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


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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