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Construction Accidents Involving Falls from Heights by cjleclaire
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Are Falls from Heights So Significant in New York City? New York takes construction accidents involving falls from heights very seriously. In fact, the NY State Legislature passed the Scaffold Law (NY Labor Law 240) more than a century ago based on its safety concerns. Despite complaints abou...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Colors Outside the Lines by Nruhling
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Zach has been drawing for nearly a quarter century. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Every morning, Zach McCurdy sketches. He draws lines for a living, and this routine, sometimes with a pad and pencil, other times on a computer tablet, helps his brain get in the righ...
2QXV_SS_L_Banner_LOBBY_SUMAQ__AD.png Sackstein Sacktein & Lee, LLP Sponsors the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
August 25–26, 2018: the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival in Nassau County on Long Island This year, Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP takes pride in being the lead sponsor of the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival. Our attorneys and staff are very committed to serving the people where we work and live, and we...
Why You Have Legal Rights in Construction Accidents Involving Falling Objects by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Injured workers and families who have lost their loved ones pursue lawsuits? By December of 2017, a construction site at 61 Ninth Avenue in Chelsea had been repeatedly cited for construction code violations. On December 18, a 54 year-old construction worker was standing on the sidewalk when a...
Company Security and Surveillance: Where Should Employers Draw the Line? by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Are Your Security and Surveillance Policies Violating Privacy Laws? Companies have the right to protect against internal theft or property destruction. They also have a responsibility to evaluate productivity and ensure their resources are used efficiently and effectively. If a company faces liti...
Changes in New York State and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Sexual Harassment: Mandatory Arbitration and Nondisclosure Agreements The NY legislature passed changes in sexual harassment law that Governor Cuomo signed into law on April 17, 2018. These laws went into effect 90 days after being enacted, which means they are currently in effect. Prohibition of...
Your Rights Regarding Medical Treatment after a Work Injury by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s common knowledge in New York that, in the event of a work-related injury, you have a right to seek medical attention and have the costs covered by the workers’ compensation insurance provider. You will likely be required to undergo a physical examination by a physician chosen by the insurer,...
Astoria Characters: The BFF of Socrates Sculpture Park by Nruhling
Aug 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Audrey’s the director of public programs for Socrates Park. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling A comet’s tail of hair streaking in the air behind her, Audrey Dimola power-pedals to the front gate of Socrates Sculpture Park on Cherry Bomb, her single-speed Schwinn. She j...
Honesty—The Best Policy in a Workers' Compensation Claim by cjleclaire
Aug 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 233 233 recommendations | email to a friend
The Dangers of Overstating or Understating the Nature of Your Injury When you've been injured on the job in the state of New York, you have a right to seek workers' compensation benefits to cover your disability, and to pay for any reasonable and necessary medical expenses. When you are unable to...
How to Survive as a Small Business Owner Among a Myriad of Laws & Regulations by cjleclaire
Aug 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 263 263 recommendations | email to a friend
Laws Small Business Owners Should Know About Business laws have multiplied over the years and as a small business owner, you might feel overwhelmed because there are so many. Which laws take priority for your small business? Large companies have HR departments to tackle legal requirements, but sm...