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New York’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Packs a Punch

In November 2020, New York expanded its free speech protections through a new anti-SLAPP law.  The statute seeks to deter lawsuits against parties who speak out on an issue of public interest when the purpose of the suit is to discourage individuals from exercising their First Amendment rights.  Both sides should pay careful attention to


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When Must New York Employers Pay Employees for Their Unused Paid Time Off?

The Empire State has some of the most comprehensive legal protections for employees in the country.  Employees in New York State have a right to paid time off under the state’s paid sick leave law.  Understanding this law, among other relevant employment statutes in New York, is key to navigating your rights as an employee


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Does My Employer Have to Give Me Time Off to Vote in New York?

You’ve heard it said over the airwaves ad nauseum as election day approaches – regardless of your political affiliation, it’s important to get out and vote.  Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done since Election Day is neither a federal nor state holiday.  However, many states, including New York, have laws that require employers


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Follow the Money: New York City’s Wage Transparency Law

New York City’s Wage Transparency Law goes into effect on November 1, 2022, making it mandatory for employers to share the salary or hourly wage in job postings.  Specifically, the law provides that when employers with four or more employees post an advertisement for a job position or promotion, the employer must also list the


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How to Protect Trade Secrets in New York

Like many fellow business owners, you may have confidential information or business “secrets” kept under lock and key.  These secrets could be a family recipe for the next restaurant, a coding algorithm built over the years, a carefully cultivated client list, a specialized manufacturing process or data and research compiled within the company.  But regardless


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Do I Have to Give Two Weeks’ Notice in New York City?

You have decided to leave your job for a new one or personal reasons.  The next step is to resign from your current position.  What is the best way to do that?  Do you have to give two weeks’ notice in New York City?  While generally there is no notice requirement there are some recommended


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Sarah Palin vs the New York Times: The Latest on Her Defamation Lawsuit

Sarah Palin continues her fight against the New York Times, alleging defamation.  The case, originally filed in 2017, has been dismissed twice, but her legal team is appealing the latest dismissal.  Her chances of winning are slim under current case law because defamation is difficult to establish when the media writes about public figures.  The


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How to Voluntarily Dissolve a Business in New York

Have you decided to close your business (without selling it)?  Maybe you are looking to retire, try something new, your company is struggling, or you and your co-owners have a conflict that cannot be resolved.  Regardless of why you want to cease operations, there are important steps you must take to properly dissolve your business.


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