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  • July 26 2023

    Client Alert: Department of Homeland Security Announces Updated Form I-9 and Remote Verification Procedure

    On July 21, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced an updated Form I-9 and remote I-9 verification procedure (referred to by DHS as “the Alternative Procedure”). Employers will be required to use the updated Form I-9 starting November 1, 2023. Separately, employers who were unable to review employees’ Form I-9 documents in person during the COVID-19 pandemic will be required to examine those documents in person, or through the Alternative Procedure, by August 30, 2023.

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  • July 17 2023

    Client Alert: New NYC Law Governing the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Hiring

    NYC has passed a law regarding the use of artificial intelligence in hiring and it is being enforced as of July 5, 2023. The law, Local Law 144 (AI Bias Law), prohibits employers from using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to make hiring or promotional decisions unless certain requirements are met.

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  • June 26 2023

    Restaurant chain Pinstripes to go public via $520 million SPAC deal

    Restaurant chain Pinstripes, which offers Italian food along with bowling and bocce, said on Friday it will go public through a merger with a blank-check firm in a deal valued at about $520 million and plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange around the end of the fourth quarter.

  • June 22 2023

    Adam Dooley’s SPAC to Merge With Debt Servicer Unifund

    Dooley launched the SPAC in 2021, with the goal of acquiring wealth management firms. It now plans to take Unifund, a consumer debt servicer, public in a $238 million deal.

  • June 21 2023

    U.S. securities regulator hits top SPAC auditor with $10 million fine

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday slapped Marcum LLP with a $10 million penalty for standards violations and systemic quality control failures in its audit work for hundreds of special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs.

  • June 09 2023

    Client Alert: NYS Senate Passes Sweat 2.0 Bill – Help Stop It From Becoming Law

    Last night, the NYS Senate passed S.7539, the new wage theft legislation.

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  • June 08 2023

    Client Alert: Employers Facing New Lactation-At-Work Requirements

    New York City employers have long been required to provide employees with reasonable break time to express breast milk (i.e., “pump”) during the workday, and to provide a designated “lactation room” free from intrusion for that purpose. New York State has now expanded protections for employees statewide.

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  • June 06 2023

    Alternative asset specialist Beneficient set to complete $3.3 billion SPAC merger

    Beneficient is set to go public this week with a blank-check vehicle in a deal valuing the financial services firm at about $3.3 billion, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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