Constructive Dismissal Law in New York: NY Labor & Employment Law Basics

Rendering your resignation to your employer does not mean you are precluded from suing the employer. An employer that, for example, has created a hostile work environment may be sued for this treatment and the resignation may be deemed by a court of law, EEOC or the New York State

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Statute of Limitations in New York

A statute of limitations is a law that sets out the maximum amount of time that a party involved in a dispute has to commence legal proceedings against an opposing party. The limitation periods vary by jurisdiction and are applicable in civil and criminal cases. One major issue not addressed

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Sale of Fake or Fraudulently Obtained Covid-19 Vaccines in New York

In a press conference in January of 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that “if there’s any fraud in the distribution. You’re letting people get ahead of other people or selling the vaccine – you’ll lose license. But I do believe it should be criminal, and I’m going to

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Defamation Law: Twitter – New York Post Defamation Saga

The New York Post recently reported that a Delaware computer shop owner is taking on Twitter in a defamation lawsuit. The owner of the store, John Paul Mac Issac was forced to close his Mac Store in Willington Delaware after he was allegedly labelled as a hacker by Twitter’s content

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Divorce and the Alleged Recently Acquired Income Deficiency Syndrome

Divorces, often, result in battles over the amount of family assets and the income and liabilities of the primary monied spouse. In some cases, the bread earner of the family claims that the bread earners income dropped and liabilities increased, thus, leading to less of an ability to pay maintenance

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New York City Ranked 2nd Place on “Judicial Hellhole” List

New York, failing just behind Pennsylvania and just above California ranked 2nd Place on the Judicial Hellhole List for 2020. The Judicial Hellhole List is a ranking by the American Tort Reform Foundation. The full report may be found at: ATR Foundation’s Judicial Hellhole List. While, not all lawyers of

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Violation of Non-Disclosure Agreements: The Lessons from a Tell-All Book on Melania Trump

Good or bad publicity is still free press after all. And many PR professionals accept any form of publicity surrounding a book launch at no extra fee as it can spread like wildfire to readers and even non-readers alike with minimal effort. This exactly is what happened with the launch

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Challenges to Starting a Business in New York City

New York City offers entrepreneurs access to a market with consumers with high disposable income and where investors and lenders are ready to assist entrepreneurs who wish to start or grow their businesses in the Big Apple. However, that doesn’t mean that starting a business in New York is a

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Executing a Power of Attorney in New York?

Power of attorneys are necessary, in many cases, for individuals or businesses wishing to conduct business via a third party. Under § 5-1501 of New York General Obligations Law, a Power of Attorney is “a written document, other than a document referred to in section 5-1501C, by which a principal

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Protection of Private Information in New York: SHIELD Act of New York

In this digital world, there’s one thing that we cannot live without – the Internet. As we are aware, the Internet became an even more important part of our lives during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Negatives go hand-and-hand with the benefits of the Internet. As we are aware, hackers are actively

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Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in New York Courts

The United States is a contracting state to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“Foreign Arbitral Awards Convention”). This New York law blog post details the steps necessary to recognize and enforce a foreign arbitral award

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Intestate Succession in New York: Dying without a Last Will and Testament in NY

In a previous article, we emphasized the importance of writing a “Last Will and Testament” and how a will helps protect your loved ones and allows you to determine what happens to your property after you pass. Under New York Law, when a person dies without a will, the Rules

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New Public Charge Rule Rescinded: How it Affects your Green Card Application?

A U.S. Federal Court in Illinois issued a decision rescinding the new Public Charge Rule of the Department of Homeland Security on November 2, 2020. The implementation by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) of the new Public Charge Rule is halted. Thus, this Rescinded Public Charge Rule shall

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Protecting Trade Secrets under New York Law: NY Trade Secret Law Basics

Protecting Trade Secrets, in many cases, may be the difference between success and failure of your business in New York. The post shall detail the basics of New York Trade Secret Law. The New York Court System has not adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”), but has common law

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NY’s Rent Stabilization Law Deemed Constitutional in Eastern District Court of New York

In a hit to landlords in New York, a judge in the Eastern District Court of New York dismissed the claims of landlords challenging a newly implemented rent stabilization law in NY. A prior article on this matter can be found at: NYC Landlords Sue to Overturn Second Year of

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Investment in Distressed Assets in New York: Purchasing an Asset in Bankruptcy or via a UCC Foreclosure

Opportunities are increasingly emerging in New York for the purchase of distressed assets. Opportunities abound in commercial real estate, residential real estate, retail, manufacturing, franchising, distribution and food & beverage. Many of these distressed assets shall hit bankruptcy courts or shall be sold under the UCC. Opportunities are, immediately, available

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Doing Business in New York: Listen to My Old Italian Mother to Succeed in Business in New York

New York is a great place to do business, however, those that do not follow my mother’s advice may end up lost in the forest or eaten by a shark. Listen to my mother and you shall be on your first step to a successful business in New York. If

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New York Lawyer Sean Hayes is Ranked a Top Attorney by Avvo for 2020

Hayes & Simon is proud to announce that Sean Hayes, a partner at Hayes & Simon, received the highest rating from AVVO.  AVVO is a leading attorney rating service and question & answer site.  Sean received the highest rating for his work in International Law. Sean is ranked a top

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Selling Goods and Services to the NY Government: NY Procurement Law Basics

Opportunities abound for creative and street-smart business to sell services, goods, commodities and technology to NY agencies and municipalities. While, the myriad of laws and regulations seem overwhelming, with a local business-savvy street-smart guide, doing business with the New York State, New York City and other municipalities can be rewarding

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