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NYS May Impose Taxes on Pass-Through Businesses

The New York State Department of Taxation issued a report for the governor’s office detailing options to raise revenues for the state. One of the options the agency suggested was to impose taxes on “pass-through” businesses.


A “pass-through business” is a company in which income is generated through profits from a partnership. Under the […]

The Religious Rights of Business Owners and the Right to Refuse Service

In the past few years, the Supreme Court has had to make a number of decisions regarding the rights of businesses to accept and reject certain transactions and whether to provide certain benefits. In the 2014 case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the Court decided that laws that contradict or interfere with a […]

Compliance Is Key to Running a Successful Business in New York City

A New York City hospitality owner should always remain compliant with both state and city regulations, otherwise he or she will be subject to hefty fines and penalties. In New York City, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs are the most likely to be subject to noise, food, or health code violations by agencies such as the […]

What Employers Need to Know About New York’s Anti-Discrimination Laws

New York employees are protected against employment discrimination under federal, state and local laws. Several federal laws extend protection against discrimination to employees. The most prominent law is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on sex, race, color, national origin, and […]

NY Paid Family Leave to Apply to All Private Businesses, Regardless of Size

On January 1, 2018, New York State’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFL) will go into effect. Under the legislation, PFL will be a mandatory benefit in New York that will provide paid time off to employees to bond with their new child, care for a seriously ill loved one, or to address family issues […]

New York Law to Protect Freelance Workers Goes Into Effect

New York City is the first city to implement a law to protect its 1.3 million freelance workers against nonpayment. The Freelance Isn’t Free Act (FIFA) mandates that employers sign a contract for freelance work that is valued at $800 or more, either for a single job or total services contracted within a 120-day […]

How a Government Shutdown Can Affect New York Businesses

It was recently announced that, if Congress does not pass a spending bill by April 29, 2017, the federal government will run out of money and shut down. Congress has yet to present a spending bill and, without one in place, the federal government is not authorized to pay its expenses. The last government shutdown […]

New York City Sues Verizon in Contract Dispute

New York City’s continued wait for access to Verizon’s FiOS service has resulted in a lawsuit. Verizon promised the city in a 2008 contract to provide access to its fiber-optic FiOS service to all New York City residents by the year 2014. Three years later, Verizon has not come close to meeting the goal. The […]

New York Employer Guidelines for Wage Garnishment

When an employee does not pay off his or her debt, a creditor may turn to wage garnishment as a means of collecting the money that is owed. Under New York State law, creditors are restricted in the amount that they can garnish from an employee’s wages for repayment of debt. It is important […]

What to Consider When Drafting a Partnership Agreement

Starting a partnership can be a very exciting time for new entrepreneurs. When starting a partnership in New York, there are several steps to follow. While drafting a partnership agreement is not mandatory in New York, it is recommended so that there are no misunderstandings between you and your business partners. Executing a well-drafted partnership […]

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