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Avi Sinensky is an executive compensation attorney. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City.

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Does My Company Have to Comply with Obamacare?

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 1:11 PM

The short answer is yes. Virtually every company in the country, regardless of size, has to comply with certain obligations under Obamacare, such as waiting periods, reporting and notifying their employees about the insurance exchanges.

What most people mean, however, when they ask this question is, whether their company...

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How Obamacare Impacts Small Business Transactions

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 9:00 AM

How Obamacare Impacts Small Business Transactions

Last week, I wrote about some of the ways Obamacare impacts small businesses, specifically five requirements Obamacare places on small businesses and five opportunities Obamacare affords small businesses. As discussed, while small businesses (i.e. companies with fewer than 50 employees)...

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4 Incentives Obamacare Provides Small Businesses

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 8:13 AM

One of the most prevailing misconceptions about the Affordable Care Act (i.e., "Obamacare") is that it doesn't really impact "small" businesses. While it is true that the dominant provisions of the Affordable Care Act (particularly, the Employer Mandate) apply only to "large" employers with more than 50 employees, there are...

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4 Requirements Obamacare Places on Small Businesses

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 8:09 AM

One of the most prevailing misconceptions about the Affordable Care Act (i.e. "Obamacare") is that it doesn't really impact "small" businesses. While it is true that the dominant provisions of the Affordable Care Act -- particularly, the Employer Mandate which requires employers to offer adequate coverage to their...

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Michael Sam: The Practical and Legal Implications of a Gay Professional Athlete

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 2:39 PM

Six years ago, I wrote a scholarly article for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business and Employment Law. The article, entitled "Not That There Is Anything Wrong With That: The Practical And Legal Implications Of A Homosexual Professional Athlete" explored the primary legal issues that would emerge...

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4 Reasons the SEC's New Ratio Test Will Not Decrease CEO Pay

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 11:13 AM

On September 18, the SEC announced the proposal of a rule intended to increase disclosure of executive compensation as part of its ongoing effort to curb the growth of CEO pay. The new rule, promulgated under Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act, would require publicly traded companies to...

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Breaking Good: The Final Season of "Breaking Bad" and Walter's White's Struggle for Repentance

(2) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 12:19 PM

If you haven't seen the series Breaking Bad, this post may contain spoilers.

For Jews across the world, September 29 marked the end of the long holiday season. The previous month had been filled with a series of three-day holiday weekends dominated by synagogue, apples in honey, fasting, and shaking...

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My Hypocrisy as an NFL Fan

(15) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 2:45 PM

Tuesday night, I watched the chilling Frontline documentary League of Denial but throughout my viewing, my mind couldn't stop wandering to another recent cinematic experience: The Hunger Games.

I couldn't escape the feeling that The Hunger Games was intended as a meta-commentary on the NFL. Recruits are selected for the...

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Why I'm Voting for Obama Again: This Time It's Personal

(8) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 8:59 AM

I voted for Barack Obama in 2008. And I'm doing so again.

In 2008, however, it was more a vote for a movement, a set of ideals and beliefs. It was a vote against the mishandled wars, lies, and corporate greed that had plagued the previous 8 years. It was...

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On Childhood, Adulthood, and Snow Days

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2010 | 9:11 AM

The following was originally printed at The Vertex on December 28, 2009.

Last Thursday morning, my younger sister had a baby boy, thus transforming me into an uncle and my parents into grandparents. There were a couple things that surprised me over the past week or so, even though these...

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Arcade Fire at Madison Square Garden 8/4/2010

(3) Comments | Posted August 6, 2010 | 7:58 PM

The first time I heard of Arcade Fire was at a U2 concert during 2005's Vertigo Tour when U2 used the band's hit "Wake Up" as their intro music at the start of the show. (They were also an opening act for a part of that tour.)

The first time...

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How To Pass the Torch, Or Not: The Lessons of Jay Leno and Brett Favre

(10) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 12:19 PM

A story that trickled in as we headed into the weekend was confirmed late yesterday afternoon as reports indicated that NBC would once again be reshuffling its late night television schedule with the cancellation of the disappointing Jay Leno Show. But it seems that this is not yet...

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How To Solve The Steroids/Hall Of Fame Dilemma

(16) Comments | Posted January 8, 2010 | 1:19 PM

For the third straight year, Mark McGwire's name appeared on the ballot for admittance to the Baseball Hall of Fame. For the third straight year, he didn't come close to getting in. It was only a few years ago that he was a mortal lock to be enshrined in Cooperstown....

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Redskins to Name Shanahan New Head Coach, But Does It Matter?

(16) Comments | Posted January 5, 2010 | 2:47 AM

Reports yesterday indicated that the Washington Redskins would announce this week, possibly as early as today, that Mike Shanahan would replace recently fired Jim Zorn as the Redskins' new head coach. Ordinarily, retaining a coach with a resume as impressive as Shanahan's -- he has an overall career...

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Jets Have Nothing to Apologize For

(4) Comments | Posted January 4, 2010 | 11:37 AM

This article originally appeared at The Vertex. It has been reprinted here with the permission of the author.

The New York Jets are in the playoffs. The team that had been left for dead and considered done by their fans, the media, and even their own...

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State of Love and Trust: Pearl Jam's Backspacer, Barack Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

(1) Comments | Posted December 21, 2009 | 6:12 PM

My feelings about Pearl Jam can be summarized in eight simple words first uttered by Ben Harper when he appeared with them for a couple of songs at Madison Square Garden in 2003: "This is the greatest band in the world." That title is not one I would use lightly...

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Did The White House Crashers Follow The Rules Of Wedding Crashers?

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2009 | 6:11 PM

Unless you've been on line for and unpacking your purchases from some Black Friday sale for the last two weeks, by now you have probably read, watched, and heard more than you ever cared to about Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the Virginian couple who crashed the White House state dinner...

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Yankees Buy Another World Series Title

(8) Comments | Posted November 5, 2009 | 8:12 AM

Completing a week that featured a whirlwind of activity and intense negotiations, sources inside the New York Yankees organization revealed late last night that they will be holding a press conference this morning to announce that they have acquired the rights to the Florida Marlins' 2003 World Series Championship. This...

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The Ups and Downs of Chad Pennington's Remarkably "Consistent" NFL Career

(1) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 11:46 AM

The grim news came down yesterday for Chad Pennington and the Miami Dolphins: Pennington's shoulder injury will cause him to miss the rest of the 2009 season. Normally I would rejoice at the prospect of the rival Dolphins losing their starting QB for the season, but Pennington is a player...

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Remembering to Forget

(11) Comments | Posted April 22, 2009 | 1:33 PM

I am a Jew and my mother is a Jew. Her mother and father are Jews whose own mothers and fathers (and sisters and brothers and aunts and uncles and cousins) were murdered by the Nazis because they were Jews. I am a Jew whose entire childhood and adolescence was...

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