Hodgson Russ LLP

1540 Broadway
24th floor
New York, NY 10036, United States
Phone: 212.751.4300
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Florida
  • New York
Other Countries
  • Canada
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Agricultural Producers to Market Through Cooperatives

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law on December 22, 2017, should provide powerful new tax benefits for many agricultural businesses in 2018. Farm operations organized as C corporations, whose 2017 earnings were taxed at…more
 /  Agriculture, Elections & Politics, Taxation

New York is Proposing Changes to its Alcohol Licensing Rules

As part of the Governor’s Budget Proposal, several changes are proposed for Alcohol Producers and sellers…more
 /  Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

Employee Benefits Developments - January 2018

The Employee Benefits practice group is pleased to present the Benefits Developments Newsletter for the month of January 2018…more
 /  Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law

FTC Announces Increased HSR and Interlocking Directorate Thresholds

1. HSR Act Thresholds - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced the revised transaction thresholds that trigger the requirement to file a premerger notification and report form under the Hart-Scott-Rodino…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Wellness Program Uncertainty Continues

The US District Court for the District of Columbia recently ruled to vacate the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wellness program regulations effective January 1, 2019. In August 2017, the same court ruled that…more
 /  Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law

IRS Presents Required Amendments List For Individually Designed Plans

As we reported in our August, 2017 newsletter, the IRS has eliminated the determination letter program for individually designed plans, except when such plans are established or terminated. Concurrently, the IRS substantially…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

PBGC Expands Missing Participants Program to Include Terminating Defined Contribution Plans

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has expanded its missing participants program to cover terminating defined contribution plans (including 401(k) plans). The expanded program is voluntary and will be available for…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Final Disability Claims Procedures Become Effective On April 1, 2018

The federal Department of Labor issued final regulations on December 16, 2016 strengthening protections for disability claimants. The new disability claims rules apply to any type of plan, including retirement and severance…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Court Answers More Questions on Church Plan Exemption

As we reported last year, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, ruled that an employee benefit program for employees of a church-affiliated organization can qualify as a “church” plan, if (a) the plan is maintained by an…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

Third Circuit Upholds Penalty Imposed on Plan Administrator for Failure to Provide Documents

A plan administrator is required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to disclose certain governing documents and records within 30 days of receiving a written request…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Court Rejects Short-Swing Profits Claim Relating to Share Withholding to Satisfy Taxes

On January 26, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma granted summary judgment to WPX Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) and its CEO and general counsel in relation to a plaintiff’s claim that the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Emergency Regulation Concerning Live-In Cases Lives On

Yesterday, the Industrial Board of Appeals dismissed a challenge brought by the Chinese Staff and Workers Association and other worker advocacy groups (collectively, the “Petitioner”) against the Commissioner of the New York…more
 /  Administrative Law, Health, Labor & Employment Law

NYS DOL Extends Comment Period for Proposed Scheduling Regulations

As we previously reported on November 22, 2017, the New York Department of Labor proposed regulations that would revise the on-call and call-in pay requirements for most employers. The proposed regulations would impose new…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

OMIG Releases Audit Protocols for CDPAP

The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General ("OMIG") has released its long-awaited audit protocols for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program Fiscal Intermediaries ("CDPAP-FIs")…more
 /  Health

GDPR: Are you ready for new Regs?

The most significant change in data privacy regulation in more than two decades will go into effect on May 25, 2018. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR” or “Regs”) not only requires compliance by EU organizations…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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