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Philadelphia City Council Approves Changes to Tax Abatement Programs and Imposes Residential Construction Tax

USA - December 24 2020 On Dec. 10, 2020, the Philadelphia City Council approved three bills that would change the City's tax abatement programs and impose a new residential…

Gene Livingston, John P. Schwartz.

Federal Judge Rules Pennsylvania Lockdown and Business Closure Orders Violate U.S. Constitution

USA - September 16 2020 On Sept. 14, in Butler v. Wolf, a federal district court in Western Pennsylvania held that certain Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) mitigation…

Gregory T. Sturges.

Philadelphia City Council Passes Bill Prohibiting Employers from Retaliating Against Workers for Speaking Out About COVID-19 Safety Violations

USA - June 29 2020 In advance of Philadelphia entering the "green" phase and many businesses reopening, the Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed the Essential…

Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Sarah R. Goodman.

Pennsylvania Set to Reopen Construction Sites on May 1, with New COVID-19 Measures

USA - April 25 2020 Pennsylvania construction sites are allowed to return-to-work as of May 1, pursuant to a new order issued April 24, 2020, by Gov. Tom Wolf. Pursuant…

Pennsylvania Legislature, Wolf Administration, Advance Additional COVID-19 Measures

USA - April 17 2020 With social distancing measures complicating everyday tasks that require in-person appearances, the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Health…

George J. Farrell.