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Date: October 16th, 2014    Written by Maureen T. Liccione, Esq. and Sarah Adams-Schoen
In the midst of the often heated controversy swirling around the issue of hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as "hydrofracking" and "fracking"), the Court of Appeals recently issued a...

Date: June 27th, 2014    Written by Maureen Liccione, Esq.
In November of last year, the Court of Appeals decided Rocky Point Drive-In, L.P. v...

Date: June 26th, 2014    Written by Jessica M. Baquet
Public employees may be exposed to liability in the performance of their duties...

Date: June 1st, 2014    Written by Daniel Shapiro, Esq.
I received the phone call at 4:30 a.m. on a random Wednesday...

Date: April 14th, 2014    Written by David E. Paseltiner
Effective July 1, 2014 (the "Effective Date"), New York’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (the "Law") will be significantly revised for the first time since it became effective in 1970...

Date: April 9th, 2014    Written by Stephen B. Hand
The New York Executive Budget for 2014-2015, which was recently signed into law, has made substantial changes to New York’s estate tax system...

Date: August 5th, 2013    Written by Stanley A. Camhi
On August 5, 2013, the Second Circuit in DeJesus v HF Management Sources, LLC affirmed the dismissal of a complaint brought by an employee pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (the "FLSA”) in...

Date: June 24th, 2013    Written by Stanley A. Camhi
On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court decided Vance v Ball State University, which narrowed the definition of a "supervisor” that some courts had been using in workplace harassment suits...

Date: June 20th, 2013    Written by Stanley A. Camhi
On June 20, 2013, the United States Supreme Court affirmed the viability of arbitration waiver clauses which preclude arbitrating claims on a class action basis even when the plaintiff’s cost of...

Date: May 21st, 2013    Written by Shannon Scott
Under the Bankruptcy Code, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee is fortified with all of the rights that the debtor had as of the petition date, which includes all causes of action the debtor could have...

Date: April 16th, 2013    Written by Stanley A. Camhi
On April 16, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v...

New York Expands Permissible Wage Deductions
Date: September 10th, 2012    Written by David E. Paseltiner
Heeding the calls for change from many in the New York business community, Governor Cuomo has signed an amendment to New York’s Labor Law regarding permissible wage deductions...

Date: January 31st, 2012    Written by Laurel R. Kretzing, Esq. and Christopher E. Vatter, Esq.
The start of a new year, with a new contracting season right around the corner, seems like an appropriate time to review what is new and notable in public bidding law in New York...

Date: December 21st, 2011    Written by David E. Paseltiner
The National Labor Relations Board (the "NLRB”) has published its final rule requiring almost all private-sector employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (the "Act")  to post...

Date: April 8th, 2011    Written by David E. Paseltiner
As we mentioned in our memos of January 28 and March 1, the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (the "Act”) becomes effective April 9, 2011...

Date: March 1st, 2011    Written by David E. Paseltiner
In our memo of February 1, 2011, we stated that the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (the "Act”), was signed into law on December 13, 2010, and would become effective April 12, 2011...

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