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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 »

CGA Bankruptcy Chair, Lawrence V. Young, Esq. Offers Free Telephone Consultations to Public

access_time Posted on: March 30th, 2020

No charge, no obligation conversation In the face of business shut downs and layoffs, many are left wondering how they are going to pay their bills and make ends meet. Small businesses and individuals are left with questions about their specific financial circumstances and what the future holds. Free Telephone ConsultationsOn Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 8:30 to 11:30am, CGA Law Firm is offering a chance to have those questions answered at no charge. Attorney Lawrence Young will make himself available as a public service for a no charge, no obligation conversation to discuss each caller’s most pressing concerns. Larry is not only… read more »

Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019

access_time Posted on: March 26th, 2020

Haven Act of 2019 In August of 2019, Congress rewarded our Veterans for their service by approving the “Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019”, aka the “HAVEN Act”. The purpose of the Act is to exempt from the calculation of monthly income certain benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. The Act modified the definition of “Current Monthly Income” under the Bankruptcy Code to exclude VA benefits, in general.  What does this mean for our clients? In Bankruptcy, there are certain factors considered for whether our individual, consumer clients qualify for… read more »

CGA Bankruptcy Chair, Lawrence V. Young, Esq. Offers Free Telephone Consultations to Public

access_time Posted on: March 25th, 2020

CGA Bankruptcy Chair, Lawrence V. Young, Esq. Offers Free Telephone Consultations to Public In the face of business shut downs and layoffs, many are left wondering how they are going to pay their bills and make ends meet. Small businesses and individuals are left with questions about their specific financial circumstances and what the future holds. Free Telephone ConsultationsOn Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 8:30 to 11:30am, CGA Law Firm is offering a chance to have those questions answered at no charge. Attorney Lawrence Young will make himself available as a public service for a no charge, no obligation conversation to discuss… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Real Estate Transactions During Closure Order

access_time Posted on: March 23rd, 2020

On Thursday, March 19th, Governor Wolf issued an order that went into effect at 8pm that evening — all “non-life sustaining businesses” in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Enforcement of this order will begin on Monday, March 23rd at 8am. What Happens Now Although all parties which facilitate a real estate transaction (real estate agents, real estate brokers, attorneys, title companies, lenders, inspectors, appraisers, and contractors) cannot conduct in-person transactions, it appears that they may continue to complete any parts of the transaction that can take place remotely. Service activities that can be… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

access_time Posted on: March 21st, 2020

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” which provides free COVID-19 testing, increases Medicaid funding, and expands food security initiatives and support for those impacted by the COVID-19 public emergency.  The law also provides paid leave and enhances access to unemployment insurance for employees. The key provisions impacting employers are summarized below.   Emergency Paid Sick Leave ActThe section of the law entitled “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act,” requires employers to provide employees with paid sick leave for absences related to COVID-19 until December 31, 2020. Covered Employers: Defined as private employers with fewer than 500 employees and government… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Commercial Contracts

access_time Posted on: March 20th, 2020

COVID-19 has created many urgent questions for business clients, including how to handle commercial contracts.  This article outlines the issues involved and provides general information to aid in certain decisions.  Under the laws, there are multiple frameworks that might apply to your situation – explicit contract language, the UCC and the common law of contracts.  An attorney can help you determine which of those frameworks applies to your circumstance. Each situation is unique and this article does not provide any specific advice. Force Majeure Your commercial contract may contain a force majeure provision.  A force majeure provision may excuse or delay certain contractual obligations during… read more »

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: Workplace Response to COVID-19/ Coronavirus

access_time Posted on: March 17th, 2020

As of this writing, the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. There are nearly 1700 cases in the US and 22 cases in Pennsylvania. That number is expected to continue to rise, particularly as testing protocols improve. On a local level, Pennsylvania has experienced multiple school and business closures, Maryland and Ohio have suspended public school classes, and in nearby Montgomery County all schools, gyms, and daycare centers have closed and officials are asking all non-essential businesses to offer paid sick leave and allow employees to work from home.  Nationally, numerous resorts, theme parks and cruise lines… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Emergency Order Regarding Utilities

access_time Posted on: March 17th, 2020

On Friday, March 13th, 2020, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (the “PUC”) issued an Emergency Order establishing a moratorium on the termination of utility services, including electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunications, and steam, for all entities which are under the jurisdiction of the PUC.  Tom Wolf’s Proclamation This Emergency Order was in direct response to Governor Tom Wolf’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency on March 6th, 2020, which authorized and directed the suspension of “the provisions of any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of Commonwealth business, or the orders, rules or regulations of any Commonwealth agency, if strict… read more »