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New COVID-19 Orders: Business Update Part 8

On November 17, 2020, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health (SOH) announced an update on the growing number of cases in Pennsylvania and amended certain provisions of the targeted mitigation order. Less than a week later, on November 23rd, the SOH and Governor Wolf announced sweeping changes to the prior regime of targeted mitigation measures. This flurry … Continued

Recent Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act Decisions Provide Clarity

Two recent court decisions concerning Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act  (“MMA”) provide clarity on the rights of employees and the limits of the Act.   Employees have the right to sue employers for violations of the MMA. In Palmiter v. Commonwealth Health Systems, Inc., an employee sued her employer who fired her for testing positive for … Continued

Spotlight on Elder Law

Do you lie awake at night wondering how you will afford the cost of long-term care? Are you looking for options that will allow you and/or your loved ones to stay in your own home as long as possible? Are you confused by the multitude of government programs available to assist seniors?  Do you hope … Continued

Further Modifications to Green Phase Occupancy Limits: Business Update 7

In our last Business Update, we addressed the various differences between the Green, Yellow, and Red phases of Governor Wolf’s business shutdown orders, and what businesses should focus on when moving between phases. Since that update, we have seen the Governor issue a universal masking order expanding the masking requirements throughout the state and a … Continued

The DOL Revises FFCRA Regulations

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued revised regulations on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). At its base, the FFCRA provides two weeks of paid sick leave (EPLA) and up to an additional 10 weeks of paid expanded family and medical leave (EFMLA) when an employee is experiencing a qualifying condition. The duration … Continued

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