You are nearly complete with a project, and it was no walk in the park. The project was beset with design deficiencies and multiple change orders were issued. Arguments about scope of work ensued. You did not complain. You faithfully performed all of the work necessary to finish the job. Payment has been slow, but … Read More

The United States Department of Labor has formally proposed rescinding the Obama era “persuader” rule. The rule, if implemented, would have required companies to disclose their initial contacts with outside consultants – so-called “persuaders” – on how to respond to unionizing efforts and, generally, to dissuade workers from joining labor unions.  Read the article.

Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”) which provides employees a certain number of weeks of paid leave in order to care for loved ones. Under this program, if an eligible employee elects to take Paid Family Leave (“PFL”), the employer must guarantee the employee his or … Read More

The Albany Business Review recently reported on the Dolomite Products victory from the New York State Appellate Division upholding the lower court’s decision in a matter involving the Town of Ballston.  The Town of Ballston attempted to block the Dolomite Products project to erect an asphalt-batching plant at the Curtis Lumber Industrial Park.

Couch White Attorney Anthony P. Luisi will speak at a seminar being held on Monday, September 18, 2017, on the topics of “Establishing Easements” and “Road and Access Pitfalls When Handling Real Estate Transactions.” The seminar will be hosted by the National Business Institute in Latham, New York. For more information or to register for … Read More

Couch White attorneys Adam Schultz and Jennifer Harvey successfully defended an appeal of a lower court decision granting Dolomite Stone Products, Inc. vested rights to develop an industrial project notwithstanding the Town of Ballston’s attempt to zone out the project in 2013 and again in 2014.  The lower court granted Dolomite vested rights based on … Read More