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Questions Remain for Social Security Tax Deferral Even After IRS Issues Guidance

Payrolls this Friday may provide employees with an additional 6.2% to their paycheck, but in the spring those individuals could have their paychecks reduced to make up for it. President Donald Trump issued the Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster (the “Memorandum”) on August 8, 2020. The Memorandum Read More

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Growing Confusion Over the Supreme Court’s Ruling to Keep DACA Intact

This June, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against President Trump’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), holding that DACA recipients could legally remain in the country and continue to apply for renewal as well as for first-timers to submit new applications. However, since the ruling, the Trump Read More

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Student Loan Forgiveness

The CARES Act suspended student loan payments and interest for three months and authorized the Secretary of Education to extend the suspension for an additional three months. That extension ends on September 30, 2020. On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued the Memorandum on Continued Student Loan Payment Relief During the COVID-19 Pandemic (the “Memorandum”) Read More

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About to Submit a New/Renewal DACA Application?

If you are one of the 700,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients (nytimes.com) applying for renewal, or are interested in considering the program either for yourself or your child, the latest Supreme Court decision has allowed DACA to remain intact – for the moment. While the decision has been remanded for further proceeding Read More

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Are You a Rideshare Victim?

Have you been a victim of a rideshare accident – either as a passenger or as an innocent bystander on the street? If so, you may be eligible for compensation, including first party medical benefits (i.e. hospital bills and medical treatments) regardless of whether you own a car or hold car insurance. Pennsylvania requires rideshare Read More

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Hackers on the Hunt

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, hackers have developed new tools and strategies to obtain personal information and scam internet users. Some popular forms of scamming include luring users to Dark Net sites advertising Covid vaccines and hacking into work remote desktops to steal company, employee and client information. Hackers are also stealing social Read More

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COVID-19 in the Workplace

Enock Benjamin, a worker at the JBS meat processing plant in Souderton, contracted Covid-19 and died. Mr. Benjamin’s Estate has filed a suit against his employer, JBS, in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The JBS plant was required to stay open due to the President’s use of the Defense Production Act declaring the meat Read More

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Dangerous Roads Ahead

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia has seen an alarming spike in traffic-related deaths. As mandatory stay at home orders have continued, the number of cars on the road has decreased leading to less congestion on streets and highways around the city. It’s no secret that open roads entice people to drive faster Read More

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Workers’ Compensation: Employee Injured While Working from Home…

The public health emergency has resulted in large numbers of employees working from home. What happens if an employee is injured on the job while working remotely? According to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, benefits may be awarded to an employee for injuries sustained outside the workplace so long as the employee “is actually engaged Read More

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Could Barack Obama be President again?

This will probably not happen. But, Constitutionally, there is arguably a path to the Presidency again for President Obama. It all comes down to two Constitutional Amendments and how they work together. The first is the Twelfth Amendment, ratified all the way back in 1804, which states (relevantly): “[N]o person constitutionally ineligible to the office Read More

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