C&W Journal

September 16, 2020

COVID-19: Federal District Court Overturns Pennsylvania's Business Closures, Stay-at-Home Orders and Limits on Personal Gatherings as Unconstitutional

On September 14, 2020, a Judge appointed by President Donald Trump to the United States Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled unconstitutional several measures taken by Pennsylvania Governor and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. In overturning the Commonwealth’s...

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...

August 18, 2020

PODCAST - The Impact of COVID-19 on Trucking Casualty Litigation

In this episode of Cipriani & Werner, P.C.’s podcast series “An Ounce of Prevention,” Transportation Law Practice Group Co-Leaders Bill Pentecost & Matt Mitchell discuss how the COVID-19...

August 13, 2020

COVID-19: Supreme Court of Georgia Issues Fifth Order Extending...

On August 11, 2020 the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia issued the Fifth Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency . In this most recent Order, the Supreme Court reiterated...

August 05, 2020

NJ Appellate Court Finds UM/UIM Stepped Down Limits Language...

Melvin Reid and Marylynn Reid v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company , 2020 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 411 (Opinion Date: February 27, 2020). In this appeal from a trial court decision, the...

July 22, 2020

COVID-19: Protecting Pennsylvania's At-Risk Population in...

Throughout Pennsylvania, there are 697 nursing homes, 1,143 personal care homes, and 58 assisted living facilities. According to the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA), approximately 123...

July 21, 2020

The COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development is operating a new program designed to assist front-line employees working in vital sectors, and to help employers retain those...

July 16, 2020

Medical Marijuana Card is a Firearm Prohibitor Regardless of State Law

Although, Pennsylvania statute allows for a citizen of the Commonwealth to hold a validly issued Medical Marijuana Card, possess approved forms of medical marijuana and have a valid license to...

July 02, 2020

COVID-19: PA Secretary of Health Orders Expansion to Use of Face...

As the scientific community coalesces around a consensus regarding the beneficial use of face masks, while at the same time, the divisive nature of this topic continues to grab political headlines...

June 30, 2020

CAT Subro Claims Against Utilities: Attorney Davolos Demonstrates...

Not all property damage losses associated with natural disasters, such as hurricanes or other catastrophes, are attributable to an “act of God.” Rather, many so-called “CAT” property damage claims...

June 26, 2020

COVID-19: To Test or Not to Test?

In the process of businesses reopening, employers are faced with many decisions, including whether they are legally permitted to test their employees for the presence of the COVID-19 virus and for...

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