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People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

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People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

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People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

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The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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NY State Department of Labor Audit Lawyers

New York State Department Of Labor Audit Lawyers
Business owners that employ the services of contractors, freelancers, or consultants can at any given time receive a letter from the Division of Taxes and Unemployment Insurance for the Labor Department in the state of New York informing them that their company has been selected to be audited. These notices should be taken very seriously as the response to this one-page letter will go a long way in determining the future outlook for the company in question.
One needs only to look at the current situation with Uber, who is fighting several cases involving the misclassification of employees, to understand the serious nature of this issue. In most cases, these audits will include a careful scrutiny of whether or not the company has correctly classified its workforce, or instead misclassified them as either interns or independent contractors.
The frequency with which these audits are taking place has risen sharply in recent years and more than 12,000 audits were executed in New York State alone a year ago.
A particular company can be selected for these audits for a number of reasons. The audit can simply stem from a random initiation due to an industry review or could be the result of an angry ex-employee filing a complaint. In any event, the reason that the company was selected is not nearly as important as it is for the company to get out in front of the situation and deal with the matter properly.
The first step a business owner should take when faced with an audit by the New York Department of labor is to secure representation from a skilled and experienced employment attorney. A business owner that finds himself in this position can choose to represent himself in the matter or choose to have his accountant speak in his place. This may not be the wisest course of action however as any negative results that come from a Department of Labor audit can lead to future ramifications in other legal forums.
For instance, if an employee of a company is determined to be misclassified as a contractor, the business owner can then be made liable for any overtime that should have been paid as the result of the employee’s previous labor. This is but one of many example scenarios of why it is of great importance to assure that a company’s business practices are compliant with current labor laws and for that company to mount a strong case when asked to prevent evidence of their compliance.
Business owners should continue preparations for the audit by requesting all documents associated with the process. Most owners will find that this task is much more arduous than they originally perceived as it will many times become apparent that recordkeeping practices are in need of an upgrade. Payroll and time records will become an essential part of the business owner’s defense and each business should launch a comprehensive internal review to gain an accurate assessment of potential exposure before taking part in a meeting with an auditor.
A common misconception among business owners is that they are in no danger of wrongdoing on their part being determined in cases where a worker classified himself as an independent contractor and requested an IRS form 1099 for tax purposes from the company.
The Department of Labor will conduct its own inquiry into the nature of a worker’s relationship with a business and even when both the worker and the business owner are in agreement that the relationship is that of a contractor, the DOL can be in disagreement with this classification. For this reason, it is prudent for business owners to develop a strong understanding of the rules and regulations governing these matters to ensure there own compliance as business owners with the best of intentions have found themselves in hot water with the labor department.
It is important to also note that even when workers provide an employee with a signed agreement stating that they are working as an independent contractor there is no guarantee of protection to the business owner. These signed agreements can be used as evidence when being audited by the Department of Labor and can be helpful to the business owner’s case, but are not in themselves definitive or conclusive evidence that will absolve the business owner from potential judgment.
Worker Classification audits are complex matters that require expertise at a very specific area of law. Business owners that find a notice of this pending action in their mailbox should consult with an attorney’s office that is skilled in these matters before the visit of a New York State Investigator to their office takes place.

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I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

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It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

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After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

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