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COVID-19: ACT 66 Gives All Pennsylvania Students the Option to Repeat their 2020-2021 Grade Level – but You Have to Act Fast!

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] Act 66 was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on June 30, 2021. This Act allows all parents/guardians and students over age 18 to decide for themselves if they want to repeat the 2020-2021 school year, but the form must be submitted by July 15, 2021. The form […]

Happy Pride Month — And Remembering Stonewall

By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire [email protected] The Stonewall Uprising began in the early hours of June 28, 1969 when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. Police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and […]

The True Meaning of Memorial Day

By: Robert B. George, Esquire [email protected] In honor of all the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms, the Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP gives pause to remember all of our fallen soldiers. During this holiday weekend, many Americans will host or attend barbecues with family and […]

COVID-19: Increased Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Will Start In Mid-July, 2021

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] The American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) was passed in March, 2021 to provide relief for Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic. ARPA expands the Child Tax Credit (“CTC”) for tax year 2021 only. The expanded credit means: The credit amounts will increase for many taxpayers. The credit for qualifying children […]

Help Combat COVID-19 Blood Shortages!

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] May 21, 2021 – 2:00 – 7:00 Brookhaven Borough Hall – Community Room  2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven, PA 19015 Please consider making an appointment to donate at the 5th annual #TeamCameron Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. Help fight the blood shortage caused by the pandemic and celebrate […]

COVID-19: What Happens When Businesses Refuse to Obey Orders to Close? Two Pending Lawsuits May Soon Tell Us the Answer.

By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire [email protected] In late 2020, to limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Wolf required the shut down of restaurant dining rooms during the winter holidays, a time of year that is big for small businesses.  Some restaurants ignored the rules and continued to operate.  At the time it was unknown how, […]


By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire [email protected] Many employees are surprised to learn that an employer, with certain exceptions, can legally fire an employee based on the employee’s off-duty posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other social media outlets. The Constitution protects an individual’s right to free speech only from interference or punishment by the government.  […]

COVID-19: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, but what does it mean for you?

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Plan”) is a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, following the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), and the $900 billion stimulus included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.  Direct Financial Payments Individuals with an adjusted gross […]

Executive Orders: Let It Be Written, Let It Be Done

By: Robert B. George, Esquire [email protected] There has been a lot of discussion in the media over the past few weeks about the record number of executive orders that have been signed by President Biden. Since being sworn into Office on January 20, 2021, President Biden has signed many executive orders covering a various range […]

COVID-19: Can Employers Make COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory?

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] Many employers and employees have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. One of the top questions is: can employers mandate that employees be vaccinated?  The bottom line is, yes, employers can require employees to get immunized with the coronavirus vaccine, with some accommodation exceptions. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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