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Federal Maritime Commission and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration COVID-19 Update

March 25, 2020

On both the federal and local level, US government agencies continue to recognize that the transportation, shipping, and logistics service…

Delaware Governor Signs Stay at Home Order to Confront the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 23, 2020

On March 22, 2020, and consistent with surrounding states, Delaware Governor John C. Carney issued a “Stay-at-Home Order” to enhance…

IRS Responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19) by Moving Tax Day to July 15

March 23, 2020

Superseding earlier guidance to taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced in a Notice that anyone facing income tax filing and payment…

COVID-19 Relief Fund Created to Assist Philadelphia’s Small Businesses

March 23, 2020

City officials announced today that they have partnered with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) to create a fund for…

New Guidance Issued by the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service for Employers Regarding FFCRA Paid Leave and Available Tax Credits

March 23, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published two new resources on employee paid leave and employer requirements under the recently-passed…

Business Interruption Coverage for First-Party Losses Caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 23, 2020

Shelter-in place orders, responsible social distancing directives, curfews, closure orders, and contamination will have an impact on businesses – especially…

UPDATE: PA Suspends Certain Medical Marijuana Regulations During COVID-19 Emergency

March 23, 2020

As an update our previous alert, on March 20, 2020, the Pennsylvania Office of Medical Marijuana temporarily suspended the following…

New Jersey Governor Issues Stay at Home Order Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 21, 2020

Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed a “Stay at Home Order” with New Jersey now having over 1300 people who have…

LIFE SUSTAINING BUSINESSES UPDATE: Wolf Administration Clarifies Which Businesses Must Close and Provides Additional Guidance on Waivers and Other Issues

March 20, 2020

This is an additional update to our two previous posts on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Order regarding the closure of…

Business Disruption Due to COVID-19

March 20, 2020

In addition to the very serious healthcare issues facing us, COVID-19 is likely to create many issues between business parties…

WAIVER UPDATE: Governor Wolf’s Order for Closure of Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses in Pennsylvania

March 20, 2020

As an update to a previous Montgomery McCracken alert, effective as of 8:00 p.m. on March 19, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fraud: What to Look For and How to Protect Yourself

March 20, 2020

Unfortunately, times of natural disaster and national crisis breed fraudulent schemes that prey upon the fear and vulnerability of others….

PA Governor Orders Closure of Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses

March 20, 2020

On Thursday, March 19, Governor Wolf ramped up efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by ordering all non-life-sustaining…

NJ Supreme Court Ruled that Employers May Be Required to Accommodate Off-Duty Use of Medical Marijuana

March 19, 2020

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that an employee can sue under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”)…

Global IP Offices Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 19, 2020

Many uncertainties have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Courts across the country and the world are responding…

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are Deemed “Essential” During COVID-19 Outbreak

March 19, 2020

On Monday, March 16, 2020, Governor Wolf took the unprecedented step of ordering “nonessential” Pennsylvania businesses to shut down for…

Employers Must Prepare to Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees Impacted by COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Last night, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).  The FFCRA is focused on supporting American families…

Citing Coronavirus (COVID-19), Treasury Defers April 15 Tax Day

March 19, 2020

Citing President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Treasury Department in…

Contractual Considerations in the Wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 18, 2020

Whether it be the closing of schools and college campuses, the shuttering of “non-essential” businesses, the cancellation of the NCAA’s…

The Effect of Unforeseen Trade Disturbances Caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19) On a Party’s Performance Obligations Under a Contract Where There is No Force Majeure Clause

March 18, 2020

Many people may be parties to contracts that are, or could be, affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). The scenarios run the…