2021Dec
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BEYOND THE LOT (DEC. 2021 EDITION): LEGAL & BUSINESS INSIGHTS FOR AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIPS

IS YOUR DEALERSHIP IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE UPDATED SAFEGUARDS RULE? The Safeguards Rule, originally released in 2003 under the authority of the Federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, was amended in October 2021 by the Federal Trade Commission.  Unlike the prior version of the rule, the amended rule provides detailed requirements for keeping dealership customer data secure, including…

2021Jun
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THE NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY: WHAT TO KNOW

New York State recently enacted legislation simplifying the form of Power of Attorney (“POA”), which law went into effect June 13, 2021.  After such date, the new form of POA is required to be used. WHAT IS A POWER OF ATTORNEY? As you may know, a POA is a legal document by which a person…

2021May
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NO MORE MASKS? WHAT DO I DO NOW?

On April 3, 2020, the CDC recommended that Americans wear masks in offices, stores, restaurants and in all public places.  The adjustment for employer, employees and patrons was significant, but because it was mandated, at least in New York, most citizens complied, and it soon became the norm in society.  Last week, on May 13,…

2021Feb
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2021 EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE Effective December 31, 2020, New York State minimum wage has increased once again. The present minimum wages are as follows: • New York City                            $15.00 per hour • Long Island and Westchester    $14.00 per hour • Rest of…

2020Feb
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6 ESTATE PLANNING MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Estate planning is a process that allows you to state how you want your personal and financial assets to be distributed at your death and plan for incapacity. By being proactive, you have control instead of other people or legal rules making those decisions. As you begin (or update) your own estate planning, here are…

2020Feb
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HOW TO ENFORCE AN UNSIGNED AGREEMENT

Best practice any time you enter into a business-related agreement is to put it in writing. This not only ensures there is no misunderstanding between the parties, but provides a multitude of benefits in the event of a dispute because it gives each party certain rights and remedies under the law. Generally, a contract must…