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November 7, 2016

Personal Injury Lawyers Share Tips to Avoid a House Fire This Winter

According to data compiled by the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,298,000 fires in 2014. These fires resulted in over 15,000 injuries to civilians and more than $10 billion in property loss. Residential fires caused nearly 85% of over 3,000 fire-related fatalities. Did you know that half of all home fires occur during the winter months? It is not difficult to understand why. Fireplaces, heating systems, and even holiday […]
November 7, 2016

Stay Safe While Driving on New York’s Roads

Personal Injury Lawyers Help New Yorkers Stay Safe When Traveling by Car In New York and across the nation, driving is always somewhat dangerous. In 2014 alone, there were over 30,000 people killed in car accidents on U.S. roadways. Another 2.3 million people were injured. What is causing so many accidents? All the things you would expect: distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, road conditions, and more. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the weather […]
May 24, 2016

Uber Faces Another Lawsuit About Driver Classification

New York City residents love Uber. But Uber, the popular ride-sharing company, finds itself once again on the wrong side of a lawsuit. A former Uber driver named Joshua Fisher filed a class action lawsuit in Washington State District Court that was recently transferred to Federal Court. The complaint alleges that Fisher was wrongfully classified as an independent contractor during his time as a driver for Uber. It is Fisher’s contention that Uber drivers across […]
May 24, 2016

New York Employment Discrimination from Nation’s Oldest Health Care Franchise Company

New York City racial discrimination attorneys see many cases involving complex discrimination laws. The Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act, the list goes on and on. These laws were created to remedy and prevent discrimination against people who need protection the most. Employers in New York City and across the country have discriminated against many different groups for all sorts of “reasons”. Although we have made strides toward equality […]
April 20, 2016

New York City Vision Zero Plan – Report Shows Initial Success

We all know how frightening it can be to cross a busy intersection in New York City. Whether on foot or behind the wheel, navigating the bustling streets of any city can be terrifying. In New York, cars run yellow lights, turn into crosswalks, double-park, and “block the grid.” Pedestrians and bicyclists sometimes ignore the rules by crossing against a light or weaving in and out of traffic. These behaviors are so common that they […]
December 8, 2015

Armani Hit With $75 Million Discrimination Lawsuit

Armani Discrimination Lawsuit The former general counsel for fashion leader Giorgio Armani has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the company, saying he was singled out for greater scrutiny because he’s of Mexican birth, and that the company wrongfully terminated his employment after learning he had been diagnosed with colon cancer. In his complaint, filed in September in Manhattan Supreme Court, Fabio Silva says that, shortly after he came on board at Armani, he was […]
December 3, 2015

What Can Happen if You Complain About No Overtime Pay in New York?

As a restaurant worker, what can you do when your boss doesn’t pay you overtime wages? Are you afraid to complain because of possible retaliation, such as getting fired, demoted or being harassed on the job? Despite these risks, there are laws that protect your rights, even for undocumented workers. In fact, a recent wage violations case set a precedent in New York for not only recovering workers’ overtime pay, but also landing the franchise […]