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10.01.13

New York City Council Establishes Mandatory Sick Time

The Earned Sick Time Act, which goes into effect on April 1, 2014, requires most private employers, with a handful of exceptions, to provide employees with five days of paid sick time per year.


07.01.13

Sharing Space

Those attorneys who choose to establish a traditional office—as opposed to a laptop and cellphone—often opt to share office space with like-minded compatriots.


05.01.13

Engagement Letters: Beginning a Beautiful Relationship

Recently released data on a cross-section of legal malpractice claims from 2008 to 2011, reporting that nearly 16 percent of all claims had been caused by poor client communications.


01.01.13

Email Communications with Clients

Like the telephone, express mail and the fax machine, email is a tool that has changed the manner in which attorneys communicate with their clients.


12.01.12

Planning to Avoid Application of the Reciprocal Trust Doctrine

With the “fiscal cliff” looming on the horizon, practitioners are wary that the estate tax exemption and lifetime gift tax exemption will be dramatically reduced for 2013 and beyond.


11.01.12

LBCC Helps Change Residency Requirement In NYC's Special Inspection Program

Any professional who performs Special Inspections in the City of New York must be working as or through a registered Special Inspection Agency for projects issued a building permit after May 13, 2013.


11.01.12

Lateral Movement

In 2011, pundits proclaimed that the goal of increased profits was largely being reached by competitive lateral hiring—the practice of wooing lawyers, and their clients, to new law firms.


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