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November 30, 2022

Governor Hochul signed an expansion of the current law to take effect January 1, 2023.

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November 8, 2022

A company website should be a profit generator, not a potential liability to your bottom line

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October 13, 2022

With the fourth quarter of 2022 here, it is time to consider how to be best positioned to minimize your tax liabilities before the end of the year

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September 1, 2022

New York's Scaffold Law is often thought to only cover construction workers. In reality, it covers many different types of workers injured in falls from elevated workspaces. 

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August 31, 2022

Court orders Wal-Mart to pay $4.4 million in case of racial profiling

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August 26, 2022

It is estimated that more than 22 million Americans lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently, record numbers of Americans chose to forgo searching for a new job in favor of starting their own business.

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August 16, 2022

If hackers breach your business, will you be able to weather the storm?

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August 3, 2022

Attorney Les Greenbaum has been covering the trademark issue surrounding Bills Mafia since 2020, and offers his latest update on where things stand.

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July 27, 2022

If signed into law by Governor Hochul, the new wage transparency law is expected to level the playing field for employees.

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July 21, 2022

A growing numnber of Americans have added cryptocurrency to their portfolios. If you are one of them, is your crypto properly accounted for in your estate plan? 

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July 15, 2022

Bill mandating liability policies include supplemental spousal liability coverage
awaits Gov. Hochul’s signature

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June 19, 2022

Though Ontario is less than a mile from our downtown Buffalo office, employment rules related to COVID-19 vary greatly between our two countries. These variances continue to change as our understanding of the virus evolves.

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June 6, 2022

Last week, the New York State Assembly passed a long overdue update to the laws governing the right to sue following a wrongful death.

Under current law, which dates back to centuries-old English common law, the family of a loved one who dies is limited in the scope of damages they can recover to simply economic damages.

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May 26, 2022

One of the core philosophies of our law firm is that we are here and ready to vigorously fight for our clients when trouble arises, but we work equally hard to help them avoid trouble before it starts.

Many issues, especially in the area of employment law, arise simply because the rules are complex and ever-changing, and employers may inadvertently run afoul of any number of regulations. 

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May 20, 2022

A report released this week by the Highway Traffic Safety Administration offered a grim look at driver safety. According to the agency, 42,915 people were killed in traffic crashes in 2021, compared to 38,824 in 2020.

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May 12, 2022

Beginning July 1, millions of consumers saddled with medical debt impacting their credit scores will get some much-needed relief.

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May 9, 2022

It might seem common sense that an employer has the right to monitor/review communications sent and received by its employees on work-owned electronic devices, but as the saying goes, ‘common sense isn’t so common.’

With that in mind, New York State implemented a new law that took effect May 7, 2022 related to employees’ right of privacy.

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May 5, 2022

It is estimated that as many as two out of three Americans will pass away without a valid will. There are a variety of reasons for this, ranging from a fear of discussing one’s own death, to an assumption a person has plenty of time left to plan, to those who think they simply don’t need one.

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April 6, 2022

On April 1, 2022 legislation known as the "Sleep Act" became effective which will send reverberations through the motorcycle industry while purporting to quiet the reverberations from motorcycles and automobiles (Senate Bill 784B).

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April 4, 2022

Later this month, licensed real estate brokers in New York will be required to adhere to new rules aimed at improving transparency for individuals seeking to hire an agent.

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April 1, 2022

As we enter our third April under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Mask mandates have been lifted in schools and public buildings, and it is expected that the mask mandate for public transit will soon end. 

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