BY KILLIAN BELL • 6:36 AM, JUNE 30, 2016
It’s hard to believe that Apple’s speedy Macs are still using a file system that was developed more than 30 years ago, when floppy disks and spinning hard drives were considered cutting-edge technology.
But that’s going to change in 2017 with the new Apple File System, or APFS. Here’s everything you need to know about APFS and how it’s going to make your life better, no matter what Apple device(s) you use.
Lawyers across the country should be on the lookout for phishing emails, which purport to be about new discipline investigations.More than 50 attorneys have received the emails, which have links to malicious software, says Molly Flood, research and information manager with the ABA’s Division for Bar Services. She suspects that senders get email addresses through the websites of state bars that also handle attorney regulation.
“They also dummied up a webpage, that looked like it was our website,” says Francine Walker, the Florida Bar’s director of public information. Besides using unpaid bar dues and discipline complaints as a ruse, some of the emails claimed that the bar changed its fee schedule.
Read entire report from ABA Journal here.
This guide is meant to help individuals, families, and households who use home care services determine their responsibilities under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage and overtime law that applies to most home care workers.
The guide explains who must follow the FLSA rules, with examples of situations involving hiring a home care worker directly, using a home care agency, and arranging care through a self-directed program. It discusses paid providers who are family members of the consumer and who are live-in workers.
The guide also explains how to follow the FLSA rules, that is, what it means to pay minimum wage and overtime, track hours worked, and keep proper records.
Download the Guide in PDF here.
Register for the July 13 rebroadcast of the two-hour webinar, “Practicing Before the IRS – Circular 230 A to Z.”
Certificates of completion are being offered. Earn up to three continuing education (CE) Credits — two CE credits for Ethics and one for Federal Tax.
NOTE: If you previously earned CE credit for the Jan. 13, 2016, “Practicing Before the IRS” webinar, you may participate in the July 13 rebroadcast, but you may not earn credit again for this rebroadcast
Empire Justice Center:
Know Your Rights: A Guide to Fighting Discrimination Against Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers Under the New York State Human Rights Law
Transgender and gender-nonconforming people have historically experienced discrimination, harassment and violence at far higher rates than other people because of their gender identities and gender expression. After decades of advocacy, the legal landscape is finally starting to recognize transgender and gender-nonconforming people as a class that deserves protection under the law.
The Know Your Rights guide explains how the New York State Human Rights Law (HRL), specifically, protects transgender and gender-nonconforming people. It describes what unlawful discrimination looks like, and what you can do if it happens to you. This guide also contains some information about your legal rights under other state and federal laws, and gives you contact information for legal advocates and attorneys across New York State that may be able to advise you about your rights.
CLICK HERE to view the Guide.
CLICK HERE to view the one page flyer.
The New York State Bar Association, a non-profit professional association, seeks a Program Attorney to assist in developing, coordinating and producing quality continuing legal education programs in both live and online formats. A JD is required. The ideal candidate should have experience in continuing legal education, or equivalent course development, and a minimum of two to three years of legal practice background. Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills are required in addition to MS Office computer skills.
The position is located in Albany and requires some travel to the New York City area. The Association is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit package. Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
New York State Bar Association
Human Resources Department
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
New York State Bar Association
SPECIAL EDUCATION FIELD ADVISORY
From: Patricia J. Geary
Subject: Superintendent Determination of Graduation with a Local Diploma
At the June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved through emergency action an amendment to section 100.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to require superintendents to make a local determination as to the academic proficiency for eligible students with disabilities to graduate with a local diploma.