Tuesday, May 28, 2019
On May 22, 2019, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, and Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Hank Johnson (D-GA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and the … More »
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Current Regulatory Status of Cannabis Products on Land Managed by a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe in the State of New York
There have been a lot of changes in the regulatory environment surrounding cannabis federally and within the state of New York. As a result, the impact of these changes on the rules for cannabis on land managed by a federally recognized Native American Tribe in the State of New York (“reservation”) is complicated and evolving. Hemp, products derived from hemp and CBD containing … More »
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Health care providers may be able to sleep a little easier as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that it has lowered the maximum civil monetary penalties that can be assessed for certain HIPAA violations. In 2013, HHS adopted a penalty tier structure which varied based on a health care provider's culpability and mitigation efforts in connection with a HIPAA … More »
Thursday, April 18, 2019
President Trump and Republicans in Congress are seeking to boost the fossil fuel energy sectors with two new Executive Orders (EO)and recently introduced Senate and House Bills. On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13868 (Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth) and Executive Order 13867 (Issuance of Permits with Respect to Facilities and Land … More »
Monday, March 4, 2019
On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, the House Energy & Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing titled "Protecting Consumer Privacy in the Era of Big Data."
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Would you be interested if we told you there was a way to significantly reduce, or in certain cases entirely eliminate, your obligation to pay taxes on certain qualifying capital gains? If so, we would suggest you take a minute to learn about Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds (“QOF(s)”)—a new investment vehicle created by the Tax Cut and Jobs Act in order to spur economic … More »
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Not-for-Profit Client Alert
Thursday, October 4, 2018
As we wrote here in July 2018, New York State enacted a sweeping set of laws aimed at curbing sexual harassment in the workplace. Two of the most prominent pieces of the legislation required employers to adopt a compliant sexual harassment policy and provide annual sexual harassment training to all employees.
Friday, July 6, 2018
New York State’s Overhaul of Laws Concerning Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Causes Employers to Reconsider Workplace Policies and Employment Contracts
As a part of the state budget process, New York has recently enacted new and sweeping changes to the laws surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace. The changes concern both the public and private sector and obligations of New York employers relative to sexual harassment, including content of policies, training and agreements with current and prospective employees. In addition, employers can … More »
Monday, June 18, 2018
Doctors, dentists, advance practice providers, and their respective practices should take note of a recent professional discipline ruling in which a nurse practitioner's license to practice in New York State was suspended following a HIPAA breach she caused in 2015 when she disclosed information about former patients to her new employer.