Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC

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

New York Increases the Minimum Wage and Enacts Paid Family Leave

On April 4, 2016, Governor Cuomo signed legislation, as part of the 2016-2017 state budget, enacting a $15.00 minimum wage plan and a 12-week paid family leave benefit. Minimum Wage Increase - The legislation includes…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: Senate Finance Committee to Take Up Cybersecurity Legislation (4/16)

The New York State Senate Committee on Finance is set to take up two new bills this week relating to cybersecurity. The first bill, S.3405-A, would mandate that a cybersecurity assessment/report be prepared by the…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: New York Court of Appeals Issues Ruling Clarifying Residence in Lead-Based Paint Cases (4/16)

The New York Court of Appeals recently addressed the question of "residence" under New York City’s lead abatement law, better known as "Local Law 1."(1) Local Law 1 – first enacted in 1982 – imposes a duty on landlords to…more
| Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential, Toxic Torts

Supreme Court Tie Means That Public Sector Agency Shop Fees Are Still Lawful

On March 29, 2016, the Supreme Court issued a one sentence opinion in the highly publicized case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, stating “[t]he judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.” This outcome…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Environmental and Energy: Proposed EPA Revisions to RMP Rule Could Increase Burden on Chemical Facilities (3/16)

On March 14, 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued proposed revisions to EPA’s Risk Management Program or "RMP" regulations under §112(r) of the Clean Air Act. EPA’s proposal is intended to improve…more
| Environmental Law

Human Resources Audits Prove To Be An Effective Risk Management Tool

One of the largest investments an organization makes is in its employees. As organizations grow and evolve, often Human Resources policies and procedures lag behind and are a last area of concern. Experience has repeatedly shown…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy and Health Care: Federal Office for Civil Rights Returns to Proactive HIPAA Enforcement with 2016 Audits (3/16)

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced this week that it has launched the long-anticipated latest round of audits for compliance with the privacy, security, and breach notification provisions of the Health Insurance…more
| Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Human Resource Professionals Beware — Second Circuit Finds HR Director May Be Individually Liable Under the FMLA

On March 17, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision in Graziadio v. Culinary Institute of America. In that decision, the Court held that the facts (when viewed in the light most…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Takes Final Step Toward Implementation of New Overtime Exemption Rules

Ever since President Obama on March 13, 2014 signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the United States Department of Labor to update the overtime exemption regulations under the FLSA, it has probably been the most talked…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: TSCA Reform: Current Status - Will TSCA’s Fortieth Anniversary Mark its First-Ever Reform? (3/16)

Enacted in 1976, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA or the Act), 15 U.S.C. § 2601, et. seq., purports to regulate chemical substances that present an unreasonable risk to people and the environment. In the decades since…more
| Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology
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