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The Confidentiality Clause – The Abuse That Keeps on Giving by cjleclaire
Jul 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro   |   Jul 25, 2017   |   confidentiality clause The First Amendment guarantees us the right to free speech, but unfortunately, it is generally legal to force employees (or anyone else) to sign this away. Businesses do this by making people sign confidentiality clauses to get hire...
What Losses Does a Workers’ Compensation Cover? by cjleclaire
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 338 338 recommendations | email to a friend
What Losses Does a Workers’ Compensation Cover? by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Jul 25, 2017 When you have been injured at work, your injuries can extend beyond the obvious ones. What happens if you slip and fall, breaking a bone, but also shattering your glasses or a tooth? What if your injury le...
Queens Construction Site Accident Injures Workers in Long Island City by cjleclaire
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP   |   Jul 12, 2017 On June 26, when a scaffolding collapsed, six construction workers suffered injury at a Queens construction site accident in Long Island City. The incident occurred at 42-20 27th Street, between 42nd Road and Queens Plaza South, according to ...
Race Discrimination Lawsuit: Rosebud Restaurants Settled, Paying $1.9 Million by cjleclaire
Jul 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 295 295 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: NYC Employment Defense Attorneys In a race discrimination lawsuit, the EEOC sued Rosebud Restaurants and parties settled for the amount of $1.9 million. The   EEOC   brought a lawsuit against Rosebud, which operates 13 Italian restaurants in Chicago and nearby suburbs.  The restaurants we...
Astoria Characters: The Retiree Who Beat the Odds by Nruhling
Jul 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling James was born in Astoria Houses and lives across the street from them. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling How’s your heart? James Everett puts his hand over his chest and pretends to listen intently for the beat. “Let’s see,” he says. The seconds tick by. “I’m OK,” he ...
Astoria Characters: The Accent Adjustor by Nruhling
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Liz is a speech-language pathologist. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Liz Schwartz   is sitting on her living room sofa talking about effective communication. She speaks clearly and concisely, choosing her words with care and confidence in this, a casual conversation...
NEW YORK FIFA — THE FREELANCE ISN’T FREE ACT by cjleclaire
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans   | Jul 6, 2017 |   Employment Defense Attorney ,   The Freelance Isn’t Free Act What does FIFA mean for business owners? Small business owners in New York City already are under a lot of regulations, but even so, another one has been added to the list — FiFA, The Freelance I...
NYC Carwash Law Ruled Illegal Due to Promoting Unionization by cjleclaire
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a NY federal judge ruled that the NYC Carwash law was illegal because it promoted unionization of carwashes.   In 2015, the NYC Council passed a law to regulate car wash businesses. The Council believed the law would protect low wage car wash employees who were being denied proper wages ...
What Is a Consequential Injury in a Workers’ Compensation Case? by cjleclaire
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Jun 29, 2017 Understanding Consequential Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Cases New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers In the aftermath of a work-related injury, it’s pretty common to focus on the most obvious injuries you’ve suffer...
Deadly Truck Accident in Long Island City, Queens by cjleclaire
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP   |   Jul 7, 2017 On Saturday, June 24 around 6:00 a.m., a car crashed into a tractor-trailer in Long Island City, Queens. According to   CBS New York   , the driver of the car crashed into a tractor-trailer, and the collision sheered off the top of the car as ...