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Alex Hartzband

UPDATE: New York City Council Amends Salary Transparency Law, Which Now Awaits the Mayor’s Signature

Posted by Alex Hartzband on 05/23/2022

As previously outlined here, in January 2022, the New York City Council enacted an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law to require employers to list salary information in job postings. The law will require that employers post what they believe in good faith to be the minimum and maximum salary for any position for which they publish ...

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Jelena Petrovic

Workers’ Compensation Claims, Recent Decision on Shared Liability

Posted by Jelena Petrovic on 05/17/2022

In Abad v Vanety's Service LLC et al., 2022 WL 1177227 (New York County 2020), the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the state of New York recently upheld a Workers' Compensation Board decision which apportioned liability for claimant's benefits award equally between company and staffing agency. In finding that liability for the claim ...

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Thomas T. Papain

Ukrainian American Bar Association Petitions SEC to Enact Rule Related to an Issuer’s Business Dealings with Russia and Belarus

Posted by Thomas T. Papain on 05/13/2022

Last month, the Ukrainian American Bar Association, together with other signatories (collectively "petitioners"), petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), pursuant to Rule 192(a) of the SEC's Rules of Practice, to enact a rule to require issuers to disclose the business they engage in with the Russian Federation ("Russia") ...

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Annabel Stanley

Is it Time to Overrule the Lemon Test?

Posted by Annabel Stanley on 05/11/2022

The Supreme Court has expressed concern over the Lemon test in determining whether the government has seemingly endorsed religion. Most recently, concern arose in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District where a football coach at a public high school was put on administrative leave for praying silently on the 50-yard line after every game. During ...

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Carolyn A. McGuigan

NY Appeals Court Affirms Massive Award for Injured Bus Rider

Posted by Carolyn A. McGuigan on 05/10/2022

In 2013, Lusia Reinoso, a home health aide, was helping a patient operate their wheelchair on an MTA bus ramp when the ramp suddenly activated, throwing Ms. Reinoso onto the sidewalk. Ms. Reinoso suffered injuries to her knee, shoulder, spine, and hip. At trial, the jury found the bus operator solely responsible for those injuries. The jury ...

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Cristina M. Paneque

Musk and Tesla’s battle with the SEC continues

Posted by Cristina M. Paneque on 05/05/2022

Earlier this month, Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk once again publicly aired his grievances with the Securities and Exchange Commission during a TED talk conference. Musk referred to the SEC as "those bastards" who allegedly forced him to "lie" and resolve the regulator's fraud charges over his now-infamous 2018 tweets to save the company from bankruptcy. ...

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Katherine M. Lenahan

Elon Musk Reaches Deal On Twitter Takeover

Posted by Katherine M. Lenahan on 05/04/2022

On April 25, 2022, Twitter announced that it accepted a $44 billion takeover offer led by noted Twitter user and world's richest man, Elon Musk. Musk's proposal is subject to closing conditions, including the approval of Twitter stockholders and regulators. When the transaction is complete, Twitter will become a privately held company. The ...

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Raymond N. Barto

DOJ Supports DC Attorney General’s Bid to Resurrect Amazon Antitrust Claims

Posted by Raymond N. Barto on 05/03/2022

The DC Attorney General's motion to reconsider a D.C. Superior Court's dismissal of its antitrust action against Amazon, Inc., has now received the backing of the Department of Justice. The lawsuit had alleged that Amazon violated the antitrust laws by including provisions in its contracts with third party merchants operating on its platform ...

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David Calvello

Department of Justice Endorses Antitrust Bill Aimed at Big Tech

Posted by David Calvello on 05/02/2022

On March 28, 2022, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") sent a letter to Congress endorsing the American Innovation and Choice Online Act—the latest salvo in the ongoing saga of enhanced antitrust scrutiny on Big Tech. The bill seeks to employ "prohibitions on discriminatory conduct by dominant platforms" such as Amazon and Google to "ensur[e] ...

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Taylor Crabill

The Growing Labor Movement Highlights the Need for the Protecting the Right to Organize Act

Posted by Taylor Crabill on 04/29/2022

On the heels of the major unionizing victories by Starbucks and Amazon employees, workers across the country are organizing and seeking to form unions so that they can collectively bargain for higher wages and improved working conditions. However, employers often oppose unionizing efforts, including by discouraging employees from voting to ...

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