Jun 19, 2017

Impact of Florida’s Medical Marijuana Bill on Employers

In November 2016, Florida voted to make medical marijuana legal by approving the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2 [1]. The amendment expanded what was once a very narrow right in Florida for certain individuals to be treated with low dose THC cannabis. Amendment 2 allowed six months for the Department… Read more

May 24, 2017

The Importance of Reviewing Your Will

Many people neglect to review their Wills, which often can have devastating results. We have advised clients that have found themselves in unfortunate situations and needed legal advice and counsel to deal with the consequences of an outdated will. Recounting a recent experience – When did I last review my Will? 1997. Yes, I remember… Read more

May 12, 2017

New York City Restricts Inquiries and Use of Job Applicants’ Salary History

New York City has expanded the subjects that are off-limits to employers during the hiring process.  Mayor Bill DiBlasio recently signed legislation (the “Act”) that will make it unlawful during the hiring process for employers and employment agencies to inquire about or rely upon an applicant’s salary history when determining the applicant’s salary, benefits or… Read more

May 10, 2017

More on Second Hand Smoke

Cooperative and Condominium Directors and Managers: There was a collective sigh of relief last week when the Appellate Division, First Department – the New York appellate court whose jurisdiction includes Manhattan and the Bronx – unanimously reversed the lower court’s decision in Reinhard v. Connaught Tower Corp. and vacated an award of substantial damages to… Read more

May 5, 2017

House Passes Bill to Repeal and Replace the ACA

Yesterday, U.S. House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act by a narrow margin of 217-213. Fulfilling the campaign promises of President Donald Trump and GOP House members, this Act repeals and replaces many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (often called Obamacare). It now moves to the U.S. Senate, where it is expected to… Read more

Apr 27, 2017

National Health Care Decisions Day: Do You Know Where Your Advance Directive Is?

National Health Care Decisions Day was recognized this year the week of April 16-22. The purpose of the week was to focus on weaving Advance Directives and end-of-life care planning “into the fabric of life1.” Although the week has passed, it is critical to understand the importance of Advance Directives. What is an Advance Directive?  Often… Read more