By Stanley E. Bloch and Ryan P. Boylan

Seyfarth Synopsis: On December 22, 2023 the State of New York adopted the New York LLC Transparency Act (as amended to date, the “NY LLCTA”). The NY LLCTA in many respects follows the federal Corporate Transparency Act (together with any regulations promulgated thereunder, the “CTA”). However, one material

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By Lotus Cannon and Minh Vu

Seyfarth Synopsis: SDNY Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil dismisses with prejudice a website accessibility lawsuit with vague allegations about plaintiffs’ standing.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has been a highly favored venue for serial plaintiffs bringing website accessibility lawsuits for years – at least in part because

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By Bernard OlshanskyDaniel SmallRobert WhitmanJames Yu, and Nicholas De Baun 

Seyfarth SynopsisEfforts to prohibit non-compete agreements in New York State are back to square one following Governor Hochul’s veto of an outright ban in late December 2023.

As we reported most recently here, New York was set to join a 

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By Nicolas A.Lussier, and Nicholas H. De Baun

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 17, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law S4516, a significant amendment to Section 5-336 of the New York General Obligations Law. This legislation marks a critical expansion in the state’s ongoing efforts to regulate settlement agreements, particularly with respect to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)

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By Marcus MintzJeremy Cohen, and James Yu 

On November 30, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul answered the long-awaited question of whether New York would join California, North Dakota, Oklahoma and, most recently Minnesota, as a state banning the use of non-compete agreements between employers and employees. While New York legislators passed a bill to do just that

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By Robert S. Whitman, Daniel I. Small, and Paxton Moore  

Seyfarth Synopsis: We recently reported here that New York adopted an increased salary threshold of $1,300 per week for determining whether an employee serves in an “executive,” “administrative,” or “professional” capacity for purposes of certain provisions of Article 6 of the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”). That

Continue Reading New York Likely To Increase Minimum Wage And Overtime Thresholds

By Grayson Moronta, Rob Whitman, and Daniel Small

Seyfarth Synopsis: Governor Kathy Hochul has signed a bill amending Section 590 of the New York Labor Law to require employers to provide employees, upon separation, with notice of their right to file for unemployment benefits with the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL). These changes will take effect on November

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By Minh VuKristina Launey, and Susan Ryan

Seyfarth Synopsis: The decline in ADA Title III lawsuits that began in 2022 continues in 2023.  New York remains the filing hotspot.

Continuing the trend discussed in our 2022 blog posts here and here, the number of lawsuits filed in federal courts alleging violations of Title III of the

Continue Reading 2023 Mid-Year Report: ADA Title III Federal Lawsuit Numbers Continue to Decline

By Adam R. YoungA. Scott HeckerDaniel I. SmallBenjamin D. Briggs, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire smoke shrouding the skies over the East Coast this summer have drawn more attention to indoor air quality, leading the New York City Council to propose indoor air quality resolutions. 

Indoor air

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By Ashley N. Ehman, Nicolas A. Lussier, Grayson Moronta, and Kimberly Altschul Straker

Please join us on Wednesday, Apr 18, 2023, for this webinar on Specific Employment Law Updates and Trends in New York and New Jersey. There will be discussion on the following recent trends and updates:

1.         Audit trends with respect to the New York

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