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The Stormy Daniels Case Made Easy: Contract Law for Porn Stars by cjleclaire
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 953 953 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro In Stormy Daniels v. Donald J. Trump, Michael Cohen, and the LLC that paid her the $130,000 in hush money, in   federal court in Los Angeles , she is asking the court to let her out of the non-disclosure agreement she signed.   The actual Non-Disclosure Agreement   (“NDA”) is att...
The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act by cjleclaire
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 854 854 recommendations | email to a friend
A New Law to Further the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in NYC Workplaces The New York City Council recently passed legislation called the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act. If Mayor Bill de Blasio signs the bill, it will go into effect on April 1, 2019. What changes were introduced? Several maj...
Astoria Characters: The Full-Schedule Retiree by Nruhling
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Leonard is a retired LaGuardia Community College professor. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Don’t let the rocking chair fool you. Yes, Leonard Vogt is sitting in it, sipping coffee from a dainty China teacup rimmed in gold. Yes, he’s a bespectacled, 74-year-old retir...
SPRING SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS, PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS by cjleclaire
Apr 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 938 938 recommendations | email to a friend
As the weather warms up, people take to the road and want to spend more time outdoors. In particular, an increasing number of bicyclists and pedestrians join the thoroughfares, and motorists need to be on alert to watch out for them. It takes a united effort on the part of pedestrians, bicyclists...
Employee Salary Histories by cjleclaire
Apr 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Employers Ask Employees About their Salary History? On May 4, 2017, the New York City Council passed a bill that limited what an employer can ask job candidates about their salary history, compensation history and other past benefits when interviewing them for a job. The law went into effect ...
Astoria Characters: The Sandwich King's Sons by Nruhling
Apr 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sal, Kris & Charlie’s Deli, a.k.a. The Sandwich King of Astoria, at 33-12 23rd Ave. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Standing at a silver slicing machine, John Gordon looks out at the crowd of customers at the counter and smiles. The stretching sun hasn’t even taken a...
What Employers Should Know About the New York Women’s Equality Act by cjleclaire
Apr 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
Clarifications for Employers for Women in the Workplace In June of 2014, the Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law, which bolstered civil rights for women. It’s important for employers understand the changes under the   Women’s Equality Act   s...
Astoria Characters: The Artist Who Plays See-and-Think by Nruhling
Apr 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Alex grew up in Pennsylvania. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “My work,” says Alex Markwith , “is meant to inspire a conversation.” Alex, who is dressed in all black, brings a black and white painting into his black and white and gray living room. He places it on the...
Wish You Had a Case Against Harvey Weinstein? Maybe Not by cjleclaire
Apr 05, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
The parent company of Weinstein Co.filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on March 20, 2018. Before that, Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General, had filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein companies on February 11, 2018 based upon its gender based hostile work environment...
6BNO_medical_marijuana.jpeg How Does the New York Compassionate Care Act Affect Employers? by cjleclaire
Apr 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 183 183 recommendations | email to a friend
The New York Compassionate Care Act (NYCCA) protects patients who are certified to use medical marijuana from being subject to criminal or civil marijuana charges. We live in an age where some states view marijuana as a legitimate medicine for individuals with certain types of diseases while they...