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COVID-19: Custody Issues Related to Vaccination

By: Robert B. George, Esquire [email protected] As implementation of the vaccines for the COVID-19 virus is at the forefront of the efforts to fight this world-wide pandemic, there are other battles taking place around the United States, as well as at a local level here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, between parents that cannot agree […]

COVID-19: Important Updates About PA Unemployment Compensation

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (“PEUC”) Program has been extended to provide 11 additional weeks to eligible claimants. PEUC is a temporary federal program available for individuals whose regular unemployment benefits have expired or will expire soon.  The extension started Sunday, January 24, 2021. The extended PEUC payments will […]

Business Income Loss Coverage: Watch Out for Attempts by your Insurance Company to Limit your Insurance Payout.

By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire [email protected] If you own a business or are in charge of purchasing insurance at work, then you may have heard of business income loss coverage. If your business is shut down by some type of covered loss under the policy, business income loss coverage is supposed to restore you back […]

We’re kicking off the 6th Annual Team Cameron Toy Drive to benefit the children at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] The Team Cameron Toy Drive is run by the Cameron McCarthy Foundation, named in honor of my daughter, who, in May of 2015 – just before her 7th birthday – was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer.  Cameron endured a year of […]

COVID-19 ALERT: AN IMPORTANT CHANGE FROM THE CDC

Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire [email protected] Date: October 30, 2020 On October 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed the definition of “close contact” with an infected individual for purposes of determining whether someone must self-quarantine for fourteen days.  For many months, the CDC had said that “close contact” meant spending a […]

COVID-19: Second Stimulus Check? Negotiations are picking up again. What you need to know.

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] You will not pay taxes on stimulus money The IRS does not consider stimulus money to be income. The payments are considered to be a credit against your taxes. Stimulus payments will not reduce your refund or increase the amount you owe in taxes.  2. Does receiving the first […]

Litigation Spotlight—McDonald’s Sued for Racial Discrimination

By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire [email protected] Dozens of Black former owners of McDonald’s franchises recently filed a racial discrimination lawsuit in federal court in Illinois, alleging that McDonald’s denied them the same business opportunities that McDonald’s provides to white franchise owners.  The 52 plaintiffs –who ran a total of 200 restaurants—claim that they were “denied […]

Happy Labor Day 2020

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] Labor Day weekend is here! Labor Day is typically celebrated across the United States with parades, picnics, barbecues, and fireworks displays. For most, this holiday means a three-day weekend, the end of summer, beginning of fall, and the start of a new school year. While this Labor Day will […]

COVID-19 : The Latest Guidance on Reopening Schools

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] As summer is coming to an end, a lot of children and parents are wondering what school will look like for the 2020-2021 school year. On August 10, 2020, the Pennsylvania Departments of Health (DOH) and Education (PDE) released new guidance on the reopening of schools. According to the […]

COVID-19: Law Lab Initiative Launched

By: Robert B. George, Esquire [email protected]   On July 22, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative, which gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world to help states establish and implement strong legal frameworks to manage the pandemic. The goal of the COVID-19 Law Lab […]

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