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2 safe driving habits to adopt when facing a DWI

As the summer gets underway, you can expect to see many more motorists on the streets of New York City and across the nation. Whether you are currently facing a DWI charge or have in the past, now is an appropriate time for you to evaluate your driving habits. If your license is suspended, you might not have access to a vehicle until some point after your legal

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2 common types of workplace discrimination

Most New York employees are aware there are federal laws in place to protect them against certain types of wrongdoing and improper behaviors that occur on the job. Though employers have policies to discourage discrimination their work environments, many workers still experience discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Some of them dread going to work and have issues with their job performance because they are working in a

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Is your work environment really a hostile one?

If you dread going to work in New York each day because you feel your boss and coworkers are mistreating and bullying you, you might work in a hostile environment. According to study in Market Place Business News, “20 percent of employees experience hostile behavior at their jobs. Keep in mind that there are many reasons why employees do not like going to their jobs. Some of them

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Sexual harassment in the workplace: coworkers and customers alike

  • By antollino
  • Law posted:Blog
  • Date:April 14, 2018

Sexual harassment is prevalent in society. The progression of the #MeToo movement and numerous high-profile allegations of misconduct have brought discussions about harassment to the surface. Even with the spotlight shining on inappropriate behavior in the workplace, much of the misconduct is still taking place in the background because workers feel insecure about their rights. When a workplace doesn’t explicitly denounce behavior, it implicitly allows it. Every business, be

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What is false arrest?

  • By antollino
  • Law posted:Blog
  • Date:April 12, 2018

These days, it is essential to stay aware of your civil rights. Even if you think that you do not involve yourself in activities that you think are risky, there may come a day when you are in the wrong place at the right time and find yourself in a situation where you have your civil rights negatively impacted. False arrest is just one type of civil rights violation,

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Broad powers don’t mean police can violate your rights

  • By antollino
  • Law posted:Blog
  • Date:April 07, 2018

The adage goes that you can't fight city hall. Despite those words, that doesn't mean that you aren't allowed to fight. Rather, the presumption behind the statement is that the legal system is structured in such a way that those who try to battle city hall are doomed to fail. That is not necessarily the case, however. It all depends on the circumstances of the situation. It is possible

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The legal system is not designed for going it alone

Smart people often like to show off how much they know. Wise people tend to be smart people who know that it doesn't matter how intelligent you are if you fail to apply your knowledge judiciously and make a positive difference in the lives of others. When you are facing criminal charges in New York City, it can be agitating. Most people never fathom being brought up on charges.

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Funeral Home found to discriminate against Transgender Employee

Religious Freedom Restoration Act no Defense in Gender Identity Suit according to the Sixth Circuit. Click Here to Read more.

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Readers Shared Their Harassment Stories. Experts Weigh In.

Here are some real-life examples of sexual harassment in the workplace and reactions from experts as to how to address them. The advice may prevent a breakdown in the attorney client relationship and a nightmare at your place of employment. Click here to read more

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Zarda v. Altitude Express

This is a blog where I bring some things on my mind or that come to my attention. The first involves the Zarda v. Altitude Express case, the one that changed the law in the Second Circuit. We don't know if it will go to the Supreme Court. Lots was written about the decision See here, but the National Constitutional Center did a podcast on the case and

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