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Third Circuit Allows “Subgroup” Disparate-Impact Claims to Proceed Under The ADEA

Employers are well aware of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), which protects individuals over the age of forty, as well as its disparate-impact provision, which makes it unlawful for an employer to adopt…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Part II: Naming an Accumulation Trust as the Beneficiary of an IRA

Last month we discussed the benefits of naming a Conduit Trust as the beneficiary of an IRA. A Conduit Trust allows the IRA to remain tax deferred thereby stretching the Required Minimum Distributions over the lifetime of the…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

New York State Launches Aggressive Campaign to Enforce The New Minimum Wage Law

On December 31, 2016, the new minimum wage law in New York State took effect. New York’s minimum wage law is among the most complicated in the country. The minimum wage will gradually increase to $15.00 in the coming years, with…more
| Labor & Employment Law

21st Century Cures Act Remedies Longstanding Special Needs Trust Issue

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. One of the more relevant aspects of the law to estate and special needs planning is found in Section 5007 of the Act, which is called “Fairness in…more
| Health, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Morristown Becomes New Jersey's 13th Municipality to Mandate Paid Sick Leave

On January 11, 2017, Morristown will join the growing list of municipalities in New Jersey requiring private sector employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. The Morristown ordinance, initially passed by a 6-1 vote in…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Key 2017 Legal Changes that Employers and Federal Contractors Must Know About

Ready or not, 2017 is upon us and with it come many regulatory changes and important deadlines for employers and individuals. Make sure your New Year’s resolutions include compliance with the following changes and deadlines…more
| Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

No Right of Public Performance for Sound Recordings Under New York Common Law

Answering a question certified to it by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the New York Court of Appeals held in Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc., that New York’s common law does not protect the right to publicly…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

NYC Joins the Pre-Trump Push for Employee Work Schedule Protections

New York City has joined several other cities, including San Francisco and Seattle, introducing legislation that offers more predictable, stable work schedules for employees in low-wage occupations. The legislation generally…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Tax Advantages of Naming a Conduit Trust as the Beneficiary of an IRA

IRA’s can represent a large portion of an individual’s retirement assets. For this reason, care should be taken to ensure these assets receive the best tax treatment and are protected from creditors such as divorcing spouses…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

New York City Passes Trailblazing Freelancer Wage Theft Protection Law

On November 16, 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act (“the Act”). The Act generally grants freelancers the right to a written contract, timely payment and to be free from…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Court Blocks Rule Requiring Federal Contractors to Disclose Labor Law Violations, But Okays Pay Transparency Rule

On October 24, 2016 the federal district court in Beaumont, Texas enjoined implementation of President Obama’s Executive Order 13673 and the enforcement of FAR Council regulations and U.S. DOL guidance requiring disclosures of…more
| Civil Remedies, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Calling all New Jersey Government Contractors: What is your Plan for Political Activity Compliance in Anticipation of the 2017 Gubernatorial Election?

With only 19 days until the presidential election and the final debate being held tonight, most of the country is focused on national politics. Although the presidential election may be taking center stage, now is the time for…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics

Regulations Require Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

On September 29, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule requiring federal contractors to provide employees with at least seven days of paid sick leave each year. This requirement applies to all new contracts…more
| Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court to Review Whether “Offensive” Names Can Be Trademarked

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to review the Federal Circuit’s decision to strike down the Lanham Act’s ban on “disparaging” trademarks. The case, Lee v. Tam, No. 15-1293, involved an Asian American dance-rock band’s…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Third Circuit Deals Blow to Jersey City Ordinance Requiring PLAs on Privately Funded Projects in Exchange for Tax Abatements

Jersey City’s Municipal Code offers real estate developers generous tax exemptions that are designed to spur the City’s economic growth, but the tax incentives have strings attached. Specifically, to receive a tax exemption,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation
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