missing, often for things as simple as a misspelled name or an out-of-date address."

 

We encourage our clients to check the Unclaimed Property website annually.
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Monday, July 6, 2020

Retirement Updates Amid COVID - 19


On May 4, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published questions and answers regarding retirement provisions in Section 2202 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In addition to providing aid for individuals and businesses, the CARES Act increases accessibility to funds and loans from certain retirement plans and accounts. The information the IRS recently published clarifies which individuals may benefit from the legislation and which plans and accounts are covered.


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Thursday, June 4, 2020

PA Counties Going Green


Pennsylvania has moved Allegheny County and Westmoreland County to GREEN as of June 5, 2020.
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Monday, May 25, 2020

Roundup - Federal Agency Return To Work Guidance


Several Federal agencies have offered employer guidance on return to work issues.

  1. The White House Corona virus task force is issued guidance for each state concerning reopening. That is located at http:\\whitehouse.gov/openingAmerica
  2. The CDC issued a simple to follow that decision tree. It is located here open: Read more . . .


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