New York Assembly and Senate Issues Guidance on Not-For-Profit Law

January 8, 2019

  In the closing hours of the New York State Legislature (2018), there were two changes enacted to the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.  The analysis below provides an overview of the new legislation. CHAPTER 411 of the laws of 2018 amended paragraph (a) of section 601 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (NPCL) to provide …

DHHS Releases Voluntary Cybersecurity Practices for the Health Industry

January 4, 2019

  In response to cybersecurity risks facing health care entities, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), posted on December 28, 2018, “Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing and Protecting Patients.”  This four-volume publication provides actionable and practical guidance on cost-effective methods that health care organizations at various size and resource levels can use to …

Year End Tax and Estate Tax Planning

December 20, 2018

  It’s that time of year again – below are some recommendations for your annual estate planning tune-up. Click Here to read the entire Legal Alert with all our recommendations. 2019 exemptions increase to $11,400,000 for Federal gift and estate taxes, $5,740,000 for New York estate tax, and $3,600,000 for Connecticut gift and estate tax …

Suffolk County Adopts Pay History Ban – Starting June 2019, employers in Suffolk cannot ask job applicants about their salary history

December 11, 2018

  The Suffolk County Legislature has just enacted a new law that prohibits employers within the County from asking job applicants any questions about their prior salary or wage history. The law, called the Restricting Information on Salaries and Earnings Act (the “RISE Act”) goes into effect on June 30, 2019, and applies to all …

Annual Compliance Program Certification – Are You Required To Certify?

December 6, 2018

  Each December, providers required to meet New York State’s mandatory compliance program obligations must certify that they have adopted, implemented and maintain a compliance program that meet the requirements of Social Services Law § 363-d and 18 NYCRR Part 521 (the “SSL Certification.”).  Certain providers are also required to certify compliance with the Federal …