BLOG: New Judicial Order Offers Clarity on Maryland Statutes of Limitations Impacted by COVID-19

Early during the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of state-level court systems, including Maryland’s courts, declared judicial emergencies and issued orders automatically tolling, or postponing, the expiration of statutes of limitations [1] for claims filed within those states. These orders offered plaintiffs a reprieve from the strict filing deadlines. Now, as Maryland begins the process of reopening its court systems to the public, the state’s highest court has issued an order offering clarity as to the new filing deadlines for the expiration of . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – June 23, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Juneteenth: A National Day of Reflection, June 19, 2020 The PilieroMazza family paused to reflect and take a collective breath in remembrance of this day in our country’s history. Working with PilieroMazza’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, we are using this time to listen, learn, and engage in discourse, and work to do better as individuals and as a team. We are honored to have an incredible team . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – June 23, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Juneteenth: A National Day of Reflection, June 19, 2020 The PilieroMazza family paused to reflect and take a collective breath in remembrance of this day in our country’s history. Working with PilieroMazza’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, we are using this time to listen, learn, and engage in discourse, and work to do better as individuals and as a team. We are honored to have an incredible team . . . Read More

Juneteenth: A National Day of Reflection

It was on June 19, 1865, that Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were free—over two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. This year, the observance of Juneteenth takes on even greater significance as we all bear witness to injustices against people of color. Today, the PilieroMazza family pauses to reflect and take a collective breath in remembrance of this day in our country’s . . . Read More

SBA and Treasury Release New PPP Application Forms

As we reported in our previous  alert , President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (“Flexibility Act”) into law. The bill makes numerous changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) aimed at improving loan forgiveness procedures and loosening restrictions on PPP funds. In accordance with the Flexibility Act, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) released revised application forms for businesses participating in the PPP. The new PPP application forms differ substantially from their previous iterations, . . . Read More

SBA and Treasury Release New PPP Application Forms

As we reported in our previous alert , President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (“Flexibility Act”) into law. The bill makes numerous changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) aimed at improving loan forgiveness procedures and loosening restrictions on PPP funds. In accordance with the Flexibility Act, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) released revised application forms for businesses participating in the PPP. The new PPP application forms differ substantially from their previous . . . Read More

BLOG: New Judicial Order Offers Clarity on Maryland Statutes of Limitations Impacted by COVID-19

Early during the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of state-level court systems, including Maryland’s courts, declared judicial emergencies and issued orders automatically tolling, or postponing, the expiration of statutes of limitations [1] for claims filed within those states. These orders offered plaintiffs a reprieve from the strict filing deadlines. Now, as Maryland begins the process of reopening its court systems to the public, the state’s highest court has issued an order offering clarity as to the new filing deadlines for the expiration of . . . Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Tony Franco Joins MCCC Board of Directors and Executive Committee as General Counsel

On June 10, 2020, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce  (MCCC) announced the appointment of  Tony Franco  as a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, where he will serve as general counsel.  “I’m honored to be working with MCCC’s visionary leaders Gigi Godwin and Barbara Ashe, amongst others, as I continue PilieroMazza’s enduring partnership with the Chamber,” said Tony. Tony brings over 30 years of legal experience to his role as general counsel.  As the Practice Group Chair for  PilieroMazza ’s  Government Contracts Group , Tony will . . . Read More

Landmark SCOTUS Decision Holds Title VII Prohibits Discrimination on Basis of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers who discriminate against gay and transgender workers violate Title VII. The Court’s 6-3 decision resolves a longstanding circuit split on this issue and extends Title VII protections to LGBTQ+ employees across the country. Justice Gorsuch drafted the majority opinion for the Court, and was joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Ginsberg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan. For employers, we examine the ruling below and offer key takeaways. In its long-awaited and hotly-debated decision, the . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – June 12, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . PilieroMazza will host a series of webinars on “The Post-Coronavirus Workplace,” which will cover topics of interest for our clients who are navigating “the new normal.” Please visit this web page for updates and this link to subscribe and receive PilieroMazza webinar invitations. To access resources for businesses navigating the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to visit PilieroMazza’s “ COVID-19 Client Resource Center .” Please contact covid19@pilieromazza.com for immediate assistance. SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS & ADVISORY SERVICES CARES Act Section 3610 – Part . . . Read More