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Q: If someone is let go due to cutbacks is s/he entitled to unused vacation and or sick pay? A: Generally, New York law does not require employers to provide paid vacation to employees. The law … more
Q: My teenaged son was convicted of assault. Could I be held liable for damages in civil court? A: Generally, under New York law, Courts will not impose liability … more
Q: I am in my late 70s and have been gifting money to my children each year. Can I make tax-exempt gifts to my grandchildren in addition to the money that I give to my children? A: Yes, in 2013, … more
Q: If I lend my car to a licensed driver who does not own a car (and therefore does not have car insurance), am I liable for injuries in the event of an … more
Q: If someone is fired for cause are they eligible for unemployment?A: Unemployment insurance is a state administered benefit which provides former employees monetary payments for a specific period … more
Q: My town is overrun by signs that people have posted with information about garage sales, missing pets, fundraisers, etc. Are there any laws governing what can be posted publicly? A: As every town, city and village has … more
Q. I had some flood damage and was not living in the house last January. Will I lose my star exemption and real estate tax reduction? A. Everyone has to reapply for the star exemption except for … more
Q: We planned on buying a home in a particular school district, but the sale fell through and we are still in our old home. Our children have already started school in … more
Q: My real estate taxes have gone up each year and are much higher than that of my neighbor. What is going on? A: The tax rates in both Nassau and Suffolk County have increased each year because … more
Q: I am business owner who for years has provided unpaid internships to college students looking to gain experience in the work force. I have only recently learned that wage and hour laws may … more
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