Entries tagged: municipal

Tiger Salamanders and Industrial Scale Solar Facilities in Suffolk County

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: May 20th, 2015

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I have previously written blogs that have questioned LIPA’s focus on industrial scale solar projects in Suffolk County.[1]  Dyed-in-the-wool environmentalists find this blasphemous, and feel particularly betrayed by the author, who has focused his practice on environmental law and litigation for more than thirty years.  The rationale for their unquestioned fealty to solar regardless of […]

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When is a Public Volunteer an Employee? The Fair Labor Standards Act and Municipalities

By: Christine Malafi, Esq.

Posted: June 15th, 2014

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During the course of any given week, I encounter numerous volunteers at the Town programs in which my two sons participate. Sometimes, work schedule permitting, I am even one of those volunteers. Given current budget constraints, volunteers are needed to keep some municipal programs operating. As with private employers, however, sometimes a “public” volunteer is […]

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Cuomo Signs Notice of Claim Legislation

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq.

Posted: January 10th, 2013

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved legislation designed to streamline the process of filing lawsuits against municipalities and other government entities in New York, providing the groundwork for uniform, fair, cost-effective and straightforward statewide procedures for filing a Notice of Claim. State law requires individuals intending to sue government entities for any tort — such as a slip-and-fall or a malpractice at a […]

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