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The Confidentiality Clause – The Abuse That Keeps on Giving
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro   |   Jul 25, 2017   |   confidentiality clause The First Amendment guarantees us the right to free speech, but unfortunately, it is generally legal to force employees (or anyone e...
What Losses Does a Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
What Losses Does a Workers’ Compensation Cover? by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Jul 25, 2017 When you have been injured at work, your injuries can extend beyond the obvious ones. What happens if you...
Queens Construction Site Accident Injures Workers in Long Island City
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP   |   Jul 12, 2017 On June 26, when a scaffolding collapsed, six construction workers suffered injury at a Queens construction site accident in Long Island City....
Race Discrimination Lawsuit: Rosebud Restaurants Settled, Paying $1.9 Million
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: NYC Employment Defense Attorneys In a race discrimination lawsuit, the EEOC sued Rosebud Restaurants and parties settled for the amount of $1.9 million. The   EEOC   brought a lawsuit again...
Astoria Characters: The Retiree Who Beat the Odds
Jul 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling James was born in Astoria Houses and lives across the street from them. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling How’s your heart? James Everett puts his hand over his chest an...
Astoria Characters: The Accent Adjustor
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Liz is a speech-language pathologist. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Liz Schwartz   is sitting on her living room sofa talking about effective communication. She spea...
NEW YORK FIFA — THE FREELANCE ISN’T FREE ACT
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans   | Jul 6, 2017 |   Employment Defense Attorney ,   The Freelance Isn’t Free Act What does FIFA mean for business owners? Small business owners in New York City already are und...
NYC Carwash Law Ruled Illegal Due to Promoting Unionization
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a NY federal judge ruled that the NYC Carwash law was illegal because it promoted unionization of carwashes.   In 2015, the NYC Council passed a law to regulate car wash businesses. The Co...
What Is a Consequential Injury in a Workers’ Compensation Case?
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Jun 29, 2017 Understanding Consequential Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Cases New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers In the afterm...
Deadly Truck Accident in Long Island City, Queens
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP   |   Jul 7, 2017 On Saturday, June 24 around 6:00 a.m., a car crashed into a tractor-trailer in Long Island City, Queens. According to   CBS New York   , the dr...

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Jewish community demands former Nazi camp guard move
Students rally outside his Jackson Heights home
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Central Astoria LDC hosts cultural street festival
Hundreds of people came out on a warm, sunny day to enjoy the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s (CALDC) International Cultural Fest on Sunday. Dozens of booths lined Steinway Street bet...
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Participatory budgeting results announced
Tree-huggers are the big winners in this year’s participatory budgeting in Astoria. Last Thursday, Councilman Costa Constantinides announced the results of the district-wide initiative, where resid...
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Supporters rally for bakery workers facing termination
Four protesters supporting immigrant workers at Tom Cat Bakery in Long Island City were arrested for chaining themselves to delivery trucks early Friday morning. The rally, organized by the advocac...
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The Man Who Gives Art and Music the Same Stage
The flute was not Guillermo Laporta’s first choice. Guillermo, the co-founder of the multidisciplinary music ensemble CreArtBox, would have preferred playing the piano. He was eight, and he didn’t ...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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SBS grants to assist local business organizations
The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) last week announced a $1 million grant that will fund 34 neighborhood development projects. Each $30,000 grant will be awarded to community-based org...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials unveil safety changes along Astoria Boulevard
Officials from the Department of Transportation (DOT) joined Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and community members on Monday to unveil street improvements along Astoria Boulevard in East Elm...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Calls for changes at Sunnyside intersection after two cyclists struck
After two cyclists were struck by motorists at the same location in a ten-day span, one of whom was killed and another now fighting for his life, community members are demanding changes to the inte...
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Governor signs legislation for tuition-free college program
Hillary Clinton joins Cuomo for bill-signing ceremony
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The Curator of the Tiffany-Glass Museum
ASTORIA CHARACTERS
Apr 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials break ground on Corona Plaza renovations
New space expected to open next spring
Apr 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
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Victims speak out against violence on transgender community
Recovering from a recent attack, two survivors of a hate crime in Jackson Heights last month spoke out against violence directed at the transgender community. Gabriela and Nayra, both transgender w...
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Jackson Heights businesses affected by Immigration fears
Jackson Heights is home to numerous businesses that cater to the neighborhood's large immigrant population. However, the recent political climate regarding immigration has created fear among its re...
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Skanska Invests $1.8 Million to Repair and Improve Elmjack Little League Fields
Skanska USA and Skanska-Walsh, part of the LaGuardia Gateway Partners team constructing LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal B, and New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides joined hundreds o...
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The Woman Who Makes Words Work for Her
In a corner of her living room, in the shelter of a makeshift cubicle, Tracy Sayre sits typing on her five-year-old black Toshiba laptop. The desk is small; the sign she faces – Writers Work – is l...
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