January 23, 2012

Recycling Plant in Missouri charged with for 37 safety violations

In Missouri, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a recycling plant, Resource Management Cos., with 37 safety and health violations in which the proposed fines total $195,930.
August 23, 2011

Stagehand’s Death Causes ‘How to Succeed’ Broadway Show To Be Cancelled

A recent performance of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” on Broadway was canceled. According to police reports, a 29 year old stagehand died from a drug overdose he suffered backstage.
April 11, 2011

Broadway Spider-Man Play Charged with 2 Safety Violations

The New York State Department of Labor has issued two safety violations against the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”.  The violations were issued as a result of the accidents last year that involved an actor falling more than 20 feet during the show and two other performers sustaining injuries while rehearsing a sling-shot technique.  It is reported that no financial penalties had been levied.  However, the producers must continue to follow safety protocols […]
January 28, 2011

Employer Beware as Title between Employee and Independent Contractor Blurs

Owning and managing a business in New York can be as challenging as getting a good slice of pizza anywhere outside of the tri-state area. As this country deepens into economic stagnation, employment is getting harder to find. Recently, there has been a trend in New York for employers to try and protect themselves against taking on too many employees. As the New York Law Journal highlights, this is once employers hire an individual they […]
January 10, 2011

New York Times Op-Ed: Adding Fairness to Tips

New York Times Opinion Pages featured an article by Tim and Nina Zagat, Adding Fairness to Tips.  The controversy stirring up the New York restaurant scene is that restaurants are routinely cheating their workers by confiscating waiters’ and busboys’ tips to share with managers and other ineligible employees.  This is unlawful as restaurants are permitted to pay their waiters less than the full minimum wage under the state’s “tip credit,” because the state assumes that […]