On Feb. 26, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overruled its own precedent and became only the second Court of Appeals in the nation to extend Title VII protection to gay workers. Zarda v. Altitude Express, ...Read More »
Under new legislation effective July 20, 2017, New York State has taken steps to protect children under age 18 from being subjected to child marriage against their will. Under Federal Law, the U. S. State Department defines child marriage as ...Read More »
Civil Litigation: Clearly defining the scope of representation—reducing malpractice risk through the engagement letter
A recent decision by the Southern District of New York reminds practitioners of the importance of a well-crafted and detailed engagement letter. On Sept. 12, Judge William H. Pauley III denied Seward & Kissel, LLP’s Motion to Dismiss the $10 ...Read More »
For attorneys attempting to collect non-commercial debts for their clients, familiarity with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is essential. The unwary attorney serving as a “debt collector” may expose him/herself to liability for failing to strictly comply with ...Read More »
For good reason, given the volume of litigation generated by them, restrictive covenants in employment agreements attempting to limit or prevent solicitation of customers have received extensive coverage in employment law articles and blogs. Regardless of what an employment ...Read More »
For the past three decades, the National Labor Relations Board has enforced a certain definition of “joint employer” when it came to determining obligations under the National Labor Relations Act (the Act). This definition resulted in finding an employment relationship between ...
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