New york business – Deborah J Miller http://deborahjmiller.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 08:38:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://deborahjmiller.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-35-150x150.png New york business – Deborah J Miller http://deborahjmiller.com/ 32 32 Lids opens Queens, New York, store for exclusive hat drops – WWD https://deborahjmiller.com/lids-opens-queens-new-york-store-for-exclusive-hat-drops-wwd/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 06:01:16 +0000 https://deborahjmiller.com/lids-opens-queens-new-york-store-for-exclusive-hat-drops-wwd/ Lids, the headwear retailer, has opened the first physical store for its LidsHatDrop e-commerce concept. Earlier this year, the company launched the platform which offers limited editions and exclusive drops, the same assortment that will be sold in the physical store. The 950-square-foot store, in Jamaica, Queens, NY, will also sell athlete and celebrity collaboration […]]]>

Lids, the headwear retailer, has opened the first physical store for its LidsHatDrop e-commerce concept.

Earlier this year, the company launched the platform which offers limited editions and exclusive drops, the same assortment that will be sold in the physical store.

The 950-square-foot store, in Jamaica, Queens, NY, will also sell athlete and celebrity collaboration merchandise to the local community, known for its headwear enthusiasts.

Inside the Lids store.

Courtesy of Lids

“Following the success of LidsHatDrop.com, we wanted to bring this concept to life and connect with local hat collectors within the community who have been loyal to the brand for years,” said Britten Maughan, President of Lids. . “We know our customers would agree that nothing quite compares to the thrill of buying exclusive and limited-edition releases in person and, more importantly, being among the first consumers to experience them. ‘call Queens our new home and we can’t wait to see what the future holds with the potential for new Lids Hat Drop outlets.

He did not provide any details on where and when other LidsHatDrop stores would open. The Queens store opened on Friday.

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New York Cannabis Law Firm Seeks Tech Support For Help With Retail Licensing https://deborahjmiller.com/new-york-cannabis-law-firm-seeks-tech-support-for-help-with-retail-licensing/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 20:01:44 +0000 https://deborahjmiller.com/new-york-cannabis-law-firm-seeks-tech-support-for-help-with-retail-licensing/ “That’s the fundamental problem,” said StandardC chief executive Robert Mann. “You get the license and you can’t get capital.” Mann said that by using his company’s research of hundreds of datasets, StandardC is able to issue a digital identity which then functions as a universal application for any business or financial services a founder needs. […]]]>

“That’s the fundamental problem,” said StandardC chief executive Robert Mann. “You get the license and you can’t get capital.”

Mann said that by using his company’s research of hundreds of datasets, StandardC is able to issue a digital identity which then functions as a universal application for any business or financial services a founder needs. .

This access may be especially crucial in New York, where retail licensing is expected to quickly spawn a multi-billion dollar industry. But operating a business in the city is expensive, and cannabis companies with out-of-state experience are eager to enter the market, said Joseph Levey, partner at Hebraun Levey.

“The margin for error is small,” Levey said, adding that his business has had 10 marijuana customers so far and another 40 behind the scenes.

In New York, a set of more than 100 of the first licenses will go to so-called social equity entrepreneurs – New York businessmen who have both gotten into trouble with the law over marijuana and a successful business history.

As business owners who may have a criminal record, their top priority is to be ready to start their business from the start, Levey said. Lenders and sellers may still be slow to take on cannabis and marijuana customers, according to StandardC, despite changing social perceptions, state laws allowing cannabis and a July statement from the Federal Reserve and others federal agencies that banks and credit unions should not treat any particular type of customer as a uniform risk.

This makes the “seal of approval” of its digital business crucial, Mann explained.

Not all entrepreneurs will need funding immediately, although entrepreneurs will need other business services such as insurance and payroll providers. That’s because New York State said it was raising a $200 million fund to help recently licensed contractors build their retail stores so they don’t run out of cash.

The state is expected to approve the first adult retail licenses at the Cannabis Control Board meeting on Monday, Alex Bernabe, chief of staff for the Office of Cannabis Management, said at a conference. industry in early November.

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Inside British Airways Club Suite premium business cabin remodel https://deborahjmiller.com/inside-british-airways-club-suite-premium-business-cabin-remodel/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://deborahjmiller.com/inside-british-airways-club-suite-premium-business-cabin-remodel/ British Airways is on a mission to rethink its transatlantic flight and lounge experience. The first piece is the remodeling of its upscale business cabin, Club Suite. While initially completed in 2020, BA is currently working to revive the popular business travel corridor between New York and London since the start of the pandemic. The […]]]>

British Airways is on a mission to rethink its transatlantic flight and lounge experience.

The first piece is the remodeling of its upscale business cabin, Club Suite. While initially completed in 2020, BA is currently working to revive the popular business travel corridor between New York and London since the start of the pandemic. The Club Suite was first offered to premium business travelers on flights between London and Dubai, Toronto, Tel Aviv and Bangalore.

British Airways has revamped its Club World cabin with the launch of the new Club Suite featured on the A350-1000.

Courtesy of British Airways

Improved cabin layout provides direct aisle access and a suite door for greater privacy while maintaining a high level of comfort with White Company bedding and a more comfortable flat sleeper seat in a one-to-one configuration. two-one on each row.

The new cabin offers direct aisle access from every seat and a door for added privacy.

Courtesy of British Airways

BA has installed 56 new Club suites in its fleet on Airbus A350s. The A350 Edition cabin layout is intended to promote a feeling of well-being, space and calm with high ceilings and mood lighting to reflect adjustments for the time of day and exterior light while reducing noise levels.

The fully flat 79-inch seats in a one-two-one configuration.

Courtesy of British Airways

The side table has been extended with 40% more storage space, including a dressing table and mirror. BA also touts that its “tailor-made” table is designed for both dining and working. There are PC and USB ports in every seat, and perhaps most importantly, BA has one of the lowest rates for in-flight Wi-Fi, ranging from £4.99 (about $5.60 ) to £21.99 ($25), depending on flight duration and internet access.

Each suite has 40% more storage space, including a bespoke table designed to be suitable for working, eating and sleeping.

Courtesy of British Airways

When not in use, each suite is equipped with an 18.5-inch HD screen for in-flight entertainment.

BA says Club Suite uses technology to make the flight experience even more comfortable.

Courtesy of British Airways

Airplane food isn’t always exciting, until it is. The transporter is giving it a try with a new catering service.

A rendering of British Airways’ new home in New York.

Courtesy of British Airways

The second element of the airline’s roadmap is that British Airways will move terminals from its New York headquarters this winter, moving from Terminal 7 to Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

A rendering of the new British Airways lounge in Terminal 8 at New York-JFK airport.

Courtesy of British Airways

The airline says the T8 is being redesigned to improve the customer experience, starting with new check-in counters and lounges. The experience upgrade will continue after security with a new lounge worthy of the cost of business class and first class travel, with an exponential number of seats, a much brighter ambience with higher ceilings and spacious friendly between tables and chairs, and even a champagne bar.

The new T8, which will also host OneWorld partner American Airlines, will launch with a soft opening from November 17, with a full move-in by the end of December.

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What the Trump Investigations Mean for a Trump Candidacy https://deborahjmiller.com/what-the-trump-investigations-mean-for-a-trump-candidacy/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 20:12:03 +0000 https://deborahjmiller.com/what-the-trump-investigations-mean-for-a-trump-candidacy/ Comment this story Comment Former President Donald Trump is eyeing another run for the White House while facing a host of legal issues, with criminal charges and perhaps a civil lawsuit or two potentially threatening to halt any campaign. While not disqualifying, the cases could pose distractions and produce unflattering revelations that no presidential candidate […]]]>

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Former President Donald Trump is eyeing another run for the White House while facing a host of legal issues, with criminal charges and perhaps a civil lawsuit or two potentially threatening to halt any campaign. While not disqualifying, the cases could pose distractions and produce unflattering revelations that no presidential candidate would welcome. Trump is no normal politician, however, and the legal scrutiny could fuel his favorite narrative that he is being unfairly targeted by the current Democratic administration and a “deep state” bureaucracy.

1. What are the legal cases?

Trump is facing possible criminal charges by the US Department of Justice over classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida home; by the Department of Justice regarding its role in the Capitol Riot of January 6, 2021; and by the Atlanta District Attorney for his attempts to alter Georgia’s 2020 election results. “All of these bodies are active and not subject to his control and could issue an indictment almost at any time,” said Kevin O’Brien, a former federal prosecutor in Brooklyn. On the civil side, Trump’s hurdles include a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James who accuses him and three of his children of fraudulently manipulating the value of company assets for years.

2. Could all this disqualify him as a presidential candidate?

Basically, no. Article II of the US Constitution, which defines the qualifications for the presidency, says nothing about criminal charges or convictions. Trump’s opponents, however, see two possible avenues for challenging his eligibility. One is a federal law prohibiting the removal or destruction of government records: it states that anyone found guilty of the offense is disqualified from federal office. This could possibly apply to Trump if – and it’s a big if – he is charged and convicted for taking classified documents from the White House. The other is the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. He says no one can hold a seat in Congress, or “any office, civil or military,” if he “has engaged in an insurrection or rebellion.” At least two advocacy groups have said they would argue it applies to Trump because he instigated and failed to stop the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill as Congress certified the election results. of 2020.

3. Do these cases hurt him politically?

A Quinnipiac University poll in August found that 50% of Americans said Trump should face criminal charges for mishandling classified documents. In a Marist poll taken around the same time, 47% of Americans said Trump had done something illegal or unethical and should be charged. But die-hard Trump supporters have proven unwavering. A New York Times/Siena College poll in September found that 44% of voters viewed Trump favorably, similar to the level of support found in recent years. Trump has long tried to sue him and investigate his conduct as politically motivated, calling them “hoaxes” and “witch hunts.” Signs calling for the cut in funding to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the firing of Attorney General Merrick Garland have become common among Trump supporters. “In some segments of his support base, his popularity would be bolstered by criminal charges,” said Barbara McQuade, a former federal prosecutor who teaches at the University of Michigan Law School.

4. What is the status of criminal cases?

• In what may be the gravest criminal danger, the FBI said it found 11 sets of documents bearing classified marks at Mar-a-Lago, including a number marked top secret. In their search warrant, officers said they were investigating a potential violation of the Espionage Act – which makes it a crime to withdraw or misuse national defense information – as well as the obstruction of justice and violation of any law prohibiting the removal or destruction of government records. The lawsuit was bolstered by an appeals court ruling that allowed investigators to use the documents with classified marks despite Trump’s objection.

• The Justice Department has expanded its investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters to include people with ties to Trump. It appeared to raise the possibility that Trump could be indicted for his role in urging his supporters to rally in Washington and then march to the Capitol. Lawyers for the Democratic-led House of Representatives Jan. 6 committee have suggested that Trump and some of his allies could be charged with trying to obstruct congressional certification of the 2020 election and defrauding officials. United States.

• In Georgia, Atlanta District Attorney Fani Willis is investigating whether Trump broke the law in his attempts to change the state’s 2020 voting results. In a Jan. 2, 2021 phone call , Trump urged Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 votes for him – one more than Joe Biden’s margin of victory in the state.

• Trump’s family business, the Trump Organization, faced a criminal trial on October 31 in New York, accused of participating in a 15-year tax evasion scheme. The company’s longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, is the only person charged in the case. He pleaded guilty and promised to testify honestly. The tangible consequence of this lawsuit — a possible $1.6 million fine — is relatively minor, but the possible reputational cost to Trump is harder to quantify.

5. Where are the civil cases?

• The New York Attorney General’s civil lawsuit against Trump and three of his children for allegedly inflating the value of his real estate company’s assets is perhaps the biggest threat to the former president’s wealth, as well as his image of successful businessman. James is seeking $250 million in restitution and a permanent ban on the four Trumps from doing business in New York. She has already successfully secured a court order for an independent monitor to oversee the Trump Organization, a move that could bring unprecedented scrutiny of the former president’s finances.

• Trump could stand trial next year in a libel suit brought by New York columnist E. Jean Carroll, who claims Trump raped her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s. When she brought her accusation in 2019, then-president Trump said Carroll was “not her type” and that she had made up the claim to boost sales of her book. These statements, says Carroll, defamed her. Trump says he is shielded from liability because he was a government employee undertaking an official act when he denied Carroll’s allegation. If that argument fails, a trial could begin in February. Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, said Trump defamed Carroll again, this time after leaving office, in a social media post that again denied the rape allegation. A potential libel suit over this position would not be subject to a federal worker protection claim. Carroll’s attorney further said she will sue Trump under New York’s recently enacted Adult Survivors Act, which will open a one-year window for claims that would otherwise be barred under the statute of limitations. .

• Trump, his company and his three eldest children are also facing a class action lawsuit filed in 2018 by four investors who claimed they were duped by Trump promotions into paying thousands of dollars to become independent salespeople with ACN Opportunity LLC, which sold a doomed videophone device that Trump touted as the next big thing. Devices have been rendered obsolete by smartphones. Trump asked questions in October.

• Trump was sued by 12 Democratic lawmakers accusing him of instigating the Jan. 6 riot. Several Capitol police officers also sued Trump for physical injuries and racist abuse suffered on that day. Through appeals, Trump is trying to have the cases thrown out.

• Mary Trump, the former president’s niece, has sued her uncle, late brother and older sister for allegedly defrauding her of his share of the family fortune. Both Trumps await a judge’s decision on the former president’s motion to dismiss. A trial in this case would likely result in decades of family drama tied to alleged rampant financial shenanigans.

• A group of Michigan voters sued Trump and his 2020 re-election campaign for mass voter suppression, particularly among black voters. Trump’s attempt to dismiss the case was partially granted; the Michigan group asked for more time to file a second lawsuit.

–With help from Mark Niquette, Erik Larson and Chris Strohm.

More stories like this are available at bloomberg.com

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Small Business Saturday returns to New York https://deborahjmiller.com/small-business-saturday-returns-to-new-york/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 08:01:32 +0000 https://deborahjmiller.com/small-business-saturday-returns-to-new-york/ As people across the region prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family, some will be focused on saving money and getting ahead of their to-do list. holiday shopping. Feel Good Mornings with Dave Fields Monday-Friday 6-10am There are already Black Friday deals at big box stores like Walmart, Target and Best Buy, but thousands […]]]>

As people across the region prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family, some will be focused on saving money and getting ahead of their to-do list. holiday shopping.

Feel Good Mornings with Dave Fields Monday-Friday 6-10am

There are already Black Friday deals at big box stores like Walmart, Target and Best Buy, but thousands of shoppers are planning to help out family, friends and neighbors.

Small Business Saturday returns to New York the Saturday after Thanksgiving on November 26. There are thousands of small businesses that have amazing items, deals, and products that make great stocking stuffers and holiday gifts.

There are many ways for you, the consumer, to help the local business near you.

Participate in Small Business Saturday

Avoid the Black Friday shopping craze and go shopping on Saturday November 26th. Find in-store deals from websites like Shop716.com or Albany.com and NYCgo.com.

Give your shopping list to your community

This year, commit to buying at least half of all your gifts from local small businesses. Things like jewelry, clothing, and toys make great gifts and are best when purchased from a local store.

Share small business content on social media

When you make a purchase, be sure to share it on social media. Use hashtags like #Shoplocal, #ShoplocalNY, #Shoplocal716, #ShoplocalNYC to spread the love to local businesses.

Leave positive reviews

Use your digital footprint to leave great reviews for local businesses. Even if you haven’t bought anything but had a good experience, leaving an online review helps the small business get more traction and visibility online.

Join the fun!

Even if you’re not in the mood for shopping, get out and walk around. Check out some small businesses, talk to owners, and get to know the small businesses that make up your town.

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New York Stock Exchange and Indonesian Stock Exchange sign Memorandum of Understanding https://deborahjmiller.com/new-york-stock-exchange-and-indonesian-stock-exchange-sign-memorandum-of-understanding/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 20:34:00 +0000 https://deborahjmiller.com/new-york-stock-exchange-and-indonesian-stock-exchange-sign-memorandum-of-understanding/ NEW YORK & JAKARTA, Indonesia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The New York Stock Exchange, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), and the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) announced today that they have agreed to collaborate in several areas of common interest, including joint product development. The NYSE and IDX signed a memorandum of understanding that also included opportunities to […]]]>

NEW YORK & JAKARTA, Indonesia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The New York Stock Exchange, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), and the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) announced today that they have agreed to collaborate in several areas of common interest, including joint product development.

The NYSE and IDX signed a memorandum of understanding that also included opportunities to promote the two markets, share information and knowledge, and establish new communication channels.

The deal was finalized during a visit to the NYSE by an Indonesian delegation that included the Hon. Iman Rachman, Chief Executive Officer of the Indonesia Stock Exchange, HE Rosan Roeslani, Indonesian Ambassador to the United States and Arifi Saiman, Consul General of Indonesia in New York.

“We are delighted to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with the Indonesia Stock Exchange to support our capital markets and the important connections they help create between our marketplaces,” said Lynn Martin, President of NYSE. “The NYSE looks forward to working with IDX to explore new products and share our innovations with issuers and investors.”

Iman Rachman, Chief Executive Officer of IDX, said, “We look forward to collaborating with NYSE and taking this long-standing relationship to the next level, as NYSE is the largest exchange in the world and has become a benchmark in of innovation and development. We believe this synergy will bring mutual benefits to both exchanges in the long run. »

The collaboration represents an opportunity to promote the work of the two exchanges, each with a long history in its country, and to highlight the importance of global capital markets. The deal follows similar NYSE collaborations announced earlier this year with stock exchanges in Singapore, Japan and South Africa.

About NYSE Group

NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), one of the world’s leading providers of market data, technology and infrastructure. The NYSE Group equity exchanges – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE American, NYSE Arca, NYSE Chicago and NYSE National – trade more volume in US stocks than any other exchange group. The NYSE, an ICE stock exchange, is the world’s premier venue for raising capital. NYSE Arca Options and NYSE Amex Options are the major equity options exchanges. To learn more, visit nyse.com.

About intercontinental exchange

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. We provide financial technology and data services across major asset classes that provide our clients with access to critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiency. We operate exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and clearinghouses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. Our comprehensive fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide insights, analytics and platforms that help our clients take advantage of opportunities and operate more effectively. At ICE Mortgage Technology, we are transforming and digitizing the US residential mortgage process, from consumer engagement to loan registration. Together, we transform, streamline and automate industries to connect our customers to opportunity.

Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange. Here you will find information regarding other trademarks and intellectual property rights of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and/or its affiliates. Key information documents for certain products covered by the EU Regulation on packaged retail and insurance-based investment products can be found on the website of the relevant stock exchange under the heading “Documents of Key Information”. key information (KIDS)”.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 — Statements in this press release regarding ICE’s business that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see ICE’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including, but not limited thereto, the risk factors in ICE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, as filed with the SEC on February 3, 2022.

About Indonesia Stock Exchange

IDX is the only stock exchange in Indonesia with over 800 listed companies and a total market capitalization of approximately US$600 billion. IDX is a non-profit organization whose main function is to create a fair, orderly and efficient capital market in Indonesia. IDX promotes a sustainable capital market through various initiatives and works closely with all stakeholders to ensure transparency and investor protection. To learn more, visit www.idx.co.id

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Corporate Groups File Lawsuit Against Connecticut Law Banning Mandated Union Busting Meetings https://deborahjmiller.com/corporate-groups-file-lawsuit-against-connecticut-law-banning-mandated-union-busting-meetings/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 22:32:00 +0000 https://deborahjmiller.com/corporate-groups-file-lawsuit-against-connecticut-law-banning-mandated-union-busting-meetings/ Connecticut is the second state to ban ‘captive audience’ meetings New lawsuit claims ban violates employers’ right to free speech Comes as US labor agency urged to ban meetings (Reuters) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming that a Connecticut law barring employers from holding mandatory […]]]>
  • Connecticut is the second state to ban ‘captive audience’ meetings
  • New lawsuit claims ban violates employers’ right to free speech
  • Comes as US labor agency urged to ban meetings

(Reuters) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming that a Connecticut law barring employers from holding mandatory union meetings is unconstitutional and should be cancelled.

The groups in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Connecticut said the law passed earlier this year violates the companies’ right to free speech by preventing them from disseminating truthful information and expressing opinions on issues. important.

State law prohibits employers from sanctioning workers who refuse to attend workplace meetings “concerning religious or political matters,” including the decision to join a union.

So-called “captive audience meetings”, in which employers discuss the effects of unionization, are common in labor campaigns and are legal under the federal Labor Relations Act (NLRA). But many unions and worker advocates say employers use the meetings to discuss the potential negative impacts of union membership, giving them an unfair advantage by discouraging unionization.

Tuesday’s lawsuit claims that by limiting employers’ ability to provide union information, Connecticut’s law violates their rights to free speech and assembly under the US Constitution. The groups also claim the law is pre-empted by the NLRA.

The Chamber, America’s largest business lobby, was joined by the National Federation of Independent Business, the National Retail Federation, Associated Builders and Contractors and several Connecticut-based business groups.

The Connecticut Department of Labor and the Attorney General’s Office, which are named as defendants, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The only other state to ban meetings with a captive audience is Oregon, which did so in 2009. The National Labor Relations Board, which enforces the NLRA, challenged Oregon’s law in 2020, but a judge federal ruled that the agency lacked standing to sue.

In Chamber of Commerce v. Brown of 2008, the United States Supreme Court said that a California law prohibiting employers from using state funding “to aid, promote, or deter unionization” was preempted by the NLRA.

Glenn Spencer, the House’s senior vice president for employment policy, said in a statement that, like the law at issue in this case, Connecticut’s ban violates longstanding precedent regarding labor rights. employers’ freedom of expression.

“We will continue to uphold an employer’s right to share their opinions with their employees so they can make informed decisions,” Spencer said.

The lawsuit comes as the NLRB’s current general counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo, urges the five-member board to overturn an 80-year-old precedent allowing meetings with a captive audience. Abruzzo, an appointee for Democratic President Joe Biden, said in an April memo that the meetings discouraged employees from exercising their right to refrain from listening to union-busting messages.

The Abruzzo office in May filed a lawsuit alleging that Amazon.com Inc violated the NLRA by holding meetings with a captive audience at a New York warehouse that later became the company’s first to unionize. Amazon has denied any wrongdoing.

The case is Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Bartolomeo, US District Court for the District of Connecticut, No. 3:22-cv-01373.

For groups: Bryan Killian of Morgan Lewis & Bockius; Maurice Baskin by Littler Mendelson

For Connecticut: Not available

Read more:

Why the labor board wants to free ‘captive’ workers from bosses’ messages

NLRB takes second shot to overturn Oregon’s ‘captive public’ meeting law

Amazon captive staff meetings over unions are illegal, labor board official says

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Dan Wiessner (@danwiessner) reports on labor and employment and immigration law, including litigation and policy development. He can be contacted at daniel.wiessner@thomsonreuters.com.

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Inspector cites regulatory shortcomings in fatal New York limousine accident | Economic news https://deborahjmiller.com/inspector-cites-regulatory-shortcomings-in-fatal-new-york-limousine-accident-economic-news/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 19:19:08 +0000 https://deborahjmiller.com/inspector-cites-regulatory-shortcomings-in-fatal-new-york-limousine-accident-economic-news/ ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York regulators failed to do all they could to shelve a poorly maintained stretch limo that rolled down a hill and crashed in 2018, killing 20 people, according to a state watchdog. State Inspector General Lucy Lang released a report late Friday echoing federal regulators who concluded in 2020 that […]]]>

ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York regulators failed to do all they could to shelve a poorly maintained stretch limo that rolled down a hill and crashed in 2018, killing 20 people, according to a state watchdog.

State Inspector General Lucy Lang released a report late Friday echoing federal regulators who concluded in 2020 that the Department of Transportation and Department of Motor Vehicles failed to monitor the limo, which ended crashed into a shallow ravine west of Albany, New York on October 6, 2018.

The operator, Prestige, repeatedly changed the number of seats listed in the 2001 Ford Excursion limousine and took other steps to circumvent safety rules, government officials said.

The inspector’s report says that while the office found no evidence of misconduct or wrongdoing by employees of the two agencies, it found “significant deficiencies in policies, procedures and communications interagency” that prevented the misconduct of the limousine operator from being quickly identified and addressed.

The inspector said regulators missed opportunities to identify problems with the limo’s registration and that the transportation department failed to take all available steps to have the vehicle’s license plates seized.

“Egregious actors who repeatedly flout DOT regulations, such as Prestige, need a more urgent response,” according to the report.

The Department of Transportation strongly disagreed with some of the report’s assertions, including the conclusion that it could have unilaterally initiated a process to seize plates, said agency commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez.

The agencies accepted the report’s policy recommendations to increase limousine safety.

Axel Steenburg had rented the limo for his new wife’s 30th birthday. Seventeen family members and friends were killed when the limo crashed, along with the driver and two passers-by outside a country store.

The National Transportation Safety Board in 2020 found the accident was likely caused by Prestige’s “blatant disregard for safety” which led to brake failure on a long downhill stretch of road and ineffective supervision of the vehicle. state contributed to it.

Prestige operator Nauman Hussain will stand trial next spring on 20 counts each of criminally negligent homicide and second-degree manslaughter. A judge recently rejected a plea deal that would have allowed him to avoid serving a prison sentence.

Hussain’s attorneys say he tried to service the limo and relied on what he was told by state officials and a repair shop that inspected it.

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Bankrupt Revlon Says It’s Entertaining Sale Offers https://deborahjmiller.com/bankrupt-revlon-says-its-entertaining-sale-offers/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 21:07:00 +0000 https://deborahjmiller.com/bankrupt-revlon-says-its-entertaining-sale-offers/ Oct 27 New York (Reuters) – Revlon Inc’s (REVRQ.PK) bankruptcy lawyers said in court on Thursday that the cosmetics company was engaging with potential buyers to exit Chapter 11 as soon as possible . Revlon attorney Paul Basta told U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David Jones in Manhattan that the company was ready to move to the […]]]>

Oct 27 New York (Reuters) – Revlon Inc’s (REVRQ.PK) bankruptcy lawyers said in court on Thursday that the cosmetics company was engaging with potential buyers to exit Chapter 11 as soon as possible .

Revlon attorney Paul Basta told U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David Jones in Manhattan that the company was ready to move to the next stage of its bankruptcy after stabilizing its relationship with suppliers and completing a business plan to long term.

Revlon is investigating a possible sale of the company and has begun sending out nondisclosure agreements to interested bidders, Basta said.

Revlon’s junior creditors argued in court that rushing to a sale before the 2022 holiday season would only benefit senior lenders who forced the company to agree to unrealistic deadlines under Revlon’s bankruptcy loan. $1.4 billion Revlon.

This court-approved loan forces Revlon and its lenders to reach a bankruptcy restructuring agreement by mid-November, which does not allow sufficient time for stakeholders to review Revlon’s new business plan or suggest a realistic path for corporate rehabilitation, according to Robert Stark, an attorney for junior creditors.

“We have a very big, complicated mess on our hands,” Stark said. “It’s not going to be done in two weeks.”

Basta said getting out of bankruptcy quickly is “of paramount importance” because of the high costs the company incurs.

Revlon has until January 19 to formally propose the bankruptcy plan.

Junior creditors intend to file a legal challenge on Monday of a 2020 restructuring that allowed Revlon to take on more debt while transferring its trademarks and intellectual property assets to another Revlon subsidiary, Stark said. . If successful, the challenge would remove some of the senior lenders’ influence over the company’s bankruptcy restructuring.

Reporting by Dietrich Knauth; Editing by Alessandra Rafferty and Marguerita Choy

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Business student brings bubble tea to Binghamton University https://deborahjmiller.com/business-student-brings-bubble-tea-to-binghamton-university/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 12:43:39 +0000 https://deborahjmiller.com/business-student-brings-bubble-tea-to-binghamton-university/ When Leighton Blackwood ’21 first arrived at Binghamton University, he was disappointed to find out how difficult it was for him to get bubble tea, one of his favorite drinks in his city. native of Queens, NY. So he decided to change that. Blackwood, who majored in business administration with a concentration in marketing, is […]]]>

When Leighton Blackwood ’21 first arrived at Binghamton University, he was disappointed to find out how difficult it was for him to get bubble tea, one of his favorite drinks in his city. native of Queens, NY. So he decided to change that.

Blackwood, who majored in business administration with a concentration in marketing, is now the founder and owner of 2nd Heaven, a campus bubble tea shop (also called boba) run by The Union’s MarketPlace. 2nd Heaven sells juice teas, milk teas, iced teas, and lattes that can be customized into over 100 possible drink combinations.

For those unfamiliar with bubble tea, Blackwood describes it as an iced tea drink that customers can add sugar, fruit concentrates and/or creamers to. The drink is often paired with tapioca pearls and other unique, sweet toppings.

Blackwood always recognized that he wanted to start his own business, but also knew he needed a backup plan. He studied marketing and accepted internships and marketing jobs, both during his time at the University and after graduation, while working towards his goal.

When he came up with the idea for 2nd Heaven, he jumped in right away, coming up with a business plan and ideas between his business school classes and his homework.

“It’s always been a dream to have my own thing and build my own future,” Blackwood says. “I knew that in the long run, I didn’t want to stay in a nine-to-five job for the rest of my life. I always had business ideas, but I was always like, ‘How do you actually get there?’ And, of course, business is about finding the niche.

Blackwood first came up with the idea for 2nd Heaven during his sophomore year, when he realized that many students, especially from New York, lacked bubble tea and there was a strong desire for it on campus.

“I came here from New York and a lot of my friends loved the bubble tea in the city,” he says. “But getting him up here was quite difficult. I remember when College-in-the-Woods brought it into the dining hall once for a limited time and my friends were really excited about it because it was hard for us to get to off-campus stores. I didn’t have a car so we had to get on a bus for half an hour, have bubble tea and come back, doing an hour round trip. For us, there was great interest in getting bubble tea on campus.

Now, with 2nd Heaven open on campus since fall 2021, Blackwood has found himself taking on many different roles, from experimenting with new flavors and drinks to ordering ingredients and equipment, and sometimes even working in the store and making drinks.

Throughout Blackwood’s journey to found 2nd Heaven, he was aided by his professional and personal support systems.

“There were so many people who helped me get to where I am today,” he says. “Binghamton University Dining Services, Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Small Business Development Center, my business partner [Darren Shi ’18, ’19], and my friends helped me a lot. It wasn’t something that was immediate, but rather several years of learning, personal growth, negotiating, and competing with other bubble tea vendors who wanted a spot on campus. But, in the end, my support system made sure to help me overcome all the obstacles I faced along the way.

The road to opening 2nd Heaven took Blackwood two and a half years. During this time, he learned a lot and continued to get the support he needed, while working hard to open the store.

“I opened a stand at [Broome County Farmers Market] for eight months from 2020. So even there, there has been a lot of learning and development. It has not been a linear journey, but the support I have received from [Binghamton University] Restoration Services has been an incredible opportunity for me to keep looking up,” he says.

“I’m just really excited for what we’re going to do next. We have a lot of stuff in store.

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