Will Captive Japanese Macaques Be Re-designated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) As Threatened?

Japanese macaques, along with 11 other primate species were first listed as threatened on October 19, 1976 by FWS.[1]  However, by special rule, 50 C.F.R. §17.40(c)(2) captive members of these species were exempted from protections under the Endangered Species Act by FWS.  View Full Post
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Getting Ready for Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference

By | California Employment Law | March 24, 2017
I am heading to Las Vegas for the annual Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference, from March 27-29th.  I am particularly excited for the session on Hospitality Included – One Year In, featuring my partner, Carolyn Richmond, who Co-Chairs our Hospitality Practice Group and practices in New York. View Full Post
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Using State of the Art Technology to Solve the Mystery of Who is Preserved Beneath the Cloth

By | Art Law | March 23, 2017
In recent art news, the New York Times ran a story on this week’s opening of the “Mummies” exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.  In the exhibition, more than a dozen specimens are on display, some of which have not been on public view in more than 100 years since the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.  View Full Post
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It’s Finally Spring! Time to Clean Your Job Postings

TSpring Cleaninghe equinox has come and went, meaning warm weather is thankfully approaching. This also means spring hiring season is here for many employers. However, caution is advised. Given the ease of un-vetted online job postings, many forget that these posts are legal minefields (and public too). View Full Post
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Travel Ban During H-1B Season

By | Immigration View | March 20, 2017
Words matter.  The words of President Trump as President of the United States and as candidate Trump have been heard by the Courts, not of public opinion, but of the US District Court of Hawaii.  In the Court Order enjoining the implementation of the Administration’s second travel ban Executive Order, the words  “Muslim Ban” used by Mr. View Full Post
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Is It Time to Get Pet Insurance?

As recently reported by healthypaws® Pet Insurance & Foundation in Cost of Pet Care: 2016, “[v]eterinarians have a greater ability to treat and save sick animals now more than ever before.” The AVMA offers guidance to both pet owners and veterinarians “recogniz[ing] that viable pet health insurance programs will be important to the future of the veterinary profession’s ability to continue to provide high quality and up-to-date veterinary service.”  The AVMA, while not endorsing any specific pet insurer, includes a list in its guidance to pet owners.  View Full Post
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