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Workers Compensation in Queens New York | Part One by cjleclaire
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Workers Comp. by   Pyrros & Serres LLP You’ve been hurt on the job and can’t work. You’ve heard about “workers’ compensation,” but you really don’t know what it is or how it works. You’ll be best served by hiring an experienced attorney to guide you through the process, but here’s an ov...
The Right to Discovery in Probate Litigation by cjleclaire
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 662 662 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bonnie Lawston When someone dies with a will in New York State, that person’s estate must generally be “settled” through filings and proceedings overseen by the probate court. Referred to as probate, this process can often be done without the need for litigation. However, when there are issu...
Employers, Protect Yourselves | 2017 Harassment Claims by cjleclaire
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 629 629 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has spent considerable researching and analyzing harassment claims related to federal anti-discrimination laws. Such laws protect individuals based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or genetic...
LANDMARK BAKERY-OWNER RETIRING & JUST RENTING IT OUT! by godfather
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally opened in 1952 and its location is what is called TRIPLE AAA . Between two banks on very busy Metropolitan Avenue. Once known as Kopp’s Bakery. Address 74-09 Metropolitan Ave., MIDDLE VILLAGE ,NY 11379 The current owner and also Landlord is just going to rent it out and no key money fo...
Astoria Characters: The Italian Fairy by Nruhling
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
“I wanted to greet you as the Italian Fairy,” says Simona Rodano as she opens her arms and embraces me like a long-lost friend. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling The Italian Fairy, aka Simona Rodano. Her Italian-flag red, white and green costume, which culminates in a three-foot-high cone hat sprouting s...
Can You Be Denied Workers’ Compensation because Your Employer Pays You Off the Books? by cjleclaire
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 659 659 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP Queens Workers’ Compensation Attorneys You have been working a job, but getting paid under the table, so to speak. You get injured on that job—now you can’t work at all! If you were a documented employee of the company, you’d be able to file a workers’ compensation claim, b...
Videotaping the Execution of a Will by cjleclaire
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 620 620 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston It's not uncommon, in New York and other jurisdictions, for dispossessed or unhappy heirs to allege that a will was executed under duress or undue influence. What if you videotape the execution of the will, so that there's visual evidence to support the assertion that the d...
Very Important News for you, If you work more than 40 hours per week for the same weekly salary by cjleclaire
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 561 561 recommendations | email to a friend
I work way more than 40 hours a week for the same weekly salary. My boss says that he doesn’t have to pay me anything for my overtime hours. Is this true? It depends. Under the old rule, Anyone who earned a weekly salary of at least $455 per week and was considered Executive or Administrative was...
How Do Workers Feel About Overtime Pay? by cjleclaire
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 484 484 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The federal overtime rule has been put on hold, and employers are waiting to see whether the DOL will effectively appeal the injunction imposed by the U.S. District Court in Texas. However, it’s worth your while to consider what kinds of problems the rule sought to resolve...
Astoria Characters: The Ex-Ballerina Who's Doing a Different Dance by Nruhling
Jan 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Alina Faye ’s life is all about movement. PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Alina joined ABT when she was 17. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling She’s a former professional ballerina, so she doesn’t so much as walk through a room as flow through it like a gentle stream. Her story entails a physical jour...