Below please find League Business Leaders Network member Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s COVID-19 weekly digest, which includes our analysis of the most current legal developments related to this pandemic. To receive regular updates, news and information related to COVID-19, please register here.
- Pennsylvania Approves Legislation Requiring Employers to Notify Separating Employees of Unemployment Compensation Information
Labor and Employment
Pennsylvania legislation enacted on March 27, 2020, requires employers to provide all terminated, furloughed, or voluntarily separating employees with certain information related to unemployment compensation benefits. The new law, Act 9 of 2020, is one of the many statewide efforts to assist the thousands of Pennsylvanians losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Health Care in the COVID-19 World: Antitrust & Competition Considerations
To massively understate the obvious, the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the health care industry has, is and will continue to present an unprecedented test of will, skill and capacity of the industry’s infrastructure – well into the foreseeable future. Virtually everyone working within the health care arena, or otherwise intersecting with it, is owed another massively understated thank you for each of their compassion, commitment and selflessness as this crisis has unfolded and is attacked 24/7.
- Beyond Zoom – Ten Helpful Tips for Employers to Conduct In-Person Meetings
Labor and Employment
While most corporate meetings are still happening virtually, there are ways for employers to responsibly conduct in-person meetings. Below are ten tips to consider.
- Restaurants Given a Green Light in Pennsylvania’s Green Phase, Other Colorful Limitations Follow
Food, Beverage and Agribusiness
After weeks of confusion and business closure, the Governor of Pennsylvania announced on May 27, 2020 extensive guidelines for businesses in the food service industry, which will allow restaurants and bars within Pennsylvania’s “green phase” to reopen under the state’s Plan to Reopen.
- COVID-19 Shutdown Orders Allow Construction Work to Proceed in Some States but Limit it in Others – May 27 Update
This update tracks COVID-19 shutdown orders as of May 27, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EDT that affect construction projects in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania—jurisdictions in which Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP offices are located.