New York

Located in the Northeastern portion of the United States, and in the Second Federal Circuit, New York is a state that often sets precedent across the country with its court decisions as well as its legislation and regulations. It is the fourth most populous state in the United States and was one of the 13 original colonies. It was admitted as the eleventh state to the union on July 26, 1788. With 29 votes in the Electoral College, the state is highly prominent and influential in national elections.

 

New York City is home to nearly 40% of the state’s residents and is the most populous city in the US. The city is a premier gateway for legal immigration into the US; NYC is also home to the United Nations Headquarters. It has often been referred to as the media, financial, and cultural capital of the world, and the world’s most economically-powerful city.

 

Bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania, New York has a very diverse population. The state shares a maritime border with Connecticut and Rhode Island, and an international border with Canada. New York’s education system is comprised of over 200 public colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Cornell, New York University, and Rockefeller University; all which have been ranked in the top 35 universities in the world.

 

New York is known worldwide as a cultural center, and for many dangerous incidents which have occurred throughout its history. From the World Trade Center (911 attacks) on September 11, 2001, where two planes were hijacked and flew into the Twin Towers, to the devastation from Hurricane Sandy in 2012, several natural disasters, and terrorist attacks have been plotted in the State, namely its most prominent city, New York City. Heightened security and police forces are often present, especially during major events in the state.

New York State Government consists of a judicial, an executive and a legislative branch mirroring the federal government. New York has had four constitutions since the original colonial charter was replaced in 1777.  The most recent was in 1894; however, there was a constitutional convention as recently as 1967, however, those provisions and amendments were not adopted by the New York electorate.

 

The Executive branch consists of the elected positions of Governor, Lieutenant Governor,  Attorney General and Comptroller, with over 100 state agencies and 20 departments.  Regulations are compiled in the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations and published by the New York Department of State.  The Legislative branch of New York includes the New York State Senate and the New York General Assembly, with powers and procedures again mirroring the federal government.

 

The New York Unified Court System is overseen by the Chief Judge of the State of New York in concert with the Chief Administrative judge and the Office of Court Administration with other New York agencies playing a smaller role.

 

The New York State Supreme Court has general jurisdiction in civil cases across New York and criminal cases in New York City.  The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court hears appeals, and the Court of Appeals, that sits in Albany is the highest court in the state.  Individual county courts hear felony criminal cases, and New York Civil Court and New York Criminal Court hear cases around the state. 

The National Law Review covers news, legislation, and litigation from New York. From state regulations on data protection and cybersecurity, same-sex marriage, to employment law, disputes within the workplace and FMLA legislation, are a few of the stories readers will find on the site. Agency news from the NLRB, litigation dealing with social media/online media, budget bills, and the NYSE/world markets, are among the many topics visitors will find on the National Law Review.

Date Title Organization
20
Feb
Emerging Businesses and Venture Capital in 2024: 10 Hot Topics for Founders, Investors, and Executives of Emerging Companies ArentFox Schiff LLP
19
Feb
Nowhere to Run to Baby, Nowhere to Hide: An Overview of the New York LLC Corporate Transparency Act and Its Disclosure Requirements Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
19
Feb
NYS DFS Revisits PBM Regulation with Scaled-Back Draft Rules Proskauer Rose LLP
16
Feb
This Week in 340B: February 7 – 13, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
16
Feb
Leasing to Cannabis Retailers in New York City ArentFox Schiff LLP
14
Feb
Uniform Law Commission to Draft Uniform or Model Act Addressing Disclosure Requirements in Commercial Financing Transactions Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
14
Feb
The New York LLC Transparency Act Will Add Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Requirements in December Blank Rome LLP
12
Feb
2024 Brings Expansion to Medicaid in New York State Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
12
Feb
New York County Commercial Division Decision Highlights the Hurdles Defendants Face in Asserting Fraudulent Inducement Defense to Breach of Contract Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
9
Feb
New York State Proposes ‘Rapid Act’ and Other Bill to Aid in Transition to Renewable Energy and Away From Natural Gas Greenberg Traurig, LLP
9
Feb
Reminder for New York State Employers: Salary Basis Thresholds Increased for 2024 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
8
Feb
The BR Privacy & Security Download: February 2024 Blank Rome LLP
8
Feb
The Key Health Care Initiatives Proposed in Governor Hochul’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Executive Budget Proskauer Rose LLP
7
Feb
New York to Consider Rolling Back Liquidated Damages for Pay Frequency Violations Polsinelli PC
7
Feb
Warehouse and Logistics Operations Targeted by Regulatory Push for “Indirect Source Rules” Targeting Vehicle Emissions ArentFox Schiff LLP
6
Feb
Top Five Labor Law Developments for January 2024 Jackson Lewis P.C.
5
Feb
Big Lie Continues to Plague Fox Corporation in Smartmatic Defamation Case ArentFox Schiff LLP
5
Feb
Long Awaited Approval of the 1115 Waiver Amendment for New York State Medicaid – Just in Time for the Executive Budget State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2025 Proskauer Rose LLP
2
Feb
NYC ESSTA’s New Private Right of Action Gives Employers a Reason for Action … to Review Safe and Sick Leave Policies Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
2
Feb
Long Awaited Approval of the 1115 Waiver Amendment for NYS Medicaid – Just in Time for the New York State Executive Budget State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2025 Proskauer Rose LLP
2
Feb
New York Governor Consumer Protection Agenda Targets Unfair and Deceptive Practices and BNPL Providers Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
2
Feb
Federal Reserve and NYDFS Penalize Large Global Bank for BSA/AML and Other Compliance Failures Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
2
Feb
NYDFS Issues Proposed Guidance on AI and External Consumer Data Use McDermott Will & Emery
2
Feb
CMS Approves New York 1115 Medicaid Redesign Waiver McDermott Will & Emery
1
Feb
Illinois to Ban Certain Food Additives, Following California, New York, and New Jersey Keller and Heckman LLP
31
Jan
A Spark in Regulation: Lithium-ion Batteries Foley & Lardner LLP
30
Jan
New York’s Retail Workplace Violence Prevention Bill Continues Trend of State Law Workplace Violence Prevention Measures Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
30
Jan
Changes to New York’s Prompt Payment Act: Construction Contract Considerations for Developers and Owners Greenberg Traurig, LLP
29
Jan
Legal Considerations for GCs and CFOs in the Fashion and Retail Industry in 2024 ArentFox Schiff LLP
26
Jan
Top 10 for 2024 – Happy Data Privacy Day! Jackson Lewis P.C.
26
Jan
New York Wage & Hour Update: New York Appellate Division, Second Department, Finds No Private Right of Action for Frequency of Pay Claims and Governor Hochul Proposes Amendments to Limit Recovery of Liquidated Damages for Frequency of Pay Claims Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
26
Jan
New York City Council Establishes Private Right of Action for NYC Earned Safe and Sick Time Act Violations Proskauer Rose LLP
26
Jan
CFPB and Attorneys General Sue Debt-Relief Enterprise Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
25
Jan
New York Governor Zeroes in on Employee Leave and Benefits, Wage Payment Violations, and More in Proposed FY25 Executive Budget Proskauer Rose LLP
24
Jan
Tell Me Why with a Side of Fries: Second Circuit Rules Fast Food Employers Must Comply with New York Notice of Discharge Requirements Proskauer Rose LLP
24
Jan
New York City Creates a Private Right of Action for Alleged Violations of the Earned Sick and Safe Time Act Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
23
Jan
Employers’ Use of TRAPs to Avoid Noncompete Scrutiny Prompts Regulatory and Legislative Action Katz Banks Kumin LLP
23
Jan
New York Court Puts Breaks on Manual Worker Weekly Wage Payment Claims Mintz
23
Jan
New York Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Non-Compete Agreements Vedder Price
22
Jan
New York Governor’s Proposed FY25 Budget Includes Measure to Eliminate Liquidated Damages for Pay Frequency Violations Proskauer Rose LLP
20
Jan
New Coverage, Delivery, and Payment for Health-Related Social Needs Services Under New York’s Approved 1115 Medicaid Waiver Amendment Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
19
Jan
2023 Cybersecurity Year In Review Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
19
Jan
In New York Employer ‘Win,’ Appeals Court Holds No Private Right of Action for Pay Frequency Claims Greenberg Traurig, LLP
19
Jan
Governor Hochul Proposes New York Labor Law Amendment to End Pay Frequency Claims Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
19
Jan
New York’s Highest Court Clarifies Law On “Relation Back” and Statute of Limitations Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
18
Jan
New York Appellate Court Rules in Favor of S Corporation Shareholder Entitlement to New York QEZE Tax Credits Blank Rome LLP
18
Jan
New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal Denies Resident Credit for Tax Paid to Connecticut on Carried Interest Blank Rome LLP
18
Jan
New York Second Department Holds No Private Right of Action for Pay Frequency Claims Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
17
Jan
New York Appellate Division Says No Private Action for Violations of Weekly Pay Law, Creating Split in Precedent Proskauer Rose LLP
17
Jan
Governor Hochul Floats Groundbreaking Pregnancy and Disability Leave Protections for New York Employees Mintz
 

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