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January 2016 Archives

Breach of contract remedies

When discussing contract disputes, last week's post briefly outlined a common reason for a contract dispute -- that is, breach of contract. The post also briefly addressed the options available to someone who has been injured by a breach of contract, litigation or alternate dispute resolution. This week's post will focus on litigation and the legal remedies available to New York residents in case of a breach of contract.

What is a breach of contract?

Ideally, the benefit of entering into a contract is that each party has outlined their duties and responsibilities to which they will adhere, leading to the eventual satisfaction of each party. Unfortunately, this is not always the case -- for one reason or another, one party may not be able to fulfill their part of the bargain and the contract cannot be carried out. When one party fails to fulfill their end of the bargain under a contract, this is known as a breach of contract.

Complex business litigation in progress with New York Wheel

In New York, there are almost an endless array of high-profile business projects that are being proposed, planned or are in the process of being built. While the public and the media might not pay strict attention to the various issues that arise behind the scenes, these business deals are often teetering on the brink of coming undone for a variety of reasons. This is why it is important to have understand how vital it is to have legal assistance experienced in dealing with complex business litigation before, during and after the project is moving forward.

Amendments to employment law can affect employers and employees

There are times in New York when changes to laws will be made. These can affect both business owners and employees. When amendments are made to various laws, it is important that everyone involved understands the changes and how it might be necessary to make certain changes to how business is conducted, what protections are implemented, and how to handle a particular case. Shortly after the start of 2016, three amendments to employment law will take effect.