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Small businesses especially are facing huge challenges during the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Federal and state mandates indicating that many businesses should offer limited service or completely close make it difficult for smaller businesses to remain viable and financially solvent. What are the legal ramifications for small businesses, and what resources are available to help them through these challenges?
In response, the Pennsylvania Chamber Educational Foundation is presenting a free 1½ hour webinar as a public service to cover two important areas of information specifically to help small businesses.
First, top business attorneys Andrew Levy and Ursula Siverling of McNees Wallace & Nurick will discuss the legal ramifications facing small business with suggestions on best practices to help them stay viable. Then we have invited a top official from the U.S. Small Business Administration to discuss the resources available to help small businesses from suffering undue hardship. We will discuss:
The speakers will open up the last few minutes of the webinar to answer questions from participants
Andrew Levy, Member, McNees Wallace & Nurick, is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. He regularly advises employers with respect to a broad range of labor and employment compliance issues. Andrew represents employers in employment litigation in federal and state courts and in administrative agency proceedings, including employment discrimination and harassment litigation, wage and hour litigation, wrongful discharge and many other employment-related claims. He also represents employers in OSHA proceedings. Andrew’s labor practice involves representing management in collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, and in NLRB proceedings. He represents many construction contractors with respect to labor and employment issues facing the industry, including compliance with prevailing wage laws and Taft-Hartley multi-employer plan participation.
Ursula Siverling, Of Counsel, McNees Wallace & Nurick, began her legal career as a litigation associate with a local law firm after graduating from Widener University Commonwealth Law School in 2001. Later, Ursula joined Harsco Corporation where she held various positions within their Legal Department. In 2012, she moved to Human Resources and, for seven years, was the HR Director for Aluma Systems, a subsidiary of BrandSafway, where she was responsible for all HR-related matters in North America.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. They have provided interim guidance for businesses and employers and have several strategic recommendations to help small businesses.