In light of COVID-19, local government units have been uncertain how to approach public meetings and hearings. While public health and safety precautions limit individuals’ ability to gather together, Pennsylvania’s public meeting laws and municipal codes require the opportunity for the public to participate in meetings. In the absence of specific guidance, each municipal unit … Continued
In the three weeks since the CARES Act was signed into law, there have been numerous administrative and regulatory developments regarding state and federal taxation. This article summarizes several of the key developments. IRS Developments Payroll Protection Program Loans. Businesses, sole proprietors, and independent contractors have been encouraged to apply for loans through the Payroll … Continued
As COVID-19 continues to spread, many businesses have found themselves in uncharted territory, wondering how and if they will weather the storm. The impact of government-ordered shutdowns, loss of revenue, and disruptions to supply chains have left business leaders looking to their insurance policies for relief, specifically their Business Interruption Coverage. This article will explore … Continued
On March 19, 2020, Governor Wolf ordered that all non-life sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania close. This order significantly impacted the ability of professionals involved in the residential real estate transactions process to perform their functions. Under the new limited guidance, inspections, appraisals, final walk-throughs, and in-person title insurance activities may continue, subject to certain conditions … Continued
On April 9, 2020 Governor Wolf updated the Frequently Asked Questions as to Life Sustaining Businesses. Here is the full FAQ document as posted on Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development’s web page. Businesses with specific questions not addressed in the FAQ document should consult with their legal counsel.