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Small Businesses During COVID

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Small businesses everywhere are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus outbreak. From loss of business to remote work, from mass layoffs to closures, small businesses, especially those who had less cash on-hand going into the period of closures, are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of the pandemic. They are also key to Pennsylvania’s well-being, as they account for a significant share of the state’s economic production, hiring and financial health.

National and regional emergency support programs are providing economic assistance to small businesses. Are they helping? What issues are small businesses confronted with now that Pennsylvania has reopened? And what is the outlook for small businesses in Pennsylvania? 

Join a multi-disciplinary faculty as they explore the multitude of issues that small businesses are facing due to COVID.  

  • Introduction: COVID-19 by the numbers 
  • COVID-19: a view from the state - guidelines, regulations, and statutes
  • Status of COVID-19 lawsuits: a national survey
  • Small business obligations to customers and other shareholders: negligence, premises liability and other potential liability
  • Employee issues: new concerns during the pandemic
  • Loans and leases
  • Insurance survey and high-level review of coverage issues
  • Compliance with COVID-19 guidelines
  • COVID-19 opportunities for small business: does COVID-19 represent a liability or an opportunity?

Recorded in November 2020.

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Robert J. Baker Esq. The Chartwell Law Offices LLP (Camp Hill)
Charles J. Barreras Esq. The Chartwell Law Offices LLP (Eagleville)
Benjamin J. Gobel Esq. Ogg Murphy & Perkosky PC
Andrew B. Klaber Esq. The Chartwell Law Offices LLP (Sewickley)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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