CMM Legal Blog

Employer’s Guide to Avoiding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By: Christine Malafi, Esq.

Posted: December 12th, 2017

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Given the recent headlines, all employers should be reminded that they have a legal duty to maintain a workplace that is free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment suits are prosecuted under the same federal and state laws that are used to sue employers for racial discrimination and harassment, so it is critical that every employer […]

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The Continuing Evolution of Personal Jurisdiction in New York Over an Out-of-State Defendant

By: Jeff Basso, Esq.

Posted: December 12th, 2017

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One of the more challenging and ever-evolving issues that we continue to see is determining what is necessary to obtain personal jurisdiction in New York State over an individual or business that resides or does business out of state. If you are dealing with real property in New York, a tort that occurred in New […]

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Can You Control What Happens to Your Remains After You Die?

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: December 12th, 2017

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The answer is “sort of.”  How’s that for an attorney’s response?   I say that because you can’t really control anything from the grave.  The best that you can do is try to pre-plan. There are a couple of things that you can do.  The first is to actually do a pre-plan or a pre-need, as […]

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New Law Prohibits NYC Employers from Inquiring About Applicants’ Salary History

By: Christine Malafi, Esq.

Posted: October 27th, 2017

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Businesses with employees in New York City, take note: beginning October 31, 2017, employers cannot inquire about an applicant’s salary history (wages, benefits, or other compensation) or rely on that history to make decisions in the hiring process, such as determination of salary, benefits, or in the negotiation of an employment contract. It’s critical that […]

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Cybersecurity on Your Side: Nationwide Settles Data Breach Lawsuit Spanning 33 States

By: Jeff Basso, Esq.

Posted: October 27th, 2017

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It’s happening more and more these days: massive data breaches are affecting companies that people use on a regular basis for business or personal reasons.  Typically, hackers will infiltrate a company’s security system, exposing sensitive and personal information of that company’s customers.  Lawsuits then follow, typically in the form of a class action.  Back in […]

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“That’s Not My Problem!” Or Is It? Successor Liability in New York Asset Purchases

By: Don Rassiger, Esq.

Posted: October 27th, 2017

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Congratulations…you just bought a business. But, what else did you “buy”? Many M&A deals are structured as asset purchase transactions so that the buyer can acquire only those things that make money and leave the liabilities and obligations that cost money behind for the seller to resolve after the closing.  But, that’s not always what […]

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New York’s Family Health Care Decisions Act

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: October 27th, 2017

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Let me say right up front that the best thing you can do when it comes to medical decision-making is execute a Health Care Proxy appointing an agent.  This agent can make your medical decisions if you are unable. That being said, if you didn’t appoint anyone, in 2010 New York enacted the Family Health […]

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The WARN Act – What Business Owners and Employers Need to Know

By: Vincent Costa, Esq.

Posted: September 26th, 2017

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The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration on the federal level and by the New York State Department of Labor on the state level.  Whether you are a longtime business owner or purchasing a new business, you must familiarize yourself with the […]

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Review and Revise Your Revocable Trusts

By: Martin Glass, Esq.

Posted: September 26th, 2017

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I’ve been practicing elder law and estate planning for about 20 years now.  Many of the revocable trusts dating back to that time were created for estate tax reasons.  But with changes in tax laws, those old trust protections can create new problems today. The tax issues that my clients feared in the 1990s were […]

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Cybersecurity Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

By: Christine Malafi, Esq.

Posted: September 26th, 2017

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There is no doubt that effective due diligence is essential in any merger or acquisition of businesses.  Conducting a complete and through investigation of a target company is critical to a potential buyer’s decision to purchase a company, at what price, and subject to what terms, conditions, representations, and warranties. Proper due diligence will cover […]

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