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Legal Issues to Avoid When Employees Work from Home

Legal Issues to Avoid When Employees Work from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the workplace worldwide when employers were faced with how to keep the lights on if employees were not allowed to physically be in the office. Employees who “work from home” or “work remotely” became the new normal. Now that the pandemic...

New York State Eviction Moratorium Delayed Again

The eviction moratorium in New York State was again continued by Governor Cuomo last week. I previously wrote an article about New York State’s COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 (“The Act”) (S.9114/A.11181) that prevents residential...

Can an Employee be Fired While on Leave for Disability?

Most people already know that in New York State an employee works on an "at-will" basis, which means employees can be terminated for virtually any reason that is not considered discriminatory under state and federal laws. What are the Laws that Protect Employees with...

Starting a Cannabis Business in New York

Many people ask how to start a cannabis business in New York State, now that recreational marijuana (“cannabis”) is legal under the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (“the Act”).  The Act was recently passed in New York State on March 31, 2021, under bill S854A...

Should New York Colleges Mandate the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Most of us know that the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) did not fully approve the use of the COVID-19 vaccines. Such vaccines are only approved for emergency use at this time. Colleges and universities already mandate that students receive certain...

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