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BLOG from #ABKLaw Lawrence Spasojevich, Esq.: LANDMARK DECISION ESTABLISHING LGBTQ RIGHTS UNDER TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT

LANDMARK DECISION ESTABLISHING LGBTQ RIGHTS UNDER TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT.  Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County extending the employment protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to sexual orientation, thus protecting LGBTQ individuals. Prior to this decision, many states, …

ABKLaw BLOG:  Employers Could Face Audits and Criminal Liability After Receiving Federal Assistance During COVID  

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  Employers Could Face Audits and Criminal Liability After Receiving Federal Assistance During COVID   The CARES Act, passed during the recent COVID-19 health crisis, made available over $2 trillion in economic stimulus, aid loans and relief to individuals, state and local governments, and businesses and corporations.  However, along …

ABKLaw BLOG by Partner Hon. Barry Kamins: New York Law Journal Criminal Law and Procedure column – Bail, Discovery and Speedy Trial: The New Reforms

Bail, Discovery and Speedy Trial: The New Reforms In the midst of an historic pandemic, the Legislature enacted amendments to sweeping legislation it had enacted last year: limitations on monetary bail; expansion of discovery in criminal cases; and the enhancement of the right to a statutory speedy trial. In his Criminal Law and Procedure column, …

#ABKLaw NEWS: Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq. securing ABKLaw client release from federal prison at Otisville following COVID-19 concerns

While the press has been reporting this week that Michael Cohen – Donald Trump’s former lawyer, as well as former Republican State Senate Majority Dean Skelos, will be released from federal prison, another Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins client will also be released. These releases, along with many others, are occurring because of concerns about the …

From our ABKLaw Partner Hon. Barry Kamins: With Deepest Sympathy

With Deepest Sympathy The Brooklyn legal community has been hit particularly hard by the corona virus epidemic. Two Supreme Court Judges succumbed to the virus over the past few weeks and passed away: the Hon. Johnny Lee Baynes and the Hon. Noach Dear. I remember each of them well as former colleagues before I retired …

#ABKLaw NEWS: Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq. secures release of an #ABKLaw client incarcerated on Rikers Island

Earlier today, our Partner Michael Jaccarino was able to secure the release of an #ABKLaw client who had been incarcerated on Rikers Island for the past several months.  The client, who had been arrested twice and charged with several felony and misdemeanor offenses, was facing several years in prison, and was scheduled to serve at …

#ABKLaw NEWS: Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq. secures release of an #ABKLaw client incarcerated on Rikers Island

Earlier today, our Partner Michael Jaccarino was able to secure the release of an #ABKLaw client who had been incarcerated on Rikers Island for the past several months.  The client, who had been arrested twice and charged with several felony and misdemeanor offenses, was facing several years in prison, and was scheduled to serve at …

ABKLaw BLOG: COVID-19 Post-Employment Checklist

BLOG from #ABKLaw Lawrence Spasojevich, Esq.:  COVID-19 Post-Employment Checklist   As stated in our previous post, unemployment insurance filings skyrocketed last week to almost three (3) million new filings.  The St. Louis District of the Federal Reserve estimates that the COVID-19 freeze could cost forty-seven million jobs and send the unemployment rate past thirty-two (32) percent; …

ABKLaw BLOG: DATs or SAP Summons

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  DATs or SAP Summons You’ve been arrested and given a DAT or a Summons – Now What? Enforcement of low-level offenses in New York City has always been arbitrary and inconsistent.  Examples of such offenses are trespass, consumption of alcohol in public, possession of marijuana, being in …

ABKLaw BLOG: Severance Agreements  

“I am going to make them an offer they can’t refuse”  – Vito Corleone   BLOG from #ABKLaw Lawrence Spasojevich, Esq.:  Severance Agreements   The week March 22, 2020 saw over three million individuals file unemployment claims, the most since 1982, as a result of the economic effects of the COVID-19 virus. That represents almost one percent …
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