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    1. Mitchell J. Banas, Jr.
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  6. Publications
    1. Articles
      1. Environmental FYI: CERCLA's Settlement Minefield
      2. Insurance Company Acquisitions: Legal Considerations in New York State
      3. Social Media in the Workplace is Both a Blessing and a Curse
      4. Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti Harassment Policy
      5. The "Summary of Benefits and Coverage" Requirement Under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”)
      6. Function Follows Form: An Overview of Form Based Zoning
      7. Legal alliance earns Jaeckle high ranking
      8. Standardizing Efficiencies in Business Litigation
      9. Tuomey Verdict is Chilling Reminder of Stark Law Risks
      10. Practicing law on mobile devices more common - David Brock featured in Buffalo Law Journal special report
      11. Early Mediation: The Sooner the Better?
      12. Looming changes in trade secret protection
      13. Gauging the impact of religious freedom post Hobby Lobby ruling, Business First of Buffalo features Robert W. Patterson
      14. Raymond Reichert comments in Buffalo Law Journal Article's review of the Burger King Tim Hortons Merger
      15. Commonwealth Fund Case Study Buffalo & Western New York
      16. Costly medical privacy breaches
      17. GUEST COLUMN: Employers, take time to review and revise policies
      18. Buffalo Law Journal Special Report:
      19. Jaeckle Fleischmann's Trade Secret Protection Audit
      20. GUEST COLUMN: Case of the unfunded testamentary trust
      21. GUEST COLUMN: Nonprofits no longer in the dark
      22. Human Resources Audit and Compliance Training Services
      23. In Depth: 10 Things You Need To Consider Before You Start A Brewery
      24. Michael Hickey's Buffalo Law Journal Guest Column: Federal, state approaches to campus sexual assault
    2. Alerts
      1. 2005 Alerts
        1. Medicare Part D Deadlines Approaching
        2. IRS Allows More Flexibility in Flexible Spending Accounts
        3. Litigation Alert - New York State Scaffold Law
        4. Litigation Alert - Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
        5. Year End Considerations For Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors
      2. 2006 Alerts
        1. IP Alert - Why Can't You Sue an Infringer of Your Licensed Technology?
        2. E-Discovery Alert: Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. v. Montana Board of Inves
        3. Labor & Employment Alert: New York State Adopts Provision Prohibiting Video
        4. Municipal Alert: Amendment to New York's Freedom of Information Law
        5. Labor Alert: Supervisory Status Under The "Kentucky River" Cases
      3. 2007 Alerts
        1. IP Alert: USPTO Announces Extensive Rule Changes
        2. Labor Alert: Recent Amendments to New York State's Laws Governing Employers
        3. Labor Alert: New York State Social Security Number Protection Law
        4. Labor & Employment Alert: New York High Court Rules No Weingarten Right for
        5. Labor Alert: Recent Amendments to the New York State Labor Law
        6. Labor Alert: OSHA Announces Final Rule on Employer Paid Personal Protective
        7. IP Alert: U.S. District Court Halts Implementation of New USPTO Rules
        8. Employee Benefits Alert: The IRS is Investigating 403(b) Plans
        9. Employee Benefits Alert: New Law Facilitates Automatic Enrollment Arrangeme
        10. Immigration Alert: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Announces Upda
        11. Employee Benefits Alert: IRS Issues Final Section 409A Regulations
        12. IP Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Instructs Federal Courts to Expand Application
        13. Litigation Alert: Amendment to New York General Obligations Law 15-108
        14. Employee Benefits Alert: IRS Settlement Program Regarding Discounted Stock
      4. 2008 Alerts
        1. Labor Alert: Employers -- Be Prepared for the New York State WARN Act
        2. Change in New York State Insurance Law Now Requires Showing of Prejudice
        3. Labor Alert: New Amendments to FMLA Provide Enhanced Leave Entitlements for
      5. Immigration Alert: E-Verification Requirements
      6. Final FMLA Regulations Effective 1/16/09 Require Employer Action
        1. Employee Eligibility
        2. Serious Health Condition
        3. Chronic Health Condition
        4. Certification and Fitness for Duty
        5. Medical Information Available to Employer
        6. Birth or Care of Child
        7. Intermittent Leave
        8. Substitution of Leave
        9. Attendance and Production Bonuses
        10. Employer Notice Requirements
        11. Retroactive Designation of Leave
        12. Employee Notice Requirements
        13. Military Leave
        14. Liability and Penalty Issues
      7. The Employee Free Choice Act
        1. Certification Procedures
        2. Negotiating the First Contract
        3. Remedies (Against Employers)
        4. Overview
        5. Definition of Supervisor
      8. Employee Benefits Alert: Stimulus Bills Contain Major COBRA Changes
      9. April 1, 2009 Filing Date is Crucial
      10. New COBRA Obligations Effective March 1, 2009
      11. Economic & Land Development Alert: Climate Change Enters the Regulatory Lan
      12. DHCR Releases Statewide Affordable Housing Needs Study 2009
      13. Minimum Wage Increase to Take Effect on July 24, 2009
      14. Medicaid Compliance Program Mandate Approaches Deadline
      15. New NYS Power of Attorney Law Effective September 1, 2009
      16. NYS Enacts Important Health Law Changes
      17. New York State Changes Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws
      18. Recent Amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law
      19. New York State Legislation Triggers Additional Employer Obligations
      20. Mandatory Wage Acknowledgement Forms Issued by New York State
      21. Recent Court of Appeals Ruling Could Spawn more SEQRA Lawsuits
      22. Annual Medicare Part D Notices Must Be Distributed by November 15, 2009
      23. Expedited Brownfield Eligibility Program Announced by NYSDEC
      24. U.S. Treasury Awards $5 Billion To Subsidize Projects Under The New Markets
      25. Public Company Employment Agreements May Need to be Amended Before 2010
      26. New Law Alters Consolidation & Dissolution Procedures for NYS Towns & Villa
      27. COBRA Premium Subsidy Extension Signed into Law
      28. Governor Paterson Outlines Economic Development and Affordable Housing Plan
      29. Attachments - Department of Labor Draft COBRA Subsidy
      30. Department of Labor Issues Draft COBRA Subsidy Extension Notices
      31. The New Proxy Rules Impact on Director Qualifications and Diversity of the
      32. The Spotlight on Revised Executive Compensation Disclosures
      33. Board Oversight Role in Risk Management
      34. Reporting of Voting Results
      35. SEC Issues Guidance Regarding Enhanced Proxy Disclosure
      36. New Environmental Due Diligence Standards
      37. Jaeckle Secures $5 Million for ICC in Settlements & Judgment of Superfund C
      38. HIPAA Liability & Reporting Requirements Broaden
      39. Desperate for Dollars - New York State Announces Taxpayer Amnesty Program
      40. NYSE Governance Rule Changes
      41. SEC Climate Change Disclosure Guidance
      42. New York State Alters Guidance to Employers Regarding New Hire Wage Notices
      43. Congress Extends (for the Second Time) and Expands the COBRA Premium Subsi
      44. RiskMetrics Group Adopts New Measure of Governance Related Risk
      45. HIRE Act Provides Tax Breaks for Hiring and Retaining Unemployed Workers
      46. COBRA Premium Subsidy Extended Again
      47. Immediate and Long-Term Challenges For Employers Under Health Care Reform
      48. Health Care Reform Alert - Immediate Action Needed Under Retiree Reinsuranc
      49. Extended Coverage For Young Adult Dependents
      50. Federal Contractor Obligations to Notify Employees of Their Rights Under th
      51. IRS Guidance on the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
      52. HHS Releases Draft Application for the Retiree Reinsurance Program
      53. Public Employee Retirement Incentive
      54. New Rules on Grandfathered Plans May Limit Health Plan Changes
      55. Status of Financial Reform Legislation
      56. For Retiree Health Plan Sponsors, Immediate Action Is Needed
      57. Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on the Insurance Industry
      58. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
      59. Court of Appeals Decision Opens New Opportunities for the NYS Brownfield Cl
      60. Important Dates For Employers Under Health Care Reform
      61. SEC Adopts Final Rules Regarding Proxy Access
      62. Health Care Reform Begins In Earnest Today (September 23, 2010)
      63. SEC Grants Stay of Proxy Access Rules
      64. SEC Proposes Rules Regarding Say-On-Pay and Golden Parachutes
      65. Stand-Alone HRA May Violate the Health Care Reform Law
      66. NYS Smart Growth Act Sets New Requirements for State Funded Development Projects
      67. IRS Delays Nondiscrimination Rules For Insured Health Plans
      68. New York's "Wage Theft Prevention Act" Imposes Sweeping Changes on State Labor Law
      69. FAQs Regarding Reorganization of the New York State Insurance Department
      70. SEC Proposed Rules for Compensation Committee Members and Advisers
      71. June 30, 2011 Deadline for Cafeteria Plan (FSA) Amendments
      72. The Power NY Act of 2011: New Power Facility Siting Regulations Under Article X
      73. New York State Creates Statewide Water Supply Permit Program
      74. New April Deadline: Federal Obligation to Notify Employees of Their Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act
      75. Medicare Part D Notices are Due October 15th
      76. IRS Announces 2012 Cost of Living Adjustments
      77. Marcellus Matters: A Series of Alerts on NYS Proposed Drilling Regulations
      78. Proposed NYSDEC Regs Guard Against Contributing Factors in Wyoming Hydraulic Fracturing Groundwater Case
      79. Important Notice for Private Sector Employers Subject to the National Labor Relations Act
      80. Empire State Development Application Deadline Approaches for Establishing Land Banks
      81. REMINDER: Annual Notices Required Under New York's "Wage Theft Prevention Act"
      82. Case Summary: Jaeckle Prevails in Federal Appeal of Superfund Case
      83. NYSDEC’s Proposed Regulations Provide Restrictions on Gas Well Locations; Guidelines for Water Well Usage
      84. New York's Highest Court Upholds New York Hazardous Waste Regulations
      85. New Regulations on Health Plan Summaries Add to Employer Disclosure Duties
      86. The U.S. Treasury announces the award of $3.5 billion in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs)
      87. New York Takes Aim At Nonprofit Executive Compensation
      88. Supreme Court Deems EPA Wetlands Compliance Orders Ripe for Judicial Review
      89. FATCA Reporting Requirements Apply to Interests in Foreign Benefit Plans
      90. Adoption of JOBS Act Expected to Significantly Impact Capital Markets
      91. NLRB'S Rights Poster Rule Blocked By Temporary Injunction
      92. Up to $750 Million Available Through Second Regional Economic Development Council Competition
      93. Environmental Case Summary: Jaeckle Fleischmann Recovers Additional $5 Million for Solvent Chemical Corporation
      94. NLRB General Counsel Issues Third Social Media Report: He Probably Doesn't "Like" Your Company's Policy
      95. New York State Expands List of Permissible Employee Wage Deductions
      96. SEC Adopts Rules Regarding Disclosing Use of Conflict Minerals
      97. Warning: New Taxes for 2013
      98. The New York Brownfield Cleanup Program's Exemption From SEQRA Requirements Thrown Into Doubt
      99. Case Summary: The Corporate Shield Remains Intact
      100. Not-for-Profit Alert: NYS Streamlines IRS Form 990 and CHAR 500 Electronic Filings
      101. Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address Outlines an Aggressive Economic Agenda for NYS in 2013
      102. NYS Wage Theft Prevention Act Reminder: Annual Notices Due by February 1, 2013
      103. Budget Proposed by NYS Governor Cuomo Provides For New Spending, No New Taxes or Fees
      104. Health Care Reform Alert: Dealing With the Employer "Shared Responsibility Penalty"
      105. Health Care Reform Alert: Important Deadlines for Employers
      106. Important New Guidance On The Medical Device Excise Tax
      107. Buffalo Billion Dollar Investment Plan Triggers Opportunities for Regional Development
      108. The Role of Insurance Agents and Brokers Under Health Care Reform
      109. New Regulations Require Replacement of FMLA Poster
      110. Employers Required to Use New Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9
      111. FICA Tax Paid on Severance Pay in 2009: April 15, 2013 Deadline For Filing Protective Claim For Refund
      112. Appellate Court Upholds Authority For Town to Ban Oil and Gas Exploration
      113. IRS Releases Final Report on Tax-Exempt Colleges and Universities Compliance Project
      114. New York Attorney General Unveils Comprehensive Not-For-Profit and Executive Compensation Reform
      115. NYS Court Of Appeals Strikes Down Retroactive Application Of 2009 Amendments To The Empire Zones Program
      116. Employer "Play or Pay Penalty" Delayed One Year - Large Employer Coverage Mandate Will Now Take Effect January 1, 2015
      117. Less Than 60 Days Until HIPAA "Megarule" Compliance Deadline
      118. Leveling the Playing Field: New York’s “Employee Choice Doctrine” Can Improve Employer Positioning in Non-Compete Litigation
      119. Reporting Requirements Under "Physician Payment Sunshine Act" Begin August 1, 2013
      120. Health Care Alert: Model HIPAA Notices Released, Just in Time for Compliance Deadline
      121. October 1st Deadline Approaches for Affordable Care Act Exchange Notices
      122. CERCLA “Arranger" Liability Remains a Risk for Manufacturing Sector
      123. START-UP NY Emergency Regulations Published and Approved Tax-Free Areas Announced
      124. Leveraging START-UP NY: Tax Benefits Available 2014
      125. New York State Issues New Regulations on Wage Deductions
      126. Reminder: New York State Minimum Wage Increase
      127. Important Amendment to New York’s Unemployment Insurance Law
      128. Federal Insurance Office Releases Modernization Report
      129. Refundable Reimbursement Credit Now Available to Employers Paying Student-Employees the New York State Minimum Wage
      130. With Bipartisan Support, New York Enacts Comprehensive Not-For-Profit Reform
      131. Governor Cuomo Proposes Tax Relief for New York Manufacturers
      132. First Enterprise Risk Management Report Deadline Approaching Under Amended Insurance Law
      133. Governor Cuomo's Proposed Budget Changes Extend the Brownfield Cleanup Program
      134. U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling on "Donning and Doffing”
      135. Health Clinic Not Liable for Breach of Patient Confidentiality
      136. Health Care Providers Face March 1st Deadline for HIPAA Breach Reports
      137. New York Court Breathes New Life Into Non-Compete Agreements for Employees Terminated ‘Without Cause'
      138. New York State 2014-15 Budget Estate Tax Changes
      139. Manufacturing Incentives Included in New York State 2014-15 Budget
      140. Initial Conflict Minerals Disclosure Reports Due June 2, 2014
      141. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Undermines the Contraceptive Mandate
      142. NLRB Gives Employees Right to Use Company Email for Certain Personal Use
      143. NLRB Issues New Rules to Expedite Union Elections
      144. New Year Reminders Regarding New York State Wage Rates
      145. Congress Passes Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 Extending Important Tax Provisions
      146. New York’s Annual Wage Notice Requirement Repealed
      147. FTC Updates Antitrust Filing Thresholds for Manufacturers and Other Businesses Undertaking Acquisitive Transactions
      148. SEC Proposal Regarding Disclosure of Policies on Hedging Transactions
      149. DOL Proposes Significant Salary Increase for Overtime Exemptions
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