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Can an Employer Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

Can an Employer Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

With vaccinations for COVID-19 now readily available and with the Pfizer vaccine fully approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration, employers are considering whether they can (or should) impose a vaccination requirement on their employees.  The simple legal...

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HIVE Closes $100,020,000 Private Placement

HIVE Closes $100,020,000 Private Placement

November 30, 2021.  We congratulate our client, HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd ("HIVE") (TSX.V:HIVE) (Nasdaq:HIVE) (FSE:HBF)  on closing a Cnd$100,020,000 private placement of shares and warrants.  Stifel GMP acted as lead underwriter and sole bookrunner on behalf...

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Kavinoky is Hiring

We are seeking an associate attorney to join us, primarily in our litigation practice.  In addition to working on litigation matters, we also would ask this person to work on commercial transactions  as needed. The firm is looking for a candidate with three to five...

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We Mourn the Loss of Richard Griffin

We Mourn the Loss of Richard Griffin

Kavinoky Cook LLP mourns the loss of our former partner, Richard F. Griffin, who died, peacefully, on Thursday morning, October 14, 2021, in Millard Fillmore hospital, of complications of a lung infection.  We offer heartfelt condolences to his wife Jane and to all...

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Predictmedix Registers as a Reporting Company

Predictmedix Registers as a Reporting Company

Our client, Predictmedix Inc., successfully cleared SEC comments today and is registered as a reporting company under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Predictmedix is a Canadian foreign private issuer that registered on Form 20-F. This registration is a step in...

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Non-Compete Agreement Update

Non-Compete Agreement Update

Non-compete agreements are “bread and butter” agreements in the business world. While the enforceability of these agreements has been a fundamental element in their drafting for many years, the environment is evolving more rapidly with the issuance of Executive Order...

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New York State Enacts the “NY HERO Act”

New York State Enacts the “NY HERO Act”

On May 5, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed legislation known as the New York Health and Essential Rights Act, or “NY HERO Act.”  This new law imposes substantial new requirements on private sector employers related to workplace safety.   First, the Act requires all private...

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Helping Foreign Athletes to Compete in the U.S.

Helping Foreign Athletes to Compete in the U.S.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been approached by athletes from outside the United States seeking visa status to train and compete in the U.S.  The pandemic has put their sport in a state of suspension and the window of opportunity that athletes...

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An Unfortunate Fact of Business Life

We have all encountered it.  Sometimes business people stretch the truth or outright lie.  Do chronic liars have unique personality traits that help you spot them?  We thought the article linked below was interesting.    Judge for yourself.  

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Immigration Law Update

Immigration Law Update

Prior Ban Rescinded On February 24, 2021, President Biden revoked the Trump Administration’s proclamation barring certain visa processing.  This Biden Proclamation enables us to pursue new L-1 visas.    It disables the Trump ban known as Presidential Proclamation...

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New York Amends Sick Leave Law

New York Amends Sick Leave Law

New York's new sick leave law went into effect on January 1.  New York is one of 15 states with a paid sick leave law.  Workers can use sick leave to recover from an illness themselves, care for a sick family member, or seek help for themselves or a family member for...

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Scott DeLuca Interviewed on Complete Payroll Blog

Scott DeLuca Interviewed on Complete Payroll Blog

Our partner, Scott DeLuca, was recently interviewed by Joe Peluso of Complete Payroll.  Scott discusses a variety of recent HR and employment law developments, including in particular, the employee retention credit.  His overview of the changes may be of interest to...

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43North Publishes 2020 Year In Review

Our client, 43North, has published its 2020 Year in Review. Overview:  43North, since inception, has made grants to 51 companies that have raised a combined $600 million and collectively have a valuation exceeding $2 billion.  43North represents an entirely innovative...

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Swift Rails Launches Crowdfund Offering

Our client, Swift Rails, Inc., launched a Crowdfunding campaign today on the WeFunder web site.  Information about this offering can be obtained at https://wefunder.com/swift.rails. Kavinoky Cook assisted with legal compliance and disclosure documentation for this...

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A Message From Our Partners About COVID-19

We have re-opened our office, but the re-opening is being staged in a manner that provides a safe environment for our lawyers and staff.  Our full staff will not be in our office at any one time for the foreseeable future.  Some of our lawyers are continuing to work...

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