Department of Labor Proposes New Overtime Rule Raising the White Collar and Highly-Compensated Employee Exemption Thresholds

March 13, 2019

  On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed rule that will raise the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white collar and highly-compensated employee exemption thresholds for the first time in fifteen years. Specifically, the rule seeks to increase the minimum salary required for workers to qualify for the “white collar” exemptions …

Medical Society of the State of New York (“MSSNY”) and Garfunkel Wild in Discussions with ZOCDOC

February 15, 2019

  Zocdoc has announced that its pricing model for doctors in New York will change effective April 1, 2019. Zocdoc currently charges its customers a flat annual fee. Under the new pricing model, customers will pay a reduced annual fee, as well as a booking fee. The amount of the booking fee will vary based …

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 …