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Increasing cyber threats and changing regulations create new challenges for business leaders in companies of all sizes. Click here to view WOH attorney Chris Meyer’s recent webinar on emerging cybersecurity law issues that will affect senior business executives and board directors in 2017. To download a PDF of the slides used in the presentation, click on the link below. Download Cybersecurity-and-the-C-Suite.pdf.

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In O'Brien v The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (No. 27), previewed here, the plaintiff was injured when he slipped and fell down a wet temporary steel staircase while working at the World Trade Center Freedom Tower. The plaintiff sued, and Supreme Court denied summary judgment to all parties on O'Brien's Labor Law 240(1) claim because the parties submitted conflicting expert affidavits raising triable issues of fact concerning whether the worn anti-slip staircase provided sufficient [...]

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In Expressions Hair Design v Schneiderman, the Supreme Court today held that New York General Business Law § 518, which bans the imposition of credit card surcharges on customers, though permits retailers to offer a discount to those who pay in cash, regulates retailers' speech, and remands the case to the Second Circuit to decide whether the statute violates the First Amendment. General Business Law § 518 provides that that “[n]o seller in any sales transaction may impose a [...]

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WOH Attorney Chris Meyer recently participated in the Albany Business Review’s Table of Experts on Cybersecurity. The Table of Experts brings together experts for a discussion on a current topic. Joining Chris was Joe Vigorito, Director of Mobility and Security at Annese & Associates in Albany. The discussion was moderated by Albany Law professor Antony Hayes. Download the full article

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna recently represented Eiber Translations, a provider of language interpretation and translation services to interpreters and translators, in challenging the New York State Commissioner of Labor’s determination to hold it liable for additional unemployment insurance contributions. Eiber was originally assessed for additional unemployment contributions due to compensation it had paid to the interpreters, after the New York State Department of Labor determined [...]

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Events
May 24, 2017
Startup Town Square - Internet of Things

Join us at the Electric City Innovation Center for the inaugural StartupTown Square event - Internet of Things on Wednesday, May 24.

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