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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?
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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
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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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Local group hosts panel on Willets Point redevelopment
Urges residents to pack courthouse for April 25th hearing
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City to move ahead with 111th Street safety plan
Mayor takes questions at Corona town hall
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Variety honors longtime Astoria Houses leader
Part of club’s new “Community Heroes” initiative
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BP speaks at Hunters Point civic meeting
Borough President Melinda Katz stopped by the Hunters Point Civic Association on Monday night to speak about local issues with residents. Katz noted that the greater Long Island City area has 19,00...
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The Opera Singer Who Found His Voice in the Classroom
ASTORIA CHARACTERS
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Lawmakers start petition calling for cleaner power plants
Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides and Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres created an online petition last week to call for cleaner power plants. In the petition, the lawmakers said many New York ...
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Community board tables vote on 111th Street safety project
Advocates debate with opponents at tense meeting
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Western Queens pols want clarity on G&T admissions policy
Elected officials representing western Queens are still confused about the admissions policy for middle school Gifted and Talented (G&T) programs in District 30. In a March 20th letter, Superintend...
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Mayor pushes mansion tax in Queens visit
Funds would help seniors with affordable housing
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Traffic signal installed at busy Jackson Heights intersection
If you’re driving down Elmhurst Avenue and approaching Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, you’ll now have to make a right turn. The Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled a new traffic signa...
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The Small-Business Brothers, 13 and 11
Izzy Weitzman is sitting at the kitchen table putting Magic, The Gathering cards into packets for pricing. Each one, he explains, entitles the bearer in the role-playing game to acquire mystical cr...
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Corona school getting a five-story addition
Students will not longer need to use trailers
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Community leaders call for LIC nightclub to shutter
Judge temporarily reinstated liquor license
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Real estate panel offers insight into changing LIC landscape
Retail expected to be on the rise as nabe transforms
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Major World dealerships accused of deceptive practices
The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) announced last Thursday that the agency is filing a charges against the Queens-based Major World car dealership. DCA Commissioner Lorelei Salas accused the ...
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