Law Firm Alliance Member Login
List Firms By Practice
Alphabetical Practice List
List Firms By Location
State  |  Country  |  Region
Member Articles

Among the firms of the Alliance, many attorneys have very specialized fields of knowledge. From time to time, they will author articles on these legal issues, and we will include some of these in this section for your use and information. Articles are listed in chronological order, with the most recent at the top of this page.

While these articles are correct on matters of law when they are produced, verdicts, rulings, legislation and other actions may affect the applicability of some of the information. Please consult a competent legal advisor in your area before making decisions on the information you read here.

Revised EEO-1 Pay Reporting Requirements Suspended Until Further Review
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2017
Trump Administration Announces Plan to End DACA
Immigration
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2017
"Extreme Vetting" Comes to Fruition as USCIS Plans toInterview Employment-Based Permanent Residence Applicants
Immigration
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2017
Structuring Voluntary Resignation Incentive Options For Tenured Faculty Members
Higher Education, Tax and Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2017
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Request for Information on White Collar Exemption Regulations
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2017
Ready, Set, Go! New York Adopts Final Paid Family Leave Regulations
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2017
The United States Supreme Court Temporarily Approves Part of Trump’s Travel Ban
Immigration
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2017
FAQs — The Things You Want (And Need) To Know About New York’s Paid Family Leave Law
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2017
USCIS Moves Forward with Revised I-9 Employment Eligibility Form
Immigration
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2017
New Proposed Rules for Arizona Sick Leave Requirements
Otto Shill, July 7, 2017
New York State Revises Final Guidance on Health Care Privacy and Data Exchange
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2017
FERC Sets Agenda for Technical Conference on Natural Gas Index Liquidity and Transparency
Joel L Greene and Melissa A. Alfano, June 15, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will hold a technical conference to discuss liquidity in the natural gas markets and what, if anything, the industry or FERC can do to increase transparency and robustness in natural gas price formation.
Getting Ready for July 1st:
Arizona's Sick Leave Rules Become Effective
Otto S. Shill, III, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, June 15, 2017

Arizona’s new voter-approved law, ARS Sec. 23-371 et. seq., gives virtually every employee in the State the right to 24 or 40 hours per year of paid sick leave (depending on the size of the employer). Employers have just under 30 days to prepare for the new rules, which become effective July 1, 2017.
New York Sets Maximum Employee Contribution for Paid Family Leave
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2017
New State Guidance Released on Health Care Privacy and Data Sharing
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2017
Federal Appeals Court Rules That Transgender Student Can Use Restroom Of Choice
School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2017
New York Court of Appeals Holds that Out-of-State Entities Can be Liable for Aiding and Abetting Discrimination Under the New York Human Rights Law
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2017
Update On DOL Fiduciary Rule
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2017
New York Publishes Revised Proposed Regulations for Paid Family Leave
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2017
“Last Employer Rule” in Occupational Disease Addressed by Fifth Circuit
Maritime Law
Douglas Matthews of King, Krebs & Jurgens, Offshore Winds, May 25, 2017
New York City Law Protecting Freelance Workers Goes Into Effect on May 15, 2017
Labor and Employment Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2017
NLRB Region Five Rules that Resident Advisors at George Washington University are Employees Who May Unionize
Higher Education
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2017
New York City Employers Will Soon Be Banned From Asking Job Applicants About Compensation History
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2017
Supreme Court Holds Credit Card Surcharge Law is a Speech-Based Regulation
Business Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2017
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Continues Strategic Growth with the Addition of Three Attorneys
March 30, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court Decides Special Education Case
School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2017
Strike Two: Trump’s New Travel Ban Halted By The U.S. District Court in Hawaii
Immigration
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2017
FAQs About Employee Travel Time - Is It Compensable?
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2017
FAQs About Employee Travel Time - Is It Compensable?
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2017
New York’s Paid Family Leave Proposed Regulations - A Primer for Employers
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2017
Federal Contractors Required to Use New Disability Self-Identification Form
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2017
Travel Ban via Executive Order - Take Two
Immigration
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2017
U.S. Supreme Court Remands Transgender Case Back to Lower Court
School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2017
Department of Financial Services Issues Final Cybersecurity Regulations With Broad Implications for Health Plans and Health Care Providers
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2017
New York State Department of Financial Services Issues Final Cybersecurity Regulations
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2017
Exemption from Cybersecurity Regulations Sought by Bond for Colleges, Universities and other Not-for-Profit Organizations Granted in Final Regulations Issued by Department of Financial Services
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2017
What is the Current Status of OSHA’s Injury and Illness Reporting Rule?
Occupational Safety and Health Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2017
Exemption from Cybersecurity Regulations Sought by Bond for Colleges, Universities and other Not-for-Profit Organizations Granted in Final Regulations Issued by Department of Financial Services
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2017
Trump Administration Rescinds Federal Guidance on Transgender Bathroom Use
School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2017
Bond Public Comments on Department of Financial Services Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations Seek an Exemption for Institutions of Higher Education and Other Not-for-Profit Organizations
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2017
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Reinstate Trump’s Travel Ban
Immigration
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2017
EEOC Issues Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2017
U.S. Supreme Court Deliberates Important Special Education Case
School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2017
Update on Executive Order 13769 - "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States"
Immigration Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2017
President Trump’s Travel Ban and Its Impact on Your Employees
Immigration
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2017
A New Year, A New Form I-9
Immigration
January 2017
It's Official - New York's Salary Threshold for the Executive and Administrative Exemptions is Increasing - THIS WEEK
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2016
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Grants USDOL’s Request to Expedite the Appeal
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2016
New Amendments to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo
Exempt Organizations
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2016
USCIS Increases Filing Fees Effective December 23, 2016
Immigration Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2016
U.S. District Court in Texas Issues Nationwide Injunction Preventing New Overtime Rule From Taking Effect
Labor and Employment Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2016
A Quick Update Regarding the Lawsuits Challenging the USDOL’s White Collar Exemption Regulations
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2016
ACA Nondiscrimination Requirements - Are You In Compliance?
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2016
Federal Agencies Issue New Guidelines and Rules for Data Breaches and Online Security
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
November 2016
New York’s Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees Set to Exceed $913.00 Per Week
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2016
IRS Announces 2017 Pension and Related Limitations
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2016
Recent IRS Audit is a Reminder to Check Whether Your Employment Agreements and Appointment Letters Comply With the Applicable Tax and Benefit Requirements
Higher Education
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2016
Do You Need to WARN Your Employees?
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2016
CMS Final Rule Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements at Long Term Care Facilities
Health Care
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2016
New York Credit Card Surcharges - The Saga Continues
Business Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2016
EEOC Issues Final Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues
Labor and Employment
October 2016
21 States File a Lawsuit Challenging the USDOL’s Revisions to the White Collar Exemptions
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2016
New York State DOL Issues Regulations on Payroll Debit Cards
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2016
NLRB Again Imposes Duty to Bargain Over Discipline Even Before Agreement on a Contract
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2016
Governor Cuomo’s "Ethics Reform Plan" Becomes Law
Government Relations
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2016
A Proposed New York State Regulation Requires First-Of-Their-Kind Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2016
Testing Water for Lead Contamination Now Mandatory for New York State Schools – Urgent Deadlines for Compliance Apply
Environmental and Energy and School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2016
What Does a Reformed TSCA Mean for Private Rights of Action Under State Law?
Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2016
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Under Code §2704 Impacting Gift and Estate Taxes
Steven M. Saraisky, Cole Schotz Tax, Trusts & Estates Law Blog, August 24, 2016
New York’s Fantasy Sports Law at Work
Labor and Employment Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2016
EEOC Task Force Issues Report on Harassment in the Workplace
Labor and Employment Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2016
Employers Beware – Marketplace Notices Under the Affordable Care Act May be Coming to You
Lauren Manduke, Cole Schotz Employment Law Blog, August 17, 2016
Time-Sensitive: Give it Away While There is Still Time
Trust and Estate
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2016
Attorney General Reaches Six-Figure Settlement With Entity That Failed to Provide Required Data Breach Notification
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2016
New Hoosick Falls Law: Was it Necessary?
Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, August 2016
NYSDEC Proposes New Solid Waste Rules with Critical Changes to Beneficial Use Determinations
Environmental and Energy
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2016
Steps Eligible Tax-Exempt and Governmental Employers Should Take Regarding the New Proposed Deferred Compensation Requirements For Such Employers
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2016
When Reclassifying Employees from Exempt to Non-Exempt, Don’t Forget the Wage Theft Prevention Act Notices
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2016
Potential Amendments to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 - Summary of Potential Amendments Other Than the Changes to the Related Party Transaction Rules
Exempt Organizations
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2016
Potential Amendments to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 - New York State Legislature Adopts Bill which would Significantly Reform the Related Party Transaction Rules Under the Nonprofit Revitalization Act
Exempt Organizations
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2016
Confidential Data Breach - Escaping Potential Liability
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2016
U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh in on Structured Dismissals and Settlements Circumventing the Bankruptcy Code’s Priority Scheme
Jacob S. Frumkin, Cole Schotz Bankruptcy Blog, July 19, 2016
The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
Philip W. Danziger, Cole Schotz Employment Law Blog, July 19, 2016
Did My UK IP Rights Just “Brexit” The European Union?
David S. Gold, Cole Schotz Intellectual Property Law Blog, July 19, 2016
A State Nexus Study: Avoiding Imminent Audits by Revenue-Thirsty States
Geoffrey Weinstein & Juliya Ismailov, Cole Schotz Tax, Trusts & Estates Law Blog, July 19, 2016
They’re Here! Long–Awaited Rules on White Collar Overtime Exemptions Released by US Department of Labor
Randi W. Kochman & Neoma M. Ayala, Cole Schotz Employment Law Blog, July 19, 2016
NLRB Holds That Unions Can Organize Temp/Contract Workers Together With Host Employer’s Workers
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2016
In Asbestos Case, Court of Appeals Holds Manufacturer’s Duty to Warn Extends to Joint Use of Its Product and a Product Manufactured by a Third Party
Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2016
IRS Clarifies and Modifies Code Section 409A Guidance
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2016
New York State DOL (Yet Again) Issues Draft Regulations on Payroll Debit Cards and Other Wage Payment Issues
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2016
NLRB’s "Quickie" Election Rule Upheld
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2016
TSCA Transformed! Reformed at Last!
Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2016
Coast Guard Issues Inspection of Towing Vessels Final Rule
Maritime Transportation Law
Laura Avery of King, Krebs & Jurgens, June 24, 2016
FBI Issues Public Service Announcement About Recent E-Mail Scam Targeting Businesses
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, June 2016
Proposed Legislation Would Substantially Expand and Strengthen New York’s Data Breach Notification Statute
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2016
Employment Law’s "Hulk"-Like Superhero — The Faithless Servant Doctrine — Just Got Stronger
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2016
Division of Human Rights Adopts Regulation Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Relationship or Association
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2016
Applying the Toxic Tort Statute of Limitations
Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2016
EEOC Issues Strong Reminder to Employers About Their Obligation to Provide Accommodation Under the ADA
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2016
I’m from the Government, and I’m Here to Help: New Federal Law Increases Protections Available to Your Brewery’s Trade Secrets
Hospitality
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2016
Discharger of Petroleum Not Able to Maintain Suit Against Another Discharger
Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2016
Employers Need to Develop an Action Plan to Deal With Workplace Violence
Occupational Safety and Health Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2016
Here we go again…(Most) Recent changes to APPR regulations
School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2016
USDOL Issues Final Regulations Revising the FLSA White Collar Exemptions
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2016
OSHA Makes Sweeping Changes To Its Injury and Illness Reporting Rule - What This Means for Employers
Occupational Safety and Health Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2016
New Federal Law Means You Should Update Your Non-Compete And Non-Disclosure Agreements
Intellectual Property and Technology
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2016
ERISA Spring Cleaning - Have You Properly Identified All of Your ERISA Benefits?
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2016
Tax Cap Upheld Over Strong Dissent - Next Stop N.Y.’s Highest Court
School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2016
Do You Operate a Public Water Supply? Why You Need to Know for Sure.
Environmental and Energy and Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2016
Preventing Unauthorized Access to and Disclosure of Confidential Employee Information
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, April 2016
Preventing Unauthorized Access to and Disclosure of Confidential Information
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, April 2016
Senate Finance Committee to Take Up Cybersecurity Legislation
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, April 2016
New York Increases the Minimum Wage and Enacts Paid Family Leave
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2016
New York Court of Appeals Issues Ruling Clarifying Residence in Lead-Based Paint Cases
Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, April 2016
Proposed EPA Revisions to RMP Rule Could Increase Burden on Chemical Facilities
Environmental and Energy
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, April 2016
April 30, 2016 Deadline for Updating Many Retirement Plan Documents
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, April 2016
Human Resources Audits Prove To Be An Effective Risk Management Tool
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, April 2016
Federal Office for Civil Rights Returns to Proactive HIPAA Enforcement with 2016 Audits
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Higher Education
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2016
Human Resource Professionals Beware - Second Circuit Finds HR Director May Be Individually Liable Under the FMLA
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, March 2016
Federal Office for Civil Rights Returns to Proactive HIPAA Enforcement with 2016 Audits
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy and Health Care
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, March 2016
FCC Proposes New Privacy Rules for Internet Providers
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, March 2016
DOL Takes Final Step Toward Implementation of New Overtime Exemption Rules
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, March 2016
TSCA Reform: Current Status - Will TSCA’s Fortieth Anniversary Mark its First-Ever Reform?
Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, March 2016
Players’ Hail Mary Pass Incomplete: Copyright Trumps Right of Publicity in NFL Dispute
Intellectual Property and Technology
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, March 2016
EEOC Files First Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Orientation Discrimination Under Title VII
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, March 2016
Proposed Regulations Issued for Paid Sick Leave Executive Order
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, March 2016
Big Win for Self-Insured ERISA Plans at Supreme Court
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, March 2016
CFPB Takes Unprecedented Action Against Company
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, March 2016
EEOC Publishes New Nationwide Procedures for Employer Position Statements
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, February 2016
Maximize Your Social Security Benefits
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, February 2016
IRS Issues Helpful Guidance Regarding Mid-Year Amendments To Safe Harbor Plans
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, February 2016
OFCCP’s New Pay Transparency Rule - Are You Prepared?
Labor and Employment
February 2016
Proposed Guidance Highlights the EEOC’s Continued Focus on Retaliation Claims
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, February 2016
Emergency Action Taken to Extend STEM OPT Program Rule Through May 10, 2016
Immigration
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, February 2016
2015 Amendments to New York’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act
Exempt Organizations
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, February 2016
APPR in New York, Just Like the Weather…If You Don’t Like it, Wait a Minute, it Will Change
School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, February 2016
FTC Announces Annual Update of Thresholds for Premerger Notification Filings and Interlocking Directorates for 2016
Antitrust Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, February 2016
New Federal Rules Provide Welcome Relief to Businesses Facing Electronic Document Preservation Concerns, but a Recent Decision by the New York State Court of Appeals Could Deny That Relief to Businesses Operating in New York
E-Discovery and Information Management
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, February 2016
New York State Division of Human Rights Adopts Regulations Prohibiting Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2016
Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Amending Public Employee Whistle Blower Protection Statute
School Districts and Municipalities
Jeffrey A. Kehl, January 2016
Belated Holiday Gift - The IRS Doubles Down on Tax Free Identity Protection Services
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
January 2016
2015 Ends With a Flurry of ACA Activity
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, January 2016
New Regulations for Tipped Employees in the Hospitality Industry
Hospitality
January 2016
The NLRB Finds Whole Foods’ No-Recording Policy Unlawful
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, January 2016
New Cybersecurity Bill Introduced in Senate Would Effectively Force Public Companies to Address Cybersecurity Through SEC Disclosures
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, January 2016
Second Circuit Draws Line Between Employees and Hackers Under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy and E-Discovery and Information Management
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, December 2015
HIPAA Covered Entities - Your Organization’s Liability after a Cyber-Attack
Health Care
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, December 2015
Issues to Consider When Using Biometric Scanners to Track Attendance
Labor and Employment
Hilary L. Moreira, December 2015
School Districts’ Obligations to Transgender Students Under Scrutiny as Another School District Settles With OCR
School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, December 2015
Can Clicking "Like" Make or Break a Lawsuit?
E-Discovery and Information Management
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2015
OSHA Penalties Soon Getting a Boost
Occupational Safety and Health Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, November 2015
EEOC has Attendance Point Systems in its Sights
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, November 2015
Potential New Cybersecurity Regulations for Financial Institutions and Insurance Companies
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, November 2015
New Department of Homeland Security Regulation Aims to Preserve and Enhance STEM OPT Program for Nonimmigrant Students and U.S. Employers
Immigration
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, November 2015
Recent Legislative and Regulatory Activity Will Impact the Payment of Wages in New York
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, November 2015
New Continuing Education and Registration Requirements Still on the Horizon for 2016-2017
School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, November 2015
Stronger New York Pay Equity Law to Take Effect in January 2016
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, October 2015
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Passes Senate, Would Encourage Business to Share Cyber-Threat Data with Government
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, October 2015
IRS Announces 2016 Pension and Related Limitations
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, October 2015
Pending Supreme Court Case Could Affect Collection of Public Employee Union Agency Shop Fees
Municipalities / School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, October 2015
Happy Birthday to Everyone
Intellectual Property
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, October 2015
Wine Seller Victory in Illinois Qui Tam Lawsuit
October 5, 2015

Wine sellers received a second positive update just this week in the qui tam winery lawsuits in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. With the help of some procedural maneuvering, we were successful in getting a qui tam winery case dismissed, with prejudice. On September 3, 2015, Judge Margaret Ann Brennan granted Motions to Dismiss filed by Co-Defendants, 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. and TSG, LLC in a two-count False Claims Act complaint. In Count I, the Relator alleged that the out-of-state wine-seller defendants failed to pay local sales tax, owed through obligations under the Illinois Liquor Control Act; and Count II was the all too familiar allegation that defendants failed to collect and remit tax on shipping and handling charges for the wine they sold and shipped into Illinois.
The Distinction of Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other. Second Circuit Upholds New York’s Prohibition on Credit-Card Surcharges
Business Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, October 2015
Monday Morning Quarterback - What Labor Practitioners Can Learn From "Deflategate"
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, September 2015
Public Comment Period on DOL’s Proposed "White-Collar" Exemption Regulations Closes
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, September 2015
OFCCP Issues Final Rule Prohibiting Pay Secrecy Policies and Actions By Federal Contractors
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, September 2015
President Obama Signs Executive Order Requiring Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, September 2015
The Employment Expansion Trifecta: The Wage and Hour Division, The National Labor Relations Board, and . . . OSHA?
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, September 2015
The NLRB’s Browning-Ferris Decision Significantly Lowers the Standard For Who Is a Joint Employer Under the NLRA
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, September 2015
Changes to UK resident non dom Income Tax Laws Leads to Need to Establish a Resident Non Dom Income Tax Trust Before April 6th 2017
Trust and Estate
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, September 2015
NYS Department of Health Emergency Regulations - Cooling Tower
Environmental and Energy
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, August 2015
New York Court of Appeals Advises Employers to Take Time to Present Restrictive Covenants to New Employees
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, August 2015
The NLRB Unanimously Shuts Down Attempt to Unionize Northwestern’s Scholarship Football Players
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, August 2015
NLRB Revisits and Overturns Longstanding Precedent Regarding Disclosure of Witness Statements
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, August 2015
According to the EEOC, Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Prohibited By Title VII
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, July 2015
A Major Curtailment of the IRS Determination Letter Program Will Impose New Compliance Burdens on Sponsoring Employers
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, July 2015
Wage Board Recommends an Increase in the Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers to $15.00 Per Hour
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, July 2015
USDOL Issues Guidance Regarding Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, July 2015
Second Circuit Sides With Employers in Two Cases Involving Unpaid Interns
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, July 2015
Regulatory Changes to Teacher and Principal APPR
School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, July 2015
OSHA Announces Initiative to Cite Hospitals and Nursing Homes for Ergnomics Violations
Occupational Safety and Health Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, June 2015
New York State DOL Issues Draft Regulations on Payroll Debit Cards
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, June 2015
House of Representatives Approves TSCA Reform Bill in Near-Unanimous Vote
Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, June 2015
New York State to Pass Sexual Misconduct Legislation
Higher Education
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, June 17, 2015
Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman Succesfully Represent City of Homestead
Laura Wendell, June 5, 2015

Laura Wendell and Peter Waldman successfully represented ­­­the City of Homestead in the lawsuit styled Homestead Land Group, LLC v. City of Homestead and First Baptist Church of Perrine, Inc.
An IIPP? What's an IIPP? It's something confusing that oughtn't be!
December 2014 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
December 17, 2014
The Impact of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP - Employment Law Reporter - November 2014
Joanne Warriner, November 11, 2014
AHBL Business Development Tips
November 9, 2014
Titles Matter for Books, Not for Employers (or, How to be Jointly Liable as an Employer Even if You'd Rather Not Be)
October 2014 - Employment Law Reporter
October 16, 2014
The Supremes Sing Out About Control: It is the Primary Test for Deciding Whether a Worker is an Employee or an Independent Contractor
July 2014 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
July 24, 2014
But What About The Company?
M&A Advice for Family Law Attorneys
Kenneth A. Luer, Esq., July 14, 2014
Reporting Time Pay Revealed
June 2014 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
June 10, 2014
Structuring Business and Real Estate Opportunities in the U.S.
Gary Freedman and Vanja Habekovic - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP, May 19, 2014
Pre-Hire Peril: Avoid Self-Sabotage Through Background Checks
April 2014 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
April 9, 2014
Constructive Voluntary Quitting?
March 2014 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
March 5, 2014
Got Class? Wage and Hour Class Actions in a Post-Brinker World
February 2014 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
February 18, 2014
Crowdfunding: SEC Proposes to Exempt From Registration Internet Offerings Up to $1 Million
Andrew Merken, Partner at Burns & Levinson LLP, Securities Law Updates, January 31, 2014

Late in 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules that would, if approved, authorize the use of the Internet for so-called crowdfunding campaigns seeking up to $1 million per 12-month period from unlimited numbers of investors. As proposed, these campaigns would be exempt from traditional securities registration requirements.
A New Vocabulary for HR Professionals
January 2014 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
January 21, 2014
EPA Adopts New AAI Standard
Bruce M. Flowers, Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC, Environmental Alert, January 14, 2014

In a final rule published on December 30, 2013, and effective immediately, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted a new standard for conducting All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI). The EPA's action impacts private and public parties who, as bona fide prospective purchasers, innocent landowners, or contiguous property owners, are buying properties that are potentially contaminated and intend to claim a limitation on potential CERCLA liability. To satisfy AAI requirements, prospective purchasers and environmental professionals should comply with the newly published ASTM E 1527-13, rather than the earlier ASTM E 1527-05 standard, when conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA). The new requirements are expected to make Phase I ESAs more time intensive and costly.
Dram Shop Liability in Texas
The "Safe Harbor" Defense Explained
Michael A. Logan and Laura McKenery, January 13, 2014

The Texas Dram Shop Act became law in 1987. Before its enactment, Texas law did not impose liability on sellers of alcohol who "over-served" intoxicated patrons. In passing the Dram Shop Act, the Legislature provided the exclusive remedy for liability resulting from injuries caused by a provider's negligence in serving persons who are "obviously intoxicated" to the point that they are a clear danger to themselves and others. The Act was intended to represent a balancing between the need to protect the public from over-service, and the desire to protect providers from litigation.
If You Will Newsletter: A Sometimes Neglected Item on the New Year "To Do" List
If You Will® Newsletter, December 2013

A question we are often asked is what one can do to help prepare for the imminent death of a close relative or friend. This edition of “If You Will” provides a look at some legal suggestions to help prepare for this event.
Bankruptcy: New Fee Guidelines
Jason B. Binford, Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC, Texas Lawyer, December 17, 2013

New guidelines effective in November may make it harder for lawyers to get paid for work representing debtors' or creditors' committees in large Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
Protecting the Owner: Construction Instruction on a High-Rise Office Building
Bill Locke, Graves Dougherty and Elizabeth Lowe, Robert M. Currey & Associates, Inc., December 11, 2013
New California Employment Laws for 2014
December 2013 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
December 4, 2013
Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects
New Ruling from Texas Supreme Court is a Game Changer
Michael A. Logan and Jeffrey S. Seeburger, Litigation Alert, December 3, 2013

The Texas Supreme Court recently issued an important decision settling insurance coverage issues in the construction defect context that had been undecided or inconsistently applied in the past. Lennar Corp. v. Markel American Insurance Co. involved homes built by Lennar with an exterior insulation and finish system ("EIFS"), or synthetic stucco, that suffered from water damage as a result of issues related to the EIFS. The property damage to the homes typically began six to twelve months after the EIFS was installed and usually became worse over time. Lennar decided not merely to address homeowner complaints regarding the EIFS as it received them, but rather to take a proactive approach by contacting homeowners, removing the EIFS from the homes, repairing the damage and installing conventional stucco. Almost all of the homeowners accepted Lennar's offer of remediation. A few were paid cash. Only three ever sued. All settled.
The Effect of Sun Capital on Private Equity
William Sigler, Maddin Hauser, November 24, 2013
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Controversial Supreme Court Ruling Brings Employers Back to Original Guidelines About Arbitration Agreements
November 2013 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
November 1, 2013
SEC Proposes “Pay Ratio” Disclosure Rules
Andrew Merken, Partner at Burns & Levinson LLP, Securities Law Updates, October 2013

On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a new rule proposal that would, if approved, require each affected public company to disclose the ratio of the median total annual compensation among all its company employees to the total annual compensation of its principal executive officer (the "PEO," as defined in Item 402(a)(3) of Regulation S-K).
Protecting Your Clients From Alter Ego Liability Makes Good Business Sense
By David M. Greeley, ABTL Report, Volume XX No. 3, Fall 2013
Workplace Violence Examined (Part II)
October 2013 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
October 7, 2013
LITIGATION ALERT: New and Amended AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules
Michael A. Logan and Joseph A. Hummel, October 1, 2013

Effective October 1, 2013, revisions to the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) Commercial Arbitration Rules (the “Commercial Rules”) will take effect for all cases filed on or after that date. The revisions reflect an effort to clarify rights of both the parties and the arbitrator(s) to manage and conduct the arbitration process. While there are myriad changes to the rules, this alert is intended to provide a synopsis of significant changes and amendments to the Commercial Rules.
Workplace Violence Examined (Part I)
September 2013 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
September 23, 2013
Don't Have Rules and Policies Unless You Are Prepared to Discipline Those Who Break Them
August 2013 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
August 12, 2013
SEC Amends Rules on Advertising, Solicitation and "Bad Actors" for Certain Private Offerings and Proposes Changes to Form D
Andrew Merken, Partner at Burns & Levinson LLP, Securities Law Updates, July 2013

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved new rules that, beginning September 23, 2013, will under specified circumstances eliminate the bans on “general solicitation and general advertising” (hereafter referred to as “general solicitation”) in connection with securities offerings made to accredited investors or qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) pursuant to either Rule 506 of Regulation D or Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933.
If You Will Newsletter: Yours, Mine and Ours
If You Will® Newsletter, July 2013

This edition of “If You Will” provides a look at some of the considerations associated with prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements and estate planning for first or subsequent marriages.
The Danger of Understaffing
July 2013 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
July 22, 2013
United States v. Windsor: Tax Issues
Howard Medwed, Co-Chair of the Tax and Tax Controversy Groups, Burns & Levinson LLP Tax Updates, July 2013

Although the decision of the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor invalidating much of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) affects at most approximately 20% of the population of the United States, it has changed the operation of more tax provisions than the major tax acts since 1969. It may be apocryphal, but it is said that approximately 1,100 tax provisions depend to some extent on a determination of whether a taxpayer is married. The effect can be analogized to the major tax acts of 1976, 1986 and 2001. Unlike legislation which is generally not retroactive and has fixed effective dates, court decisions tend to be retroactive.
2013 Employer Checklist for Benefits Planning
Post Windsor and Latest Health Reforms
Evelyn Haralampu, Partner in the Firm's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group, Burns & Levinson LLP Client Updates, July 2013

The following is a short checklist of issues that Massachusetts and other employers need to address as the laws relating to retirement, medical and other employee benefits have changed. The details regarding the application of the U.S. Supreme Court decision invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in states that recognize same-sex marriage will not be entirely clear until IRS issues regulations. However, employers with employees in states that recognize same-sex marriage (such as Massachusetts) should now be taking the steps, discussed in A , below. Employers dealing with federal and Massachusetts health reforms should be alert to the issues listed in B, below.
U.S. Supreme Court Declares DOMA Unconstitutional: What You Need to Know
Burns & Levinson LLP, June 30, 2013

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by declaring it unconstitutional. In the case, United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples living in the states that recognize their marriage are entitled to receive the same federal benefits as any other married couple in those states.
New Connecticut Noncompetition Requirements for Employees of Surviving Entity of Mergers and Acquisitions
Juan A. Concepcion, Renee Inomata, June 2013

On June 24, 2013, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a new law to become effective on October 1, 2013, that imposes additional requirements for noncompete agreements in Connecticut. Public Act No. 13-309, broadly entitled An Act Concerning Employer Use of Noncompete Agreements, applies only to noncompete agreements signed, renewed or extended on or after October 1, 2013, between a surviving employer of a merger or acquisition and its employees.
SEC Gives Guidance on Use of Social Media under Regulation FD
Andrew Merken, Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP Client Updates, June 30, 2013

Over the last several months, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has provided the public with two new interpretive guides regarding the use of social media by public companies, investment companies and their officers or affiliates who participate in the communication of investment-related information. Most recently, the SEC released a Section 21(a) Report of Investigation (the “Report”) which focused on whether it was legally acceptable for the Chief Executive Officer of Netflix to use his personal Facebook page to release information that may have been material to investors.
New Connecticut Noncompetition Requirements for Employees of Surviving Entity of Mergers and Acquisitions
Renee Inomata, Partner; Juan Alexander Concepción, Associate, Burns & Levinson LLP Client Updates, June 2013
SEC Gives Guidance on Use of Social Media under Regulation FD
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, June 2013

Over the last several months, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has provided the public with two new interpretive guides regarding the use of social media by public companies, investment companies and their officers or affiliates who participate in the communication of investment-related information. Most recently, the SEC released a Section 21(a) Report of Investigation (the “Report”) which focused on whether it was legally acceptable for the Chief Executive Officer of Netflix to use his personal Facebook page to release information that may have been material to investors.
Summer Storm: Employment Laws Being Considered By The California Legislature This Summer
June 2013 - Employment Law Reporter
June 18, 2013
Burns & Levinson LLP - Focus Spring 2013
Dennis Kelly, Ronald Barriere, Anatoly Darov, June 6, 2013
What's Happening in Business Aviation?
Roy Gillig, Cornelius Chapman, Andy Henderson, May 2013

This edition of the Burns & Levinson Business Aviation Report covers new developments in the following areas of business aviation: - Rentals from leasing aircraft may be subject to the new 3.8 percent tax on net investment income. - Entertainment use regulations issued. - Bonus depreciation is renewed at 50 percent for aircraft purchased in 2013 and for certain aircraft delivered in 2014. Owners must monitor personal use to ensure prior year bonus depreciation is not recaptured. - FAA modifies “Schwab” rule to permit executives’ reimbursement of employers for certain personal use of aircraft. - Legislation generally exempts fractional interests from transportation excise tax, yet IRS continues to push for excise tax on aircraft management fees.
If You Will Newsletter: Should You "Trust" Your Family Legacy?
If You Will Newsletter, May 2013

There is a popular misconception that trusts and trust funds are only for the ultra-wealthy, the people who can afford teams of lawyers and advisers to captain the ships of long-standing family empires.
California Court Holds That Piece Rate Employees Are Entitled To Hourly Pay For Waiting Time
May 2013 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
May 14, 2013
HIPAA Revises Business Associate Agreement Requirements
Evelyn Haralampu, May 2013

The privacy of health information is protected by federal rules. These rules, which have been recently updated, affect the handling of “protected health information” (“PHI”) by business associates that process claims or provide data analysis, utilization review, quality assurance, billing, data storage, medical research or other similar services to "covered entities" that use PHI. Covered entities (e.g. hospitals, physicians' practices and health insurance providers) are required to enter into contracts with their business associates handling PHI that protect the privacy and security of patients’ information. Business associates are also required to have agreements with their subcontractors addressing the privacy and security of health information.
Managing Nonprofits in Troubled Times: New Tools in Trustees’ Toolbox
Cornelius (Con) J. Chapman, April 2013
Managing Nonprofits in Troubled Times: New Tools in Trustees’ Toolbox
Cornelius Chapman, April 2013
"We Won! Wait, no, we lost!": The Narrative Arc of a Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
April 2013 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
April 5, 2013
USCIS Issues Much Anticipated Revised Form I-9
Immigration Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2013
Now Is The Time To Consider Intra-Family Loans
The Trusts & Estates Group, Burns & Levisnon LLP - If You Will: Short Takes on Estates, Taxes and Trusts, March 2013
Pregnant With Practical Possibilities
March 2013 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
March 8, 2013
It’s Time to Start Counting Full-Time Employees Under the Affordable Care Act
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2013
Patent and Trademark Office Issues Final Rules and Examination Guidelines for First-to-File System
Intellectual Property
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2013
The Twenty Pros and Cons of Working in Human Resources
February 2013 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
February 1, 2013
Important Estate and Gifting Features of the American Taxpayer Relief Act
Clifford R. Cohen, Burns & Levinson LLP - Trusts & Estates Update, January 2013
On the Other Side of the Fiscal Cliff: The New 2013 Tax Law
Harry S. Miller, Jennifer B. Green, Burns & Levinson LLP - Tax Update, January 2013
2012 Year In Review
Anatoly M. Darov, Timothy J. Famulare, Burns & Levinson LLP - Design & Construction Update, January 2013
Burns & Levinson LLP - Focus Winter 2013
David P. Rosenblatt, Matthew J. Tuttle, Mark Schonfeld, January 2013
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Compensatory Time Off and Makeup Time, but Were Afraid to Ask
January 2013 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
January 4, 2013
Preserving the Legacy of Your Business Enterprise
The Trusts & Estates Group, Burns & Levinson LLP - If You Will: Short Takes on Estates, Taxes and Trusts, December 2012, December 2012
To Party or Not to Party? That is the Holiday Question.
December 2012 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
December 13, 2012
Broad-Form Indemnity Eliminated in Construction-Related Contracts in Texas
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Larry Bowman, Construction Law Journal, December 5, 2012
Standing on the Edge of the Cliff: Taxes After the Elections
Harry S. Miller, Burns & Levinson LLP - Tax Update, November 2012
Correct the Timing of Employee Releases Before 12/31/12 to Avoid Section 409A Tax
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Burns & Levinson - Client Update, November 2012
INSURANCE LAW UPDATE: Fifth Circuit certifies to the Supreme Court of Texas: Is the contractual liability exclusion triggered by a general contractor's agreement to "perform its work in a good and workmanlike manner"?
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Mike Logan, Joe Mira, Richard Hathaway, KRCL Litigation Alert, November 20, 2012
NLRB Puts Social Media and At-Will Policies Under Fire
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Arthur V. Lambert, KRCL Employment Alert, November 16, 2012
Burns & Levison LLP - Focus Fall 2012
Susan E. Stenger, Evelyn A. Haralampu, Lawrence G. Green, November 2012
Employment Law Reporter - November 2012
November 2012 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
November 9, 2012
Assigning a Franchise Agreement Over the Franchisor’s Objection: Bankruptcy May Make it Possible
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Jason Binford, American Bar Association Franchise Law Journal, November 6, 2012
Best Practices for the Preparation of Financial Advisors for Examination
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Joseph M. Coleman, November 5, 2012
Securities Exchanges Propose New Compensation Committee Rules After SEC Mandate
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, November 2012
Election Day 2012, Must Employees be Provided Time Off to Vote?
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Brian Stork, KRCL Employment Alert, November 2, 2012
New SEC Disclosure Rules Target Use of “Conflict Minerals” and Payments to Governments for Resource Extraction, Mandating Supply Chain Inquiries and Audits
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, October 2012
Employment Attorney Art Lambert Presented at The HRSouthwest Conference
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
October 18, 2012
LITIGATION ALERT: EXPEDITED TRIALS IN TEXAS: Analysis of Proposed Legislation
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Mike Logan, Kevin Perkins, KRCL Litigation Alert, October 3, 2012
California Enacts Law to Further Protect Religious Expression in the Workplace
October 2012 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
October 3, 2012
SEC Proposes to Lift Bans on General Solicitation and Advertising Pursuant to JOBS Act
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, September 2012
Legislation Targeting Iran and Syria Mandates New Reports by Public Companies
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, September 2012
Commonsense Guide to Resolving Conflicts
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Karin Zaner, September 10, 2012
Bank Overdraft Fee Litigation and Regulatory Developments
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Kenneth Johnston, September 7, 2012
The Top 20 Employer Myths
September 2012 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
September 7, 2012
Revision of Guidance on Brokerage Accounts in Participant-Invested Retirement Plans
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Burns & Levinson LLP - Client Update, August 2012
Massachusetts Passes Uniform Trust Code
Clifford R. Cohen, Melissa E. Sydney, Burns & Levinson LLP - Trusts & Estates Update, August 2012
The Top 20 Mistakes Employers Make When Terminating Employees
August 2012 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
August 14, 2012
Christopher C. Pappas Speaks at the Construction Law Seminar
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
August 3, 2012
TEXAS' PROPOSED MOTION TO DISMISS: A Work in Progress
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Mike Logan, Kevin Madden, KRCL Litigation Alert, August 1, 2012
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Joseph M. Coleman, FORIUS, July 26, 2012
The Vacation Home Conundrum
The Trusts and Estates Group, Burns & Levinson LLP - If You Will: Short Takes on Estates, Taxes and Trusts, July 2012
Ruling Reveals Broker E&O Risk in Surplus Lines Agreements
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Larry Bowman, Property Casualty 360, July 10, 2012
New EEOC Criminal History Guidelines
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Arthur V. Lambert, Joshua M. Sandler, KRCL EMPLOYMENT ALERT, July 9, 2012
EMPLOYER LIABILITY: Punitive Damages for Employees Terminated for Refusal to Perform an Illegal Act
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Mike Logan, Logan Burke, KRCL Litigation Alert, July 2, 2012
The "New" Reality of Criminal Background Checks
July 2012 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
June 28, 2012
New Fee Disclosure Requirements Affecting Participant-Invested Retirement Plans
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Burns & Levinson LLP - Client Update, June 2012
NY Court of Appeals Holds that the Division of Human Rights Lacks Jurisdiction over Discrimination and Harassment Complaints Filed by Public School Students
School Districts Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2012
Land Use Case Law Update
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2012
Top 20 Employee Handbook Provisions for 2012
June 2012 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
June 5, 2012
Physician Peer Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Karin Zaner, June 1, 2012
Chinese Investment in the US: New Trends in 2012
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Viking Tao, May 31, 2012
Brinker Decision Impacts Meal and Rest Break Policies in California
California Supreme Court Rules that Employers Must Provide Meal Periods But Need Not Ensure They Are Taken
Mark Delgado • Fitzgerald, Abbott & Beardsley LLP (FAB), FABlaw Alert, May 24, 2012

Brinker Decision Impacts Meal and Rest Break Policies: The California Supreme Court Rules that Employers Must Provide Meal Periods But Need Not Ensure They Are Taken.
Proposed New York Regulations Could Limit Certain Executive Compensation Arrangements
Employee Benefits Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2012
Guidance Issued on the Research Fees That Will be Owed by Many Health Plans and Insurers as a Result of the Health Care Reform Legislation
Employee Benefits Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2012
Buyers Groups, Escheatment and Recent Developments in Bankruptcy
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Joseph M. Coleman, MFSG Educational Seminal, May 16, 2012
Commentary: In-House Counsel’s Guide to Breast-Feeding Policies
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Art Lambert, May 9, 2012
Window Closing on Tax-Free Transfer of $10.24MM
Trust and Estate News You Can Use
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2012
Major Health Care Reform Developments -- Supreme Court Arguments, and an Executive Order to Establish a New York Health Insurance Exchange
Employee Benefits Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2012
Guidance Issued on the Research Fees That Will be Owed by Many Health Plans and Insurers as a Result of the Health Care Reform Legislation
Employee Benefits Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2012
Texas Two-Step: Impact of Corporate Formations Upon Collections and Bankruptcy Update for Credit Professionals
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Joseph M. Coleman, National Food Equipment Manufacturer's Credit Exchange Group, May 8, 2012
IP & Technology Newsletter (Spring 2012)
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2012
Burns & Levinson LLP - Focus Spring 2012
Ronda P. Moore, Robert D. Friedman, Michael B. Leahy and Renee Inomata, May 2012
Health Care Reform Update - Agencies Issue FAQs on Summary of Benefits and Coverage
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2012
Common and Costly Mistakes in Estate Planning
The Trusts & Estates Group, Burns & Levinson LLP - If You Will: Short Takes on Estates, Taxes and Trusts, April 2012
The New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code
Clifford R. Cohen, Dianne L. Frade, Christine N. Fletcher, Burns & Levinson LLP - Trusts & Estates Update, April 2012
JOBS Act Makes It Easier to Raise Capital
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, April 2012
New Reporting Obligations If You Have Foreign Financial Assets
Harry S. Miller, Jennifer B. Green, Burns & Levinson - Tax Update, March 2012
Land Use Case Law Update
Property Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2012
Supreme Court Holds Diagnostic Method Claims Unpatentable in Mayo v. Prometheus
Intellectual Property Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2012
IP & Technology Newsletter
Intellectual Property & Technology Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 12, 2012
Attorney General Releases Report on Nonprofits and Proposes Nonprofit Revitalization Act
Exempt Organizations
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2012
EPA's Chemical Data Rule -- Do Its Mandatory Reporting Requirements Apply to You?
Environmental Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2012
Heads up! Employment law in the news means employee chatter
New York Employment Law • March 2012
March 12, 2012
SEC Division of Corporation Finance Gives Disclosure Guidance on New Concerns: Cybersecurity and European Sovereign Debt Exposure
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, February 2012
Burns & Levinson LLP - Focus Winter 2012
David P. Rosenblatt, Clifford R. Cohen, Timothy J. Famulare, February 2012
Is Your School Board Struggling With New York's Real Property Tax Cap? Bond Can Help
Tax Assessement Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2012
CMS Clarifies When Overpayments Are "Identified" But Extends Look-Back Period To Ten Years
Health Care Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2012
Deadlines Postponed for Distrubution of Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Disclosure of Retirement Plan Fee Information
Employee Benefits Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 12, 2012
Waiver of Dual Representation Insufficient to Cure Conflict in Bankruptcy Court
Faith A. Alejandro and Douglas P. Rucker, ABA LPL eAdvisory, February 1, 2012

With all the moving parts and players in bankruptcy, this case serves as a reminder that actual conflicts can happen easily. When they occur, however, counsel must first determine whether waiver is even appropriate for the type of conflict at hand or run the risk of undermining their own work, despite their best intentions.
NLRB Holds That Class Action Waivers in Mandatory Arbitration Agreements are Unlawful
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2012
Amended SEC Rules Mandate New Mine Safety Disclosures
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, January 2012
Group Health Plan Coverage Reporting Required For 2012 IRS Forms W-2
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2012
SEC Adopts New Standards for “Accredited Investor” Status
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, January 2012
Board Continues Work on "Presidential Initiatives"
Collegiate Sports Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2012
New Provision of the New York State Open Meetings Law Goes Into Effect February 2, 2012
School Districts Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2012
Insulating Your Business Against Twitter Defections
Dawn Newton, Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP, December 22, 2011
IRS Offers Favorable Settlement Terms for Employers Resolving Worker Misclassification Issues; IRS & DOL Team-Up to Combat Worker Misclassification
Tax Law / Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2011
SEC Approves Tougher Listing Standards for Reverse Merger Companies
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, December 2011
Proposed Regulations Issued for the Group Health Plan Summary of Benefits and Coverage
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2011
SEC Re-Opens Door to Shareholder Proposals for Proxy Access
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, November 2011
Cap or No Cap: New Yorkers May Still Suffer From Heavy Property Tax Burdens
Tax Assessment Information Memo
Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC, November 2011
IRS Announces 2012 Pension and Related Limitations
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, October 2011
Workplace Privacy Issues in Texas
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Art Lambert, October 21, 2011

Employment Attorney, Art Lambert, wrote an article entitled, "Workplace Privacy Issues in Texas" that appeared in Texas Lawyer on October 13, 2011. The article discussed the ability of an employer to intrude into the "privacy" of its employees without incurring liability.
.XXX Is Here. Have You Prepared Yourself?
Deborah J. Peckham, Renee Inomata, Sara Yevics Beccia, Burns & Levinson LLP - Intellectual Property Update, October 2011
Federal Tax Relief for the Misclassification of Workers
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Burns & Levinson LLP - Client Update, October 2011
Digital Life After Death
The Trusts & Estates Group, October 2011
UPDATE: New NLRB Rules Requires Posting of Notice Regarding Employee Rights
Labor and Employment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 10, 2011
Who’s Using Your Parked Domain?
Dawn Newton, Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP, October 4, 2011
New York State Focuses on Compensation of Not-for-Profit Executives and Board Members
Not-for-Profit Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 30, 2011
Options for Municipalities to Finance Flood Related Expenses
Public Finance
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 30, 2011
Health Care Reform's Claims and Appeals Rules Amended
Employee Benefits
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 30, 2011
Congress Passes Major Reform Bill
Intellectual Property
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 30, 2011
"Recharge New York" To Replace Power for Jobs Program
Energy/Economic Development
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 30, 2011
Ultramercial v. Hulu: The Federal Circuit Issues Another Decision on the Patent Eligibility of Software-Related Technology
Intellectual Property
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 30, 2011
Gifting and Portability: What You Need To Know
Trust and Estate News You Can Use
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 30, 2011
America Invents Act - A Paradigm Shift in Patent Law
Orlando Lopez, Shabbi S. Khan, Burns & Levinson LLP - Intellectual Property Update, September 2011
Special Tax Benefit for Investors in Small Business Stock this Year
Harry S. Miller, Jennifer B. Green, Burns & Levinson LLP - Tax Update, September 2011
SEC Adopts New Regulatory Scheme for Investment Advisers
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, September 2011
Massachusetts Makes a Radical Change in the Alimony Law
Francine Gardikas, Burns & Levinson LLP - Client Update, September 2011
Burns & Levinson LLP - Focus Fall 2011
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Robert Clark Corrente, Robert J. O'Regan, September 2011
Trademark Owners Can Block the Adult Entertainment Industry’s Use of Their Marks as Domain Names
Dawn Newton, Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP, September 2, 2011
New NLRB Rule Requires Posting of Notice Regarding Employee Rights
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2011
New York Governor's Task Force on Not-for-Profit Entities Issues Letter Seeking Detailed Compensation Information
Health Care / Not for Profit Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2011
Hurricane Irene Tax Impact: IRS Extends Partial Amnesty Deadline on Foreign Accounts
Harry S. Miller, Burns & Levinson LLP - Tax Update, August 2011
Gone Broke: Issues in Bankruptcy
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Joe Friedman, August 22, 2011
In CyberSource Corporation v. Retail Decisions, Inc., The Federal Circuit Cuts Back on Software Patent Eligibility
Intellectual Property Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2011
HHS To Cease Accepting New Applications For Annual Limit Waivers
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 18, 2011
Use of Surety Bonds for School District Construction Projects
School Districts Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2011
Pets, Protectors and Perpetuities: Old Rules, New Tools
The Trusts & Estates Group, Burns & Levinson LLP - If You Will: Short Takes on Estates, Taxes and Trusts, July 2011
Steps Employers Should Take To Ensure Employee Benefit Plans Comply With New York's New Law On Same-Sex Marriages
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2011
Marsh Raises New Set of Questions for Noncompetes
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Art Lambert, July 6, 2011
Assignments and the Bayh-Dole Act After Stanford v Roche
Jacob (Jesse) N. Erlich, Orlando Lopez, Burns & Levinson LLP - Intellectual Property Update, July 2011
SEC Implements Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions
Securities Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2011
The America Invents Act and Sweeping Patent Reform Moves Closer to Reality
Intellectual Property Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2011
Bd. of Trs. of the Leland Stanford Junior Univ. v. Roche Molecular Sys., Inc.: The Bayh-Dole Act Does Not Automatically Vest Title to Federally Funded Inventions
Intellectual Property Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 27, 2011
Massachusetts Expands Protections for Homeowners
Clifford R. Cohen, Christopher M. Adsesa, Burns & Levinson LLP - Client Update, June 2011
SEC Adopts Rules for New Whistleblower Program
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, June 2011
Contrasting Cases Illustrate NLRB’s Position On Discharge For Use Of Social Media
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2011
Obtaining a Temporary Injunction on a Noncompete
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Art Lambert, June 20, 2011
Defend the District's Budget: Participation In Tax Assessment Cases Saves Money
Tax Assessment Review
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2011
SEC Proposes ‘Bad Actor’ Bars to Certain Private Securities Offerings
Andrew J. Merken, Josef Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, June 2011
Board Establishes New Bowl Moratorium; Suspends Athletics Certification
Collegiate Sports Practice Group Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2011
Theresense v. Becton, Dickinson & Co.: The Federal Circuit Modifies the Inequitable Conduct Standard
Intellectual Property Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2011
Cut the Middle Man: Court Prohibits Use of Client for Indirect Solicitations
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan
Joseph A. Friedman & John J. Kane, May 17, 2011
Health Care Reform Update
Employee Benefits Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2011
SEC Proposes New Listing Standards and Disclosure Rules Related to Compensation Committees and Advisers
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, April 2011
NY Banking and Insurance Departments Consolidated
Business Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2011
The Tax Man Cometh
The Trusts and Estates Group, Burns & Levinson LLP - If you will: Short Takes on Estates, Taxes and Trusts, April 2011
Burns & Levinson LLP - Focus Spring 2011
Alan E. Lipkind, Mark Schonfeld, April 2011
Who Is A Fiduciary? DOL Proposes An Expansion Of The Definition
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2011
FOIL Requests From Unions For Information About Employees: NY Court of Appeals Rules Disclosure of Employee Names Is Not Required
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2011
SEC Adopts “Say-on-Pay” Rules for Executive Compensation and Golden Parachutes; Proposes Amendments to “Accredited Investor” Standards
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, March 2011
GM Facilities Upgrade Mandate
Paul Marshall Harris, Sara Decatur, Burns & Levinson LLP - Automotive Dealer Bulletin, March 1, 2011
Defending Preferences and Preserving Data in an ESI World
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Joseph A. Friedman, American Bankruptcy Institute, February 25, 2011
School District Trademarks -- Protecting And Nurturing A Potential Revenue Stream (
School Districts Practice Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2011
Appellate Division Holds That Recreational Fee Not Automatic In All Cases: Legacy at Fairway v. McAdoo
Lane Use Case Law Update
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2011
Federal Agencies Release Fifth Set of FAQs on Health Care Reform and Mental Health Parity
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2011
Undisclosed Foreign Accounts: A Second Chance
Harry S. Miller, Jennifer B. Green, Burns & Levinson LLP - Tax Update, February 2011
Massachusetts Enacts Design Professional Lien Law
Anatoly M. Darov, John (Jack) A. Kessler, Jr., Burns & Levinson LLP - Design & Construction Update, February 2011
NYSUT-Only Early Retirement Incentive Unanimously Upheld By Appellate Division, Third Department
School Districts Practice Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2011
The Wage Theft Protection Act Takes Effect On April 12, 2011
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2011
The ABCs of RECs
Alan I. Robbins, District Energy Magazine, January 24, 2011

Editor's Note: "From a Legal Perspective" appears in each edition of District Energy magazine to address legal issues of current importance to the district energy industry. It is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.
New Payroll Reporting Obligations, Medical and Retirement Plan Amendments, and Summary of Tax Changes Affecting Individuals
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Burns & Levinson LLP - Client Update, January 2011
Meetings Focus on Division I Legislation
Collegiate Sports Practice Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2011
Burns & Levinson LLP - Focus Winter 2011
David P. Rosenblatt, Robin M. Lynch Nardone, Anatoly M. Darov, Renee Inomata, January 2011
Courts Split On Constitutionality of "Individual Mandate"
Health Care Reform Update
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 31, 2010
Estate and Financial Planning News You Can Use
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 31, 2010
Tax Break Extension Legislation Includes Employee Benefits Provisions and IRS Delays Compliance With Nondiscrimination Rules For Insured Group Health Plans
Employee Benefits Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 31, 2010
New Federal Tax Law Includes Significant Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Changes
Clifford R. Cohen, Marshal S. Grant, Burns & Levinson LLP - Tax & Estate Planning Advisory, December 2010
Departments Clarify Health Care Reform Grandfather Rules
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2010
Board Finalizes Legislative Proposals
Colleges Sports Newsletter
Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 30, 2010
The New New Thing: A Study of the Emerging Market in Third Party Litigation Funding
Fox Williams, November 22, 2010
Termination of Employee for Facebook Postings Results in NLRB Complaint
Labor & Employment Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2010
OSHA Kicks Off 2010 Inspection Program
OSHA Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2010
Death Tax Not Dead: Expiring Tax Laws Provide Estate Planning Opportunities - 2010 and Beyond
Harry S. Miller, Joseph R. Marion III, Burns & Levinson LLP - Tax & Estate Planning Advisory, November 2010
Burns & Levinson LLP - Focus Fall 2010
Samuel M. Shafner, Mark Schonfeld, Clifford R. Cohen, October 1, 2010
New Guidance Issued On The Coverage Of Over-The-Counter Medicines and Drugs
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2010
UPMIFA Comes To New York
Higher Education Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2010
Court of Appeals Weighs in on Extent of Non-Conforming Use: Jones v. Town of Carroll
Land Use Case Law Update
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 30, 2010
This Year, Do Something About Your Real Property Taxes
Tax Assessment Review Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2010
Antitrust Enforcement Agencies Issue Revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines
Antittrust/Mergers and Acquisitions Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2010
Preexisting Condition, Lifetime And Annual Limit, And Other Health Plan Rules Recently Issued
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2010
SEC Final Rules: Shareholders Right To Nominate Directors
Securities Law Information Memo
Catherine A. King, Chair, Securities Practice Group, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2010
Equitable Mootness: Will the Surgery Kill the Patient?
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Jason Binford, September 29, 2010
Admiralty & Maritime Claims Against Uncle Sam
Avoiding Red Tape Traps
Douglas A. Winegardner, Facts & Findings, September/October 2010, September 1, 2010

Information on legal principles and claims case processes to help paralegals chart an initial course through the fog of this process, concentrating on tort claims for personal injury or property damage suffered at the hands of a federal government agency involved in maritime matters such as the Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, or the US Coast Guard.
SEC Adopts Proxy Access Rules
Andrew J. Merken, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, September 1, 2010
Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation and Investor Protection Under Dodd-Frank
Securities Law Information Memo
Catherine A. King, Chair, Securities Practice Group, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2010
Court Upholds 55/25 Early Retirement Incentive: Appeal Filed
School Districts Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2010
The Value of Pursuing a TM Portfolio
Renee Inomata, Deborah J. Peckham, Burns & Levinson LLP - Burns & Levinson Brand Bulletin, August 1, 2010
SEC Undertakes Proxy System Overhaul
Andrew J. Merken, Joseph B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, August 1, 2010
Vested Rights in Virginia:
HB 1250 and HB 1063 Create A New SAGA and A New BZA Appeal
Andrew R. McRoberts, Esquire, Journal of Local Government Law, Vol.XX No. 2, Winter 2010, July 16, 2010

There have been two significant statutory amendments by the General Assembly which affect local governments, their attorneys and their BZAs. One, HB 1250, is yet another step toward complexity in vested rights issues for all concerned. The other, HB 1063, is a welcome step toward simplifying procedure and should be a relief to local governments, appellants and BZAs.
Boards of Zoning Appeals in Virginia:
Quasi-Judicial and Quite Difficult
Andrew R. McRoberts, Esq., Journal of Local Government Law, Vol.XX No. 1, Fall 2009, July 16, 2010

BZA cases have often been difficult in the past. But, markedly, these cases have become more complex legally due to a series of case law decisions and statutory amendments over the years. At the same time, BZAs routinely go without legal representation due to a concerns over conflicts of interest, lack of funds, political disputes with the governing body, or all of the above.
Supreme Court Decision on Patentability sends Patentability Issues Back to Known Grounds
Orlando Lopez, Burns & Levinson LLP - Intellectual Property Update, July 1, 2010
Preventive Care Coverage Requirements Under Health Reform
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2010
Summary of Corporate Governance Changes in the Dodd-Frank US Financial Regulatory Reform Act
C. Russel Hansen, Jr., Burns & Levinson - Securities Law Update, July 1, 2010
USDOL Issues Rule Regarding NLRA Posting Requirements For Federal Contractors
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2010
NEW LAWS – NEW PEOPLE: Health Care Reform, ADAA Developments and the New Administration
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Arthur V. Lambert, June 9, 2010
Treasury Department Releases New Guidance for Therapeutic Discovery Credit or Grant Program
Jennifer B. Green, Burns & Levinson LLP - Client Update, June 1, 2010
FINRA Issues Regulatory Notice Reminding Broker-Dealers of Obligations to Conduct Reasonable Investigations in Regulation D Offerings
Susan K. Shapiro, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, June 1, 2010
Regulations Issued Regarding "Grandfathered Plan" Status Under Health Care Reform Law
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2010
2010 Retirement Incentive Program For NYSERS Participants
Municipalities Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2010
FINRA Issues Regulatory Notice Reminding Broker-Dealers of Obligations to Conduct Reasonable Investigations in Regulation D Offerings
Susan K. Shapiro, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, June 1, 2010
Ponzi Schemes and Litigation Risks: What Every Financial Services Company Should Know
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Kenneth Johnston, Kellie Johnson, Joseph Hummel, May 4, 2010
The Family Health Care Decisions Act
Health Care Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2010
Hydraulic Fracturing Unlikely In New York City And Syracuse Watersheds
Environmental Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2010
Governor Paterson Signs 55-25 Pension Legislation for NYSUT Members
School District Practice Group Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2010
Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Credit or Grant
Jennifer B. Green, Mark Schonfeld, Burns & Levinson LLP - Client Update, April 1, 2010
Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Burns & Levinson LLP - Client Update, April 1, 2010
U.S. Health Care Reform: What it Means for Employers and Individuals
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Burns & Levinson LLP - Client Update, April 1, 2010
2010 H-1B VISA Filing Alert
Immigration Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2010
2010 Canadian Federal Budget Removes Obstacle to Investments by U.S. Equity Investors
Leonard M. Gold, Burns & Levinson LLP - Canada Client Update, March 1, 2010
New WARN Regulations Applicable To Employers In New York
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2010
Significant Fraud and Abuse Measures In Federal Health Care Reform
Health Care Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2010
Climate Change and Sustainability Law Report
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2010
Breach Notification Requirements: HIPAA, The HITECH Act, And New York Law
Health Care Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2010
A Glimpse At Key Health Reform Changes That Will Affect Employers and Employer Group Health Plans In 2010 and 2011
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2010
Burns & Levinson LLP - Focus Spring 2010
Deborah J. Peckham, Raymond E. Baxter, Harry S. Miller, March 2010
Green practice groups blossoming amid evolving regulations, tax law
Featuring Schottenstein Zox & Dunn's Green Practice
Columbus Business First, February 26, 2010
Estate Tax Planning for Persons with Health Challenges
David M. Repp, DickinsonLaw.com, February 17, 2010
Employers Must Provide CHIPRA Notice
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2010
DOL Finalizes Seven-Day Safe Harbor Regulations For Contributions To Small Plans
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2010
Trustee Wasn't "Employer" Under WARN Act
January 2010 - Bankruptcy Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
January 19, 2010
Business Topics: Part 2 - Key Issues to Consider in the Operation of Your Business
January 2010 - Business & Corporate Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
January 19, 2010
Positive News for Employers Being Charged With §132a Discrimination Claims
January 2010 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
January 19, 2010
Social Security No-Match Notices: Safe Harbor No More!
Bridget R. Penick, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Winter 2009/2010, January 13, 2010
EEOC'S Proposed Regulations for the Amended ADA
Jill R. Jensen-Welch, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Winter 2009/2010, January 13, 2010
Pandemic = Pandora's Box: Legal Implications of H1N1 and Other Pandemics in the Workplace
Ann Holden Kendell, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Winter 2009/2010, January 13, 2010
IOSHA Recordkeeping Requirements Reminder
Joan M. Fletcher, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Winter 2009/2010, January 13, 2010
COBRA Subsidy Extended and Expanded
Jill R. Jensen-Welch, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Winter 2009/2010, January 13, 2010
Death and Taxes - Not So Certain After All: Important News About the Federal Estate Tax
Brian D. Bixby, Clifford R. Cohen, Howard D. Medwed, Harry S. Miller, Burns & Levinson LLP - Tax & Estate Planning Advisory, January 1, 2010
Burns & Levinson LLP - Focus Winter 2010
David P. Rosenblatt, Bruce D. Jobse, January 2010
Estate and Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Laws -- Possible Opportunities and Pitfalls
Estate and Financial Planning
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2010
Bilski v. Kappos: The Supreme Court Affirms But Holds That Patentable Subject Matter Is Broader Than The Federal Circuit's Machine-or-Transformation Test
Intellectual Property Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2010
Employers Can Use Their Own Forms to Comply with New York Labor Law Section 195(1)
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Scchoeneck & King, PLLC, December 31, 2009
Proposed Changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
Environmental Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2009
Estate and Financial Planning You Can Use
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2009
Procedures Should Be Implemented to Comply With New Self-Reporting and Excise Tax Payment Requirements For Certain Health Plan Violations
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2009
USPTO Announces Pilot Program To Expedite Examination Of Green Technology Patent Applications
Intellectual Property Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2009
The Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Bilski v. Kappos
Intellectual Property Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2009
Business Topics: Part 1 - Key Issues to Consider in Anticipation of a Major Transaction
December 2009 - Business & Corporate Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
December 16, 2009
Recent California Court Decisions Offer Insight into Enforceability of Non-Solicitation, Non-Compete and Forfeiture Provisions
December 2009 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
December 16, 2009
SEC Requires New Compensation, Governance and Risk-Related Disclosures
Andrew J. Merken, Joseph B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, December 1, 2009
COBRA Subsidy Eligibility and Duration under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Extended
Renee Inomata, Burns & Levinson LLP - Employment Update, December 1, 2009
SEC Approves Proposed Changes to NYSE Corporate Governance Requirements
Andrew J. Merken, Donald J. Ellis, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, December 1, 2009
NYSDOL: Employers Can Use Their Own Forms to Comply with New York Labor Law § 195(1)
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 1, 2009
Board Addresses Men's Basketball Issues
Collegiate Sports Law Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2009
Notable Developments in Employment Law
November 2009 - Employment Law Reporter - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
IRS Announces 2010 Pension and Related Limitations
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2009
Bd. of Trs. of the Leland Stanford Junior Univ. v. Roche Molecular Sys., Inc.: Stanford's "Agree to Assign" Assignment Clause Defeated by a Subsequent Assignment
Intellectual Property Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2009
The United States Patent and Trademark Office Rescinds Controversial Rules
Intellectual Property Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2009
SEC Proposes Amendments to Notice and Access Requirements Under E-Proxy Rules
Andrew J. Merken, Donald J. Ellis, Josef B. Volman, Burns & Levinson LLP - Securities Law Update, October 1, 2009
Recent Changes to MA Laws Affecting Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Durable Powers of Attorney
Clifford R. Cohen, Lisa M. Cukier, Burns & Levinson LLP - Private Client Update, October 1, 2009
EEOC Guidance for Employees Regarding Severance Agreements
Jill R. Jensen-Welch, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Fall 2009, September 9, 2009
Supreme Court Issues Employer-Friendly Age Discrimination Ruling in Gross V. FBL
Megan J. Erickson, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Fall 2009, September 9, 2009
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The United States Supreme Court Decision in Ricci v. DeStefano
Ann Holden Kendell, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Fall 2009, September 9, 2009
Employment Law Alert: Federal Contractors Must Use E-Verify Starting September 8, 2009
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., September 8, 2009
NYSE Proposes Changes to Corporate Governance Requirements
Burns & Levinson Securities Update, September 2009
Burns & Levinson Focus Fall 2009
September 2009
New York Employers Confront A Host Of New Legislative Requirements
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2009
HIPAA Security Breach Notification Rules Require Immediate Action By Covered Entities And Business Associates
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2009
Nurse Coverage Plans Mandated By New Department Of Labor Regulations
Health Care
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2009
Federal Credit CARD Act Regulates College and University Relationships with Credit Card Issuers
Higher Education
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2009
New York Human Rights Law Amendment
The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters, August 2009
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2009
Proposed Amendments to SEC Compensation and Corporate Governance Disclosures
Securities Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2009
New York State Insurance Law Changes Extend Continuation Coverage and Dependent Coverage Under Insured Medical Plans
Employee Benefits Law Information Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 1, 2009
Board Reviews Basketball Issues
Collegiate Sports Practice Group Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2009
Personal Information Security Regulations Amended Again: New Compliance Deadline of March 1, 2010
Renee Inomata, Burns & Levinson Employment Update, August 2009
Old Enough to Live Away from Home? Old Enough to Plan!
Clifford R. Cohen and Malcolm W. Starr, Burns & Levinson Family Law Update, August 2009
SEC Proposes New Compensation and Governance DIsclosures
Burns & Levinson Securities Update, August 2009
SEC Approves Elimination of Discretionary Proxy Voting by Brokers in Elections of Directors
Burns & Levinson Securities Update, August 2009
Undisclosed Foreign Accounts: Time to Come Clean? IRS Partial Amnesty Deadline Looming
Harry S. Miller, Burns & Levinson Tax Update, August 2009
Solar Energy Generation to Benefit Triad Businesses
Iain MacSween, Brooks Pierce, Triad Business Journal, July 31, 2009
DOL Issues Form 5500 Reporting Relief For Section 403(b) Plans
Employee Benefits Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2009
Estate and Financial Planning News You Can Use
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2009
10 Steps To Stress-Free, Lawsuit-Free Termination Meetings
HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, July 2009
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2009
Town of Huntington Blog Post
The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters, July 2009
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2009
Red Flag Rules Program Must Be In Place August 1st
Business Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2009
The Federal Trade Commission Has Once Again Delayed Enforcement Of The Red Flag Rules
FTC Red Flag Rule Delay
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2009
Climate Change and Sustainability Law Report
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2009
TARP and the Transformation of Executive Compensation
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Burns & Levinson Client Update, July 2009
Brand Protection - Recent Developments
Mark Schonfeld, Burns & Levinson Intellectual Property Update, July 2009
SEC Seeks to Expand Director Nomination Process
Burns & Levinson Securities Update, July 1, 2009
Legislature Sends "NY Government Reorganization & Citizen Empowerment Act" To Governor's Desk
Municipalities
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2009
Small Reporting Companies; Don't Forget the "Short-FormS-3-Way" to Raising Capital
Securities
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2009
The SBA To The Rescue: Expanding Eligibility For Section 7(A) Loans
Small Business
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2009
Chapter 91A Changed Again: More to Come in 2010?
Jill R. Jensen-Welch, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Summer 2009, June 9, 2009
Iowa Supreme Court Recognizes Claims of Wrongful Discharge for Reporting Safety Violations
Jill R. Jensen-Welch, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Summer 2009, June 9, 2009
Impact of Iowa Supreme Court's Decision on "Same Sex" Marriages on Employee Benefit Plans Provided by Iowa Employers
Russell L. Samson, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Summer 2009, June 9, 2009
Significant Changes Made in Iowa's "Wage Discrimination" Law
Russell L. Samson, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Summer 2009, June 9, 2009
Go to the Back of the Line: When Does an Amended Application for Wind Energy Tax Credit Eligibility Become a “New” Application so as to Cause One to Lose One’s Place in the Queue?
Paul E. Horvath of Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., June 3, 2009
Employers: "Keep Out!" Beware Intruding In Employee Web Sites
HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, June 2009
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2009
Faithless Servant
The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters, June 2009
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2009
Reducing Benefit Costs Requires Careful Planning
Employee Benefits Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2009
Board Of Regents Adopts New Rules Regarding Instructional Support Services Positions
School Districts
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2009
Deadline for the Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) Quickly Approaching
Economic Recovery and Opportunity Alert
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2009
IRS Auditors Identify Common Retirement Plan Compliance Errors
Employee Benefits Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2009
With Real Property Values On The Decline & With Changes To The Empire Zones Program, Now Is The Time To Ensure Your Property Is Not Over Assessed
Real Property Tax Assessment
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2009
Empire Zone Legislation Includes Other Important Changes In Addition To Revocation Provisions
Tax Law Alert
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2009
Assessing Witness Credibility In Workplace Investigations
HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, May 2009
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2009
U.S. Supreme Court Validates Arbitration Of Statutory Discrimination Claims Under Union Labor Agreements
Labor and Employment Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2009
Amendments to Delaware General Corporation Law: Proxy Access, Voting Record Date, Director Removal and Indemnity
Business Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2009
Board Focuses On Key Issues For Division I
Collegiate Sports
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2009
New Regulations Require Public Employer Workplace Violence Prevention Compliance
Municipalities Labor Law Alert
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 1, 2009
Protecting the Privacy of Patient Information Under the Health Information Technology for Electronic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act)
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Burns & Levinson Client Update, May 2009
Tax Exempt Organizations: It's Time to Evaluate Your Governance Policies and Procedures
Jennifer B. Green, Burns & Levinson Tax Udpate, May 2009
Guidance Issued On The New HIPAA Breach Notification Requirements
Employee Benefits Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2009
ABCs of Carbon Markets
Jeffrey J. Andersen of Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., April 16, 2009
Compliance Dates Approaching On Three More Laws Affecting Group Health Plans
Joni Landy, April 9, 2009
HIPAA Changes Affecting Group Health Plans And Business Associates Made By The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Of 2009
Joni Landy, April 9, 2009
Retaliation Protections Expanded Again: More Fuel for the Fire
Jill R. Jensen-Welch, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Spring 2009, April 9, 2009
Recent Eighth Circuit Opinion Has Significant Impact on General Contractors, Supports OSHA's Controlling Employer Theory of Liability
Joan M. Fletcher, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Spring 2009, April 9, 2009
Iowa Supreme Court Expands Wrongful Discharge Cause of Action to Include Public Policy Based Upon Regulations and Individual Liability of Corporate Officers
Rebecca Boyd Dublinske, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Spring 2009, April 9, 2009
"Substantial Compliance" With Iowa's Drug Testing Statute
Russell L. Samson, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Spring 2009, April 9, 2009
New COBRA Amendments
By Louis P. DiLorenzo, The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters, April 2009, April 2009
Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement Expected
Business Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2009
New Law Revokes Empire Zone Certifications And Interpretation Seeks To Apply Revocations Retroactively
Tax Law Alert
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2009
Additional Legislation During Budget Bill "Clean-Up" Process May Include Empire Zone Provisions
Tax Law Alert
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2009
Broad Copyright Protection Extended to Corporate Training Materials, Even "Aggressively Vapid" Ones!
Howard J. Susser, Burns & Levinson Intellectual Property Update, April 2009
Burns & Levinson Focus Spring 2009
April 2009
Burns & Levinson Winter Focus 2009
Newsletter, March 23, 2009
Dirty Dozen: 12 Manager Mistakes That Raise Lawsuit Risk
Louis P. DiLorenzo, HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, March 2009
March 2009
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Louis P. DiLorenzo, The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters, March 2009
March 2009
SEC Mandates Electronic Tagging of Financial Disclosures
Andrew J. Merken, Esq. and Josef B. Volman, Esq., Burns & Levinson LLP Securities Client Update, March 1, 2009
Multi-Employer Worksite Citation Policy Again Under Review
OSHA Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2009
COBRA changes Included in Federal Stimulus Act Require Immediate Action
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2009
COBRA Subsidies During Economic Crisis
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Burns & Levinson Client Update, March 1, 2009
Who Is Your Beneficiary?
Robin M. Lynch Nardone, Burns & Levinson Family Law Update, March 2009
Supplementary International Search
Kathleen Chapman and Marlo M. Schepper, Burns & Levinson Intellectual Property Update, March 2009
Reminder: New Electronic Filing Requirement for Form D Takes Full Effect March 16, 2009
Burns & Levinson Securities Update, March 2009
SEC Mandates Electronic Tagging of Financial Disclosures
Burns & Levinson Securities Update, March 2009
Stimulus Package Provides Premium Assistance for COBRA Benefits
Dickinson Employment Law Alert
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., February 27, 2009
Workplace CSI: The Anatomy Of A Successful Investigatory Interview
Louis P. DiLorenzo, HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, February 2009
February 2009
HR Resolutions for the New Year
Louis P. DiLorenzo, The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters, February 2009
February 2009
New York WARN Act Takes Effect: Employers That Are Planning Work Force Reductions Face New Challenges
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2009
Back to the Future for Federal Contractors
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2009
New York Regulates Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through New Cap-And-Trade Program
Climate Change and Sustainability Law Report
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2009
2008 Legislation Includes Required Minimum Distribution Relief, Funding Relief And Technical Corrections
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2009
Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege When Drafting SEC Filings
Burns & Levinson Securities Update, February 2009
Independent Contractor/Employee: The Underground Economy and It's Pitfalls
Jennifer B. Green, Burns & Levinson Tax Update, February 2009
Burns & Levinson Focus Winter 2009
February 2009
What Employers Need to Know About the ADA Amendments Act
Helen C. Adams, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Winter 2008/2009, January 15, 2009
Highlights of the Final Revised FMLA Regulations
Helen C. Adams, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Winter 2008/2009, January 15, 2009
"Instant" Drug Tests
Russell L. Samson, Dickinson Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Winter 2008/009, January 14, 2009
Help Managers Understand The Age Discrimination In Employment Act
Louis P. DiLorenzo, HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, January 2009
January 2009
Will 2009 And The Obama Administration Bring Winds of Change or A Hurricane?
Louis P. DiLorenzo, The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters, January 2009
January 2009
EPA And Army Corps Issues Revised Joint Guidance Regarding The Agencies' Jurisdiction Under Rapanos
Environmental Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2009
New York State Insurance Department Mandates Equal Treatment For Same-Sex Spouses Under Insured Benefit Plans
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2009
2009 Securities and Exchange Commission Disclosure Considerations
Business Law / SEC Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, 2009
The Safe Way To Handle Calls For References And Recommendations
Louis P. DiLorenzo, HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, January 2009
December 2008
New Legislation Regulates Employers' Use Of Employee Personal Identifying Information And Criminal Record Information
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2008
Health Plan Changes For 2009 And 2010
Emloyee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2008
ADA Amendments Act
Patricia W. Goodson, Brooks Pierce "Legal Topics" Newsletter, November 1, 2008

On September 25, 2008, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”) was signed into law by President Bush. The ADAAA makes signifi cant changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), expanding protections for individuals with disabilities. The ADAAA broadens the defi nition of disability, rejecting the standards established by the United States Supreme Court. The ADAAA will become effective January 1, 2009.
New EEOC Guidance on Religious Discrimination
The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters, November 2008
Louis P. DiLorenzo, November 2008
Understand New York's New WARN Act -- It's Tougher Than Federal Law
HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, November 2008
Louis P. DiLorenzo, November 2008
Department of Labor Publishes Long-Awaited Revised Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2008
"The Evolving Green Revolution" for CNY Business Exchange Magazine
Robert R. Tyson, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2008
Reminder: SEC's e-Proxy Rules Compliance for all January 1, 2009
Business Law/SEC Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2008
Reminder: SEC's e-Proxy Rules Compliance for all January 1, 2009
Business Law / SEC Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2008
IRS Announces 2009 Pension and Related Limitations
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2008
State Pension Reforms Signed Into Law By Governor Paterson
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2008
New York Adopts New WARN Act
The Manufacturers Asociation, Manufacturing Matters, October 2008
Louis P. DiLorenzo, October 2008
Antipiracy Provisions Of The Recently Enacted Higher Education Opportunity Act Could Post Harsh Penalties On Colleges And Universities For Noncompliance
Higher Education Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2008
Mandatory Overtime For Nurses Prohibited By New Legislation
Health Care Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2008
Tale Of Two Cases: How To Avoid Costly FMLA And ADA Mistakes
HR Specialist, New York Employment Law
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2008
BS&K Goes Green Through ABA-SEER Law Office Climate Challenge Participation and EPA Wastewise Membership
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2008
Recently Revised IRS Correction Program Incentives To Correct Plan Errors
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2008
ADA Amended to Expand Coverage
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2008
Avoiding FMLA and ADA Mistakes
The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2008
Political Advocacy Can Boost Bottom Line
Dennis Wicker, SZD Wicker, Triangle Business Leader, August 15, 2008
Certain Year-End and Early 2009 Deadlines Approaching Fast For Retirement and Welfare Benefit Plans
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2008
Changes In New York Tax Law May Affect Colleges And Universities
Higher Education Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2008
Public Employees Entitled To Excused Paid Tim Off For Breast And Prostate Cancer Screening
Municipalities/School Districts Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2008
New Division I Governance Structure Implemented
Collegiate Sports Practice Group Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2008
Don't Let Succession Planning Pave The Way for Discrimination
HR Specialist, New York Employment Law
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2008
Commissioner of Labor Issues Guidelines Interpreting "Blood Donation Leave" and "Rights of Nursing Mothers" Legislation
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2008
Last Chance to Avoid 409A Penalty Taxation on Deferred Compensation
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Esq., Burns & Levinson LLP Client Update, July 2008
Employers' Use of GPS Tracking Devices
Labor & Employment Law
Louis P. DiLorenzo, The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters, July 2008
Whether Paper or Electronic, Make Sure Job Applications Are Legal
Louis P. DiLorenzo HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, July 2008
NYS Court Of Appeals Holds That Labor Law Article 6 Provisions On Payment Of Wages Apply To Executives And Employers Have The Right To Determine When Commissions Are "Earned"
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2008
Benefit Claims Procedures Should Be Reviewed To Address Potential Conflict Of Interest Issues Raised In A New Supreme Court Decision
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2008
North Carolina's Mortgage Debt Collection and Servicing Act
Phillip Long, June 2008

On April 1, 2008, North Carolina’s “Mortgage Debt Collection and Servicing Act” (the “Act”) became fully effective. The Act came as a response to the increasing mortgage defaults and the legacy of subprime mortgages. Its intent is to make servicing and foreclosure of a mortgage fairer through limiting fees, dictating application of payments, and providing a borrower greater disclosure of and access to loan information.
U.S. Supreme Court Continues Expansion Of Retaliation Doctrine
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2008
New Federal Law Bans Genetic Information Discrimination In The Workplace
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2008
Election '08: What You Need To Know About What Workers Think
HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, June, 2008
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2008
Rites of Spring: The Hidden Dangers of Unpaid Internships
HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, May, 2008
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2008
Division I Governance Bodies Prepare For Transition
Collegiate Sports Law Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2008
Training Supervisors
Louis P. DiLorenzo, The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters, May 2008, May 2008
IRS Currently Accepting Determination Letter Applications For "Cycle C" Filers
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2008
With Real Property Values On The Decline, Now Is The Time To Ensure That Your Property Is Not Overassessed
Tax Assessment Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2008
U.S. Department of Labor Proposes a Safe Harbor for Deposits to Small Plans
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2008
The Subprime Morass: Past, Present and Future
Kenneth Johnston, James Greer, Julie Biermacher and Joseph Hummel, University of North Carolina School of Law Banking Institute, April 1, 2008

Kane, Russell, Coleman & Logan, P.C., attorneys Kenneth Johnston, James Greer, Julie Biermacher and Joseph Hummel published the attached article, "The Subprime Morass: Past, Present and Future," with the University of North Carolina School of Law Banking Institute.
Mandatory Treble Damages for Failure to Pay Wages
Burns & Levinson Employment Update
Renee Inomata, Esq., April 2008
Labor and Employment Law: New York's New Employment Laws Hit Employers Hard
HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, March, 2008
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2008
Labor and Employment Law: Discipline Issues
The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters, March 2008
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2008
Hospital Quality Control Programs May Create Employment Relationship With Physicians
Health Care Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2008
Supreme Court Decision Effectively Validates EEOC Rule That Allows Coordination of Retiree Health Benefits With Medicare / Internal Revenue Service Issues Additional Pension Protection Act Guidance
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2008
Corporate Formalities Can Be Indispensable
Business Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2008
SEC Opens The Door To Electronic Shareholder Forums
Burns & Levinson LLP Securities Law Update
Andrew J. Merken, Esq. and Josef B. Volman, Esq., March 2008
Intellectual Property: Angel Funding Can Bring Fledgling Tech Projects To The Table
The Ithaca Business Journal, February 29, 2008
William Greener, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 29, 2008
Burns & Levinson Winter Focus 2008
Newsletter
Burns & Levinson LLP, February 2008
Developments in NYS Labor and Employment Laws
Labor & Employment Law
By Louis P. DiLorenzo, The Manufacturers Associations, Manufacturing Matters, February 2008, February 2008
An Age-Old Problem: 'Stray Remarks' Have A Way Of Coming Home
Labor & Employment Law
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq. HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, February, 2008, February 2008
H-1B VISA Filing Alert
Immigration Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2008
Recent Supreme Court Case Should Prompt Review of Fiduciary Practices
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2008
Amendments to the New York Prevailiaing Wage Law Impose Additional Requirements on Public Work Contractors and Create Stiffer Penalties for Willful Non-Compliance
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2008
OSHA Requires Employer Payment For Personal Protective Equipment
Occupational Safety and Health Law
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2008
The NLRB Finds Employer Regulation Of E-Mail Permissible And Narrows The Scope Of Its Non-Discrimination Rule Under The National Labor Relations Act
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2008
The New IRS Correction Program For Deferred Compensation Violations Highlights The Importance Of Employers Taking Steps Soon To Prevent Such Violations
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2008
New Guidance Issued Regarding Automatic Enrollment And Default Investments In Defined Contribution Plans
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2008
2nd Year of Enhanced Executive and Director Compensation Disclosure Requirements
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
Iain MacSween, January 26, 2008
The Right Way To Accommodate Employees With Diabetes
Labor & Employment Law
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, January, 2008, January 2008
SEC Liberalizes Resales of Restricted Securities By Amending Rules 144 and 145
Burns & Levinson LLP Securities Law Update
Stephen D. Brook, Esq. and J. Fraser Collin, Esq., January 2008
Planned Changes To Patent Procedures On Hold For Now
Intellectual Property
William Greener, The Ithaca Business Journal, November 30, 2007, November 30, 2007
Labor and Employment Law: Law 101: Anti-Harassment Training For Managers, Supervisors
HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, November 2007
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2007
Board Approves Division I Governance Changes
Collegiate Sports
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2007
Amendment to New York Labor Law Requires Written Compensation Agreements with Commissioned Salespersons
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2007
Class Action Lawsuits: Is Your Company Safe?
HR Now, The Official Publication of the New York State Society for Human Resource Management, Fall 2007
Robert A. Doren, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2007
Disciplining Employees Under The Modern Employment Laws
HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, October 2007
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2007
IRS Announces 2008 Pension and Related Limitations IRS Also Extends Compliance Deadline For Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2007
Intellectual Property: Are We Screaming Yet?
Ithaca Business Journal, October 26, 2007
William Greener, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2007
Burns & Levinson LLP Focus Fall 2007
Recent IRS Guidance Provides Partial Relief From December 31, 2007 Amendment Deadling For Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans Action Still Required Before the End of the Year
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2007
New York Enacts Law Protecting Rights of Nursing Mothers in the Workplace
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2007
Federal rules on e-discovery
What new legal rulings on electronic discovery mean to you
Kluger Peretz Kaplan & Berlin, Smart Business Magazine, September 7, 2007
Terms and conditions
How they govern liabilities in the transport of goods
Kluger Peretz Kaplan & Berlin, September 2007, Smart Business Miami, September 6, 2007
Beyond flattery?
How to keep tabs on corporate intellectual property
Kluger Peretz Kaplan & Berlin, August 30, 2007, Smart Business Miami, September 6, 2007
Controlling Legal Costs
Steps you can take to keep the lid on legal bills
Kluger Peretz Kaplan & Berlin, June 2007, Smart Business Miami, September 6, 2007
Best practices in closing
Why the professionals should handle major corporate sales and purchases
Kluger Peretz Kaplan & Berlin, May 2007, Smart Business Miami, September 6, 2007
IRS Releases New Proposed Cafeteria Plan Regulations
Employee Benefits Client Alert
TUCKER ARENSBERG, P.C., September 5, 2007
2007 Study of Employment Discrimination Litigation in the Northern and Western Districts of New York
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2007
Internal Revenue Service Publishes Final Regulations Under Code Sections 403(b) and 414(c)
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2007
Board of Directors Responds to Override Requests
Collegiate Sports Practice Group Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2007
Changes to USPTO Rules on Number of Claims Examined
August 2007
Massachusetts Healthcare Reform and the Section 125 Cafeteria Plan Requirements
August 2007
Finally - Final Regulations Issued for Deferred Compensation Arrangements
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
Allison M. Grimm, Partner, July 2007
Antitrust Price Rules Changed
Business Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 9, 2007
Employment Law Review, Summer 2007
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
July 1, 2007
Supreme Court Approves The "Companionship Exemption" From Minimum Wage and Overtime For Home Care Workers
Healthcare Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2007
Good News For Employers That Coordinate Retiree Health Benefits With Medicare
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2007
Termination of a distribution agreement (and the consequences thereof) under Dutch law
Van Harmelen Beijneveld Van Houten
Olivier van Hardenbroek, June 1, 2007
Reminder: Employers Who Have EEO-1 Reporting Obligations Must Use New EEO-1 Report for 2007
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 29, 2007
Immediate Action Required To Ensure Compliance With The December 31, 2007 Amendment Deadline In The New Final Deferred Compensation Regulations
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2007
Some Workers Exempt From Overtime Policy
Buffalo Law Journal, May 3, 2007
Robert A. Doren, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2007
Board Acts to Address Baseball Academic Issues
Collegiate Sports Law Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2007
Burns & Levinson LLP Focus Spring 2007
Employers' Settlement Agreements with Department Employees Under Attack
Reprinted with permission from 57 Fed'n Def. & Corp. Couns. Q. 237 (2007). All rights reserved
By Louis P. DiLorenzo and Patrick V. Melfi, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2007
DOL Issues Interpretive Guidance Regarding Investment Advice Arrangements
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2007
New York court of Appeals Holds That Public Sector Employees Do Not Have A Weingarten Right
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2007
With The Deferred Compensation Amendment Deadline Approaching, Not-for-Profit Providers Should Do A Self-Audit Of Their Deferred Compensation Arrangements
Healthcare Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2007
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Department Of Public Works Compliance Initiative: Will Your Municipality Choose The Carrot Or The Stick?
Municipalities/Environmental Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2007
Purchasing Commercial Real Estate Through an LLC
Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A.
Lori I. Wolf, Samuel Weiner and Geoffrey N. Weinstein, New Jersey Law Journal, February 5, 2007

A hub and spoke structure removes a significant value from the owner's estate
Deadline Approaching For Newly-Mandated Benefit Statements Department of Labor Provides Guidance
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2007
Burns & Levinson Focus Winter 2007
Burns & Levinson LLP, Newsletter, February 2007

Focus Winter 20007 Articles "Merging Interests, Growing Together" A Message David P. Rosenblatt, Managing Partner "Got Them Old ERISA Blues: Responsibility For Retirement Plan Losses" by Harry S. Miller "Maestro MD - A Case of Musical Germs" Featured Client, Encore, Etc. Inc. "Estate Planning for Clients With Intellectual Property" by Marshal Grant
New Sales and Corporate Business Hikes
Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A.
Jeffrey H. Schechter and Geoffrey N. Weinstein, New Jersey Law Journal, January 15, 2007

New Jersey's recent tax legislation was more than just a 1 percent hike in sales tax
North Carolina's New Ethics and Lobbying Laws
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
Ed Turlington, Legal Topics Bulletin, January 1, 2007
The Complex Relationship between Clergy Confidentiality and Child Abuse Reporting Requirements
Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, Church Councilor, a publication of the Columbus Metropolitan Area Church Council, January 1, 2007

In my experience as an attorney and as an educator, one of the most difficult topics to master and to teach to others is the topic of the relationship between two key clergy responsibilities: (1) the duty not to reveal information that is disclosed to clergy with the intent that it will remain confidential, which I’ll call “clergy confidentiality,” and (2) the duty to report child abuse to children services or the police.
How Far is Too Far with Marketing Promotions?
Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, The O&P Edge, January 2007

Every business must promote its products and services if it wants to be successful, but marketing strategies that work well for other industries may be problematic if used by healthcare companies. Here are some things to look out for to keep your marketing program on the straight and narrow.
Proselytization In The Workplace: The Challenge Of Balancing Employee Rights
Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, 2007

A recent Seventh Circuit decision highlights the challenge that employers face when one employee feels compelled to challenge another employee’s beliefs or conduct on religious grounds.
Construction Focus Winter 2007
Highlighting current trends and legal developments that are relevant to businesses in the construction industry.
Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, January 2007

With this edition of Construction Focus, we get back on track with some ever present and always timely issues such as productivity, competitive bidding and mechanics’ lien law. We also provide some "insider" information with the On the Horizon segment of this edition regarding the anticipated revisions to the AIA contract documents, as well as initiatives in the construction of health care facilities.
Employment Trends, Winter 2007
Keeping employers informed on current legal developments in the areas of labor and employment law.
Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, January 2007

This issue discussed the Ohio Fair Minimum Wage Amendment; guidance from the NLRB on supervisory status; strategies for obtaining enforceable waivers and releases; Smoke Free Ohio; union photograhy; and "No Match" letters from the Social Security Administration.
Council and Board Act on 2007 Legislation
Collegiate Sports Law Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2007
Plans That Have Yet To Be Amended For The Final 401(k) And 401(m) Regulations Need To Be Amended Soon
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2007
New Arrow For Licensees' Quivers -- Supreme Court Changes Balance Of Power With Licensors
Intellectual Property Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2007
New York Increases Non-Exempt Minimum Wage And Minimum Salary To Qualify For The Executive And Administrative Exemptions
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2007
New E-Discovery Rules Place A Premium On Electronic Communication Training
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2007
Final Rules Issued Governing HIPAA Nondiscrimination and Wellness Programs
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 31, 2006
New Notice and Diversification Requirements for 401(k) Plans
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
Allison M. Grimm, Legal Topics Bulletin, December 13, 2006
Junk Faxes: Are You in Compliance?
Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, Title News, American Land Title Association, December 2006

In 2005, Congress amended the so called, 'Junk-fax' Act preventing certain advertisements. In 2006 the FCC clarified the restrictions. Learn about the new changes to avoid being fined for sending 'junk' faxes.
Board and Council Prepare for 2007 NCAA Convention
Collegiate Sports Practice Group Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2006
New State Law Aims to Combat Public Employer Workplace Violence
Municipalities Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2006
Disposal of Personal Records Law
Business Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2006
Fiduciary Duties of Directors Clarified
Business Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2006
Labor and Employment Law: Employer Liability for Actions of a Biased Subordinate
The Manufacturers Assocaition, Manufacturing Matters
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2006
Whistleblowing and Codes of Conduct in Europe
Compliance with SOX requirements in the United Kingdom
Carl Richards, Senior Associate, Fox Williams, Briefing Paper, November 8, 2006

Whistleblowing in the UK is not a new concept. However, with the introduction of SOX, US-listed companies with interests in Europe cannot view their obligations in a vacuum. The attached paper explains how such companies should deal wtih the new regulations and their position under UK law.
Intellectual Property Adviser, Fall 2006
Information about Copyright, Trademark, Patent and Technology Law
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, November 2006

  • Trademark Dilution Law Changes
  • Use of Music in Broadcast Commercials and Promotions
  • The Importance of Trademark Maintenance and Check-Ups
New Health-Care Reform Efforts Should Balance Fairness with Need
Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, Business First, November 1, 2006

Many Americans hope the Democratic Party's recent rise to power in Congress will inspire a fresh look at the thorny issue of health-care reform. Politics aside, the existing legals system is remarkably nonprescriptive in determining what health care we receive, from whom and how we receive it, and how to pay for it.
New Guidance Issued On Supervisory Status of Charge Nurses
Healthcare Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2006
The New Retaliation Standard
The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2006
Tax Law Change Affects Taxation Of Proceeds From Employer-Owned Life Insurance
Tax Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2006
National Labor Relations Board Issues New Guidelines For Determining Supervisory Status
Labor & Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2006
IRS Announces 2007 Pension and Related Limitations
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2006
New Federal Law Requires Adoption Of Additional Fraud And Abuse Policies Effective January 1, 2007
Healthcare Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2006
When Are Computer Staff Entitled To Overtime Pay?
Buffalo Law Journal, September 28, 2006
Robert A. Doren, Esq., Bond Shchoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2006
Retaliation Claims: The Hidden Danger
Labor and Employment Law
James J. Rooney, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association's Network Newsletter, September, 2006, September 2006
New State Law Requires Employers To Provide Leaves Of Absence For Military Spouses
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2006
Pension Protection Act of 2006 - Impact On Contributing Employers To Multiemployer Pension Plans
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2006
Intellectual Property: Dynamic Intellectual Property Strategy - Part 2 (8/06)
By William Greener, Ithaca Business Journal, (8/25/06)
William Greener, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2006
Government Regulations May Place Attorney-Client Privilege At Risk
Matthew L. Fornshell, Partner, Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, Business First, August 25, 2006
School District Rights With Regard to Article 7 Actions
School Districts Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2006
New Pension Litigation Will Affect Most Retirement Plans
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2006
When Must a Subcontractor Be Paid Under a 'Pay-When-Paid' Clause?
Patrick A. Devine, Parter, Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, August 1, 2006
How To Benefit From A Family Business Council
Thomas A. Pampush, Partner, Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, Columbus CEO, August 1, 2006
Prepare for a DOL Payroll and Employment Practices Investigation
Nicholas J. D'Ambrosio, Jr., Capital District Business Review, June 30-July 6, 2006, July 2006
Recent IRS Guidance Highlights The Importance Of Making Timely Plan Contributions Of Employee Elective Deferral Amounts
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2006
The New York State Department Of Labor Issues Two Recent Opinion Letters Interpreting The "Spread of Hours" Requirement
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2006
OIG Questions Proposed Arrangements with Medical Groups
John M. Latsko, Partner, Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA, The O&P Edge, July 1, 2006
Are Paralegals At Your Firm Entitled To Overtime Pay?
Buffalo Law Journal, June 15, 2006
Robert A. Doren, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2006
New York State Department of Labor Updates Its Asbestos Management Rule
Environmental Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 1, 2006
Dynamic Intellectual Property Strategy: The Telescopic View
William Greener, Ithaca Business Journal, (6/21/06), June 2006
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Two Opinion Letters Regarding Treatment of Exempt Employers
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2006
IRS Issues Revised Plan Correction Program
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2006
Labor and Employment Law: Know The Appropriate Statutes And Policies Regarding Drug-Related Issues
Capital District Business Review, April 21-27, 2006
Nicholas J. D'Ambrosio, Jr., April 2006
Environmental Law: EPA's Updated "All Appropriate Inquiries" (AAI) Standard -- Redefining the Rules for the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)
Environmental Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2006
Internal Revenue Service Revisits Retirement Plan Exclusions of Part-Time Employees
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2006
Court of Appeals Holds That Article 17-A Guardians of Mentally Retarded Persons, Whenever Appointed, May Have Power To Make Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment
Healthcare Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2006
Moratoria: A Controversial Land Use Tool
Land Use and Development Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 1, 2006
Commerce & Technology News: Focusing on data protection, e-commerce regulations and privacy issues from European perspective
Fox Williams, March 28, 2006

News update on data protection, e-commerce regulations and privacy issues from European perspective.
Workplace Sexual Assault: Should You Prepare For A Workers’ Compensation Claim Or Civil Action?
Cecil H. Creasey and S. Vernon Priddy III, Workers Compensation E-lert, March 17, 2006

Sexual assaults in the workplace present employers with a complicated and uncertain exposure for damages, requiring a careful case-by-case analysis of an employer’s exposure for liability and damages. In such a dreadful event, will an employer face a workers’ compensation claim, with limited, statutory entitlement to comparatively certain benefits, or a civil action, with limitless exposure?
New York's Lobbying Act Amended to Include Procurement Lobbying
Administrative/Legislative/Regulatory Alert
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2006
Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Solomon Amendment in Rumsfeld v. Fair
Higher Education Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2006
HIPAA Enforcement Rule Expanded and Finalized; HIPAA Security Deadline Approaching for Small Group Health Plans
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2006
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues Final Revisions To The Employer Information Report ("EEO-1 Report")
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2006
Cost of Hazardous Waste Disposal Goes Down NY Court of Appeals Reverses Lower Court on Remedy for State's Unconstitutional Imposition of Disposal Tax
Environmental Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2006
Chapter 2, Overview of Regulatory Issues Affecting Physicians
Mark R. Thompson, Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer & Gee, P.C., American Health Lawyers Association's Representing Physicians Handbook, February 2006
Exempt Employees May Lose Pay For Staying Home During Inclement Weather
Capital District Business Review, February 10-16, 2006
Nicholas J. D'Ambrosio, Jr., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2006
Supreme Court Issues A "RIM" Shot Heard 'Round The World
This article first appeared in the February 10, 2006 Issue of the Central New York Business Journal. Reprinted with permission.
February 2006
More Guidance on Roth 401(k) and 403(b) Plans
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2006
EPA's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan Program Regulatory Relief Update
Environmental Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2006
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rules Implementing the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2006
Recent Legislation Limits the Scope of the Motor Carrier Exemption Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2006
Additional Guidance Issued on Making Required Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Disclosures
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2006
Securing Employment Records Aids In The Prevention Of Identity Theft
Capital District Business Review, December 2-8, 2005
Nicholas J. D'Ambrosio, Jr., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2005
IRS Issues Guidance Regarding The Impact Of FSA Grace Periods On HSA Eligibility, Deferred Compensation Reporting And Withholding, And Plan Amendment Deadline
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2005
The New York State Minimum Wage Will Increase As Of January 1, 2006
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2005
Company Concerns
Update on UK company law
Fox Williams, Newsletter, November 14, 2005

Quarterly publication covering news and regulatory updates on all areas of UK company law. Next issue due February 2006.
The U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidelines for Employers Regarding Filing of LM-10 Forms
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2005
Actions Required in 2005 Under the New Proposed Regulations for Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Arrangements
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2005
Board Continues to Refine Academic Evaluation
Collegiate Sports Practice Group Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2005
Deferred Compensation - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
by Allison M. Grimm
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, October 2005
Recent Virginia Circuit Court Decisions Affect Medical Malpractice Defendants
Courtney Buxton, Esq., Healthcare Client Elert, October 12, 2005

Three recent decisions by Virginia Circuit Courts should be of interest to Virginia healthcare providers and their insurers.
Virginia Supreme Court Limits Hospital Liability
Margaret Hardy, Esq., R.N., Healthcare Client Elert, October 10, 2005

The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to hold a hospital vicariously liable for the alleged negligence of an independent contractor
OFCCP Issues Final Rules on Federal Contractors' Recordkeeping Requirements with Regard to Internet Applicants
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2005
Cost-of-Living Adjustments for 2006 Announced
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2005
Recent Issues Affecting Medicare Set Aside Arrangements In Workers' Compensations Settlements
Michael Goff, Esq., Workers Compensation Client Elert, September 22, 2005

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS’) recently made several significant changes and clarifications with regard to current set-aside requirements.
IRS Announces New Procedures For Qualified Retirement Plan Determination Letter Applications
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2005
Attorney General Medicaid Reserve Account Inquiry
Healthcare Law Client Alert
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2005
U.S. Department of Labor Steps Up Enforcement Of Beck Notice Requirements
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2005
Religious Practice and The Workplace
The Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Matters
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., September 2005
Pay For Performance
Michael A. Cassidy, Tucker Arensberg, P.C., August 24, 2005
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Bradley S. Tupi, Tucker Arensberg, P.C., August 24, 2005
Looking For Private Investment In Your Company? -- Here's How.
William T. Harvey, Tucker Arensberg, P.C., August 24, 2005
Don't Get Caught Without Your Records
Homer L. Walton, Tucker Arensberg, P.C., August 24, 2005
BLS Reports May Pay Big Dividends
OSHA Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2005
Endowed Funds
Frederick J. Caspar and David R. Wickham, August 2005
Retirement Accounts
The Preferred Asset for Charitable Gifts at Death
David R. Wickham, August 2005
New Tax Practitioner Rules Under Circular 230
Tax and Fiduciary Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2005
"Constitution and Citizenship Day" Requirements
Higher Education Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2005
Employers Should Prepare to Meet the Reporting Requirements of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2005
Retiree Prescription Drug Plan Sponsors Must Act by September 30 to Obtain Medicare Subsidy for 2006
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2005
Frequently Asked Questions About The Federal Tobacco Quota Buyout Program
First Payments To Quota Holders Due in 2005
Celie B. Richardson, July 12, 2005

Tobacco quota owners have many questions about the 2004 federal legislation enabling the cessation of annual payments in favor of a buyout.
Recent Bankruptcy Reform Puts Creditors In Charge
Key Elements of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005
William A. Gray, July 12, 2005

With some provisions that go into effect right away, and others that start later in the year, the recent federal reform act attempts to provide tighter controls on bankruptcy filers and more ways for creditors to collect what is owed to them.
District Court Clarifies Superfund Administrative Settlement Requirement in Wake of Cooper Industries, Inc. v. Aviall Services, Inc.
Environmental Law and Litigation Client Alert
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2005
Certain Group Health Plans Must Satisfy Notice Requirements Under Medicare Part D
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2005
Federal Trade Commission Issues Rule Regarding Disposal of Certain Types of Applicant and Employee Information
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2005
Supreme Court Rules That Taking of Private Property for Economic Development Satisfies Public Use Requirement of the Fifth Amendment
Land Use and Development Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2005
Leave Law: Eligibility and Preventative Policy-Making
Capital District Business Review, July 15-21, 2005
Nicholas J. D'Ambrosio, Jr., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2005
Employment Law
Syracuse Law Review, Volume 55, Number 4, 2005
Thomas G. Eron - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2005
IRS Modifies "Use It or Lose It" Rule in Cafeteria Plans
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2005
Federal Court Strikes Down New York Law Prohibiting Use of State-Appropriated Funds To Encourage or Discourage Unionization
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2005
Impact Of The New Bankruptcy Reform Act On Employee Benefits
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2005
Pregnant Student Parental Notification
School District Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, May 2005
Guidance Issues On How To Give 401(k) Participants An Option To Make After-Tax "Roth" Contributions
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2005
Teacher Probationary Period Shortened Based On Tenure As A Teaching Assistant
School District Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2005
Trying To Comply: New Criminal Background Check Regs Have Providers Scrambling
Tools for the Trade
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2005
U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Disparate Impact Claims Are Viable Under The Age Discrimination In Employment Act
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 1, 2005
Board Expands Its Legislative Authority
Collegiate Sports Practice Group Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, April 2005
Steps That Tax-Exempt Organizations Should Take In Light Of The IRS's 2,000 Executive Compensation Audits And Compliance Reviews
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2005
Department Of Labor Issues Model Notice For Employers To Post Under The Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004
Labor and Employment Law/Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2005
IRS Issues Final Regulations For 401(k) Plans
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2005
Municipal Enforcement of Environmental Laws - Part II
Municipalities Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2005
Student Internet Misuse - What Are The Limits Of School Discipline?
School District Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, March 2005
Internal Revenue Service Issues Guidance Regarding New Automatic Rollover Rules
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2005
Same-Sex Marriage and Employee Benefits
This article first appeared in the February 2005 issue of Small-Biz Growth produced by Support Services Alliance, Inc. (SSA)
Philip I. Frankel, Esq. - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2005
A USERRA Refresher: Employee Benefit Rights for Returning Veterans
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, February 2005
Significant Changes To The Employment of Professional Workers And Intra-Company Transferees In The United States
Immigration Law Client Bulletin
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2005
Owners and Construction Contractors Gain New Incentive For Employee Safety Training
Construction Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2005
Municipal Enforcement of Environmental Laws
Municipalities Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2005
Final and Proposed HIPAA Portability Regulations Issued Which Clarify and Expand Protections Under Group Health Plans
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2005
Guidance Issued On Recent Deferred Compensation Legislation
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2005
Compulsory Interest Arbitration Extended To Deputy Sheriffs In New York
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2005
Department Of Labor Issues Final Regulations Concerning Certain Child Labor Rules
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2005
First Phase of Consequences for Academic Shortcomings Approved
Collegiate Sports Practice Group Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, January 2005
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Surprising Federal Superfund Decision Affecting Contribution Actions
Environmental Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2004
State v. Speonk Fuel Creates Confusion on Liability for Oil Spills
Environmental Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2004
Municipalities/Environmental Law Information Memo
Phase II - The Perfect Storm (Water Regulation)
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2004
As a Result of Recent Legislation Changing the Definition of Dependent, Employers May Need to Revise the Definition of Dependent in Certain of Their Employee Benefit Plans
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2004
Internal Revenue Service Proposes Controlled Group and 401(b) Regulations
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2004
The National Labor Relations Board Holds That Employees Supplied By A Staffing Agency Cannot Be Included In A Bargaining Unit With Regular Employees Without Employer Consent
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, December 2004
Confidentiality of Employee Medical Records
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2004
Using U.S. Customs To Help Fight Counterfeit Goods
This article first appeared in the November 2004 issue of Small-Biz Growth produced by Support Services Alliance, Inc. (SSA)
Philip I. Frankel, Esq. - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2004
Helpful Guidance Issued Regarding Missing Participants in Terminated Defined Contribution Plans
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2004
Most Retirement Plans Must Comply With New Automatic Rollover Rules by March 28, 2005
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 1, 2004
OSHA Issues Final Regulations For The Handling Of Discrimination Complaints Under The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2004
Discovery And Retention of Electronic Files In Employment Litigation
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2004
Board and Council Review Division I Issues
Collegiate Sports Practice Group Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, November 2004
New Obligations To Enforce Child Support
This article first appeared in the October 2004 issue of Small-Biz Growth produced by Support Services Alliance, Inc. (SSA)
Philip I. Frankel, Esq. - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2004
New Law Makes Extensive Changes to Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Rules Immediate Attention Required
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, October 2004
New Affordable Retirement Plans For Small And Family-Owned Businesses
This article first apeared in the September 2004 issue of Small-Biz Growth produced by Support Services Alliance, Inc. (SSA)
Philip I. Frankel, Esq. - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2004
Confidentiality of Employee Medical Records
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2004
IRS Issues New Regulations on Incentive Stock Options Compliance Date as Early as 2005 for Some Entities
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, September 2004
The National Labor Relations Board Holds That Graduate Student Assistants Are Not Entitled To Unionize: The Brown University Decision
Higher Education Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2004
Business Succession Planning: A Company With A Plan Is A Company With A Future
This article first appeared in the August 2004 issue of Small-Biz Growth produced by Support Services Alliance, Inc. (SSA)
Philip I. Frankel, Esq. - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2004
The IRS Issues Final Regulations on Offering a "Deemed IRA" Option in Qualified Retirement Plans and Certain Other Retirement Plans
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2004
Internal Revenue Service Issues More Guidance Regarding Health Savings Accounts ("HSAs")
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2004
NCAA Board Adopts Recruiting Reforms
Collegiate Sports Practice Group Newsletter
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, August 2004
Compliance and Ethics Requirements to be Tightened
Business Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2004
Antitrust Penalties Increased And Whistleblower Incentives Enhanced
Business Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2004
Complying With New Minimum Wage And Overtime Regulations
This article first appeared in the July 2004 issue of Small-Biz Growth produced by Support Services Alliance, Inc. (SSA)
Philip I. Frankel, Esq. - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2004
A New Tool for Enforcement of Medical Support Orders
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2004
Amendments May Be Required To Defined Benefits Plans To Take Advantage Of New Retroactive Annuity Starting Date Rules
Employee Benefits Law Action Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, July 2004
Not-for-Profit Information Memo
State and Federal Challenges to Compensation
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2004
Employees or Independent Contractors?
This article first appeared in the June 2004 issues of Small-Biz Growth produced by Support Services Alliance, Inc. (SSA)
Philip I. Frankel, Esq. - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2004
Recent Court Decisions Highlight The Importance Of Maintaining Accurate and Complete Summary Plan Descriptions
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2004
Does Your Severance Pay Policy or Practice Comply With ERISA?
Employee Benefits Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2004
The Supreme Court Holds That Employers May Assert An Affirmative Defense To Sexual Harassment Claims Involving Constructive Damages Pennsylvania State Police v. Studers
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 2004
The National Labor Relations Board Holds That Non-Unionized Employees Do Not Have The Right To Have A Co-Worker Present At Investigatory Interviews: The IBM Corp. Decision
Labor and Employment Law Information Memo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, June 1, 2004
403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuities: 2009 Update for Non-Profit Organizations
Evelyn A. Haralampu, Burns & Levinson Client Update, April 0000
State v. Speonk Fuel: The Untold Story Behind the Court of Appeals Decision
Reprinted with permission from: The New York Environmental Lawyer, Spring/Summer 2005, Vol. 25 No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207
Richard L. Weber, Esq. - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
A Business Field of Dreams
Burns & Levinson Amazing Client Feature - HWS Group
Burns & Levinson LLP, Focus Spring 2006
Racing into the Future at Reebok
Burns & Levinson Amazing Client Feature - Reebok International
Burns & Levinson LLP, Focus Fall 2006
Simpler Networks - Dialing Into Your Future
Burns & Levinson LLP Amazing Client Feature - Simpler Networks
Burns & Levinson LLP, Focus Spring 2007
Maestro MD - A Case of Musical Germs
Burns & Levinson Amazing Client Feature - Encore Etc, Inc.
Burns & Levinson LLP, Focus Winter 2007
Why You Absolutely Need To Know Something About Bankruptcy:
Designed for Those Wittingly or Unwittingly Drawn into the Bankruptcy Arena
Carolyn J. Johnsen, March 1, 2009

When someone utters that dreaded "Bankruptcy" word, many people cringe and immediately conjure up images of debtors' prisons, insolvency, and in the wake of the recent Enron and WorldCom scandals, fraud and deceit. But, bankruptcy is really not such a horrific phenomenon from either the debtor or creditor perspective. Filing a bankruptcy does not necessarily mean an entity is in terminal financial distress. Instead, bankruptcy can be an extremely useful business tool for a company to accomplish a beneficial sale of assets, obtain new financing or achieve a capital restructure. Creditors and potential investors or purchasers can benefit from these aspects of bankruptcy just as much as the entity that files. Even in dire situations where a company is financially troubled, with knowledge and planning the debtor and its creditors can often salvage a decent outcome for all those concerned. But, there are traps for the unwary. These are the reasons why you really need to know something about the "B" word. Please see the attached document for the complete brochure.