Client Advisories

Amendments to Not-For-Profit Corporation Law Effective May 27th

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Posted: May 25th, 2017

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Important new amendments (“Amendments”) to the New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law will go into effect on May 27, 2017.  The Amendments aim to mend inconsistencies in the law since the Nonprofit Revitalization Act, which went into effect in 2013.  New York Not-For-Profit Corporations should review their bylaws and conflict of interest policies to make sure […]

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A New Cybersecurity Reality for the New York Insurance and Financial Services Industries

By: Jack Harrington, Esq.

Posted: February 9th, 2017

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  On March 1, 2017, the New York financial services industry will awaken to a new regulatory regime designed to set minimum standards for the development and functionality of cybersecurity programs.  The New York State Department of Financial Services’ (“DFS”) proposed cybersecurity regulation (the “DFS Rule”) will cover any institution doing business in New York […]

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OMIG Update: December 31 Certification Requirement for Compliance

By: William McDonald, Esq.

Posted: November 21st, 2016

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      The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General: Reminder of Certification Requirement for Compliance Programs and DRA Obligations As a reminder for Medicaid providers subject to New York’s mandatory compliance program obligation in Social Services Law section 363-d and 18 NYCRR Part 521, the December Annual Certification period expires December 31, […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Updates to Overtime Exemption Rule

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq.

Posted: May 23rd, 2016

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On May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor released final updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), extending overtime eligibility to over 4.2 million workers.  The key change is to double the salary threshold – from $23,660 to $47,476 per year ($455 to $913 per week) – under which most salaried employees […]

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Healthcare Providers with Health Republic Patients Must Act Now to Protect Ability to Receive Payment

By: William McDonald, Esq.

Posted: November 20th, 2015

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Healthcare providers must proactively pursue timely payments under New York’s Prompt Pay Law and conduct credentialing verification to protect their income in the wake of the Health Republic insurance company closing. In October 2015, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that Health Republic would halt coverage at the end of November […]

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Client Advisory: NYC’s “Ban the Box” Legislation Now in Effect

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq.

Posted: November 20th, 2015

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Joining state and local jurisdictions across the country, New York City has enacted a “Ban the Box” law that limits employers’ inquiries into the criminal background of job applicants and imposes stringent requirements on employers who intend to make hiring decisions based on such information. The Fair Chance Act, effective as of October 27, 2015, […]

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Two Immediate Key Changes for Employers: Wage Theft Prevention Act and Minimum Wage Increase

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq.

Posted: February 10th, 2015

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The turn of the new year brings two significant changes for employers in New York State. First, the Wage Theft Prevention Act has been modified to reduce a key requirement under New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act.  Second, New York’s minimum wage has increased to $8.75 per hour.  We address each of these changes below. […]

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NYC Earned Sick Time Act Goes into Effect April 1, 2014

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: March 9th, 2014

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Effective April 1, 2014, private sector New York City employers with five or more employees must provide paid sick time to all employees who work at least 80 hours in a calendar year.1 Accrual and Use Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the City Council’s expanded sick leave bill earlier this year. The New York City […]

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New ADA Employment Regulations Finalized Effective May 24, 2011

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq.

Posted: April 11th, 2011

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “EEOC” issued its final revised Americans with Disabilities Act “ADA” regulations and accompanying interpretive guidance, the ADA Amendments Act “ADAAA”, which will become effective on May 24, 2011. The expanded regulations were designed to simplify the determination as to when employees qualify as disabled. The Amendments Act retains the ADA’s […]

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New York Wage Theft Prevention Act

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq.

Posted: March 11th, 2011

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The Wage Theft Prevention Act (“Act”) was recently signed into law and becomes effective April 11, 2011. The Act significantly modifies employer requirements regarding wage notices, wage statements and payroll records, and posting requirements. Additionally, the Act includes more stringent anti-retaliation provisions and criminal and civil penalties against noncooperating employers. Below, we highlight some of […]

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