Tag: pandemic

Business Owners Should Closely Monitor Guidance to Ensure In-Person Operations Remain Compliant and as Safe as Possible.

As businesses continue to strive to conduct in-person operations during the pandemic that are both compliant with Government Orders and as safe as possible for employees and customers, owners should closely monitor and review the guidance issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the CDC concerning the steps that are required and/or recommended for such in-person operations. To effectively institute such required and/or recommended safeguards, businesses should adopt a formal COVID-19 Response Plan that outlines how the business will conduct in-person operations, including the designation of a “Pandemic Safety Officer” for the business and the posting of required notices at the place of business.

Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP is prepared to assist businesses in adopting a COVID-19 Response Plan and/or reviewing and suggesting revisions to an existing Response Plan that was prepared for such purpose. Please contact Paul T. Rushton, Esquire (prushton@rjglaw.com) or Kieran M. Casey, Esquire (kcasey@rjglaw.com) via e-mail or call (570) 826-5600 if you are interested in learning more about these services.

Ensure Your Business is Complying with the New Safety Orders that Took Effect on July 15th

On Wednesday, July 15th, Governor Wolf’s Administration issued safety orders which, among other things: (i) prohibited businesses from holding indoor gatherings of 25 or more people; (ii) required businesses “to conduct their operations in whole or in part remotely,” unless not possible to do so; and (iii) placed specific restrictions on bars, restaurants and private catered events, nightclubs, gyms and fitness facilities. Such safety orders took effect as of midnight, Eastern Time, on July 15th.

The attorneys at Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald are regularly monitoring safety orders and guidance issued by the Wolf Administration which are applicable to Pennsylvania state businesses and non-profits and aimed at addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact Jim Valentine (jvalentine@rjglaw.com) or Kieran Casey (kcasey@rjglaw.com) if your organization has any questions or requires any assistance with respect to such safety orders and guidance.

Attention Creditors: If a Debtor Owing You Money Files for Bankruptcy, We’re Here to Protect your Rights.

There is no doubt that the coronavirus has caused severe economic pain and anxiety to both individuals and businesses throughout Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, many financial experts believe that these current economic conditions will cause many businesses to default on their financial obligations causing them to file for bankruptcy protection. In turn, the creditors of these businesses will be forced to protect their rights in bankruptcy court to ensure that they are treated appropriately under the Bankruptcy Code.

Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald has considerable experience in protecting the rights of creditors who find themselves having to defend their claims and rights in bankruptcy court. For many years, we have represented (i) banks and lending institutions whose customers are no longer able to pay their mortgages, (ii) manufacturers whose customers owe them for the products they purchased, (iii) commercial landlords whose tenants have defaulted under their leases, and (iv) professionals whose clients are unable to pay for their services.

In each of these cases, we have the requisite knowledge and experience to aggressively and economically represent creditors who are involved in bankruptcy cases filed by their customers, vendors, tenants or clients. If you find yourself in the unenviable position of needing legal representation caused by a bankruptcy filing, please contact Thomas J. MacNeely, Esquire at 570-826-5662 or at tmacneely@rjglaw.com to discuss your legal rights and options.