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Harassment and Discrimination in the NY Workplace

In recent years, New York has implemented and updated laws against harassment and discrimination in the workplace.  This may come as no surprise; the numerous scandals and the #MeToo movement have brought these issues to the front of the national conversation.  Individuals who have experienced harassment or discrimination must take certain actions before filing a


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A Note for Potential Financial Industry Whistleblowers: The Makings of a Good Tip & The Financial Rewards of Outing Fraud

By: Sarraf Gentile LLP The government encourages, rewards and empowers individuals who publicize fraud in the financial industry. The two most powerful and lucrative tools for outing fraud in the financial industry are the SEC Whistleblower Program and the CFTC Whistleblower Program.  Both programs were created in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street


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Collecting Your Money – Enforcement of a Judgment

Now that you have successfully filed a Confession of Judgment, obtaining the money that is owed to you seems effortless. Well, it’s not that simple. Why? A Confession of Judgment is simply a type of judgment, and like all other judgments, it does not guarantee payment. While this device allows you to obtain a judgment


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Convertible Notes: Why Should I Invest?

You just heard about a budding business and you’re looking to invest.  You’re excited to help the young company grow, so you agree to lend some money.  The owners are ecstatic!  They send you what’s called a “convertible note” – what is this? If you’re an investor that’s been presented with a convertible note, this


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Should I Register My Copyright?

What is a copyright? Copyright is a form of intellectual property which applies to original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium.  Copyright grants the creator an exclusive legal right to determine when and under what conditions an original work can be used by others.  A work is considered original if it


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Why Pay for Play Should Include Student-Athletes

The debate surrounding compensating college athletes has been ongoing for decades. Until now, a court has not ruled on whether college athletes should be compensated for their service.  The Ninth Circuit recently ruled that amateur compensation rules are commercial in nature and anticompetitive. Following the Ninth Circuit’s lead, California proposed a bill that may soon


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Corporation or LLC: What’s the Right Corporate Structure for Your Business?

Thinking about starting a new business?  Let’s pause for a minute and weigh some important considerations before you start the hiring process or sign that commercial lease.  First, protect yourself by setting up an entity.  In the unfortunate event that a lawsuit is brought against your business, a company that is properly set-up and well-maintained can


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When has Copyright “registration…been made” – such that an action for infringement may be brought?

On Monday, March 4, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued two important – and unanimous – rulings regarding United States copyright law. One of the two cases, captioned Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC (Case No. 17-571), resolved a long- standing circuit split in the U.S. regarding what constitutes copyright “registration” for


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