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As part of the 2018-2019 New York State Budget, the Legislature adopted new legislation that is designed to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. This legislation was signed into law on April 12, 2018, and applies to both public and private sector employers.  Key changes that we expect to have the greatest impact moving forward include the following:   No mandatory arbitration agreements: Effective July 11, 2018 (ninety (90) days after the legislation became law), [...]

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With an unprecedented local increase in enforcement activity by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) based on the Trump administration’s shifting enforcement priorities, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s removal and deportation defense services provide a local option for representation of detainees subject to ICE enforcement action.  Historically, options were limited for representation of these detainees, with most being transferred to immigration detention facilities [...]

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is soliciting stakeholder input regarding the potential issuance of a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) general permit that would provide coverage for wastewater discharges to groundwater from licensed Wineries, Breweries, and Hard Cideries in New York State. Click here to download the full Advanced Notice of Proposed Permit

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Mar. 20, 2018

What is a WOTUS?

A Water of the United States (or WOTUS) is a stream or wetlands, among other occasionally “wet” natural features that will subject the development of your property to federal and State scrutiny by a veritable alphabet soup of agencies. These include but are not limited to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) of the Department of the Interior, the NYS Department of Environmental [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna is very pleased to announce that associate Cianna Freeman-Tolbert has been selected for the Albany Business Review's 40 Under Forty.  Cianna was selected from over 400 nominations.  This honor recognizes 40 young professionals and leaders under the age of forty who exemplify leadership in their business accomplishments and community involvement. Ms. Freeman-Tolbert joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna in November of 2017 as an associate in the Firm's [...]

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