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For those of you following our Transparency-is-in-Your-Future series, you already know that the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) went into effect on January 1, 2024 and now entities of all shapes and sizes are scrambling to figure out what information they need to report and when, or if they are perhaps exempt from the reporting requirements

In An RPAPL 881 Proceeding, Appellate Division Finds That A Licensor May Be Entitled To Recover Damages When Licensee Fails to Provide Proof of Sufficient Insurance[1] 

The adequacy of the insurance required to be provided by a property owner seeking to obtain a license to enter onto an adjacent property in order to

As covered in our Transparency-is-in-Your-Future series, Congress enacted the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”), requiring certain entities that are not otherwise exempt to file information about their beneficial ownership with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). On December 22, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a similar act, the LLC Transparency

Governor Signs Bill Limiting Amount Which May Be Withheld For Retainage On Private Construction Contracts[1] 

On November 17, 2023, Governor Hochul signed a bill[2] which, among other things, limits the amount of retainage which may be withheld on private construction contracts which equal or exceed $150,000 to no more than five percent. 

Continuing our Transparency-is-in-Your-Future series, we now turn our focus to the beneficial ownership reporting requirements established in the (i) Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) and (ii) related regulations adopted by U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”).

FinCEN’s final rule is effective January 1, 2024. As this deadline approaches, we thought it would be helpful

The Apple TV streaming series Ted Lasso is unlike any television show I’ve encountered. With the explosion of online streaming content, many high quality streaming series (GoT, Ozark, Chernobyl, Bloodline, etc.) pride themselves on grittiness and high drama.  Ted Lasso is the antithesis.  The series consistently provides uplifting, feel-good viewing on a humorous backdrop.  Compared

The New York labor law requires every employer, no matter its size (including a family business), to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy that meets or exceeds the minimum standards set by New York State. Every such policy must include examples of prohibited conduct, a complaint form, procedures for investigation of any complaint, information on

President Biden signed into law the “Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act” (“PUMP Act”) on December 29, 2022.   The PUMP Act expands employer obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and addresses the needs of nursing women in the work force.  It provides that for up to one year, an employer must

The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (“GENDA”) was signed into law by Governor Cuomo in January 2019.  The law added gender expression and gender identity to the State’s Human Rights Law as a protected class and prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on a person’s gender identity or expression.

GENDA defines gender