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Pennsylvania Bar Institute Half-Day Webinar on Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets

access_time Posted on: June 25th, 2020

Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets On Monday morning, July 27, 2020, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute will hold a half-day webinar on Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets, which will feature Attorney Christine Nentwig, Co-Chair of CGA’s Labor and Employment Department, and Attorney Jeff Worley from Gibbel, Kraybill and Hess, presenting a session titled, No-Hire/No-Poach Agreements: The Latest Developments. The rapidly evolving law surrounding no-hire/no-poach agreements has the potential to affect businesses of all sizes in a wide range of industries, and the session will provide important, practical updates on current Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission guidance regarding such agreements, the… read more »

COVID-19 Update: New Information Regarding SBA’s Two Biggest Stimulus Programs

access_time Posted on: June 22nd, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted a significant quantity of new information over the past several days. In this article we will provide a basic overview of this new information with links to primary sources with more details and applications. We will begin with a review of the purpose of the SBA followed by updates on their two biggest stimulus programs for small businesses: the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Updates to these programs include reopening the EIDL and EIDL Advance portal, new PPP Interim Final Rules (IFRs), and the new EZ and revised full… read more »

COVID-19 Update: EIDL and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Applicants

access_time Posted on: June 16th, 2020

To meet the needs of small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible small businesses and nonprofits experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. SBA’s EIDL program provides low interest, long-term assistance for small businesses or non-profit organizations.  These loans help alleviate temporary loss of revenue and can be used to fund expenses, pay debt, and cover payroll and inventory.  The EIDL Advance offers up to $10,000 ($1,000 per employee) of emergency relief to businesses experiencing temporary difficulties, and these emergency funds do not need to be… read more »

COVID-19 Update: President Signs Paycheck Protection Plan Flexibility Act!

access_time Posted on: June 10th, 2020

President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010) .  This bill modifies several provisions regarding the forgiveness of loans to ease usage restrictions and increase the time businesses are able to utilize PPP funds. Major provisions of the bill include:   An extended forgiveness period, which gives businesses the option to extend the covered period from the original eight weeks to twenty four weeks beginning on the date of origination of a covered loan to December 31, 2020 (twenty-four weeks). An extension of the Jun 30th safe harbor for rehiring employees. A reduced payroll spending requirement from 75% to 60%. An extended… read more »

Labor and Employment Law Virtual Luncheon: Employment Law Update and Preparing to Return to Work

access_time Posted on: May 1st, 2020

CGA offers a primer on preparing your team to return to work. CGA Law firm’s experienced team of employment attorneys will provide proactive business leaders at all levels with an engaging and interactive update of employment laws and a primer on preparing your team of employees to return to work. The featured speakers, Attorneys Zach Nahass and Christine Nentwig, are Co-Chairs of the Labor and Employment Law Department at CGA Law Firm. Join our CGA experts for an enjoyable and informative working-lunch during which hosts will encourage participants to share their insights, ask questions, and share valuable tips. We look forward to seeing you there!… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Amendment to the Closure Order of Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses

access_time Posted on: April 23rd, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Amendment to the Closure Order of Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses One month after Governor Wolf issued an order to close all but “life sustaining” businesses, the Governor has amended his order to allow three business categories to re-open with limited operations. View Governor Wolf’s Amended Order Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine issued her own similar order. View Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s Order Governor Wolf and DOH Secretary Levine are authorizing the following businesses to conduct limited operations as long as they follow the state’s recommended guidance:  Limited construction activity may resume with strict compliance of… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Filing for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – Expanded Eligibility for Benefits

access_time Posted on: April 20th, 2020

COVID-13 Update: Filing for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – Expanded Eligibility for Benefits Pursuant to the CARES Act, unemployment compensation benefits are now available for individuals in Pennsylvania who cannot work as a direct result of COVID-19, but who are not normally eligible for unemployment benefits (i.e. independent contractors, self-employed, workers with limited work history, and others). The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program has been created to extend temporary, federally-funded benefits to these previously ineligible groups. An applicant is eligible if any of the following apply: Independent contractor, self-employed, 1099 filer, or farmer and affected by COVID-19,Someone in the household… read more »

COVID-19 Update: DOH Order Requiring Worker Safety Interventions

access_time Posted on: April 16th, 2020

The Secretary of the Department of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, signed an order to protect critical workers employed at businesses authorized to continue in-person operations during Governor Wolf’s closure order.  The order provides protections to keep employees at life-sustaining businesses safe and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The order requires employers to: Provide masks for employees and mandate that they be worn at all times during work, except when taking a break to eat or drink. (Employees may wear their own masks if the employer finds them to be compliant with the Department of Health and CDC guidance.)Prevent large… read more »