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Funeral intern regulation suspended

Gov. Tom Wolf has temporarily suspended the Funeral Board regulation requiring resident interns to restart their internship if it is interrupted for 30 days or more. Until the COVID-19 emergency ends, interns are not required to restart their internship unless it is interrupted by 120 days or more.
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Critical planning for construction companies during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant disruption in the economy, and construction companies are not spared. The first wave of disruption came from government orders that shutdown the economy. For the past week, Saxton & Stump’s Construction Law team has been fielding calls and advising on which projects can continue with work, requesting exemptions, working across state lines, and addressing specific project-related disruptions to manpower and the schedule.
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Some states introduce legislation around insurance coverage exclusions for virus-related business interruption losses

Businesses throughout the country continue to experience revenue reduction and business disruptions related to mandated shutdowns and slowdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are looking into their options to recoup economic losses attributed under business interruption or income loss provisions contained in commercial property loss policies.
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Temporary waiver granted for 10-day rule in Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf has granted a temporary waiver of the 10-day rule. The length of time a funeral home may retain a body is automatically extended to 30 days, until the COVID-19 emergency ends. If a funeral home believes it will hold a body for more than 30 days, the funeral home must seek permission from the Funeral Board in the same manner as under the 10-day rule.
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Small business exemption under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

In anticipation of the upcoming compliance deadline, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently published updated guidance to help employers determine obligations under the Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA). The guidance, by way of an expanded Questions and Answers document, gives additional insight into whether and how small businesses may claim an exemption to the FFCRA’s paid leave provisions.
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President Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill – what it means for businesses

President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act which provides $2 trillion in relief, including large sums of cash to hospitals and broader access to testing for individuals. The 880-page Act includes economic stimulus money ranging from individual rebates and small business loans to increased unemployment support and tax breaks. T
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