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Spare Yourselves The Agony By Avoiding “Divorce the Hard Way” by cjleclaire
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
While no divorce is ever easy, some divorces are the epitome of divorce gone wrong. Rational thinking is absent and emotions become explosive. As the crazy side of yourself and your partner emerges, you find yourselves arguing over the “kitchen sink.” Maintaining a rational perspective can be dif...
Texting While Driving in New York by cjleclaire
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
by Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Have You Been Texting and Driving? Texting while driving in New York is against the law. In fact, 46 states ban texting while driving and two more states have a partial ban on it. The reason for the ban is that distracted driving can result in serious accidents a...
Astoria Characters: The Enchanted Goddess by Nruhling
Mar 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Joan, aka The Enchanted Goddess. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Surrounded by magic wands, angel statues and spiritual tomes, Joan Becht Willette , aka The Enchanted Goddess , is reclining in her writing chair, notebook in hand, waiting for the right words to leap f...
6K20_StatueLibertyImmigrationNYC.jpg Shortcuts To A Green Card & Permanent Residence Laws by slatusimmigration
Mar 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Green Card: A green card allows the holder to legally reside, work and study in the United States. They have more permanency to them than visa, but don't allow full voting rights like a US citizen. This is why they are referred to as Permanent Residence, and their status is valid for a period of ...
Why We Favor Diversity in the Workplace by cjleclaire
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 401 401 recommendations | email to a friend
New York’s Personal Injury Attorneys Our Family Serving Yours for Over 60 Years Author: Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Today, if you live or work in New York City or the metro area, you hear alot about diversity in the workplace and how it is good for businesses. At Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP...
Is It Time to Update Your Severance Agreements? by cjleclaire
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Keeping your handbooks, employment agreements, severance agreements and other documents current with laws and legal trends can seem like a lot of work. However, when you get caught on the wrong side of a legal dispute, hindsight says it was well worth the time. The Nationa...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Immortalizes the Dearly Departed by Nruhling
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Effie opened her monuments shop in Astoria in 2014. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Effie Sfikas is gazing out the front window. The sun is shining, the stores are open and people are walking up and down Ditmars Boulevard. The world is bursting with life. She turns h...
Can College Football Players Unionize? by cjleclaire
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 342 342 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: William Cafaro At least for the moment, the answer is Yes. Last week, the General Counsel National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s issued a Memo saying that football players at private colleges must be treated as employees, so they may seek protection against unfair labor practices. Richar...
Recent Ruling on Tip Credits, Tip Pooling and Tipped Employees by cjleclaire
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 358 358 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans The Ninth Circuit Court decision in a recent case was a landmark ruling that favored tipped employees in the debate of tip pooling. It clarifies whether an employer who is not taking a tip credit can do tip pooling, which divides tips among tipped and non-tipped employees. The ...
Can You Still Get Workers' Compensation Benefits if You Go Back to Work? by cjleclaire
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 353 353 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers You were hurt on the job and out of work for a while. You've been able to find a job that your injuries allow you to perform, but it pays less than your prior position paid. Can you take the job at a lower wage and still get ...