Paystubs that show wage theft.

Wage Theft Could Put Business Owners Behind Bars

Although wage theft is a crime under both state and federal law, violators rarely face imprisonment. That is why the Heiferman & Associates team, and other employment lawyers in the New York City area, still talk about a case from a few years ago that saw a local restaurant owner thrown in jail for short-changing […]

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Man opening pay check with new minimum wage rates in place.

New Minimum Wage Rates Now In Effect

On December 31, 2019, the ball dropped in Times Square, we closed out the decade, and the minimum wage increased. Employers need to make adjustments so their employees get paid what they are owed, and employees need to double-check their pay stubs to ensure they are not getting shorted.  However, the rate of pay is […]

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Counterfeit sunglasses being sold on NYC street.

New York City Counterfeit Culture Is Alive And Well

It is awards season, which means you cannot turn on the tv, or pass a newsstand without seeing a story about what your favorite stars were wearing on the red carpet. A celebrity’s answer to the shouted question “Who are you wearing?” drives trends, and increases the demand for whatever luxury good they are not-so-subtly […]

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A STOP-DWI checkpoint.

New York Enforcement Crackdown on Holiday DWI

New York has been cracking down on incidences of people driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The State of New York even has a program, referred to as STOP-DWI, which focuses on launching initiatives to reduce DWI cases. STOP-DWI stands for “Special Traffic Operations Program for Driving While Impaired” and it has […]

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Handcuffs laying on top of a pile of money, a concept of grand larceny.

Is Grand Larceny a White Collar Crime?

New York has a longstanding reputation of being a hotbed of financial crimes. New York City represents a global financial capital and thus, New York City prosecutors on the state and federal level are particularly sensitive to potential financial crimes being committed. Prosecutors in New York have continued to crack down on financial crimes. This […]

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Criminal defense attorney meeting their client to discuss charges.

Common Defenses to Criminal Charges

Innocent until proven guilty is the cornerstone of the U.S. criminal justice system, but it often does not feel like it. Prosecutors carry the burden of proving that a defendant is guilty of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. This is the highest threshold to meet, as well it should be since a person’s life […]

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H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021

USCIS announced they will implement an electronic registration process for H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year 2021. This electronic registration process begins on March 1, 2020.  Under the new policy, employers will need to complete a registration within the period from March 1 through March 20, 2020. Electronic Registration only requires the basic information […]

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