Sam Pirozzolo of Staten Island, New York, had a giant red, white, and blue sculpture made in the shape of the letter T to honor Donald Trump. It stood on his front lawn for three months, meeting its demise late Saturday night/early Sunday morning at 1:00 a.m. when, according to WCBS TV, someone set it ablaze.Pirozzolo believes the arson was politically motivated, and addressed the firebug when he spoke to WCBS. “You ignored my rights, you trampled my civil right, you’re trampling my property, and you’re setting fire to my personal property,” he said. His neighbors were surprised this happened in the first place, telling WCBS’s Ali Bauman that their neighborhood is solidly pro-Trump.As of this writing, there is no evidence as to whether this was “just” a prank or something more. For Pirozzolo’s part, he has pledged to work with the same artist who made to first sculpture to create an even bigger one. … [Read more...] about Sculpture Dedicated to Donald Trump Burnt Down in New York
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Donald Trump held in Long Island, New York. The meeting at Suffolk County Community college before an audience of law enforcement officers addressed the problem of illegal gang activity.A representative from NYPD told LawNewz.com that he wasn’t even sure if the Department received a formal invitation to attend.“We have a lot to do, a lot of work to do in New York City,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill told a reporter from WCBS radio. New York City is a sanctuary city, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has been an longtime outspoken critic of Trump. Earlier this spring, he applauded a federal judge’s decision to impose a temporary restraining order against Trump’s executive order cutting funding to “sanctuary cities.” However, it’s not clear if NYPD’s decision not to attend was related to this opposition to Trump’s policies.Trump’s speech harped on the rising violence of the gang MS-13, and the … [Read more...] about ‘We Have a Lot To Do’: New York City Police No Show Trump at Law Enforcement Gathering
On July 19, 2017, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (“WCB” or the “Board”) issued its final regulations (“Final Regulations”) for the New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL” or the “Law”). The WCB first published regulations to the PFLBL in February 2017, and then updated those regulations in May (collectively, the “Prior Regulations”).While the Final Regulations did clarify some outstanding questions, many questions remain, particularly pertaining to the practical logistics of implementing the Law, such as the tax treatment of deductions and benefits, paystub requirements, certain differences between requirements that pertain to self-funding employers and those employers intending to obtain an insurance policy, and what forms and procedures will apply.As we previously reported, when the PFLBL becomes effective on January 1, 2018, most employees working in New York … [Read more...] about New York Paid Family Leave Regulations Finalized: How Do They Compare to Prior Versions?
“Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.” While the author to this famous New Year’s quote remains unknown, that certainly doesn’t make it any less true, including for employers. We hope that, this year, you will buck this trend and actually start doing things a little differently – take a fresh look at that handbook, revisit that non-compete agreement you give to employees that, admittedly, you just cut and pasted off the internet years’ ago, perform that overtime exemption analysis you’ve been putting off forever . . . . It’s never too late to get your affairs in order, and the New Year provides you with the perfect opportunity to do so. And for those of you with employees here in New York, and especially in New York City, we implore you do so as the laws, as you’ll see below, are once again a changin.Below we look back at the year that was and discuss the year that will be in New York. … [Read more...] about New York Employers – 2013 Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2014
With the January 1, 2018 effective date for the New York Paid Family Leave Law fast approaching, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (“WCB”) has issued model paid family leave (“PFL”) request and certification forms, as well as a model waiver form. The forms are available on the WCB’s New York Paid Family Leave website.As we have previously reported, the New York Paid Family Leave Law provides a phased-in system of paid, job protected leave for eligible employees: (i) to care for a new child following birth, adoption, or placement in the home; (ii) to care for a family member with a serious health condition; or (iii) for qualifying exigencies related to military duty. To receive PFL benefits for any of these covered leave purposes, eligible employees will be required to complete and submit a general Request for Paid Family Leave Form (Form PFL-1).On the Form PFL-1, employees will be required to provide certain … [Read more...] about Model Leave Request, Certification and Waiver Forms Issued for the New York Paid Family Leave Law