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Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation if I’ve Had the Same Injury Before? by cjleclaire
Jan 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 547 547 recommendations | email to a friend
When you’ve had a workplace injury, one of your primary goals will be to get healthy enough to return to work. Of course, once you’ve suffered an injury, there’s always the risk that you’ll reinjure yourself. What happens then? Can you collect workers’ compensation benefits if you aggravate an ol...
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Investigation by cjleclaire
Jan 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 454 454 recommendations | email to a friend
How Should You Conduct Harassment Investigations? It is vital to conduct an investigation as soon as possible when an employer receives a complaint of sexual harassment (or any other type of discrimination harassment). Delays in investigating can be viewed as neglect and as a failure to take effe...
Astoria Characters: The Funnyman by Nruhling
Jan 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben was born in  Russia. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When you’ve joked around all night, it’s hard to be awake, much less funny, at 8 a.m. Comic Ben Rosenfeld is swigging bottled water and swiping the sleep from his eyes, which he confesses aren’t quite ready to ...
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT by cjleclaire
Jan 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 494 494 recommendations | email to a friend
Q&A that Applies to Sexual Harassment in Small Business Environments If you are a small business owner, you may wonder how to protect your small business from sexual harassment and resulting claims that put your business at risk. Here are some questions and answers (Q&A) that are a good place to ...
Astoria Characters: The High-Flying Acrobat by Nruhling
Jan 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Bobby likes to keep things up in the air. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Why walk when you can fly?” Bobby Hedglin-Taylor   answers his own question by starting to scale a giant London Plane tree in Ditmars Park. This probably isn’t a good idea. Anything could happ...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Sitting in the Court Square Diner by Nruhling
Jan 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
  PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING The Court Square Diner at 45-30 23rd St. in Long Island City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Stop by the   Court Square Diner   for breakfast or dinner, and you’re likely to see   Hugh Carragher . He’s the tall, white-haired gentleman sitting at the corner counter...
CFB_1031_exchange.png REAL ESTATE-PRICES ARE PEEKING IN ASTORIA by godfather
Jan 08, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
ASKING PRICES ARE AT 40 X'S INCOME IN ASTORIA,GREENPOINT, AND WILLIAMSBURG NOW. SEE CRAIGSLIST,NY. AN EXAMPLE OF A 3 FAMILY IN ASTORIA, ASKING ABOUT $4.5 MILLION. This is not and can not be a investment property with only 3 rentals. And not a 1031 exchange property for sure. Yet the ads are on Cr...
Astoria Characters: The Baker Who Makes Edible Art by Nruhling
Jan 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Pink Canary Desserts is at 13-11 Jackson Ave. T ext and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I always eat a cookie for breakfast,” says   Amy Stack . She sets a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie on a plate then adds a raspberry-blueberry-almond scone for good measure. To compen...
Frequently Asked Questions about Mesothelioma in the Workplace by cjleclaire
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 409 409 recommendations | email to a friend
Addressing Your Concerns about Work-Related Mesothelioma According to research, as many as 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Mesothelioma every year. The only known cause of Mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. The   World Health Organization estimates that as 125 million peop...
Answers to Common Questions about Cancer Caused by Work Exposure to Asbestos by cjleclaire
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 357 357 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades, many workers in New York have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. It’s now clear that asbestos exposure can lead to certain types of cancer, as well as other physical maladies. This page answers many of the frequently asked about asbestos and its link to cancer. Q: What is asb...