I am a County Employee. As part of our collective bargaining agreement, the county requires us to attend mandatory training on our own time. My question is- can FLSA / Labor Law be negotiated away in a collective bargaining agreement?
You won't get denied just because you don't have an attorney, but you're much more likely to be successful if you have one. That's because an attorney will know what records you need and will argue why you should be considered disabled. However, you will need to get an attorney as soon as the...Read more »
New York State Empire State Development has a section on its website for government contracting resources. They might be a practical starting point for information about New York statutes and regs. They have offices in New York City, Albany, and Buffalo. On the federal level, the GSA (General...Read more »
The government encourages small businesses. See https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/small-business-administration, which is the website for the Small Business Administration. They provide information and resources for small businesses and maintain field offices in several locations throughout New...Read more »
Hello, I'm a teacher in the NYC public school system and am suing the Dept. of Education. It's a breach of contract case: non-payment of monies connected with a raise I should have received upon being hired. I got this raise 4 years out and am trying to recoup the retro monies over that period. The... Read more »
This is a very broad question that can be answered in many ways, but broadly in New York there is legislation (the Taylor Law) that sets up a system of procedures and protections for public sector employers and employees. Under this system, employees have to serve a probationary period after they...Read more »
Governmental entities usually have guidelines / rules that they must follow when selecting a vendor. Each local, state, Federal agency and even divisions within may have unique rules they are supposed to follow. The only real guiding principle is that their actions will be voided if they are...Read more »
What was unfair exactly? You might be able to file a complaint. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and...Read more »
Definition of a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
Under Article 15-A of the Executive Law, an MBE is a business enterprise in which at least fifty-one percent (51%) is owned, operated and controlled by citizens or permanent resident aliens who are meeting the ethnic definitions...Read more »
I am doing a 12 building government funded rent subsidized project. Owner rejected extra cost for work on 1 buildin arch. missed and went and hired another electrician to do extra and my work (part of my contract). Owner wants me to credit him the amount on on payment of schedules G703 form which... Read more »
The short answer is that you have to carefully look at the contract and scrutinize the obligations each of you have. The long answer begins with "it depends..." Basically the rules of contract law will government, when there is a breach each side has a duty to mitigate damages / losses....Read more »
While it depends by each specific jurisdiction, generally speaking a preferred source or vendor has a contract with the municipality or governmental entity and the various departments can use those vendors without needing to be concerned about conflicts of interest for example or that they will...Read more »
It depends on what type of government contract you're forming. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and...Read more »
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