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Diversity & Inclusion

CCBJ Perspectives: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

McNees Wallace & Nurick members, Ade Bakare and Esch McCombie explore their firm’s history in supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives, their Legal Equity Advancement Program (LEAP) focused on providing pro bono services to black-owned businesses and their personal involvement and drive to be part of this movement with the firm.

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Renewable Energy Remains on the Rise

Susan Bruce, a member of McNees Wallace & Nurick, discusses the current state of the renewable energy sector, including the regulatory implications of a new presidential administration and what businesses can do to position themselves for success in this burgeoning industry.

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Gaming Expansion Brings Newfound Opportunities for Virtual Vendors

As expanded gaming became legalized in Pennsylvania, video gaming terminals, iGaming and sports wagering saw incredible growth. Frank Donaghue and Jack Byrnes of McNees Wallace & Nurick provide their perspectives on the growth of these new areas.

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Department of Labor (DOL)

DOL Issues Guidance on and Model Notices For ARPA’S COBRA Subsidy

The Department of Labor recently issued FAQs addressing basic questions regarding the American Rescue Plan Act’s requirement that employers and health plans subsidize COBRA between April 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021 for assistance eligible individuals.

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Change is in the Air: What Employers Should Expect Under the Biden Administration

Employers have become accustomed to shifts in federal labor and employment law during the past several Presidential transitions. Republican administrations tended to favor employer-friendly policies while Democrat administrations took union and worker-friendly stances. The pendulum has begun to swing away from management in favor of organized labor and workers since the inauguration of President Joe Biden in January. As the landscape continues to evolve under the Biden administration, there are several areas that employers should monitor.

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Privacy

Nanny Cams & Workplace Privacy

In the recent decision of Commonwealth v. Mason, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a nanny did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy while working inside the home of her employer. Thus, the employer’s decision to video and audio record her in their home was not a violation of the Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act (Wiretap Act).

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Compliance

PPP Fraud Compliance: The Best Payroll Protection A Company Can Have

After nearly a year of crushing pandemic-related shutdowns and business interruptions, companies facing serious financial challenges are beginning to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. Vaccine distribution is underway, and the latest round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding is here.

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