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November 2018 Archives

A look at minimum wage violations

The rights of workers are disregarded in many ways, whether someone is subjected to discrimination based on their faith or gender or they are sexually harassed while trying to work. Employee rights violations also include wage violations, from denied overtime and denied breaks to violations related to minimum wage. Unfortunately, many hard-working people have been illegally paid less than minimum wage for their efforts and our law office believes this cannot be tolerated. Too many employers across New York have taken advantage of their workers, who are may already in a vulnerable position, by failing to pay them minimum wage.

Cars that are not cut out for winter weather

Across the country, weather conditions are deteriorating in many cities as winter approaches. Some areas may see snow and ice, while others have more rainfall and foggy conditions that negatively impact visibility. These weather hazards can make driving dangerous, but the peril can escalate exponentially if you decide to head out into this type of weather in a vehicle that can't handle these hazards. 

PTSD after a tough divorce

People often pay close attention to the financial consequences of calling off their marriage, whether they will have to pay spousal support, or they have concerns about how their property will be split up. Others may worry about how their divorce will affect the children. However, the emotional side of a divorce should not be overlooked, either. In fact, some divorces can be so difficult that people develop post-traumatic stress disorder. It is important to do what you can to make your divorce easier and have a solid understanding of your options to reduce the likelihood of this difficult condition.

Who should you choose as your child's guardian?

If you are a parent in New York, one of the most important estate planning decisions you make is who will take care of your child if both parents happen to pass away before the minor turns 18. Naming a guardian is challenging and there are many factors that you should consider before making the final pick.

What does transgender discrimination entail?

Although the world is becoming more inclusive every day, many transgender people in New York face discrimination in multiple areas of their lives. Being able to recognize different types of discrimination is crucial so you can take the proper legal action, whether that involves filing a complaint regarding employment or dealing with claims of unfair housing practices. Justice.org offers the following information so you can be fully aware of your rights.

3 safety tips for the holidays

While the holiday season is a time for families in New York to celebrate, it's also important to keep safety in mind. Whether cooking a lavish feast for loved ones or putting up decorations, you must take the right steps to keep you and others protected from harm. The following tips will help you do just that, whether at your home or when spending time with others.

What complications are associated with traumatic brain injury?

If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you probably know how complex these situations can be. TBI is associated with a wide range of complications, some of which can be very severe and persistent. The Mayo Clinic explains some of the possible consequences of brain injuries.

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