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October 15, 2020

Governor Wolf Eases Gathering Restrictions

Throughout the global pandemic, Governor Wolf has been at the forefront of COVID-19 preventative measures in the interest of Pennsylvania citizens. In March of 2020, Governor Wolf restricted gathering sizes, issued a stay-at-home order, and required non-essential businesses to close. However, some of the measures were challenged in the U.S...

October 14, 2020

OSHA ANNOUNCES $913,133 IN PROPOSED PENALTIES FOR COVID-19-RELATED...

The threat of COVID-19 remains and employers must ensure that they are actively taking the proper measures to protect their employees. The struggles caused by the pandemic seem to continue on...

October 09, 2020

PODCAST: Large Loss Property Subrogation Fire Investigations

In this episode of Cipriani & Werner, P.C.’s podcast series An Ounce of Prevention, Attorneys Phil Davolos and Bill Pentecost, partners in our Scranton and Pittsburgh, PA offices, discuss...

October 09, 2020

COVID-19: How Should Employers Respond to Post-Virus Telework...

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reminds employers that EEO laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act, continue to apply during the...

October 08, 2020

NJ Appellate Division Holds Out-Of-State Medical Providers Cannot...

On October 7, 2020, the New Jersey Appellate Division came down with the first decision involving a long-running dispute of jurisdictional application when out-of-state medical providers seek to...

October 01, 2020

PODCAST: COVID-19.....We Interrupt Your Business (Insurance)!

In this episode of Cipriani & Werner, P.C.’s podcast series An Ounce of Prevention , Attorneys Patricia Holden and Matt Mitchell, partners in our Mt. Laurel, NJ office, discuss the history of...

September 24, 2020

COVID-19: Southern District of West Virginia Suspends Jury Trials...

On September 18, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia entered General Order #9, which continues all civil and criminal petit jury selections and trials...

September 23, 2020

DOL Proposes New Regulations regarding Classification of Workers as...

On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed change in how companies would determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor...

September 21, 2020

COVID-19: FMCSA Issues Extension of Expanded Emergency Declaration...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended and modified the Emergency Declaration that had been set to expire on September 14, 2020. The extension of the declaration and...

September 16, 2020

COVID-19: Federal District Court Overturns Pennsylvania's...

On September 14, 2020, a Judge on the United States Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled unconstitutional several measures taken by Pennsylvania Governor and the...

September 15, 2020

COVID-19: New Jersey Governor Signs Into Law Covid-19 Presumptive...

On July 31, 2020, the NJ Assembly formally adopted Senate Bill 2380 to expand access to workers’ compensation benefits for workers who have contracted COVID-19. As amended, S2380 creates a...

September 15, 2020

COVID-19: Health Care Provider Exclusions under Revised FFCRA

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires eligible employers to provide emergency paid sick leave (EPSLA) and Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFMLA) to its employees. However,...

September 15, 2020

COVID-19: Notice and Documentation Requirements under the revised...

In response to the recent New York District Court ruling pertaining to the FFCRA’s provision that required employees to provide employers with certain notice and documentation before taking FFCRA...

September 15, 2020

COVID-19: Updated DOL Guidance on Intermittent Leave

The Department of Labor has now issued updated guidance relative the use of intermittent leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Intermittent leave is leave taken in...

September 15, 2020

COVID-19: Department of Labor Issues a Revised Rule to Clarify FFCRA

On or about September 11, 2020, The Department of Labor issued a revised rule clarifying certain aspects of the Family First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). These changes were generated in...

September 09, 2020

COVID-19: We Interrupt Your Business (Insurance)!

Keep an eye out in early October for this upcoming episode in the Cipriani & Werner, P.C. podcast series An Ounce of Prevention . Attorneys Patricia Holden and Matt Mitchell, partners in our...

September 02, 2020

Attorney Bryan Secures Dismissal on Summary Judgment in Staffing...

In a workplace accident case where plaintiff suffered seven figure injuries to her hand when it became entrapped in a commercial conveyor system, summary judgment was obtained for the workplace...

September 01, 2020

PODCAST: Employer COVID-19 Policies

Employment Lawyers Jim Devine and Ryan Murphy review the challenges that COVID-19 present for employers, and why the need for a pro-active plan is crucial. They discuss some of the unique exposure...

August 27, 2020

PA Governor Wolf’s New COVID-19 Restrictions Impact Gyms and...

On July 16, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf executed a new set of restrictions to combat the resurgence of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. The new restrictions placed additional limitations on bars and...

August 26, 2020

PODCAST: COVID-19 Back to School

Employment Lawyers Jim Devine and Ryan Murphy address the current efforts of school districts to restart school this year. While these efforts vary from a full physical return of students, to...

August 21, 2020

PODCAST: COVID-19 State Travel Restrictions and Vacation

Employment Lawyers Jim Devine and Ryan Murphy discuss the newly imposed out-of-state travel and quarantine restrictions imposed in various states due to the increasing COVID-19 test positivity...

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