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.
AABANY congratulates William Ng on being elevated to Shareholder at Littler Mendelson. Will served on the AABANY Board in multiple capacities, most recently as Vice President of Finance and Development. He was one of the founding co-chairs of the Labor & Employment Law Committee. For the official press release from Littler see:
Last week, St. John’s law students came together to engage with and learn from alumni at a panel program on Life After Law School: The Paths Ahead of You. Hosted by the Law School’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) in collaboration with the Career Development Office, the event offered insight into a range of practice areas and work environments.
AABANY is happy to mention that the panelists included its members:
William Ng, Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department (Board member and Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers and Communications Committees)
John Rogers, Partner, Herrick, Feinstein LLP (Co-Chair of the Corporate Law Committee)
Read the full article from the St. John’s Law website here.