Client Alerts

Environmental

NYC Lead Paint Law Deadline Reminder: August 9, 2021 – XRF for Units with Children Under Six

Reminder that owners of rental units with children under six who have resided in those units since August 9, 2020, must complete XRF inspections of those …

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Labor & Employment

Post COVID-19 Return to Work: An Employer’s Top Six

Although we are certainly not “out of the woods” and continue to experience the utter devastation caused by the pandemic, employers are beginning to consider …

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Labor & Employment

New York Passes Paid COVID-19 Vaccine Leave Law

On March 12, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed legislation which amends the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) to grant employees paid leave time for COVID-19 vaccination. …

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Labor & Employment

Recent Amendments to New York State’s Wage Parity Act

As of October 1, 2020, new amendments to New York State’s Wage Parity Act (Section 3614-c of the New York Public Health Law) went into …

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Labor & Employment

REMINDER: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Must Be Completed on a Yearly Basis

In 2018, the State of New York enacted legislation prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace. Pursuant to New York State law, all employers must provide …

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Labor & Employment

New York State Sick Leave Law Takes Effect September 30, 2020

Effective September 30, 2020 all employers will now be required to provide sick leave to all New York employees.  However, whether the leave entitlement is …

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Environmental

New York City's Newest Lead Paint Rules: What You Need to Know

The past 15 months has seen significant updates to New York City’s lead rules. Local laws 64-73, passed on April 14, 2019 and Local laws …

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COVID-19

COVID-19: The COVID-19 Pandemic Newsletter – Volume 2

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COVID-19

COVID-19: The COVID-19 Pandemic Newsletter – Volume 1

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COVID-19

COVID-19: Returning Employees to the Workplace

As restrictions on businesses are being lifted, employers are now considering how to reopen. Employers must consider how they are going to prepare their workplace …

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COVID-19

COVID-19: Essential Business Update – Face Coverings Now Required for All Essential Employees

All New York employers remain subject to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders 202.6 and 202.8 (“PAUSE Orders”) which require the closure of all non-essential businesses through …

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COVID-19

Covid-19: Paycheck Protection Program

The United States Small Business Administration just released guidance on how to apply for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”). Attached to …

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COVID-19

Covid-19: New York State Essential Businesses – Update

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders 202.6 and 202.8 mandated that all non-essential business reduce the in-person workforce at all locations by 100%. On March 27, 2020, …

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COVID-19

Covid-19: Provisions of the CARES Act that Primarily Impact US Federal Income Tax Consequences of Taxpayers

This is one in a series of Client Alerts prepared by the lawyers at Meltzer Lippe that address various aspects of The Coronavirus  Aid, Relief, …

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COVID-19

Covid-19: Provisions of the CARES Act Pertaining to Mortgages and Evictions

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“the CARES Act”) provides relief to owners of certain properties secured by federally backed mortgage loans by …

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COVID-19

Covid-19: Provisions of the CARES Act Pertaining to Not-For-Profits

Both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This bill is the third large-scale …

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COVID-19

Covid-19: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

This Client Alert describes two of the sections most relevant to our clients in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the Bill) passed …

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COVID-19

Covid-19: SBA Disaster Relief

The U.S. Small Business Administration is Offering Disaster Relief Loans As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Small Business Administration has been authorized …

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COVID-19

Comprehensive COVID-19 Update for Employers

Laws imposing new employer obligations relating to COVID-19 and their impact onNew York employees are continually changing. View the PDF

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Guidance from Labor & Employment

To our Clients and Friends: During these uncertain times our thoughts turn not only to the health and welfare of us as individuals but also …

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COVID-19

Client Alert: COVID-19 Protecting Your Investments

With current uncertainty due to the Coronavirus, we have had several inquiries regarding maximizing FDIC insurance and understanding the protections available for other investments.  Below is …

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COVID-19

Covid-19—Contracts and Force Majeure

Check your contracts now to determine the effect of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on your obligations and those of your counterparties. Companies should review their …

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COVID-19

Coronavirus Alert

As fears over the outbreak of the coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV (or COVID-19) continue to grow, employers are likely to be faced with difficult questions …

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Increased Lead Paint Enforcement in NYC

New York City has recently increased enforcement of NYC Local Law 1 against building owners and property managers who do not comply with New York …

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New York State Bans Inquiries Into Salary History

Effective January 6, 2020, all employers in New York State are prohibited from asking about or relying on the salary history of an applicant or …

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Businesses Beware: How Scammers May Target Your Wire Transfer

Before parting with company funds, make sure you are sending them to the right place. Typically, a business wire transfer is straightforward. For example, your …

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Performing Public Work For Public Authorities Just Got More Precarious

The New York State Legislature recently passed a Statute exposing contractors who perform work for the MTA to debarment for even submitting a claim the …

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Performing Public Work For Public Authorities Just Got More Precarious

The New York State Legislature recently passed a Statute exposing contractors who perform work for the MTA to debarment for even submitting a claim the …

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Ensuring Your Company’s Digital Business Runs Smoothly

Does your company have a website, app, social media or use software or the cloud? If the answer is yes, please read on for important …

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Legislation Update for NYC Employers

Sexual Harassment Prevention Legislation Update for NYC Employers Further to our prior alerts regarding legislation prohibiting sexual harassment, employers in New York City should be aware that …

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Victory at the NLRB

Meltzer Lippe obtained a significant trial victory at  Region 29 of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) on April 5, 2019 in a case instituted …

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Proposed Overtime Exemption Rule

On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“USDOL”) unveiled its new proposed overtime exemption rule (the “Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule increases …

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Expanded Anti-Harassment Requirements for Employers in New York State and City

In furtherance of our prior alert regarding the recently-passed legislation prohibiting sexual harassment, New York State and City have recently published additional guidance and information …

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Expanded Anti-Harassment Requirements for Employers in New York State and City

On the heels of the #MeToo movement and a number of recent high-profile cases involving allegations of sexual harassment at work, the New York State …

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Tax Bulletin 3: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact on Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “TCJA”) became law on December 22, 2017. This bulletin provides a summary and analysis of the key employee benefits and executive compensation provisions of the TCJA and the potential impacts for employees and businesses.

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Tax Bulletin 2: Impact of H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on Real Estate Investments and Private Equity Funds

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) materially alters the federal income tax landscape for operating domestic real estate businesses and will require a …

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New York State Paid Family Leave Law – January 1, 2018

The New York State Paid Family Leave Law (“PFL”) goes into effect January 1, 2018. The PFL will require nearly all private employers in New York State with one (1) or more employees to secure Paid Family Leave coverage for all full-time and part-time employees.

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Tax Bulletin: Planning for Impact of Tax Cuts and Job Act

This is the first of a series of Bulletins discussing the significant tax law changes and planning opportunities presented by the Tax Cuts and Jobs …

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Tax Bulletin 1: Impact of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Estate Planning

This is the first of a series of Bulletins discussing the significant tax law changes and planning opportunities presented by the Tax Cuts and Jobs …

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An Employer's Cost to Avoid Overtime Obligations Will Increase Dramatically December 1, 2016

Under Federal Law (Fair Labor Standards Act – “FLSA”) employees are entitled to overtime, at the rate of time and one half, for hours worked …

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New York State Budget Impacts NY Estate Planning

April 4, 2014 — The 2014-2015 New York State Budget, enacted April 1st, has resulted in significant changes to the New York State income and …

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Earned Sick Time Must Now be Provided by NYC Employers

Effective April 1, 2014— In our December 2013 Alert we advised of the pendency of New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act. Under the de Blasio …

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NYS Min. Wage Increases and NYC / Jersey City Employers Face Mandatory Sick Leave Provision

An increase in the New York State Minimum Wage is coming at the end of this Holiday season.  Those employers in New York City, and Jersey …

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Labor Board Decisions Regarding Social Media Pose Risks to Employers

LABOR BOARD DECISIONS REGARDING SOCIAL MEDIA POSE RISKS TO EMPLOYERS

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Employers Must Use a Revised I-9 Form for New Hires

Employers Must Use a Revised I-9 Form for New Hires

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New Reporting Requirements for Foreign Financial Assets

New Reporting Requirements for Foreign Financial Assets

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Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Deadline: June 30, 2012

Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Deadline June 30, 2012

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IRS Renews Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

IRS Renews Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

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SEC Tightens the Noose in "Accredited Investor" Standard

SEC Tightens the Noose in “Accredited Investor” Standard

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FinCEN Re-Examines Anti-Money Laundering Rules for Investment Advisers

In response to the increased registration and reporting requirements for investment advisers implemented by the SEC under its mandate from the Dodd Frank Act, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently announced that it is working on a regulatory proposal that would require investment advisers to establish Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) programs and report suspicious activity.

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Extraordinary Tax and Estate Planning Opportunities

Extraordinary Tax and Estate Planning Opportunities

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2010’s Lapsing Estate Planning Opportunities

2010’s Lapsing Estate Planning Opportunities

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The Hiring Incentives To Restore Employment Act ("Hire Act") Represents Significant Benefit For Employers

On March 18, 2010, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (“HIRE Act”) was enacted in response to the continuing high national unemployment rate. For …

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Provisions Of The Cobra Subsidy Extended And Expanded

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided for premium reductions for individuals eligible for health benefits under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation …

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What To Do About The Estate Tax Lapse

Uncertainty as to whether there will be an estate tax this year (and whether it will be imposed retroactively) has created some possible planning opportunities. …

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