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July 02, 2020

COVID-19: PA Secretary of Health Orders Expansion to Use of Face Coverings

As the scientific community coalesces around a consensus regarding the beneficial use of face masks, while at the same time, the divisive nature of this topic continues to grab political headlines, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health has expanded the face covering mandate in the Commonwealth. Citing the success of prior mitigation strategies in...

June 30, 2020

CAT Subro Claims Against Utilities: Attorney Davolos Demonstrates...

Not all property damage losses associated with natural disasters, such as hurricanes or other catastrophes, are attributable to an “act of God.” Rather, many so-called “CAT” property damage claims...

June 26, 2020

COVID-19: To Test or Not to Test?

In the process of businesses reopening, employers are faced with many decisions, including whether they are legally permitted to test their employees for the presence of the COVID-19 virus and for...

June 19, 2020

COVID-19: We Never "Closed"...We are Still Here

FROM: CEO and BOARD TO: C&W Team and Clients As CIPRIANI & WERNER attorneys and staff begin the process of returning to their offices, several important factors come to mind. First, we...

June 16, 2020

SCOTUS Delivers Landmark Decision Prompting Change of Employers&...

On June 15, 2020, in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia , the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Gerald Bostock, Donald Zarda, and Aimee Stephen, who were all long-time employees fired by...

June 16, 2020

COVID-19: Georgia Supreme Court Extends Judicial Emergency Order...

On June 12, 2020, the Supreme Court of Georgia extended its Judicial Emergency Order a third time through and including July 12, 2020. However, the latest Emergency Order contains significant...

June 15, 2020

COVID-19: The Passage of HR 836 of 2020 and Uncertainty

On June 9, 2020, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a resolution titled HR 836 of 2020 , which seeks to end Governor Wolf’s emergency declaration and state shutdown relative to the COVID-19...

May 30, 2020

COVID-19: FMCSA Extends Expanded Emergency Declaration through...

On May 13, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared that a national emergency continued to exist, warranting a further extension of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002...

May 29, 2020

Attorney Richard Bryan Prevails in Appeal of Wrongful Death Claim

In a highly contested “who done it” wrongful death claim, the Appellate Division recently affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant in the case of Kavanaugh v. Van Arsdale ,...

May 28, 2020

COVID-19: New Jersey Business Re-Opening Guidance

New Jersey issued a Stay-At-Home order on March 21, 2020 which closed non-essential business. The order currently remains in place, but New Jersey has provided a plan for the re-opening of the...

May 28, 2020

COVID-19: Maryland's Roadmap to Recovery

On April 24, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland issued a state-wide recovery plan titled “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery”. The plan lays out a three-phase process the state will take to...

May 27, 2020

COVID-19: Employees who Refuse Offer of Suitable Work Rendered...

In late March, when Congress passed, and the President signed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” commonly referred to as the “CARES,” many observers touted the expansion of...

May 27, 2020

COVID-19: NY Courts to Allow New Lawsuits

In a May 20, 2020 memo to the entire New York Unified Court System, Chief Administrative Judge, Lawrence K. Marks, announced that effective May 25, 2020, e-filing through the NYSCEF system --...

May 26, 2020

COVID-19: Georgia Supreme Court Reinstates Certain Filing Deadlines

On May 28, 2020, all pending Georgia cases may have reinstated deadlines. For litigants, this means the number of days left to file a response as of March 14, 2020 when the first judicial...

May 26, 2020

COVID-19: Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing Overtime

On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule allowing employers to pay nonexempt employees whose hours vary from week to week, bonuses or other forms of incentive...

May 22, 2020

COVID-19: Responsibilities of Pandemic Safety Officers

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued guidance on May 4, 2020 requiring employers engaged in business to execute and post a form titled “COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses”. This form...

May 21, 2020

COVID-19: PA Department of Health Issues Open and Re-Open Business...

Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the attached Form titled, “ COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses ”. This form provides in pertinent part: All businesses in the...

May 16, 2020

Paul A. Cacciamani, Esq. Persuades PA Commonwealth Court to Hold...

In Weidenhammer v. WCAB (Albright College ), 546 C.D. 2019, the Commonwealth Court issued a significant opinion on the retroactivity of Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School Dist .), 161 A.3d 827 (Pa....

May 13, 2020

GA Supreme Court Issues Second Order Extending Declaration of...

On Monday, May 11, 2020, the Georgia Supreme Court issued its Second Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (the “Emergency Order”). The order, in essence, limits court to...

May 11, 2020

COVID-19: Healthcare Institutions Beware!

As if healthcare institutions do not have enough to worry about! The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National...

May 07, 2020

PA Extends Civil Immunity to Certain Health Care Professionals...

On May 6, 2020, Governor Wolf issued an executive order conferring civil immunity to a wide range of health care professionals responding to the COVID-19 emergency. Legally speaking, the order...

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