Employee Rights

Liability for Misclassification of Employees in New York City

Recourse for Employee Misclassification in New York City As more employers focus on engaging independent contractors as opposed to additional employees in order to handle their workload, they must avoid the all too common pitfall of misclassifying the human capital they utilize. In many situations it can be economically advantageous to use independent contractors instead […]

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Does Loud, Caustic, Hard Hitting Speech Equal Defamation in New York?

Last week, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by a Black Lives Matter activist against Fox News host Jeanine Pirro. DeRay McKesson claimed the controversial host had defamed him when she accused him of “directing” violence against an injured Louisiana law enforcement officer in December 2017 while on-air. He accused her […]

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What is an Offering Plan?

When dealing with New York real estate, prospective buyers of condominiums and co-ops should receive and review offering plans provided to them at least three business days before signing a contract with either the developer or the co-op sponsor. This document is critical to review prior to purchasing real estate as it should disclose vital […]

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MOWK Law Partner Brian Wagner On Pix11

Same day criminal charges filed in Los Angeles and Manhattan against attorney Michael Avenatti ranging from $20 Million extortion charges from Nike to embezzlement to bank fraud– MOWK Law partner  Brian Wagner weighs in on the cases. Click Here to view MOWK Law Partner Brian Wagner on Pix11

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Can Negligent Security Result in a New York Premises Liability Lawsuit?

In some cases, yes. New York law creates a duty for property owners and operators to ensure the safety of their residents and guests. One of the most fundamental methods of fulfilling their duty to these individuals is through installing and maintaining basic security. Basic security usually entails: Adequate, functioning lighting; Secure entryways; Functioning door […]

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