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NYC Employment Defense Discrimination Attorney by cjleclaire
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans What If an Employee Can’t Work the Schedule the Employer Wants? In many situations, a schedule conflict is a reason not to hire a prospective employee. However, when the employee’s religion is the reason for the schedule conflict, you must be careful not to violate discrim...
Cutchogue Long Island Limo Crash- Southold Businessman charged with DWI by cjleclaire
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
A Fatal Car Accident Tragically Ends the Lives of Four Young Women in Suffolk County Cutchogue Long Island Limo Crash- Southold Businessman charged with DWI by Steven Palermo When returning from local wineries and while making a U-turn on Route 48 and Depot Lane in Cutchogue, a limousine was stru...
What Employers Should Know About Retaliation by cjleclaire
Jun 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 268 268 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)   explains that it is illegal for employers to fire, demote, or otherwise “retaliate” against employees or applicants because they filed a discrimination charge, complained to their...
IPM2_Murdered_Trees_.jpg More Trees, Please! Wealthy neighborhoods have the most trees! by RachelleN
Jun 18, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 863 863 recommendations | email to a friend
  "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir If you'd like to request a tree planting on your street or want to report illegal tree cutting or damage,  visit this page: http://ww...
6BR2_IMG_1027.JPG Dirty Little Secrets Your Landscaper Won't Tell You by RachelleN
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
If you hire a landscaping company to maintain your lawn, there are a few things you REALLY ought to know.  1) Less mowing is BETTER for your lawn and saves you $$$. Multiple academic studies have proven that you should let your lawn grow to 2" to 3" in height before cutting it. Here's a link to o...
Long Island Roads See Two Police Officers Die in Separate Vehicle Crashes by cjleclaire
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes fate takes unexpected turns that we find unexplainable. The odds are slim to none that two former police officers about the same age would die in single vehicle crashes over the same weekend. Yet, this is what occurred. Suffolk County roads once again took their toll on individuals, and...
Take Quick Actions When Signs of Discrimination Emerge in Your Business by cjleclaire
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 257 257 recommendations | email to a friend
All too often, business owners are not aware of their managers or supervisors engaging in discriminatory practices toward workers. When workers complain about racial or nationality slurs being made in the workplace, this is a red flag for owners to seek legal counsel and handle such complaints be...
Food Industry Labeling: The Nuances of Meeting FDA Standards by cjleclaire
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 379 379 recommendations | email to a friend
At the end of November, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring restaurants and vending machine companies to label foods for nutritional value. At first glance, this requirement may not seem like a significant legal issue, but in light of a recent investigation, perhaps there...
EEOC Files Its First of Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuits by cjleclaire
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 433 433 recommendations | email to a friend
New York employers should take note that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed and settled its first transgender discrimination lawsuit. In April 2015, the EEOC brought the suit against Lakeland Eye Clinic in Florida (http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/4-13-15.cfm) but a...
What Is Parental Alienation and How Can It Affect Custody? by cjleclaire
Apr 17, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 363 363 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Apr 7, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , Parential Alienation Parental alienation syndrome is a psychological term that means one parent is turning the children against the other parent, usually due to a divorce or child custody dispute. The syndrome manifests as the child’s denigrat...