Sexual Harassment

Is Your Business in Compliance with New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Policies and Requirements?

**Update: Sexual Harassment training for all New York State employees must be completed by October 9, 2019. In New York City, all training obligations must be in effect before April 1, 2019. The deadline to have all employees trained in New York City is April 1, 2020. 2018 N.Y.C. Local Law No. 96, N.Y.C. Admin.…

THE RISE OF A YOUNG FEMALE COO

THE RISE OF A YOUNG FEMALE COO From law student to leading a corporate law firm, Hiba Touma takes the reigns as ROZARIO’s youngest and first female COO Introduction: We recently sat down with Chief Operating Officer, Hiba Touma, to discuss her role as a young female Corporate Officer. Ms. Touma provided invaluable insight for…
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Lawmakers Look to Stop Landlords from Raising Rents Based on Major Capital Improvements

One of the most pressing issues affecting many New York City residents and landlords today is the rising cost of rent.  While some residential building owners have voiced concerns that rent stabilized and rent controlled apartment rents are not commensurate in keeping on pace with rising property taxes, labor and fuel costs, many New Yorker’s…

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Brooklyn Jury Sends Message to Slumlord, with $1.2M Verdict

August 2018  | Brooklyn Jury sent a clear and resounding message to slumlord to the tune of $1,225,00.00 for injuries sustained by our client while living in substandard apartment conditions.  The message was clear, Brooklyn will not tolerate landlords who refuse to fix and correct horrendous living conditions.

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ROZARIO Obtains Defense Verdict After Jury Trial

July 2018  | Managing Partner, Rovin Rozario, obtained a defense verdict after a lengthy and highly contested jury trial, whereby the plaintiff alleged negligence against our client and resulting serious injuries. The jury disagreed with the plaintiff’s version of how the accident occurred and found that the plaintiff was entitled to no monetary award. A special…

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LAW AND TECHNOLOGY: The Importance of Copyrighting Your Software

Introduction As a software developer or a business owner, protecting your rights in your intellectual property is one of the most important things you can do. While copyright protection is technically automatic once your work is fixed in a tangible medium, if you have not registered your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office, fighting a…

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ROZARIO Secures Licensing Agreements for a $65 Million Development Project in the Bronx

July 2018  | As real estate development continues to rise in New York, our Client, a Manhattan Development Company, sought access to adjacent properties during the construction of a $65 Million development project in the Bronx. Despite initial resistance from the property owners, Managing Partner, Rovin Rozario and Partner, Christopher Tucker,  successfully secured six licensing…

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SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS INDIVIDUALIZED ARBITRATION CLAUSES IN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS

Employees Can Waive Their Right to Class Actions in Arbitration Agreements On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States passed down a ruling in the case Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, which would affect employees’ rights and legal interpretations of employment contracts nationwide. [1] In recent history, employers have compelled employees to…

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LAW AND TECHNOLOGY: The Rise of the Internet of Things and its Legal Implications

Last year, I bought my dad light bulbs for Christmas. These were not just any light bulbs. As my dad would be quick to show you, he can now turn off the lights by simply saying, “Good night Siri.” My parents’ house is full of gadgets like this. I can unlock the front door by…

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USCIS DEFINES NEW GUIDELINES FOR EMPLOYERS FILING H1-B VISA APPLICATIONS

On February 22, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a Guidance to employers that in order for H-1B Visa applications to be approved, employers must provide contracts and itineraries for employees who will work at a third-party location or jobsite. The USCIS Guidance makes clear that petitions must show by a “preponderance of…

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