Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC

Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: Discharger of Petroleum Not Able to Maintain Suit Against Another Discharger (5/16)

Under Navigation Law § 181, a party injured by the intentional or inadvertent discharge of petroleum products may bring a claim for damages against the party responsible for the discharge. But what if the injured party also…more
| Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts

EEOC Issues Strong Reminder to Employers About Their Obligation to Provide Accommodation Under the ADA

In theory, employers are all generally familiar with the “interactive process” and the need to provide disabled employees with reasonable accommodation absent undue hardship. But in practice are employers actually complying…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

School Districts: Here We Go Again…(Most) Recent Changes To APPR Regulations (5/16)

On May 16, 2016, Board of Regents yet again issued revised emergency regulations related to teacher and principal annual professional performance reviews (APPR). These new regulations go into effect on June 14, 2016…more
| Education

Employers Need to Develop an Action Plan to Deal With Workplace Violence

If the recent and tragic shootings at an office holiday party in San Bernardino, California, and at a lawn care company in Kansas have taught us anything, it is that these unfortunate incidents of workplace violence are becoming…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Health Law Wire: Recent HIPAA Settlements Highlight the Importance of Business Associate Agreements (5/16)

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that enforces the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, recently sent a clear message about the importance of business…more
| Health

USDOL Issues Final Regulations Revising the FLSA White Collar Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued its final regulations revising the white collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Although the final regulations significantly raise the salary threshold for the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Intellectual Property and Technology: New Federal Law Means You Should Update Your Non-Compete And Non-Disclosure Agreements (5/16)

President Obama this week (on May 11) signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016. This is truly a landmark law; one that expands the federal remedies companies can pursue to halt the theft of trade secrets vital…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

OSHA Makes Sweeping Changes to its Illness and Injury Reporting Rule — What this Means for Employers

Most employers traditionally have had little to no interaction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the federal agency tasked with overseeing workplace safety. Unless they were inspected by OSHA — and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Recent New York Court of Appeals Decisions: Court Adopts Standard of Review for Going-Private Mergers (5/16)

On May 5, 2016, the New York Court of Appeals ruled on the standard of review applicable to a going-private merger in Matter of Kenneth Cole Prods, Inc. Shareholder Derivative Litig. In particular, the Court considered whether…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions

School Districts: Tax Cap Upheld Over Strong Dissent - Next Stop N.Y.’s Highest Court (5/16)

The Appellate Division, Third Department today upheld a constitutional challenge to New York’s tax cap. The suit, brought by NYSUT, asserted several different legal theories challenging the constitutionality of the statute. Two…more
| Education, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Employee Benefits: ERISA Spring Cleaning - Have You Properly Identified All of Your ERISA Benefits? (5/16)

Why Is It Important To Properly Identify All of Your ERISA Benefits? The Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") imposes numerous requirements on covered employee benefit plans, including annual report…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Fourth Circuit Decides Case on Transgender Students’ Rights

On April 19, 2016, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision addressing transgender and gender nonconforming students. In G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board the Fourth Court was presented with the question of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education

Environmental and Energy and Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: Do You Operate a Public Water Supply? Why You Need to Know for Sure. (4/16)

Drinking water quality and water contamination are now high-profile topics of concern, with the discovery of unexpected contaminants in "public" water supplies across the country. Providers of "public water" are obligated to…more
| Environmental Law

Cybersecurity and Employee Benefit Plan Fiduciary Duties: Going Beyond HIPAA

It seems as though we hear about new cybersecurity issues every day — from traditional hacking incidents to the increasingly sophisticated phishing, malicious apps and websites, social engineering, and ransomware attacks. …more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Preventing Unauthorized Access to and Disclosure of Confidential Employee Information

Inherent in all employment relationships is the fact that employers are privy to all sorts of confidential information about their employees. For example, in order to do something as simple as paying an employee’s wages, an…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy
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