Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law Update

By Joshua D. Sussman, Esq.Email Joshua Although New York is about to lift COVID-19 related restrictions, the commercial eviction moratorium was extended through August 31, 2021. The COVID-19 commercial eviction moratorium began on March 7, 2020 when Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.28, which was extended and modified by subsequent Executive Orders, and then was […]

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The 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule Has Taken Effect

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. & Jessica Woodrow, Esq. Email Mathew Email Jessica After years of anticipation, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (“ONC”) issued its Cures Act Final Rule on Interoperability, Information Blocking, and Open Notes, effective April 5, 2021. This important issuance, which originated with the 21st Century Cures Act […]

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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. […]

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Ambulatory Surgery Centers As Investments

By Mathew J. Levy, Esq. and Mauro Viskovic, Esq.  Investments in ambulatory surgery centers (“ASC”) appear to be on the rise. On April 29, 2021, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) posted an important advisory opinion¹ in which it concluded that a specific investment in an ASC by certain medical providers would not result in […]

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Adult-Use Cannabis Now Legal in New York

By Stacey Lipitz Marder, Esq. A summary of the key provisions of the new law is set forth below. Office of Cannabis Management: The new law establishes the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), which will be part of the New York State Liquor Authority. The OCM will be responsible in crafting and overseeing the corresponding […]

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DID YOU SIGN A NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT?

By Mauro Viskovic, Esq.Email the Author These days, more and more companies are requiring their employees to sign restrictive covenant agreements.  These are agreements that are designed to protect a business’s legitimate interests and assets from being misappropriated or improperly utilized by a former employee.  Such agreements often contain non-competition provisions, which may provide that an employee is […]

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EEOC TO RESUME DATA COLLECTION APRIL 26, 2021

By Carla Hogan, Esq.Email the Author The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces federal laws applicable generally to employers with 15 or more employees (age discrimination requires 20 employees) and prohibits discriminating against a job applicant or employee because of an employee’s protected characteristics such as race, gender and age, among others.  The laws apply […]

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