2023Jan
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SUCCESSION PLANNING: Essential To Consider For Every Business

What Is Succession Planning?  To put it in a nutshell, the term ‘succession planning’ refers to a business strategy companies use to pass leadership roles down to the next generation. After years of hard work and personal sacrifice, succession planning ensures that businesses continue to run smoothly and without interruption, after important people move on…

2023Jan
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SCHWARTZ ETTENGER EXPANDS ITS PRACTICE AREA

As legalization, regulation and rising acceptance of the cannabis industry, for both medical and recreational use, gains momentum in New York state and around the nation, numerous opportunities – and challenges – face this industry and its affiliated businesses. Whether it’s asset protection, regulatory compliance and risk management, labor and employment-related disputes, negotiating, reviewing, and…

2022Oct
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BEWARE OF CREDIT CARD LITIGATION, THE NEXT WAVE OF CLASS ACTIONS

Twenty years ago, I was sitting in my office when I got a call from a client who had just been served a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) for not having handicapped access to its restaurant.  Amongst other things, the lawsuit alleged that the restaurant did not have an ADA compliant ramp…

2022Apr
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2022 EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE Effective December 31, 2021, 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             $15.00 per hour Rest…

2022Mar
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NEW YORK STATE IS HOLDING OVER $17 BILLION IN UNCLAIMED FUNDS

According to recent statistics, there is over $17 billion dollars in unclaimed funds that are being held by New York State. In the first three months of 2022 alone, the state has returned over $90,620,070. The amounts received by individuals varied, but over 59% of the claims were for over $100.  Odds are, someone you…

2022Mar
0

IS COVID OVER? WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO SHIFT TOWARD A POST-COVID WORKPLACE

The last 2 years have been a complete roller coaster for employers.  The landscape and legal regulations have changed dozens of times. These changes have required employers to constantly shift their workplace to accommodate these rules and to protect their employees.  So the big question now is, is it over?  And if it is, what…