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Q: I own a retail business on a busy street. Last year was a very icy winter and while I tried to keep the sidewalk and the path to the door clear, the town did not do a … more
Q. I went to a meeting of my Village Board of Trustees and wanted to speak on a particular item, but they wouldn’t let me.  Don’t I have a right to speak at a public … more
Q: During the bad weather this past winter my employer paid for me to stay in a hotel so I could be near the office. While I appreciated the thought, I feel I should be … more
Q: I understand that Governor Cuomo reduced the estate tax for New Yorkers so that retired folks stay in New York rather than move to taxpayer friendly states like … more
Q: I am hoping to open a trust fund for my adult children to inherit after my wife and I pass away. I keep hearing about the "look back" period - can you explain how that would apply to the trusts … more
Q: I run a small trucking business and my drivers are paid as independent contractors. I understand there is a new law in New York that might require me to treat them as employees. What is this all … more
Q:  I recently received a letter from a South Shore Hospital which recommended that I be tested for hepatitis and HIV due to the use of an insulin pen used on me during a recent hospital … more
Q: I bought a house about a year ago. Since moving in I discovered several problems that didn't show up on the home inspection. Isn't the seller obligated to disclose … more
Q: I own a medium-sized business. I like to have a year-end celebration with my staff at a restaurant, including wine. Do I have any liability if an employee gets into a … more
Q: If someone is let go due to cutbacks is s/he entitled to unused vacation and or sick pay? A: Generally, New York law does not require employers to provide paid vacation to employees. The law … more
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