• United States Supreme Court Rules on the Accommodation of Pregnant Workers

    Last year, I wrote about the then-new pregnancy guidelines issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), which apply to all employers with more than fifteen employees. While a “normal” pregnancy does not constitute a disability under the ADA, it is a serious health condition under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), entitling a pregnant employee to FMLA leave. The EEOC’s 2014 Guidelines addressed the “middle” ground, where a pregnant employee is not “disabled” and does not seek leave, but requests light duty instead. The EEOC requires ...

    cmandm

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

    (0)

    Read More >
  • The Uniform Bar Exam Comes to New York for July 2016

    By Scott D. Middleton, Esq. May 20, 2015 Let me begin by saying that I am not a fan of the uniform bar exam (“UBE”). There was a time when the uniqueness of New York (and most other states for that matter) truly meant something. That, of course, included being a New York attorney. Now we’re moving to join 15 other states in the march toward the nationalization of the bar exam. When was the last time anything being nationalized worked out for the better? The founding of this country was premised upon the unique and differing qualities of the various states. Here in ...

    cmandm

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

    (0)

    Read More >
  • Estate Planning for People with Vacation Homes

    Now that spring is finally here, people start to make plans to spend time in their vacation home.  Then they start to think, what happens to this home if I die?  The first thing you need to do is check whose name is on the title.  Is it just in your name, or is it you and your spouse or your siblings?  When two spouses hold a title jointly, there are certain automatic survivorship rights. If both spouses’ names are on the title, the property passes directly to the surviving spouse upon the death of the first spouse.  This is called ...

    cmandm

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

    (0)

    Read More >
  • CMM Welcomes the Law Office of Frederick Eisenbud, THE Environmental Law Firm

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick Welcomes the Law Office of Frederick Eisenbud, THE Environmental Law Firm Ronkonkoma, NY – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick LLP, a premier law firm, is pleased to announce that Frederick Eisenbud has joined the firm Of Counsel and is bringing his Commack-based environmental law firm practice to CMM’s team, effective May 2015, increasing our capacity to serve a broad range of client needs. As the founder of the Law Office of Frederick Eisenbud, THE Environmental Law Firm, Fred will head CMM’s new environmental practice group, focusing on environmental law and litigation concerns of individuals, companies, municipalities, and community groups. ...

    cmandm

    Thursday, May 07th, 2015

    (0)

    Read More >
  • April 2015 Legal Brief – Firm Newsletter

     

    cmandm

    Thursday, April 30th, 2015

    (0)

    Read More >
  • May 13: CMM Executive Breakfast “Lost Knowledge: What is the Cost?”

    May 13, 2015 Featuring Gail L. Trugman-Nikol, President of Unique Business Solutions Lost Knowledge: What is the Cost? What would you do if you could see your processes and vulnerabilities more clearly?  Do you know what they are?  If you document your procedures before selling your company or key employees leave, the documentation ensures that employees follow best practices, no matter who does the task. The cost savings are tremendous! Come discuss how to manage risk in your business currently and in the future. Learn about a solution that has a long term positive impact on your business. EVENT DETAILS Breakfast & Registration:  8:30am – 9:00am Presenting Speaker: ...

    cmandm

    Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

    (0)

    Read More >
  • Malafi Speaks at Touro Law Announcing New Girl Scout Justice Patch Program

      Touro Law Center and Girl Scouts of Suffolk County have announced an all-new Justice Patch Program. The program was designed to develop a sense of fairness, an understanding of why we have laws and how they can be changed when they don’t work. Girls will learn how laws are designed to help people, and the role that lawyers and judges fill in the community. CMM Partner Christine Malafi, a former Girl Scout herself, serves on the Board of Governors of Touro Law School, was there to encourage the girls to participate in the Program and to congratulate all involved in creation of ...

    cmandm

    Monday, April 20th, 2015

    (0)

    Read More >
  • Mental Health Clinic Shows Wrong Way to Prepare for Audit and Loses $304,000

    By William McDonald, Esq. April 20, 2015 In March, the Attorney General announced a $304,000 settlement in a suit his office brought in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York under the New York State and the Federal False Claims Acts. The lawsuit was commenced by two whistleblowers who were former employees of the Mental Health Association of Rockland County.  The whistleblowers revealed that prior to a 2009 Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (“OMIG”) audit of MHA Rockland’s Continuing Day Treatment Program for adults, MHA Rockland employees made over 40 handwritten changes to the progress notes.  These ...

    cmandm

    Monday, April 20th, 2015

    (0)

    Read More >
  • Grandchild’s College Expenses

    Now that my kids are out of college, it’s time to start thinking about trying to help out my (future) grandchildren’s education.  Who knows how expensive that’s going to be in twenty-plus years?  It’s actually fairly common that grandparents want to help with college expenses for their grandchildren.  And most grandparents want to do so in a way that won’t affect their grandchild’s financial aid eligibility. One of the most common ways that parents and grandparents help is through use of a 529 Plan.  A 529 Plan is a special type of tax‑deferred account that has both an owner and a ...

    cmandm

    Monday, April 20th, 2015

    (0)

    Read More >
  • Recent Landlord Tenant Case Developments

    Three recent decisions, two from the Supreme Court, Appellate Term, First Department and the third from Supreme Court, Queens County (Ritholtz, J.) are instructive to landlord/tenant practitioners.  The first involves an application by a tenant for a Yellowstone injunction; the second involves a tenant’s renewal option contained in a commercial lease; and, the third involves enforcement of a settlement agreement. A Yellowstone injunction is a procedural mechanism used by tenants to maintain the status quo and to toll the running of a cure period so that a commercial tenant confronted by threat of termination of its lease may protect its investment ...

    cmandm

    Monday, April 20th, 2015

    (0)

    Read More >
Fred Eisenbud