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NYS Statute of Limitations compromise bill S.6857


Multiple competing bills have been introduced in the upper and lower state legislative houses regarding efforts by the New York State Legislature to alter or remove the civil statute of limitation with respect to childhood sexual abuse.  Some of the main differences between them being whether a given bill provides for a civil litigation “lookback”…

New York Enacts Paid Family Leave Law


We’ve spent the last few weeks combing through Paid Family Leave draft regulations to pull out the most important information, so you don’t have to. Here are your absolute must-knows based on the drafts: NY PFL is one of the most comprehensive paid family leave programs in the country. All New York “covered employers” (typically…

NLRB Rules that Graduate Students are Employees


In August 2016, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Graduate Students working for private colleges are employees.  The ruling overturned the Brown 2004 decision stating that teaching and research assistants were primarily students and not workers and that their work is a component of their education. Yet many grad students find themselves in teaching…

Child Victim Law: Proposed Statute of Limitations Challenged in NY


NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed legislation in his 2017 policy agenda to remove the statute of limitation on criminal sex abuse cases and extend the time-frame a victim can bring a civil lawsuit to 50 years from when the incident occurred. Currently, a civil lawsuit can be brought until a person’s 23rd birthday. The…

2016 RISK SUMMIT: Successful Informative Discussion


Our Second Annual Risk Summit for Educators and Not-for-Profit Organizations was a successful and informative discussion citing instructive content focusing on the best practices of compliance and crises prevention. Guests included Underwriters, Claims analysts, Intermediaries, and clients which created engaging dialogue and insight to the challenges facing Non-profits and Educators in this ever-changing cyber security environment.  To…