Entries tagged: municipal

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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