Fri Oct 12, 2018 | | Charter School Insights

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Policies & Training NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave


Over the last few months, there has been several changes to employment-related laws that are applicable to many businesses and organizations operating in New York City.  We hope the below is helpful and encourage you to reach out to us with any questions.  NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave Did you know about the recent changes to New York City’s Paid Sick Leave Law? Effective May 2018, the law is now known as the Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law.

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Tue Jul 11, 2017 | | Contracts, New York City, Summer Of Law, Waivers

Summer of Law: Take Me Out to (but don’t knock me out at) the Ball Game


For many, enjoying a baseball game at the ballpark or on TV with family and friends is a favorite summer pastime.  Even minor league games in far-flung locations with entertaining team names and mascots provide otherwise lukewarm baseball fans counting the days until college/pro football begins with a few hours (and for the kids, mini-helmets full of ice cream) entertainment. 

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Mon Jul 3, 2017 | | Summer Of Law

The Summers of Law (Literally): 1776 & 1787


The Summers of Law (Literally): 1776 & 1787

As I recently shared with a class of 4th graders at a charter school client in the Bronx during their career day (7th graders were more interested in discussing legal issues they see online and on TV, of course), when I was in 4th grade back in 1987, we not only learned about the U.S. Constitution, but celebrated its bi-centennial anniversary, too. 

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Thu Jun 29, 2017 | | Summer Of Law

Summer of Law: Write an Essay, Win a Lake House (maybe another time…)


Summer of Law:  Write an Essay, Win a Lake House (maybe another time…)

With the official first day of summer and end of the School year in the same week, many begin to turn their attention to summer travel, thoughts about planning summer travel or otherwise dreaming about being outside and away from their desks- perhaps near a lake, on the beach or in the mountains- enjoying sun, water and time with family and friends.

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Thu Jun 22, 2017 | | Contracts, Employment, Summer Of Law

Summer of Law: Long-Weekend Sick Leave and Summer Fridays


Summer of Law: Long-Weekend Sick Leave and Summer Fridays

As business and education lawyers, we occasionally hear from clients that before a holiday break, holiday weekend or National holiday and throughout the summer in particular, from time to time, there appears to be a spike in employees taking sick days or wanting to leave early on Friday afternoons 

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Tue Jun 20, 2017 | | Summer Of Law, Waivers

Post-Prom Party Liability Waivers


Post-Prom Party Liability Waivers

Not necessarily a post you would be expecting as part of the Firm’s “Summer of Law” series, but as we approach the end of high school prom season, we wanted to write about post-high school prom liability waivers that have received some attention (See New York Times Article titled “Prom Accessories:  Corsages, Limousines and Liability Waivers).

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Tue May 30, 2017 | | Summer Of Law

Summer of Law: A Preamble


Summer of Law: A Preamble

As we return from Memorial Day Weekend where spring comes to an end and summer takes hold- especially after a particularly long winter- many begin to focus on the warm weather and all that comes with it—lunches outside, happy hours, 4th of July, long weekends, vacations, trips to the beach, days in the many NYC parks, an (even more) relaxed dress code and for most- no school!

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Tue Feb 7, 2017 | | Contest / Sweepstakes, Real Estate, Terms And Conditions

Writing 200 Words Could Win You A Lake House (conditions certainly apply)


Writing 200 Words Could Win You A Lake House (conditions certainly apply)

An entrepreneurial couple selling their lakefront home in the Catskill Mountains has taken an unconventional approach to marketing their property:  holding an essay-writing contest, with the winner-paying the $149 entry fee and judged to have written the best 200 word piece-literally winning the house. 

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Fri Feb 3, 2017 | | Trademarks

Why it’s the Super Bowl® for some and “The Big Game” for others


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As America prepares for that annual tradition of watching the best-of-the-best go to battle on the first Sunday evening in February, if you have ever wondered why certain retailers, restaurants and others “cryptically” refer to the Super Bowl® as “The Big Game”, wonder no longer.

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Wed Nov 16, 2016 | | Contest / Sweepstakes, Settled Lawsuits

NYC Marathon Lottery Class Action Lawsuit Settled


NYC Marathon Lottery Class Action Lawsuit Settled

Coming off the NYC Marathon last week, as marathoners are resting, recovering and settling back into their day to day routines, the New York Road Runners (“NYRR”– the not-for-profit organization that produces the NYC Marathon and many other races and running initiatives in New York City) have settled (subject to Court approval) the class action lawsuit (the “Lawsuit”) brought against them in March 2016 regarding the process used by the NYRR for potential participants to register to enter a drawing (the “Drawing”) for a non-guaranteed entry for a spot to participate in NYRR’s NYC Marathon and NYC Half Marathon.

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