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Restaurants Sue Over Vaccine Mandate

Restaurants Sue Over Vaccine Mandate

Restaurant operators sued Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City over Key to NYC, the new indoor vaccine mandate program, on August 17-the same day the mandate went into effect. A group of restaurants in Staten Island, through the Independent Restaurant Owners...

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Does WARN Apply to Virus Closures?

Does WARN Apply to Virus Closures?

Enterprise, in Benson et al. v. Enterprise Leasing Co. of Florida LLC et al., has tried to argue that the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”), through its natural disaster exception, does not apply to closures caused by COVID-19. Two Florida...

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How the IRS Will Get Crypto Tax Dodgers

How the IRS Will Get Crypto Tax Dodgers

Virtual currencies, such as bitcoin and ethereum, are treated by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) as property. In other words, cryptocurrencies are taxed similarly to how stocks and real property are taxed. However, many crypto holders have been evading taxes,...

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Website Created to Help Tenants May Soon be Shut Down

Website Created to Help Tenants May Soon be Shut Down

JustFix.nyc (“JustFix”) was created by a nonprofit organization in collaboration with New York City courts for the purpose of helping tenants sue their landlords. Through this website, tenants can more easily attempt to resolve various issues, such as mold, rat...

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Yes, Employers Can Require a COVID-19 Vaccine

Yes, Employers Can Require a COVID-19 Vaccine

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has stated that businesses can in fact require their employees to receive vaccinations for COVID-19. Requiring the vaccine does not violate any EEOC law. In addition to being able to require vaccination, employers...

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