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Governor Cuomo Revises E-Signature Executive Order

Previously, we blogged about federal and state e-signature and notarization laws that apply in this time of working remotely from home. On March 31, 2020, the New York Department of State revised Executive Order 202.7 to clarify the responsibilities of New York State licensed notaries public.  What are the revisions to the Executive Order?

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Electronic Signatures and Notarization During a Pandemic

The onslaught of COVID-19 has required that most businesses now work remotely. This materially changes the dynamic of the office and leaves employees uncertain as to how they will complete tasks, such as executing contracts, which they had, up until then, taken for granted. Businesses should be aware that federal and state laws allow for …

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Tyco Lawsuit Highlights Importance of Well-Drafted Alarm Contracts

March 29, 2016 A pending lawsuit against Tyco Integrated Security (“Tyco”) in the federal district court for the Southern District of Florida went to trial last week.  The facts and procedural history of this case should serve as yet another reminder that a properly drafted alarm contract is one of the most important assets to …

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Basic Alarm Company Operating Guidelines and the Importance of Alarm Contracts

January 11, 2016 Businesses in the residential and commercial alarm and security space face inherent hazards, as they are tasked with mitigating and/or eliminating the risk to both person and property from dangers ranging from burglary, fire, water loss, etc. These businesses have become adept at minimizing risk on behalf of others. Far too often, …

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Independent Contractor or Employee: How to Classify the People that Work for You.

June 22, 2015 Last week, the California State Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) issued a ruling classifying a driver for popular car service, Uber, as an employee, rather than an independent contractor. While the ruling is, for now, limited to this specific Uber driver, the DLSE’s holding is indicative of a widespread national trend. …

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