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COVID-19 Update: What Is a “Life Sustaining” Business?

access_time Posted on: March 24th, 2020

COVID-19: What is a “life sustaining” business? In the wake of Governor Wolf’s March 19, 2020 Order mandating closures for COVID-19 mitigation, which was amended March 20, 2020, to close all but “life sustaining” businesses, many Pennsylvania companies have been left without clear guidance as to whether they are required to close or not. Some business, like hospitals and grocery stores, clearly fall in the “life sustaining” category, while others, like movie theatres and retail clothing stores, clearly do not.  For businesses that do not fall into such clear categories, the Commonwealth’s list of “life sustaining” businesses does not necessarily… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Governor Wolf’s Closure Order

access_time Posted on: March 24th, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in PA to close their physical locations to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order was put in effect on Thursday, March 19th and updated on Saturday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 24. View Governor Wolf’s order HERE.View an updated list of industry subsections and groups that may or may not continue physical operations HERE. If you would like clarification on the closure order or assistance in completing a waiver, please contact a CGA Law Firm attorney (CGA attorneys).

COVID-19 Update: Available and Committed to Serving You

access_time Posted on: March 19th, 2020

Governor Wolf has ordered all non-life sustaining businesses to close their doors due to the increasing threat of COVID-19.  The CGA Law Firm locations may be physically closed, but our legal team of attorneys and paralegals are working remotely and will continue to answer your phone calls and emails. You have our assurance that we will continue to be responsive to your legal needs and assist you in navigating these difficult circumstances. We remain committed to providing excellent legal services and are using advanced technologies creatively to serve our clients and community. Click here for a list of CGA attorneys… read more »

COVID-19 Update: A Message to Our Clients and Friends

access_time Posted on: March 18th, 2020

Paragraph CGA Law Firm remains committed to providing exceptional legal services to individuals, businesses and local government. Despite the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to devote the resources necessary to provide the services that you need, while endeavoring to protect the personal safety of our clients, employees and the communities that we serve. CONTACT US – As always, our Legal Team remains available via telephone, email, and teleconferencing during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Telephone: 717-848-4900, Email: info@cgalaw.com. Many of us are working remotely when possible, but essential staff remain in the office. The firm… read more »

Zach Nahass Wins ADA Case for Client in Federal Court

access_time Posted on: October 23rd, 2019

On August 30, 3019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit handed CGA client George Matheis a significant victory in a case where he had been unlawfully barred from a plasma donation facility based on his use of a service dog. Mr. Matheis is represented by CGA attorney Zachary E. Nahass. While the anti-discrimination provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) explicitly apply to businesses such as laundromats, dry-cleaners, banks, barbershops, beauty shops, travel services, shoe repair services, funeral parlors, gas stations, offices of accountants, lawyers and other professionals, pharmacies, insurance offices, health care facilities, hospitals,… read more »

Labor and Employment Law Seminar: Where Leadership and the Law Intersect

access_time Posted on: October 20th, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 8:30 am – 1:00 p.m. Country Club of York, 1400 Country Club Road, York, PA 17403 Please join attorneys Zachary Nahass and Christine Nentwig (Co-Chairs of Labor and Employment Law at CGA Law Firm) and Amy Lafko of Cairn Consulting. Solutions for a valuable and productive leadership seminar.This half day seminar will cover leadership techniques related to hiring, retention, and performance management that will build a culture of success and keep you compliant and out of the courtroom. The seminar will also feature a panel discussion with: Andrew Paxton , President and General Counsel, United Fiber & Data Pamela Funk , Director of Human Resources,… read more »

Zach Nahass Represents Retired Police Officer

access_time Posted on: October 14th, 2019

Attorney Zachary Nahass represented a retired police officer who had been the victim of unlawful discrimination when a plasma donation facility prevented him from donating due to his use of a service dog. Zach secured a favorable decision in federal court from the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals by persuading it that a plasma donation facility is subject to the regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Third Circuit both affirmed and reversed in part the earlier decision of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, which had granted summary judgment in favor of the… read more »

The Importance of Developing Job Descriptions & Employee Handbooks

access_time Posted on: March 1st, 2017

Article by: Zachary E. Nahass For municipal officials who may never have been required to think about, much less participate in, traditional human resources tasks such as recruiting and hiring staff, developing and implementing employee policies, and receiving and processing employee complaints, engaging in those tasks may be daunting and unpleasant.  However, because most small and mid-sized municipalities do not have dedicated human resources personnel, but rely on their generalist administrators (who may themselves have limited experience in the area of human resources) to manage all aspects of employee relations, elected officials often find themselves in unfamiliar territory. Regardless the… read more »

Liability for Acts of Student Bullies Turns on Adequacy of District Response

access_time Posted on: December 16th, 2014

The disparate nature of school district responses to claims of student bullying led to different results in recent decisions from the federal appellate courts. In a September 2014 decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s ruling, which dismissed a student’s claims against the district related to bullying she experienced at the hands of her classmates. On the other hand, an August 2014 decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found sufficient evidence to allow a student’s claims to proceed against the district and individual district officials for harassment she experienced at school. While the results… read more »