Mandatory Vaccination for Healthcare Workers Expanded by New Emergency Regulations

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq.Email Jessica On August 26, 2021, the New York State Department of Health’s Public Health and Health Planning Council in Albany voted to amend the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR), significantly expanding the emergency Covid-19 vaccination mandate previously announced by former Governor Andrew […]

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HOW NEIGHBORLY DO YOU HAVE TO BE?

By Michael J. Spithogiannis, Esq. & Floyd G. Gossman, Esq.Email Michael Email Floyd You hear a knock on the door. . . .  It’s your next-door neighbor, who tells you about plans to make improvements to his property.  You are assured by your neighbor that all improvements will be made according to applicable building codes, and that […]

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Do Your Employee Confidentiality Agreements Comply with Applicable Law?

By Mauro Viskovic, Esq.Email Mauro Although it has been nearly eleven years since The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) was enacted, many companies continue to violate Dodd-Frank by failing to incorporate the necessary whistle-blower protections in their employee confidentiality agreements. Pursuant to Dodd-Frank, the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) promulgated Rule 21F-17 […]

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New Workplace Law to Protect from Infectious Disease Spread

By Carla Hogan, Esq. & Zoila Sanchez, J.D., M.P.H.Email Carla Email Zoila As many return back to the workplace upon getting vaccinated, efforts are required to ensure we continue to guard against the infectious diseases spreading in the workplace. The recently enacted NY HERO Act guides workplaces on how to best protect their employees. The […]

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Understanding Physician Employment Contracts

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. Unfortunately, yet understandably, most physicians are reluctant to read all of the provisions in their employment contracts in the belief that they face a “take it or leave it” quandary. However, physicians often do not realize that while there are provisions in such contracts that are standard in the industry, […]

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As California Goes: What You Need To Know About CCPA Exemptions

By Jessica Woodrow, Esq.Email the Author The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), California’s sweeping new data privacy law enacted on June 28, 2018, goes into effect in January 2020. Because California has historically been the vanguard for social, legislative, and political innovation, and because of its similar-but-different compatibility with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, […]

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More Employees Eligible for Overtime Under New Federal Rule

By Carla Hogan, Esq.Email the Author Effective January 1, 2020, a new federal overtime threshold will make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay for working more than 40 hours per week.  The federal white-collar exemption currently tied to $455 per week ($23,660 annually) will be raised to $684 per week ($35,568 annually).  Any employee under […]

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