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Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America? by cjleclaire
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 637 637 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Leeds Brown Law A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich., No. 14-13710, 8/18/16) centered on whether a Michigan funeral home violated federal employment bia...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Does It All for the Kids by Nruhling
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Aiysha’s a crossing guard for P.S. 171 elementary, aka the Peter G. Van Alst School. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Would you like to see my corner?” Before there’s even time to answer, Aiysha Mayfield strides down 14 th Street and plants herself squarely in the ...
What to do When Your Designated Driver Plan Fails by cjleclaire
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 502 502 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s no question that designating a driver reduces drunken driving accidents and saves lives. Designated Driver Statistics As time goes along, more and more people have gotten on board with the idea of designating drivers. A Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) survey done in 2014 showed: That...
If I Return to Work Making Less Money, Am I Still Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits? by cjleclaire
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 513 513 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers So you’ve been hurt at work and you can’t perform your old job. What happens if you go back to work at a different position, making less money than you were before your injury? Are you still entitled to seek workers’ compensa...
The Difference that Jurisdiction Could Make in a High Profile Divorce Case by cjleclaire
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 420 420 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo   Different states and different countries have laws that can significantly affect the outcome of a divorce. A prime example is a high profile case reported in the New York Post . Tracey Hejalian-Amon is the wife of a wealthy estranged husband, Swiss businessman Maurice Alin Amon...
Equal Pay for Women Issues by cjleclaire
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 435 435 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Long Island City, Queens & NYC Employment Defense Attorney From an employer’s standpoint, if you are following similar pay practices to other businesses, it may seem like safety exists in numbers. You may believe that perhaps doing what other companies do is a safe standard a...
Astoria Characters: The Bug Buster by Nruhling
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gil’s the president of Standard Pest Management. By Nancy A. Ruhling There’s a fly buzzing around the office. Instead of trying to swat it, Gil Bloom , president of Standard Pest Management , watches in wonder as it wings its way his way. Although Gil makes his living ...
Prevent Boating Tragedy – A Guide to Safe Boating on Long Island by cjleclaire
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 365 365 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer Cool ocean breezes on a hot summer day and the freedom of an open sea make boating a favorite pastime for many people. It’s a lifestyle for numerous Long Islanders. However, many boaters are complacent, and don’t take precautions or boati...
Can I File Suit against My Employer if I Am Injured at Work? by cjleclaire
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 362 362 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers A question we frequently get from prospective clients has to do with whether or not an employer can be sued in court for a personal injury suffered on the job. The answer, as is often the case, is that it depends. If your emp...
HVOT_hans_blog_transgender.jpeg New York City Affirms Rights to Use Bathrooms Consistent with Gender Identity by cjleclaire
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 349 349 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Stephen Hans & Associates Media outlets across the country are addressing controversial laws passed recently in certain states that prohibit transgender individuals from using bathrooms consistent with their identity. New state laws require them to use a restroom consistent with the sexual...