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
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
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
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
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
Behind child actors such as Iain Armitage, and child influencers such as Ryan’s World and Niana Guerrero, there are the contracts that made their success possible. New York Labor Laws also require that contracts with minors include provisions to ensure that the children are not exploited because of their youth. While not every employed minor
People generally recognize that under our federal system, individual states may have differing laws in a particular area, such as criminal law. Sometimes differences in various states’ laws make national headlines. However, individuals and companies generally expect that the application of a federal statute will be the same whether a lawsuit is filed in a
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
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
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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