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Our Top 10 Legal Alerts from 2018

January 14, 2019

As we start a new year, we would like to share with you some of our most popular legal alerts from 2018.

Our top-read alerts range from construction, corporate and securities, labor and employment, tax and intellectual property, reflecting the broad array of our full-service practice. We hope that our alerts have been valuable to you and your colleagues, and demonstrate our commitment to providing helpful information to you. 

1. Court of Appeals Upholds Impactful Decision in the Gilbane Case
The case of Gilbane Bldg. Co./TDX Constr. Corp., v. St. Paul Fire & Mar. Ins. has become the harbinger of the insurance world in regard to the effectiveness of an additional insured endorsement. Read more.

2. Deadline Extension: New York State Sexual Harassment Training Completion Date Now October 9, 2019
The deadline for training, which had been January 1, 2019, has been moved back to October 9, 2019. The state has also issued the final Training Requirements along with the final Model Sexual Harassment Policy and Model Complaint Form. Read more.

3. Pass-Through Income: What's All the Fuss About?
Beginning in 2018, there will be an income tax deduction of 20% for "Qualified Business Income," which will include taxable income attributable to a U.S. trade or business, but does not include investment-type income, such as dividends, capital gains and losses, nor interest income that is not allocable to the trade or business. Read more.

4. The Changing Landscape of Access Agreements and RPAPL §881 Proceedings in New York City: Trends to Watch in 2019
Gaining access to a neighbor's property during construction requires attempting to negotiate an access agreement and if that fails, litigating the access through an RPAPL §881 proceeding. But what happens when these negotiations are about much more than just access or not about access at all? Read more.

5. Delaware LLC Agreements: Beware Relying on the Implied Contractual Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
Delaware has long been the jurisdiction of choice when forming a limited liability company (LLC). One reason is flexibility, with members themselves having the power to define their preferred relationship within their LLC agreement. Read more.

6. IP in the Boardroom: When Does the Board Receive Warning?
While keeping boards apprised of developing risks that materially threaten company operations, are you considering operational risks stemming from intellectual property? Read more.

7. Preparing for GDPR: Steps to Take Today
The European Union has enacted a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will take effect on May 25, 2018 regarding how businesses, wherever they are located around the world, must manage the personal data of European "data subjects." Read more.

8. The Other Shoe Drops: New York City Commission on Human Rights Publishes FAQs on Sexual Harassment Training
Under New York City's recently enacted Stop Sexual Harassment in New York City Act, employers in New York City with 15 or more employees at any point in the previous calendar year must provide all employees and eligible independent contractors with sexual harassment training. Read more.

9. New York State Division of Human Rights Releases Drafts of Long-Awaited Sexual Harassment Training Requirements, Policy and Complaint Form
The New York Human Rights Law will require all New York employers to provide all employees with a sexual harassment policy by October 9, 2018. Under the New York Labor Law, such policy must also include a complaint form. Read more.

10. What NYC Building Owners Should Know About the Upcoming Deadline for Compliance with Local Law 26's Sprinkler Installation Mandates
The deadline for compliance with Local Law 26 of 2004, which mandated the installation of automatic fire suppression sprinklers in many buildings in New York City, is fast approaching, with the next compliance deadline set for July 1, 2018. Read more.

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Ben-Ami, Andrew R. Partner and Chair of Tax Practice Partner and Chair of Tax Practice 212.216.8025 VCard
Braginsky, Philip Partner and Co-Chair of Intellectual Property Group and Pharmaceutical and Biologics Practice and China Practice Partner and Co-Chair of Intellectual Property Group and Pharmaceutical and Biologics Practice and China Practice 212.216.8065 VCard
Drogin, Laurent S. Partner and Chair of Labor and Employment Practice and Co-Chair of Restrictive Covenant Practice Partner and Chair of Labor and Employment Practice and Co-Chair of Restrictive Covenant Practice 212.216.8016 VCard
Gaynor, Alan S. Partner Partner 212.216.1136 VCard
Goldsmith, Amy B. Partner and Co-Chair of Intellectual Property Group Partner and Co-Chair of Intellectual Property Group 212.216.1135 VCard
Kleinmann, David N. Partner and Co-Chair of Restrictive Covenant Practice Partner and Co-Chair of Restrictive Covenant Practice 212.216.1115 VCard
Pierce Jr., Charles R. Partner Partner 212.216.1148 VCard
Smith, James G. Partner Partner 212.216.8060 VCard
Stanziale, Laurie A. Partner Partner 212.216.1175 VCard
Steer, Richard L. Partner and Chair of Employment Practices Liability Insurance Practice Partner and Chair of Employment Practices Liability Insurance Practice 212.216.8070 VCard
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