Tag: regulations

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.

If you Received a PPP Loan, Ensure you are Complying with the Applicable Guidance and Regulations

Businesses and non-profit organizations which have received a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (a “PPP Loan”) must comply with a series of guidance and regulations, including employee retention and compensation maintenance requirements, in order to obtain the loan forgiveness provided by the Program. The attorneys at Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald are regularly monitoring the PPP Loan guidance and regulations issued by the Small Business Administration and the United States Treasury Department in order to assist clients in administering their PPP Loans and obtaining available loan forgiveness. Please contact Jim Valentine (jvalentine@rjglaw.com) or Kieran Casey (kcasey@rjglaw.com) if you have questions or require any assistance related to PPP Loan forgiveness, or any other issues related to the administration of PPP Loans.