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Addition Needed to Sexual Harassment Notices, Policies, and Training

Monday, September 12, 2022

The New York State Sexual Harassment Complaint Hotline (toll-free 1.800.427.2773), authorized by law in early 2022, is now open. . .

Underberg & Kessler Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Upstate New York "Super Lawyers" & "Rising Stars"

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Attorneys from Underberg & Kessler LLP were recently named as 2022 Upstate New York “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars.”

President Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act Containing Climate and Energy Policy Provisions

Thursday, August 25, 2022

The legislation is massive government spending of approximately $740 billion.

Underberg & Kessler LLP Attorneys Named 2023 "Best Lawyers in America®"

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Underberg & Kessler is proud to announce that 16 attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®,...

Cintineo & Compitello Honored in the Legal Excellence Awards

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Leah Tarantino Cintineo & Serena M. Compitello have been recognized on the Rochester Business Journal’s 2022 Legal Excellence Awards.

Beisker Recognized as a Power 20 - Trusts & Estates Law

Monday, August 8, 2022

Joshua B. Beisker was chosen to be on The Daily Record’s Power 20 Trusts & Estates Law list for 2022!

From Law School to the Real World: The Ethics of Client Management

Friday, July 22, 2022

One thing I learned about ethics after law school is that ethics in practice can be a bit different than ethics in the classroom.

Federal DOL Wage & Hour Division Releases Fact Sheet on Mental Health and the FMLA

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The DOL released its “Mental Health Conditions and the FMLA Fact Sheet (#280) in May 2022.

Statewide Pay Transparency Law on the Horizon

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

New statewide requirements for employers of 4+ employees to include certain information for job openings, promotions, or transfers.

Biden Administration Seems Intent on Forcing New Green Deal Transition to Renewables

Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Biden Administration seems intent on forcing new green deal transition to renewables through massive spike in energy costs.

The Ever-So-Handy Handbook

Friday, May 20, 2022

By law, employers are required to provide employees with an ever-increasing amount of information, policies, notices and acknowledgments...

Nursing Home Staffing Levels Requirement Update

Friday, April 29, 2022

In June 2021, former Gov. Cuomo approved a law that established minimum staffing levels for nursing homes and required nursing homes to...

Keneally Recognized as a Power 20 - Labor & Employment Law

Friday, April 29, 2022

Paul F. Keneally was chosen to be on The Daily Record’s Power 20 Labor & Employment Law list for 2022.

Probing New York’s Reframed Role and Protections for Whistleblowers

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

NYS Legislature amended its bedrock labor statute to recalibrate statutory protections afforded whistleblowers and would-be whistleblowers.

Biden Administration Policies & Regulations Dramatically Affecting US’ Energy Costs After First Year

Friday, April 22, 2022

While the war in Ukraine is being blamed by the Biden Administration, petroleum & natural gas prices were increasing well before Feb. 2022.

New Federal Overtime Rule Expected Soon

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Whenever discussing the law governing the payment of overtime to non-exempt employees, we must also discuss federal and state laws.

Form I-9 Slated for Revisions

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The current version of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Employment Eligibility Verification form or Form I-9 – is being revised.

Privileged Communications Between An Attorney and the Client’s Agent

Friday, April 1, 2022

The attorney-client privilege is the oldest of the common-law evidentiary privileges.

HERO Act “Airborne Infectious Disease” Designation Not Renewed

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The designation of COVID-19 as an “airborne infectious disease likely to cause serious harm to the public” was not renewed by the NYSCOH.

State Strengthens Anti-Sexual and Other Harassment Laws Once Again

Monday, March 21, 2022

NYS further enhanced the laws against sexual and other harassment at work when Governor Hochul signed three new bills into law.