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International Client Alert – September 2020

  • Snapback to Uncertainty? U.S. Announces New Designations, Reversion to Secondary Sanctions

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – September 2020

  • CCPA: Final Attorney General Regulations and Extension of Partial Exemption for Business-to-Business and Personnel Records

Labor & Employment Client Alert – August 2020

  • New York State Employers Must Prepare to Comply with New Sick Leave Law on September 30, 2020

Family Wealth Planning Client Alert – August 2020

  • Federal Transfer Tax Updates and New York State Estate Tax Planning Strategies and Pitfalls

Labor & Employment Client Alert – August 2020

  • U.S. District Court Strikes Down Portions of Department of Labor’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act Final Rule

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – July 2020

  • European High Court Invalidates Privacy Shield, but Upholds Standard Contractual Clauses for International Data Transfers Under the GDPR

Education Client Alert – July 2020

  • Colleges and Universities Tracking Prospective and Current Students Raises Data Privacy Concerns

Education Client Alert – July 2020

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues New Guidance for International Students Attending U.S. Colleges and Universities

Telecommunications Client Alert – July 2020

  • Federal Communications Commission Provides Guidance to Expedite Deployment of 5G Infrastructure and Faces Challenge From Municipalities at the Ninth Circuit

Labor & Employment Client Alert – June 2020

  • Latest Update: New York State Governor Issues Executive Order Clarifying Employees’ Entitlement to Paid Sick Leave Under the New York COVID-19 Sick Leave Law When Quarantined Pursuant to the State’s Travel Advisory

Labor & Employment Client Alert – June 2020

  • New York State Requires Mandatory Quarantine for Travelers Arriving From Out-of-State Travel: What Employers Need to Know About the Effect on Their Workforce

Real Estate Client Alert – June 2020

  • Public Meetings and Public Hearings in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

Energy Client Alert – June 2020

  • New York State Agencies Propose Sweeping Reforms to Achieve Energy and Climate Mandates

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – June 2020

  • Employee Privacy and Complying With the U.S. Department of Labor’s Revised Enforcement Guidance for Employers’ Recording Work-Related COVID-19 Cases

Commercial Litigation Client Alert – June 2020

  • As Western New York Reopens, Businesses Should Take Steps to Protect Themselves in the Event of Litigation

Labor & Employment Client Alert – May 2020

  • New York State Businesses Must Comply With COVID-19 Reopening Requirements

Class Action Client Alert – May 2020

  • Class Actions Taking Aim at Paycheck Protection Program Lenders

Labor & Employment Client Alert – May 2020

  • Labor and Employment Update – Reopening in New York State

International Client Alert – May 2020

  • New U.S. Team Telecom Takes Aim at China Investment

Commercial Leasing Client Alert – May 2020

  • COVID-19: Every Commercial Lease Is Under Review

Client Alert – May 2020

  • The Risks of Enforcement Activity Regarding New York State’s COVID-19 Executive Orders

White Collar Client Alert – April 2020

  • Small Businesses: The New Likely Target of False Claims Act Liability for CARES Act Fraud

Insurance Coverage Client Alert – April 2020

  • Insurance Amid COVID-19: Is Your Business Eligible for Coverage?

Energy Client Alert – April 2020

  • New York State Supercharges Clean Energy Development

Labor & Employment Client Alert – April 2020

  • Federal and New York State COVID-19 Sick Leave Laws Update

Health Care Law Client Alert – April 2020

  • New York State Executive Orders Facilitate the Provision of Health Care Services

Telecommunications Client Alert – April 2020

  • COVID-19: CARES Act Telecom Initiatives and Telehealth Program

Client Alert – April 2020

  • The CARES Act: Historic, Wide-Ranging Economic Relief and Stabilization

Client Alert – April 2020

  • Guidance on New York State Executive Orders 202.11 and 202.13

Labor & Employment Client Alert – March 2020

  • CARES Act Expands Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Health Care Law Client Alert – March 2020

  • COVID-19: HHS Secretary Issues Medicare Telehealth Waivers

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – March 2020

  • Compliance with Privacy Obligations for Health Care Providers and Employers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Labor & Employment Client Alert – March 2020

  • COVID-19: Important Labor & Employment Updates: New Federal and New York State Leave Laws and I-9 Compliance Relief

Labor & Employment Client Alert – March 2020

  • Updated Guidance on New York State Executive Orders Mandating In-Person Workforce Reductions

Client Alert – March 2020

  • COVID-19: Application of New York State Executive Order 202.6 Mandating In-person Workforce Reductions

Client Alert – March 2020

  • COVID-19: Legal Considerations for Maintaining Business Continuity

International Client Alert – March 2020

  • Trump Blocks Foreign Investment Over Personal Data Concerns

Labor & Employment Client Alert – March 2020

  • Guidance for Responding to the Novel Coronavirus in the Workplace

Family Wealth Planning Client Alert – March 2020

  • The SECURE Act: Recent Changes to IRA and Qualified Retirement Account Distribution Rules

Environment Client Update – February 2020

  • The Navigable Waters Protection Rule Narrows the Scope of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

Real Estate Client Alert – February 2020

“The End of Yellowstone? Not Quite,” Phillips Lytle Real Estate Client Alert, February 2020

International Client Alert – January 27, 2020

“Treasury Publishes New Cross-Border Real Estate Investment Rules,” Phillips Lytle International Client Alert, January 2020

Labor & Employment Client Alert – December 2019

  • New York State Minimum Wage and New York State and Federal Overtime-Exempt Salary Levels Scheduled to Increase

Energy Client Alert – December 2019

  • New York State Public Service Commission Flexes “Just and Reasonable” Muscle to Impose Sweeping Reforms to Energy Marketplace

Intellectual Property Client Alert – November 2019

  • Caution: Misleading Trademark Notices

International Client Alert – November 2019

“U.S. Court of Appeals Decisions Expand the Ability to Obtain Documents and Testimony for Use in International Arbitrations,” Phillips Lytle International Client Alert, November 2019

Labor & Employment Client Alert – November 22, 2019

  • New York State Bans Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decision Making

Labor & Employment Client Alert – November 2019

  • New York State Issues Additional Anti-Harassment Guidance

Real Estate Client Alert – October 2019

“The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019: Changes in New York Landlord-Tenant Law for Commercial and/or Residential Properties,” Phillips Lytle Real Estate Client Alert, October 2019

Labor & Employment Client Alert – October 2019

  • Federal Salary Level for “White Collar” Minimum Wage and Overtime Exemptions Set to Increase on January 1, 2020

Real Property Tax Client Alert – October 2019

  • Revaluation of Real Property in the City of Buffalo: My New Assessment Is How Much?

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – September 2019

  • New York, Nevada, Washington and Oregon Enact Privacy Laws and Expand Data Breach Notification Requirements, Which May Apply Even to Businesses Located in Other States

Telecommunications Client Alert – September 2019

  • FCC Update: Small Cell Petition and Pole Attachment Ruling

Telecommunications Client Alert – August 2019

  • FCC Seeks Comment on Competitive Access to Multiple Tenant Environments and Preempts San Francisco’s Competitive Access Ordinance

Labor & Employment Client Alert – August 15, 2019

“Governor Cuomo Signs ‘Game-Changing’ Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Protections into Law,” Phillips Lytle Labor & Employment Client Alert, August 2019

Labor & Employment Client Alert – July 18, 2019

  • New York State Bans Discrimination Based on Hair Texture and Protective Hairstyles and Other Traits Associated with Race

International Client Alert – July 2019

  • Trump Administration Reverses Course on Lawsuits Over Expropriated Cuban Property

Labor & Employment Client Alert – July 9, 2019

  • New York Opens the Gate for Farm Worker Organizing

Labor & Employment Client Alert – July 2019

  • New York State Passes Legislation That Would Further Expand Protections Against Pay Discrimination

Labor & Employment Client Alert – June 25, 2019

  • New York State Legislature Passes “Game-Changing” Bill Extending Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Protections

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – June 2019

  • Recent Developments in Consumer Privacy Legislation and Cybersecurity Practices

Environment Client Update – June 2019

  • New York Ramping Up Oversight of Chemical Substances in Consumer Products

Labor & Employment Client Alert – May 13, 2019

  • EEOC Requires Employers to Submit EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data by September 30, 2019

Telecommunications Client Alert – May 2019

  • FCC Proposes to Prohibit Restrictions on Deployment of Some 5G Fixed Wireless Antennas

Labor & Employment Client Alert – May 2019

  • New York Extends Employee Paid Time Off Voting Benefit

Telecommunications Client Alert – April 2019

  • Telecom Tax Ceilings in NYS – Inventory Filing Deadline Is April 30, 2019

Real Estate Client Alert – April 2019

  • Opportunity Zone Update: New Proposed Regulations Released

Telecommunications Client Alert – March 2019

  • New York State Public Service Commission Adopts Wireless Pole Attachment Reforms

Labor & Employment Client Alert – March 27, 2019

  • Department of Labor Issues Replacement Rule for FLSA Overtime Exemptions

Environment Client Update – March 2019

  • Regulatory Update: EPA and New York Actions on PFOA and PFOS

Labor & Employment Client Alert – March 2019

  • New York State Department of Labor Abandons (for Now) Proposed “Call-In” and Scheduling Regulations

Immigration Client Alert – February 2019

  • USCIS to Begin Accepting Cap-Based H-1B Petitions for 2020 on April 1, 2019

Labor & Employment Client Alert – February 2019

  • Federal Circuit Court Requires Separate Federal and State Disclosure Notices for Background Checks

Labor & Employment Client Alert – February 2019

  • New York Codifies Ban against Gender Identity or Expression Discrimination

Environment Client Update – January 2019

  • Third Circuit Holds Owner Liable for Pre-Acquisition Remediation Costs under CERCLA

International Client Alert – January 2019

  • Export/Investment Reviews and the Shutdown

Telecommunications Client Alert – January 2019

  • New York State Court of Appeals Holds That Cellular Data Transmission Equipment Is Taxable as Real Property

Telecommunications Client Update – January 2019

  • The Race to Deploy Next Generation (5G) Telecom Networks: What Are the Governments of Australia and the United States Doing?

Labor & Employment Client Alert – January 2019

  • New York State’s “Call-In” and Scheduling Pay Requirements Likely to Change in 2019

Labor & Employment Client Alert – December 2018

  • New York Minimum Wage and Exempt Salary Requirements Scheduled to Increase on December 31, 2018

Telecommunications Client Alert – December 2018

  • New York Town Challenges Applicability of FCC Order to 4G LTE DAS Configurations

Telecommunications Client Alert – November 2018

  • Recent FCC Actions to Spur Wireless 5G Deployment

Labor & Employment Client Alert – October 2018

  • The NLRB’s Proposed Rule

Labor & Employment Client Alert – October 2018

  • Employers Must Update the Summary of Consumer Rights Provided to Applicants and Employees

Labor & Employment Client Alert – October 2018

  • New York Releases Final Training and Policy Models Related to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Telecommunications Client Alert – September 2018

  • FCC Expected to Further Improve Wireless Facilities Deployment on September 26th

Labor & Employment Client Alert – September 2018

  • New York Releases Draft Training and Policy Models Related to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Telecommunications Client Alert – August 2018

  • FCC Acts to Reduce Costs and Speed Deployment of Broadband Infrastructure

Labor & Employment Client Alert – August 2018

  • Employment Forms Update

Labor & Employment Client Alert – June 2018

  • Employers’ Use of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Upheld

International Client Alert – May 2018

  • Iran Sanctions: What Next?

Labor & Employment Client Alert – April 2018

  • New York State Enacts Sweeping Legislation to Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment

Labor & Employment Client Alert – April 2018

  • NLRB Reinstitutes the Browning-Ferris Joint-Employer Standard – For Now

Education Client Alert – April 2018

  • Changes to the Case Processing for Complaints Filed with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – March 2018

  • New York Department of Financial Services Answers Key Questions About Recently Issued Cybersecurity Regulation Notices

Energy Client Alert – March 2018

  • Registration Deadline for Distributed Energy Resource Providers

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – March 2018

  • Additional FAQs Answered by the DFS Concerning the DFS Cybersecurity Regulation Address Exempt Mortgage Servicers,  Not-for-Profit Mortgage Brokers, HMOs and CCRCs, and Mergers and Acquisition Matters

Labor & Employment Client Alert – March 2018

  • ICE Form I-9 Compliance Investigations in the Trump Era

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – February 2018

  • SEC Issues Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

Labor & Employment Client Alert – February 2018

  • Recent Important Changes at NLRB Promising for Employers

Bankruptcy Client Alert – January 2018

  • Revised Bankruptcy Rule 3002 – Changes Affecting Proofs of Claim

Tax Client Alert – Business-Related Tax Provisions

  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Makes Significant Changes to Tax Provisions Affecting Businesses

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – January 2018

  • February 15, 2018: First Certification Deadline Under the NYSDFS Cybersecurity Regulation

Tax Client Alert – Effects On Tax-Exempt Organizations

  • Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Tax-Exempt Organizations

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – January 2018

  • Additional FAQs Answered by the DFS Concerning the DFS Cybersecurity Regulation

More on Cybersecurity and Data Security

Labor & Employment Client Alert – December 2017

  • New York State Wage and Hour Update

Labor & Employment Client Alert – December 2017

  • New York Paid Family Leave Update

Energy Client Alert – November 2017

  • New York Public Service Commission Establishes Business Practices Framework for Distributed Energy Resource Providers – Registration Required by February 1, 2018

Labor & Employment Client Alert – September 2017

  • New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law: An Employer’s Guide

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – August 2017

  • New Delaware Data Breach Law Continues Trend of States Revising Existing Laws to Impose Greater Reporting Requirements

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – August 2017

  • U.S. Governors Sign Cybersecurity Compact

Manufacturing Client Alert – May 2017

  • BIS Investigating Imports of Steel and Aluminum for Effects on National Security

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – May 2017

  • A Lesson Plan for Data Security: Protecting School Data

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – April 2017

  • Artificial Intelligence Meets Business and the Law

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – March 2017

  • NYS Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation: Ripple Effects Beyond the Banking, Financial and Insurance Industries

International Client Alert – March 2017

  • CFIUS – Expanded Scope and Policy Implications

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – February 2017

  • Record Retention and Destruction Policies for Health Care Providers

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – February 2017

  • NIST Introduces Proposed Updates to Cybersecurity Framework

International Client Alert – February 2017

  • BIS Accepts $301,000 to Settle Penalty for  Unlicensed Exports of Thermal Imaging Cameras

Labor & Employment Client Alert – January 2017

  • New Form I-9: The “Smart” Practice
    Use the new Form I-9 starting January 22, 2017

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – January 2017

  • The NYS Department of Financial Services Has Revised Its Proposed Cybersecurity Regulation, Allowing for an Additional 30-Day Public Comment Period

Labor & Employment Client Alert – December 2016

  • New York State Increases to “White Collar” Exempt Salary Levels and Minimum Wage Take Effect on December 31, 2016

Labor & Employment Client Alert – December 2016

  • Federal Court of Appeals Grants Motion for Expedited Appeal in Overtime Regulation Case

Labor & Employment Client Alert – November 2016

  • Federal Court Bars Implementation of New Overtime Salary Requirement

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – November 2016

  • The NYS Department of Financial Services’ New Cybersecurity Regulation Expected to Take Effect January 1, 2017

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – November 2016

  • In the Wake of Brexit, the United Kingdom Offers Practical Advice for Companies Looking to Comply with the GDPR

International Client Alert – November 2016

  • Export Compliance Reminder: Harmonized Destination Control Statement

International Client Alert – November 2016

  • IRS will Accept APAs for Maquiladora (IMMEX) Operations

Data Security & Privacy Client Alert – November 2016

  • New Federal Communications Commission Rules Place Burdens on the Internet Service Provider and Telecommunications Industry through Broad Data Security and Privacy Rules

Labor & Employment Client Alert – November 2016

  • New York Proposes Increases to the Salary Threshold for ‘White Collar’ Overtime Exempt Employees

Environment Client Alert – July 2016

  • Maximum Civil Penalties for Environmental Violations Set to Dramatically Increase

Environment Client Alert – June 2016

  • NYSDEC Requests Information About PFCs

Labor & Employment Client Alert – May 2016

  • U.S. DOL Announces Final Salary Regulations for “White Collar” Overtime Exemption

Labor & Employment Client Alert – December 2015

  • New York Expands Workplace Protections Based on Gender

International Client Alert – September 2015

  • Iran Nuclear Agreement: U.S. Companies and Sanctions Relief

Labor & Employment Client Alert – August 2015

  • Erie County IDA Pay Equity Policy

Labor & Employment Client Alert – August 2015

  • Recent New York City Legislation Will Prohibit Employers from Using Credit Checks to Screen Job Applicants

Business Litigation Client Alert – July 2015

  • Disparate Impact Liability Under the Fair Housing Act: A Potential Pitfall for Municipalities, Quasi-Governmental Agencies, Banks and Other Entities Involved with Residential and Mixed-Use Projects

Labor & Employment Client Alert – July 2015

  • U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Overtime Restrictions

Labor & Employment Client Alert – June 2015

  • Employers Should Use New FMLA Forms

Government Operations Client Alert – May 2015

  • New York’s ‘Real Property Tax Cap’ and ‘Real Property Tax Freeze Credit’ Survive Challenge

Labor & Employment Client Alert – April 2015

  • Supreme Court Puts Employers on Notice About Accommodating Pregnant Employees

Environment Client Alert – April 2015

  • New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program 10-Year Extension Provides Clarity and Certainty

Labor & Employment Client Alert – March 2015

  • Wage Theft Prevention Act Creates New Wage Notice and Payroll Record Requirements for District Employers

Labor & Employment Client Alert – March 2015

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Vacates U.S. Department of Labor’s Regulations Affecting Home Care Workers

Education Client Alert – January 2015

  • Higher Education: New Reporting Requirement for the Campus Safety Act

Labor & Employment Client Alert – January 2015

  • New York State’s Annual Wage Notice Requirement is Eliminated Effective Immediately