PA Funeral Board to determine which criminal convictions disqualify someone from being a funeral director – implications for applicants and employers

  The Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors will soon consider which criminal convictions create a presumption that an individual should be denied a funeral director’s license. Historically, an applicant for a professional license who had a criminal...

Pennsylvania gathering limits remain in place, appeals court stays order

A federal appeals court stayed the lower court order declaring Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 gathering limits unconstitutional. This means that the limits will remain in place while the lower court’s order is on appeal. On September 15, 2020, a federal district court in Pittsburgh declared the gathering limits to be unconstitutional, along with Gov. Tom Wolf’s now-suspended stay-at-home and non-life-sustaining business closure orders.

Federal court denies stay during appeal of ruling on gathering limits – impact for Pennsylvania businesses

On September 22, 2020, the court denied the governor’s stay request. The court held that the governor was not likely to succeed on appeal and distinguished other cases which have upheld the governor’s COVID-mitigation orders on the ground that those rulings were not based on a full factual record like the one developed in this case.

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