Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC

One Lincoln Center
110 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202-1355, United States
Phone: (315) 218-8000
Fax: (315) 218-8100
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Florida
  • Kansas
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

New Partnership Audit Rules are Effective This Year: Does Your LLC Operating Agreement or Partnership Agreement Need to be Revised?

You have a great relationship with your partners, but would you want to pay for your retiring partners’ income taxes? Most partners would not. Without providing clear direction in your LLC operating agreement or partnership…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Ten Degrees of Separation How to Avoid Crossing the Line on Witness Preparation

Witness preparation is an accepted practice in the United States. Attorneys are not only expected to prepare witnesses for trials and depositions, but it is their professional responsibility as advocates for their clients to do…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Let’s BOND over the Tax Act Part II - The Higher Education Edition

In the spirit of accentuating the positive, there are a few bits of good news for colleges and universities in the Tax Act…as Mary Poppins might say, a spoonful (or three) of sugar to help the medicine go down. Unfortunately,…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Taxation

USDOL Reissues 17 Opinion Letters That Were Withdrawn in 2009

On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division reissued 17 opinion letters that were withdrawn in 2009, shortly after President Obama began his first term in office. The USDOL under the Obama…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Is Your Institution in Control of “GDPR” Compliance?

Effective May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) imposes new obligations on persons or entities that are “controllers” or “processors” of “personal data” about people in the European Union (“EU”)…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Public Employees Will Soon Be Entitled to Paid Leave for All Types of Cancer Screenings

On December 18, 2017, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that amended Civil Service Law Sections 159-b and 159-c. Currently, those sections entitle most public sector employees to take up to four hours of paid leave per year to…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

A New Announcement Ends The Uncertainty About When The New Disability Claims Procedure Requirements Will Become Effective, And Requires Compliance By April 1, 2018

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued regulations in 2016 that made significant changes in the claims procedure requirements for employee benefit plans covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The Times They Are A–Changin’: Estate and Gift Tax Exemption Amount Doubles

In this world, things change, and clients need to adapt to those changes. A major change in gift and estate tax law has occurred and clients need to take notice, and adapt their estate plans accordingly…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

‘Tis the Season: Appellate Court Holds That Reasonable Assurance Letters Are Required Before Holiday Recess

Last week in the case of Matter of Papapietro, (3d Dep’t Dec. 7, 2017), the Third Department of the New York State Appellate Division reversed the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board’s prior holdings and ruled that individual…more
 /  Education, Labor & Employment Law

Reminder: New York Minimum Wage Rates and Salary Thresholds for the Executive and Administrative Exemptions Will Increase on December 31, 2017

Although the minimum wage rate under the Fair Labor Standards Act remains $7.25 per hour and the U.S. Department of Labor’s efforts to raise the minimum salary to qualify for a white-collar exemption under federal law have…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

“Brute Reason” or Lack of Nuance: Seventh Circuit’s Twin Holdings That a Long Term Leave is Not a Reasonable Accommodation May Not Be a Panacea in Other Jurisdictions

In one of his more pithy lines, Oscar Wilde wrote, “I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.” Oscar Wilde, The Picture of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

What Should Employers Do About the Delay In the New Disability Claims Procedure Requirements?

On November 24, 2017, the United States Department of Labor ("DOL") announced a 90-day delay in the effective date of regulations that will significantly change the claims procedure requirements for employee benefit plans…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New York Proposes New “Call-In” Pay and Scheduling Requirements

Employers in New York will be subject to new “call-in” pay and scheduling requirements under recently-proposed state Regulations. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced these proposed Regulations, which the New York State…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

NYC Passes Amendment to Earned Sick Time Act to Include “Safe Time” for Domestic Violence Victims

On November 6, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law an amendment to the City’s administrative code which would afford leave time to victims of family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking, and human…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Albany County Joins the Growing Number of Jurisdictions Banning Inquiries on a Job Applicant’s Compensation History

On October 10, 2017, the Albany County Legislature amended its County Human Rights Law by passing a law prohibiting all Albany County employers (entities with 4 or more employees) and employment agencies from doing any of the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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