On Friday, May 17, 2019, Sandra Ung, New York State Committee Woman, and Chris Kwok, AABANY Board Director, Issues Committee Chair and Asia Practice Committee Co-Chair, presented a legal seminar for small business owners at Flushing Library. The speakers were Tiffany Ma, Young & Ma, LLP, and William Ng, Littler Mendelson P.C., and they addressed a wide array of issues faced by small business owners in both Mandarin and English.
The discussion centered around how small business owners can take steps to make sure they comply with Federal, State, and City employment laws to avoid liability. In particular, the speakers addressed the minimum wage requirements, the importance of maintaining unemployment insurance, the prevention of anti-discrimination and anti-harassment claims, compliance with ADA accommodation requirements and the New York State Paid Family Leave Act.
There was serious discussion on the pressures small businesses face within the legal regulatory framework, with the additional language and cultural barriers faced by first generation immigrant business owners.
The event was also covered by the World Journal and Sing Tao Daily. To read more about the event from the World Journal, click here. To read more about the event from Sing Tao Daily, click here.
We thank Sandra Ung and Chris Kwok for organizing this information session. We also thank the speakers, Tiffany Ma and William Ng, for volunteering their time to address the concerns of small business owners.
Saturday, April 23rd, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Flushing Library Auditorium 41-17 Main Street Flushing, NY
The Three Menaces：Qingxian Liu，
Chu is a young and courageous man during Western Jin dynasty. However,
he is often a bully when he is drunk. He, along with the local devious
alligator and ferocious
tiger, are called “Three Menaces” among the locals. The newly arrived
Governor Wang has great expectation of Zhou and visits Zhou in disguise.
Once met, Governor Wang pretends not to recognize Zhou and recounts the
hatred and agonies about the Three Menaces
of the locals. Zhou repents and swears to eradicate the menaces: shot
the tiger, slaying the alligator and becomes a reformed man.
Romance in a Wardrobe：Ling Yang, Hong Wang，
Jingtao Zhang, Kuixi Han, Jinhong Li, Jing Shan
Lei, running away from police for the crime of being the son of Song
dynasty’s war hero when the emperor has no interests in war, hides
himself in Yulian’s house.
Staying at home alone as a single woman, Yulian takes a great risk on
her reputation of chastity and hides him in her wardrobe, upon learning
his true identity. Brother of Yulian, who is accompanying their mother
to visit her brother, suddenly returns home.
To prevent having Lei discovered, Yulian diverts and tricks his brother
from opening the wardrobe, creating humors to audience. Fortunately,
Yulian has an understanding mother. They then get married after having