• Medical Providers Must Take Steps to Protect Out-of-Network Reimbursements under New York’s “Surprise Medical Bills” Law

    Medical providers must plan now to comply with New York’s new “Surprise Medical Bill” law, which takes effect April 1, 2015. In short, for “surprise bills,” the law caps a patient’s financial responsibility for out-of-network medical services to an amount no greater than if the patient saw an in-network provider. Medical providers who do not comply with the mandatory disclosures under the law will find their bills classified as “surprise bills,” which means that they must pursue arbitration directly with the insurance carrier to obtain reimbursement. For surprise out-of-network medical bills, medical providers may not pursue reimbursement directly from the ...

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    Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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  • Defamation Claim Brought By Former Employee Against Company Dismissed

    In prior months, I have discussed cases involving businesses pursuing lawsuits against former employees due to perceived violations of, among other things, non-compete and/or non-disclosure agreements, as well as alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.  While the former employer is usually the one to commence the lawsuit, there are times when the former employee may also fight back with claims of his or her own.  This is exactly what happened in a recent case out of the New York County Commercial Division.  Luckily for the employer, certain of the former employee’s claims were dismissed. In the case of International Publishing Concepts, LLC ...

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    Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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  • CMM Supports Bridgehampton Teacher Raising Funds for Local Family

    Bridgehampton Teachers Get Hair Buzzed to Benefit Local Family By Mara Certic The last day of school before vacation tends to be an exciting one, as academics take a backseat to fun activities in most classrooms for the last few hours before that week of freedom. That was the case on Friday, February 13, at the Bridgehampton School where students prepared themselves for the chance of a lifetime—the opportunity to shave a teacher’s head. In an effort to raise money for a family in the school district, Bridgehampton High School History teacher John Reilly decided that it was once again time to give ...

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    Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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  • Purchase Order Scam Hits Long Island

    A large order comes in from a new customer – a major research university. Excited at the prospect of developing a long-term relationship with such a well known institution, you have no problem shipping out the order right away, with the invoice to follow a couple of days later. The following week, several orders come in from an established client. Your sales reps have strong relationships with this client, who has always paid on time. Eager to showcase the customer service the client has come to expect from your company, you ship the order as soon as possible, never doubting that the ...

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    Friday, February 20th, 2015

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  • CMM Brings Small Town Connections, Big City Resources to Bridgehampton

    By Emily J. Weitz   Kelly M. Canavan, who is heading up a new law office in Bridgehampton, is deeply connected to the community on the East End. A Sag Harbor resident, she has roots that go back to her great-great-great grandfather, who was a whaling captain and had a house on Madison Street. Perhaps that’s part of the reason she wanted to be in charge of a new satellite branch of Campolo, Middleton, and McCormick, a much larger law firm that serves clients across the country from its headquarters in Ronkonkoma. The satellite office is in Bridgehampton, just above Almond restaurant ...

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    Friday, February 20th, 2015

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  • Malafi Named LIBN Top 50 Women Award

     Top 50 Women Awardees 2014 Launched in 2000, the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business program has recognized the Island’s top women professionals for business acumen, mentoring and community involvement. The program’s honorees are selected by a judging committee and receive a unique crystal memento at the elegant dinner attended by more than 600 of the Island’s top business leaders, and represent the most influential women in business, government and the not-for-profit fields. Third-time recipients of the Top 50 Award are retired to The Hall of Fame and their crystal award reflects this prestigious honor.   Christine Malafi Partner Campolo, Middleton & McCormick LLP Christine ...

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    Friday, February 20th, 2015

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  • CMM Voted 2015 Best Law Firm on Long Island

    PRESS RELEASE CMM Voted Best Law Firm and Joe Campolo Best Lawyer on Long Island The Long Island Press has published its annual winners of the “Bethpage Best of Long Island 2015” awards, and we’re honored that Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP has been named the Best Law Firm on Long Island. Additionally, Managing Partner, Joe Campolo, Esq. was named the 2015 Best Lawyer on Long Island. The ‘Best of Long Island’ contest is the largest business and professional awards program in the history of Long Island. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Long Island community,” said Joe Campolo, adding ...

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    Friday, February 20th, 2015

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  • April 8: CMM Executive Breakfast “Master the Art of Meaningful Networking”

    April 8, 2015 Featuring Terri Alessi-Miceli of the HIA-LI Master the Art of Meaningful Networking Join us as we discuss networking strategies to successfully market yourself and your business. Time: 8:30 am – 10 am Location: Clarion Hotel, 3845 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

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    Friday, February 13th, 2015

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

    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. New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (“WTPA”) is intended to keep employees informed of their rate of pay, overtime rate, allowances, payday, etc.  The most notable requirement was to provide each employee with a notice identifying pay-related items specific to each employee.  Previously, the WTPA required that ...

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    Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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  • Better with Age

    By Jacqueline Birzon State lawmakers will once again try to prevent older residents from leaving the state, pushing a bill in Albany that would create a tax incentive program to reward small businesses that hire more experienced workers. Under the terms of the bill, companies with fewer than 100 employees that hire people age 55 or older would receive a tax credit ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 per year per eligible employee. The bill mirrors a similar tax incentive the state offers to businesses that hire individuals with developmental disabilities. While New York State Human Rights Law protects workers over the age of ...

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    Monday, February 09th, 2015

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