Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Support

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

Please see the above video and below links for updates from our office on legal issues facing our clients and our office procedures in this extraordinary time.

 UPDATE ON FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued new guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 26, 2020. The new guidance includes Notices to be posted by employers to inform employees of their rights. Each employer with 500 or less employees must post the Notice, email the Notice, or mail the Notice to current employees.

During the grace period of March 18, 2020 to April 17, 2020, the Department of Labor will not commence enforcement actions against employers that have made reasonable and good faith efforts to comply with the statute. To make reasonable and good faith efforts to comply, employers must (1) remedy violations; (2) violations must not be “willful”; and (3) employer must commit, in writing, to comply with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in the future.

LOAN PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR BUSINESSES 

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) provides low-interest loans and lines of credit through Certified Economic Development Organizations (CEDOs).

The loans and lines of credit are available to eligible businesses that commit to creating and/or retaining jobs and for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities.

PIDA funding may be used in conjunction with private financing and other financing programs. All loan applications for PIDA financing must be submitted through a CEDO.

Resources from PIDA:

List of Permissible Continued Physical Operations during closures for COVID-19 Mitigation,
post by Governor Tom Wolf

Contact Us for COVID-19 Advice and Counsel

Email us or use this form to contact one of our experienced attorneys about how the coronavirus crisis has impacted your business. One of our attorneys will contact you within 24-48 hours.