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Exemptions to Minimum Wage and Overtime Law for Farms  Did you know that agricultural labor is not required to be paid overtime and, in some cases, not even minimum wage? That’s right.  The exemptions fall under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which New York’s Labor Law follows (see 12 NYCRR 142-2.2).  Sections 213(a)(6) and…

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When Foreclosure Comes Knocking, Answer It!   The foreclosure crisis is behind us, right? Nope. Foreclosures are not in the news much anymore, but many Hudson Valley homeowners are still facing the loss of their homes through foreclosure.  While the most recent report of the Chief Administrator of New York Courts (2016) shows that the number…

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HOUSING IS INFRASTRUCTURE  Recently I attended two great events sponsored by two great organizations, each doing a remarkable job at making the Hudson Valley a better place to live.  First was an afternoon event sponsored by the Orange County Partnership discussing and providing an update on their efforts to attract new businesses and retain and…

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You Just Had A Motor Vehicle Accident!              First off, we are sorry to hear it. What follows is some information that will help.             Maybe you were the driver.  Maybe you were a passenger in a multi-vehicle collision.  Maybe you were a pedestrian knocked down by a moving vehicle. Maybe, maybe . . ….

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Adapting To Climate Change Sabin Center for Climate Change The events of the last couple of weeks provide a clear demonstration of the very real effects of climate change.  While there still may be a small minority of people who dispute whether climate change is caused, or at least exacerbated by human activity, even the…

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Rescission of DACA: What you need to Know if you Are a Beneficiary or have a Pending Application On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration ended the deferred action program for youth that entered the United States before reaching their 16th birthday, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or “DACA.” For those unfamiliar with…

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Is The Horse Responsible? Here at Jacobowitz and Gubits we consider ourselves a firm that offers services in  many and varied fields of the law. A look at our home page will reveal the different areas in which we practice. This article is a cross between two: personal injury and equine law. Put simply, what…

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Free Simple Will For Area First Responders  Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G), the Hudson Valley’s premier full-service law firm, is extending a special offer to area first responders during the month of September.  In honor and remembrance of 9/11, J&G is offering a free simple will to first responders who reside in Orange, Sullivan or…

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Have you fallen and can’t get up? While the title is the tag line of a commercial, we represent people who have fallen on the job and have sustained injuries. Here we talk about falling from a ladder or a height – – or if something falls upon you – – while you are performing…

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Are IRAS Protected from Creditors? As an estate planner and elder law attorney I have discovered that an Individual Retirement Account (“IRA”) is often one of my client’s largest retirement assets. If you own an IRA are you concerned whether your creditors can take away your IRA to pay your bills? Here are some useful…

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