Hodgson Russ LLP

1540 Broadway
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New York, NY 10036, United States
Phone: 212.751.4300
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Other U.S. Locations
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Other Countries
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Amazon to Release Third-Party Seller Data to New York State Tax Department

On May 15, 2018, Amazon Services, which assists third parties selling their products through the online Amazon Marketplace, sent an email notifying third-party sellers that “Amazon has received a valid and binding legal demand…more
 /  Taxation

The U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Sports Betting

In a historic ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Monday that the 1992 federal Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional. This law had barred the states - with a handful of exceptions - from…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law

NYC Joins the #MeToo Movement with Sweeping Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation

On May 9, 2018, New York City Mayor DeBlasio signed the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), designed to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Not to be outdone by the Governor’s budget bill, the Act imposes…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

DOH Issues Guidance Regarding the LHCSA Moratorium

On May 10, 2018, the Department of Health released guidance on the Licensed Home Care Services Agency moratorium imposed as part of the 2018-2019 New York State Budget (the “Guidance”). The Guidance contains troubling language…more
 /  Health

Who Pays? The Promise of Telehealth, Part II in a Series Addressing the Role of Telehealth in the Delivery of Health Care in New York

Advances in telecommunications, including improvements in high resolution imaging and access to broadband, are accelerating the availability of telehealth. Still, an important question remains: who pays for telehealth services?…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Health

Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate DOL’s Emergency Regulation Governing Compensation of Live-in Aides

On Friday, May 4, 2018, a coalition of worker advocacy groups and five home health aides filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court, seeking to invalidate the Department of Labor Emergency Regulation that authorizes home…more
 /  Health

Stable Value Fund Withstands ERISA Challenge

Participants in a 401(k) plan challenged whether the stable value fund offered as an investment option represented a breach of fiduciary duty…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Employee Benefits Developments - April 2018

The Employee Benefits practice is pleased to present the Benefits Developments Newsletter for the month of April 2018…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Budget Act Makes Hardship Withdrawal Changes

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “Budget Act”) was enacted to extend funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Fifth Circuit Joins Other Federal Circuit Courts in Applying De Novo Standard of Review to Claim Denials Based on Legal Interpretation and Facts

When minor, Ariana M.’s, claim for partial hospitalization benefits to treat her eating disorder was denied, she sued, claiming that the health insurer, Humana, was not entitled to deference regarding the factual determination…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

Administrator’s Delay Costs it Deferential Standard of Review

The District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruled that an administrator’s delay in rendering a decision on a denied benefit appeal caused it to lose deferential treatment from the reviewing court…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Orders Reinstatement and Back Pay in Two “AIR21” Whistleblower Cases Against Air Carriers

Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act affords protection to employees from being discriminated against or retaliated against for engaging in protected activities, such as making complaints to their employers…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Parody Facebook Page Leads to Unjustified Arrest That Infringes Author’s Free Speech Rights

A new federal court decision highlights the tension between fake Facebook pages and First Amendment rights, particularly when the page involves a governmental entity…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

New York’s Budget Bill Creates New and Significant Obligations for Employers

Through the FY 2019 budget bill, New York’s lawmakers have taken on the headline-grabbing issues of sexual harassment in the workplace, mandatory arbitration, confidentiality, and the use of taxpayer funds to compensate sexual…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Report on Executive Budget

On March 30th, Governor Cuomo announced that New York lawmakers passed the $168.3 billion FY 2019 Budget (the “Final Bill”)…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation
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