Hodgson Russ LLP

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1540 Broadway
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New York, NY 10036, United States
Phone: 212.751.4300
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
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  • Florida
  • New York
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Federal Trademark Applications Can No Longer Be Rejected on Grounds of Disparagement

On June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling striking down a federal statute that prohibited registering a trademark if it disparages “any persons, living or dead.” In Matal v. Tam, the Court ruled that 15…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

New Requirements for Fast Food Employers and Retail Corporations in NYC

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the “Fair Workweek” legislative package that is designed to ensure predictability of schedules and paychecks for workers in the in New York City fast…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

Employee Benefits Developments - May 2017

The Employee Benefits practice group is pleased to present the Benefits Developments Newsletter for the month of May, 2017. Three More Post-Tackett Retiree Healthcare Vesting Decisions - On April 20, 2017, the U.S…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Data Breaches and the Significance of Outside Counsel

On May 18, 2017, the Central District of California joined two other district courts (D. Minn. and M.D. Tenn.) in holding that forensic reports resulting from a data breach investigation, conducted at the direction of counsel,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Law Practice Products & Services, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Bid Farewell to Texas...

On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court significantly narrowed where a patent infringement lawsuit may be brought against a United States corporation. In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court agreed that…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

New Ruling Makes a Splash -- Fees to Use a Bathroom are not Subject to Sales Tax

A new advisory opinion issued by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance should make all New York taxpayers flushed with pride – access to toilets is not subject to tax. The case involved a new software application…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

OSHA Walks Back Guidance on Third Parties Participating in an OSHA Inspection at a Non-Unionized Workplace

On February 21, 2013, Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard E. Fairfax issued an OSHA Letter of Interpretation suggesting that non-unionized workers without a collective bargaining agreement have a right to designate a particular…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Employee Benefits Developments - April 2017

Deadline to Provide QSEHRA Notice Suspended - IRS Notice 2017-20 - Citing the lack of published guidance, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) suspended the employer advance notice requirement for qualified small…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Finance & Banking, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

New York City "Freelance Isn't Free Act" To Take Effect

The New York City “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” (FIFA) takes effect on May 15, 2017. The first of its kind in the country, FIFA was designed to protect independent contractors by imposing a number of strict requirements on…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Hodgson Russ LLP’s Report on the 2017-18 New York State Budget

On April 10th, the New York State budget for 2017-18 was signed into law. The highlights of the revenue provisions are summarized below…more
 /  Taxation

NYC Slated to Limit Employers’ Inquiries into Salary History of Job Applicants

On April 5, 2017, the New York City Council passed a bill that would amend the New York City Human Rights Law to limit employers’ ability to inquire about the salary history of an applicant for employment. The bill, which…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Client Alert: DOL’s Final Rule on Fiduciary Investment Advice—Overview and Considerations for Plan Sponsors

On April 8, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule replacing its 1975 regulation defining fiduciary investment advice. The final rule, titled “Definition of the Term ‘Fiduciary’; Conflict of Interest…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Employee Benefits Developments - March 2017

The Employee Benefits practice group is pleased to present the Benefits Developments Newsletter for the month of March, 2017. Company Owner Found Personally Liable for Unpaid Contributions to Union Benefit Funds…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Client Alert - Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision reassessing the standards by which schools must provide students with disabilities a free appropriate public education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

Important New Business Tax Proposals for U.S. Tax System

During the past few months, there has been considerable speculation over potential changes to the U.S. tax system that could have an impact on international businesses. At this stage, the discussions are preliminary and the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation
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