On August 23, 2018, in accordance with the recent amendments to the New York Labor Law regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, New York State published draft versions of the Model Sexual Harassment Policy and Model Complaint Form, as well as a Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training script. While many employers already have sexual harassment policies … Read More
Mayor DeBlasio has recently signed into law the Stop Sexual Harassment in New York City Act (the “Act”). In addition to allowing gender-based harassment claims regardless of the size of the employer, any employer contracting with New York City must also include their own practices and procedures as they relate to preventing and addressing sexual … Read More
Partner Mike Mager recently spoke at Marist College at the 2018 Renewable Energy Conference. Mike presented on New York’s Renewable Energy Policies – the Perspective of Large Non-Residential Customers. Click here for more information or to register for this event.
New York State recently adopted a law requiring that employers adopt sexual harassment policies and provide training on those policies, requiring those bidding on state competitive procurements to affirm compliance with the policy and training requirement, extending liability of employers who “permit” sexual harassment of non-employees in the workplace, and limiting use of arbitration and … Read More
Jennifer Kavney Harvey, Esq. of Couch White was successful in obtaining a reversal of a denial of woman-owned business enterprise (“WBE”) application for recertification by New York’s Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (“Division”) of the New York State Department of Economic Development. According to Division staff, the applicant did not demonstrate that the … Read More
Couch White partner Alita Giuda is slated to participate on a panel at the Albany Law School’s Accepted Students Day Career Panel on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Ms. Giuda will discuss her career, and career path and how Albany Law School played a part of her journey.
On April 19, 2018, the Appellate Division, Third Department, issued a decision denying a motion to dismiss on governmental immunity grounds in favor of the parties represented by Couch White Attorneys Joel Howard, Adam Schultz and Alita Giuda. In 2016, Plaintiffs Normanskill Creek, LLC and 165 Salisbury Road, LLC (“Normanside”) filed a Complaint seeking damages … Read More