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NYC Expands Scope of Displaced Building Service Workers Protection Act

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Background - In 2002, Mayor Bloomberg signed the New York City Displaced Building Service Workers Protection Act ("DBSWPA" or "Act") into law. The DBSWPA significantly affects companies' labor and employment...more

Are Private Development Projects Covered by Prevailing Wage Laws?

by Polsinelli on

When a governmental entity contracts with a general contractor to build a community center on government-owned land, the question of whether prevailing wages are required for workers on that project is easily answered. If...more

Court Finds All of a Taxpayer’s Work for His Employer to be Personal Services in a Real Estate Business

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas recently held that all of a taxpayer’s work for his employer, a property management company, counted toward the taxpayer’s satisfaction of the material...more

UK Tax Measures—Spring 2016 Budget

by Morgan Lewis on

The spring budget includes a number of announcements that relate to taxation, the most significant of which is a “roadmap” for UK corporate taxation through 2020....more

Call Me Rachael: New York City Issues New Guidance on Gender Identity Rules

New York City’s Commission on Human Rights issued a document entitled “Legal Enforcement Guidance on the Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression: Local Law No. 3” on December 21. The Commission enforces...more

ARB Rejects CFPA Whistleblower Claim On Protected Activity Grounds

On November 6, 2015, the DOL’s Administrative Review Board affirmed the dismissal of Consumer Financial Protection Act (“CFPA”) whistleblower claims of a terminated mortgage broker, concluding that the complainant did not...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions - AC36506 - Sidorova v. East Lyme Board of Education - Due to budget cuts, the Board of Education laid off the plaintiff who was a tenured French teacher. She sued for...more

Does the Independent Contractor Statute Apply to Real Estate Salespersons?

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

A few months ago we wrote about a case awaiting decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) entitled Monell, et al. v. Boston Pads LLC, et al., SJC-11661, a case then on appeal from a decision of the Suffolk...more

Massachusetts High Court Rules Real Estate Agents Not Subject to State’s Stringent Independent Contractor Law

by Littler on

On June 3, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that the Commonwealth’s independent contractor law does not apply to real estate salespersons licensed under, and affiliated with and working for, a licensed brokerage...more

Massachusetts High Court Holds that Restrictive Independent Contractor Statute Does Not Apply to Real Estate Salespersons in that...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled yesterday that the state independent contractor (IC) law, widely regarded as the most restrictive IC law in the nation, does not apply to licensed...more

Sherman & Howard Construction Monitor Spring 2015

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

In this issue: - Senate Bills Tackle Construction Defect Litigation Reform - Potential Source of Lawful Labor Delayed or Halted - Excerpt from Senate Bills Tackle Construction Defect Litigation...more

California Insurance-Related Bills Signed into Law

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

September 30, 2014, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2014 regular legislative session. Here are summaries of noteworthy insurance-related bills...more

Overhaul of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld): How the Changes Will Impact You

by K&L Gates LLP on

Introduction - The amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (BCIP Act) were passed on 11 September 2014 and received assent on 26 September 2014. The changes contained in the...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

AC35802 - Estate of Haburey v. Winchester - Widow was allowed to claim spousal benefits for deceased employee who worked at municipal sewage treatment facility. Commissioner could have properly found that exposure to...more

Legal Solutions, September 2013

by Paul Sullivan on

Legal Solutions: the quarterly client newsletter from Sullivans Law: September 2013...more

Legal Solutions, June 2013

by Paul Sullivan on

Legal Solutions: your quarterly client newsletter from Sullivans Law: June 2013 ...more

Proposed “Homeless Person’s Bill Of Rights And Fairness Act” Will Have Huge Impact On Government And Business

by Allen Matkins on

California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, Civil Code Section 51, generally provides that all persons within California are free and equal, regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability,...more

2012: Arizona Construction Law Summary

by Snell & Wilmer on

This year has been a busy one so far for legal developments affecting the Arizona construction industry. Here is a brief summary of court cases and legislation of interest....more

New York City Landlord Hit With Record $2M Fair Housing Act Settlement

by Robert Marsico on

New York City Landlord Hit With Record $2M Fair Housing Act Settlement by Bob Marsico on May 30, 2012 The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it has reached a record $2 million settlement with the owners...more

Are you liable for serving alcohol at holiday parties in Pennsylvania? Does your insurance policy cover you?

by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC on

This article was contributed by Michael R. Kelley, Esq., Chairperson of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Insurance Recovery & Counseling Group. Let's say that you are having a Holiday party (with alcohol served) at your...more

Green Building Update - January 28, 2011

by Allen Matkins on

In This Update: Permit Revoked for Solar Decathlon to save the lawn?; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - Please Take Our Green Building Survey!; California's green jobs jump; Hines: All its buildings conform to green standards; San...more

Georgia Voters Approve Sweeping Overhaul of the State’s Restrictive Covenant Law

On November 2, 2010, Georgia voters approved an amendment to the Constitution of Georgia authorizing new legislation that dramatically changes the State’s restrictive covenant law. As Georgia business owners are well aware,...more

Collyer Bristow LLP Construction Update

by Jane Hughes on

Here is the latest of Collyer Bristow's regular updates on Construction Law. Press Ctrl to click through to the articles. For further information visit www.collyerbristow.com or email Jane Hughes at...more

Court Decision Illustrates Importance of Having a Clear Written Agreement or Policy on Bonuses and Commissions

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

A recent decision from the North Carolina Court of Appeals shows why it is important to have a clear written agreement or policy on bonuses and commissions. In Kornegay vs. Aspen Asset Group, LLC, a jury found the employer...more

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