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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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The Woman Who Immortalizes the Dearly Departed
Effie Sfikas is gazing out the front window. The sun is shining, the stores are open and people are walking up and down Ditmars Boulevard. The world is bursting with life. She turns her big, brown ...
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Participatory budgeting ballot finalized for District 22
Later this month, local residents will have their say on how to spend $1 million on local projects. Last week, Councilman Costa Constantinides released the final list of projects included in this y...
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community shows support for Steinway plan
A group of local elected officials and community organizations has endorsed a plan to change Steinway Street in Astoria to make it safer and more conducive to commerce. Councilman Costa Constantini...
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Woman Who Came Back to Rediscover Her Past
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Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents keep pressure on pol for joining IDC
Officials want Peralta to rejoin mainline conference
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials announce lawsuit to prevent Astoria tenants from eviction
Claim apartments are protected by rent-stabilization laws
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queensbridge residents celebrate community center upgrades
Kids playing at the Jacob Riis Settlement House this summer will be able to do so with the comfort of air conditioning. Last Thursday, Queensbridge residents celebrated the completion of several up...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local organizations continue efforts to resist Trump
Hundreds of residents attended what Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer called the “Resistance Town Hall” last Wednesday at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. Building off a community speakout in Sunnyside, a m...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scammers pose as immigration agents in Woodside
Threaten to deport Latino man, takes his money
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria art installation closes due to safety threats
An Astoria art installation that became a center of protest against President Donald Trump’s administration has closed. On Friday, the “He Will Not Divide Us” exhibit outside of the Museum of the M...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDC releases feasibility study on Sunnyside Yards project
Long-term proposal could cost up to $19 billion
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The Woman of the Cheese Caves
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Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Old-Fashioned Shave-and-Snip Barber
There are only four stations at Val’s Barber Shop. Val Suyunov, the owner, mans the one closest to the front plate-glass window, where the shop’s humble name is proclaimed in big, bold golden lette...
Feb 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor touts successes of gun violence prevention
The residents of Queensbridge Houses have gone a full year without any shootings, and the mayor wants the whole city to know it. Mayor Bill de Blasio joined elected officials, community leaders and...
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Astoria residents rally in support of Muslim community
Hundreds of Astoria residents, young and old, came together on a cold Friday night to support the local Muslim community. Local elected officials hosted the rally on Steinway Street, home to a larg...
Feb 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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