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April 09, 2020

COVID-19: PA Attorneys Offer Virtual Round Table Workers' Comp Updates for Clients

C&W Attorneys Desinee R. Dwyer (Philadelphia) and Katherine E. Bavoso (Harrisburg) are holding private round table events via conference call to discuss COVID-19 and the impacts on workers’ compensation claims and litigation handling. They will provide updates regarding Bureau procedures, WCAIS and agenda items in the legislature. This round...

April 07, 2020

COVID-19: Supreme Court of Georgia Extends Judicial Emergency

On Tuesday April 6, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., Supreme Court of Georgia Chief Justice Harold D. Melton extended the Statewide Judicial Emergency which would have expired on April 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. In...

April 06, 2020

Coronavirus Could Accelerate U.S. Cannabis Legalization

The current pandemic has Americans afraid, economically vulnerable, and turning to help from their government in record numbers. State and local governments have so far been up to the task, but as...

April 06, 2020

COVID-19: WV Supreme Court of Appeals Extends Judicial Emergency...

On April 2, 2020 the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia amended its previously entered Judicial Emergency Order to extend the operative time frame of the Order to May 1, 2020. In addition...

April 06, 2020

COVID-19: FMCSA Provides Relief for Expired CDL’s and Medical...

As we have previously reported, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a temporary waiver for some commercial vehicle drivers to address disruptions in licensing and other...

April 03, 2020

COVID-19: Temporary Rule - Small Employer Exemption Under FFCRA

In follow-up to our prior summary of the recently issued “Temporary Rule” by the Department of Labor, we are providing this outline of the Small Employer Exemption criteria. The FFCRA provided...

April 03, 2020

COVID-19: Temporary Rule - Hours and Wages Under FFCRA

In follow-up to our prior summary on the newly issued “Temporary Rule” by the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, please find a discussion of the newly created FFCRA “hours and wages”...

April 03, 2020

COVID-19: Temporary Rule - Intermittent Leave

In follow-up to our prior summary on the newly issued “Temporary Rule” by the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, please find a discussion of the newly created FFCRA “intermittent leave”...

April 03, 2020

COVID-19: FFCRA Guidance as DOL Issues Temporary Rule

The Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division has issued a “Temporary Rule” providing additional guidance and definition to the Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA). This rule went into effect...

April 01, 2020

COVID-19: Governor Suspends Portions of Section 413 of the...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today suspended, at least temporarily, the need for an Affidavit when filing Form LIBC-751 “Notification of Suspension or Modification Pursuant to Sections 413(C)...

April 01, 2020

Recent Impact of COVID-19 on the Trucking Industry

COVID-19 has dramatically tightened the truckload capacity in the United States, but the federal and state governments are committed to keeping the supply chain moving. As spot market truckload...

March 31, 2020

COVID-19: Southern District of West Virginia Limits Court Operations

On March 23, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia issued General Order #3 that cancels jury matters and generally limits in-person court appearances between...

March 31, 2020

COVID-19: PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Posts New Online...

In the wake of COVID-19, the PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation recently posted some instructions on WCAIS to assist PA adjusters in filing forms: In alliance with the Governor’s objectives to...

March 30, 2020

COVID-19: FFCRA Enforcement

As we approach the effective date of the recently passed, Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA), on April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor has provided some guidance and potential relief to...

March 30, 2020

COVID-19: Unemployment Compensation Expansion Under CARES

Late last week, the President signed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” commonly referred to as the “CARES.” While this law included unprecedented stimulus to a wide range...

March 30, 2020

COVID-19: The FFCRA Does Not Apply to Displaced Employees

This Wednesday, April 1, 2020 The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act becomes effective. This legislation, provides, in part, for Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave in...

March 30, 2020

COVID-19: Department of Labor Guidance to FFCRA

The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. Based on recent Department of Labor Guidance, the FFCRA will take effect on April 1,...

March 27, 2020

COVID-19: Legal Developments Affecting Healthcare Professionals

There have been many changes to the laws and regulations governing the healthcare industry in response to the COVID-19 emergency. In Pennsylvania, the Governor has granted requests to suspend...

March 27, 2020

PA Superior Court Affirms Judicial Privilege and Immunity from...

William M. Brennan, an associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office, and Anthony Odorisi, an associate in The Renzulli Law Firm, recently secured an important victory in the field of judicial...

March 26, 2020

COVID-19: DOL Issues Guidance to FFCRA

The Department of Labor has issued its guidance to the FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT ( FFCRA ) through Fact Sheets and a detailed Question & Answer Document. According to our review,...

March 24, 2020

COVID-19: WV Governor Issues Stay at Home Executive Order

Beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, all non-essential businesses in West Virginia will close. The purpose of the closure is to attempt to slow-down the spread of COVID-19....

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