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On March 16th, 2023, New York State lawmakers approved a new budget that includes four significant amendments to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law (ABC Law), such as allowing on-premises licensees to provide drinks-to-go, permitting food trucks to operate on farm manufacturers' premises, and authorizing the use of emails for municipal/community board notifications...(Click here to learn more)

New York State recently passed its budget for 2023-2024. In doing so, it amended the state Public Health Law (NYPHL) and created new notification requirements for healthcare entity-related transactions. Several other states, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, and California, already have such requirements in place... (Click here to learn more)

While our clients and our community are dealing with new realities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, one source of anxiety can be realizing that you do not have the appropriate documents prepared in case of emergency... (Click here to learn more)

On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act became law, intended to provide relief to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic...(Click here to learn more)

The economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic will be particularly and acutely felt by small businesses. On March 20, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced that 100% of the non-essential work force in New York State must stay home...(Click here to learn more)

Following his announcement on March 18, 2020 that non-essential businesses and non-profit entities were to reduce their at-site work force by 50% to dampen the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the next day that such percentage would increase to 75%... (Click here to learn more)

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an Executive Order dated March 18, 2020 directing that all businesses and not-for-profit entities in New York State shall maximize their capabilities to allow telecommuting or work from home procedures... (Click here to learn more)

Effective March 16, 2020, the United States Department of Labor ("Department") has revised its regulations interpreting Joint Employer Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA")...(Click here to learn more)

In accordance with U.S. law*, in order to obtain and maintain a Trademark Registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a mark must be in use in commerce in connection with all the goods and services listed in the application and registration...(Click here to learn more)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) amended its regulations pertaining to Small Business Joint Ventures and the Mentor-Protégé Programs on July 25, 2016. These amendments became effective on August 24, 2016.  Below are a few of the major changes... (Click here to learn more)

In addition to filing Form 990 online with the Internal Revenue Service, charitable organizations may now choose to file their CHAR500 Annual Financial Report directly to the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau and upload any required attachments.... (Click here to learn more)