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Employee Benefits: Who is a Fiduciary? DOL Proposal Expands Definition (4/15)

The U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a regulation in 1975 defining the circumstances under which a person providing "investment advice" is to be treated as a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Most New York City Employers May Soon Be Prohibited From Conducting Credit Checks on Job Applicants

On April 16, 2015, the New York City Council overwhelmingly passed an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law that would bar most city employers from using credit checks as part of their hiring process…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

School Districts: Changes To APPR And Teacher Tenure (4/15)

While not as extensive as first proposed by the Governor, the enacted 2015-2016 budget bill will result in significant changes to the structure of Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) for classroom teachers and…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Court Rules That HR Consultant’s Report is Not Privileged

On March 27, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the plaintiffs’ motion to compel disclosure of a report prepared by a Human Resources (“HR”) consultant in class action litigation under…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Health Law Wire: $1.2 Billion CRFP Grant Deadline Now May 6, 2015 – Applications To Be Re-Submitted Under New Standards (4/15)

In the recently enacted 2015-2016 State Budget, the “Capital Restructuring Financing Program” (CFRP), which provides up to $1.2 billion in capital funding to support DSRIP project goals, was significantly amended to require…more
| Finance & Banking, Health, Government Contracting

Part 2: …But In the Fourth Department, Repeat Filings Are Not Required?

In Part 1 of this discussion, we highlighted the Appellate Division, Third Department’s holdings on RPTL’s “freeze” provision in the Highbridge Broadway, LLC v City of Schenectady and Scellen v City of Glens Falls cases. As…more
| Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

NLRB General Counsel Issues Memorandum on Changes in Representation Case Procedures

On April 6, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel issued a guidance memorandum to explain the changes in the procedures for processing union representation petitions under the NLRB’s final rule on “quickie”…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Labor and Employment: The Use of Social Media During the Hiring Process - Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? (4/15)

As the social media phenomenon continues to dominate our culture and its use has become second-nature, it is worthwhile to revisit some of the issues presented by an employer’s use of social media, particularly in the context of…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: Toxic Substances Control Act - Reform at Last? (4/15)

Efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., have been underway for several years, but to date, none have succeeded in modifying how this often criticized law regulates chemicals in…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Part 1: In the Third Department, Annual Filings Are Required

As we dig out from under an unusually cold and snowy winter, we can’t help but ponder the efficacy of our statutory freeze provision, especially in light of two 2015 Appellate Division cases that seem to have completely opposite…more
| Taxation

US Patent Office Issues Patent No. 9,000,000

When I began my legal career in 2000, we were in the 6 million range for issued patents. Now, nearly 15 years later (with 3 million patents being issued during that time!), we are in 9 million range for issued patents…more
| Intellectual Property

Health Care: New IRS Requirements For Charitable Hospitals (4/15)

The IRS published its long awaited final rule December 31, 2014 to implement certain requirements of the Affordable Care Act (the ACA). The ACA added a new provision in Section 501(r) of the Tax Code, which creates additional…more
| Health, Taxation, Nonprofit Law

Labor and Employment: The Supreme Court Addresses Pregnancy Accommodations Under Title VII (4/15)

On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much anticipated decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., which centered on whether UPS unlawfully discriminated against a pregnant employee by denying her a light-duty…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Health Care: NYS Adopts Amendments to Telehealth Delivery Legislation (4/15)

On March 13, 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law an amendment to the telehealth delivery legislation (Chapter 550) (A-9129) made effective January 1, 2015…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Employee Benefits: IRS Finalizes Affordable Care Act Reporting Forms (3/15)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently finalized reporting forms for employers and insurers to report information required by Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation
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