Requirements Effective October 9, 2018 THIS ALERT IS FOR OUR MANY CLIENTS THAT HAVE ADOPTED EMPLOYEE MANUALS WITH OUR ASSISTANCE. The “me too” movement has spurred the recent passage of sexual harassment prevention laws by both New York State and New York City. The NYS law becomes effective in stages, and the first part of…

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Arbitration is an adjudication process that may not be well understood by many business people. While it is generally intended to be a cost efficient, expeditious and less combative alternative to court litigation, this is not always the case. However, a knowledgeable attorney can analyze a situation to determine (a) when the inclusion of a mandatory arbitration clause will best serve the client’s interests and (b) how to shape the arbitration clause to foster expeditious dispute resolution on a cost-efficient basis.

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Starting during the Civil Rights efforts in the 1960s, federal, state and local governments have enacted laws to encourage governments and main stream companies to do business with companies that are owned, controlled and operated by members of designated minority groups and/or women. As a result of these efforts, many government agencies, and companies that contract with government agencies, are required by law or by contract to allocate a specified minimum percentage of their business to Minority Owned Business Enterprisesi (MBE) or to Woman Owned Business Enterprises (WBE).

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