Governor Cuomo’s latest directive concerning the COVID-19 pandemic directs New York State contractors to shut their “non-essential” construction projects and keep them closed until April 21, 2020. Empire State Development Issued the new directive on March 27, 2020, which amends the Governor’s prior Executive Order 202.6 allowing all construction projects to proceed.

Under the new

In the last week of June 2019, the D.C. Circuit upheld “on the merits” FINRA’s long-standing but frequently criticized pay-to-play, “2-year time out” rule adopted to lessen the impact of political contributions in awarding business in the securities field, finding it constitutional. Click here for the opinion. Under the rule (2030), FINRA members are prohibited

In June 2019, the New York State Legislature, embracing the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, voted to pass Bill A08421 which Governor Cuomo, a staunch supporter, is expected to sign. In doing so, the state moved just an inch to the right of California in passing the most sweeping changes to its statutory discrimination and harassment