Panel examines state sexual harassment legislation, #MeToo movement

“A panel of experts weighed in on workplace sexual harassment, how it’s being addressed legislatively, and how to achieve real change at the latest TU CapCon breakfast at the Hearst Media Center in Colonie on Tuesday. Tena Tyler, the Times Union’s senior editor for engagement, moderated the round table discussion that included Brooklyn Assemblywoman Jo Anne… Read more »

What Employers Need to Know About the State’s New Sexual Harassment Laws

“New York employers will be required to offer annual sexual harassment prevention training to their workers. That’s one of the changes included in a new sexual harassment prevention law, enacted with the state budget. The law also requires companies to have a written sexual harassment prevention policy that meets certain standards.” For more information, check… Read more »

Regeneron Hit with Federal Whistleblower Lawsuit

“A former manager at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit against the drug giant, claiming he was fired for raising questions about a lack of manufacturing standards. Stanley Koshy said in a complaint unsealed last week that he was terminated because he expressed concern over the manufacturing practices and lack of quality controls at the plant and… Read more »

Condominium Law Questions

A condominium, or condo, is a form of housing where part of the real estate is individually owned, while use of and access to common facilities (e.g., hallways, elevators, mechanicals, lawns) is owned and controlled by the association of owners. Laws regarding condominium lawsuits, boards of directors, and assessments, may vary from state to state…. Read more »

Common Title Defects in New York Real Estate

Common Title Defects in New York Real Estate A title defect can be a serious impediment to real estate transfers. The existence of a title defect means the property could be owned or otherwise encumbered by another person. Therefore, the seller, lender, auctioneer or transferor with a defective title to property actually doesn’t have a… Read more »