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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 […]

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 […]

Forming a Limited Liability Company

The first step to forming a business in New York State is to decide what type of entity is best. Each type of entity has their own benefits, but the decision is often made based on the structure, liability, tax, and management considerations surrounding your future business. A Limited Liability Company (LLC) offers a significant […]

President Trump’s Executive Order May Seek to Limit Dodd-Frank

On Friday, February 3, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order directing the Secretary of the Treasury to consult with the heads of the member agencies of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, within 120 days, and report on which existing laws, guidance, treaties, record-keeping requirements, and other policies do not promote or inhibit the […]

Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Orders Intended to Eliminate Wage Gap

With the gender wage gap only improving by 8% in the last 20 years, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed two executive orders aimed at decreasing the wage gap between men and women. The executive orders which were signed on January 11, 2017 come at a time where New York State women are making only […]

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