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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act


March 22, 2020

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, P.L. 116-127 (“FFCRA”), was signed by President Donald Trump on March 18, 2020. The following questions and answers are aimed at providing guidance on the labor/employment sections of that new law. Please view the full document.


Questions and Answers

SkarlatosZonarich's COVID-19 Resource Page

March 22, 2020

SZ has created a COVID-19 Resource Page to provide clients across the United States with the latest information and analysis of relevant laws during this unprecedented time. Please visit the page for the daily updates.

Client Support

SkarlatosZonarich Remains Ready to Meet Your Legal Needs

March 19, 2020

We at SkarlatosZonarich want to provide you, our clients and friends, with an update on SkarlatosZonarich’s ongoing efforts to assist while also protecting your health and safety and that of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Coronavirus and those on the front lines helping to battle the virus.  Please know that we are here and stand ready to support you.  Meanwhile, we wish you and your family good health.

Ten Steps for Employers to Consider During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Kathy Speaker MacNett, Esq.

March 10, 2020

Employers are asking what measures should be implemented in response to the Coronavirus – COVID-19 outbreak.  Some are even questioning if they need a separate Coronavirus policy for their employees. Consider instead utilizing the employment laws and established Human Resources tools already in place, and supplementing with additional policies applicable to this crisis and future health care crises, only as needed. Read more.

IAPMO Grants NASSCO Petitions Regarding UPC Section 715.3

On February 26, 2020, SkarlatosZonarich obtained a favorable ruling on behalf of NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Contractors) to remove language in the Uniform Plumbing Code that banned the use of cured-in-place pipe and other trenchless technologies to replace cast iron soil pipes and fittings. SkarlatosZonarich attorneys Connie Wilson and Nathan Berry represented NASSCO in the action. NASSCO acknowledged SkarlatosZonarich for its hard work and dedication in this case and unfaltering support of the plumbing industry. SkarlatosZonarich has represented plumbing, heating & cooling, mechanical, and environmental businesses and trade associations for over 20 years.

Here is a link to the press release from Sheila Joy, Executive Director of NASSCO announcing the favorable decision on our petition. https://www.nassco.org/news/iapmo-grants-nassco-petitions-regarding-upc-section-7153

Favorable Ruling on behalf of NASSCO Petition

Life of Service in Harrisburg

Kathy Speaker MacNett: Life of Service

Through her actions, Kathy Speaker MacNett shows her love of neighborhood,
of Harrisburg. Today, a labor relations attorney and a managing member of the Harrisburg law firm of SkarlatosZonarich, she is known as a virtual powerhouse around the city, serving the community through a myriad of paths. Kathy Speaker MacNett credits her parents for sparking her lifelong passion of public service.


Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019

Understanding The SECURE Act

As you may be aware, the federal Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, the SECURE Act, was signed into law on December 20, 2019.  Most of the Act’s provisions have a relevant effective date of January 1, 2020.  We are writing to inform you of the significant provisions that could have an impact on your retirement and estate plans.  In particular, the SECURE Act includes several provisions affecting Individual Retirement Accounts (“IRAs”).