Legislation passed by the NYS Assembly would allow for a "discovery" rule in medical malpractice cases involving late cancer diagnosis. This is a win for residents of New York.
A recent fatal ambulance accident in Schenectady County highlights the dangers of tired or distracted driving.
A new report suggests that Walmart, the nation's largest private employer, routinely punishes its employees for taking leave that should otherwise be protected.
Sepsis is one of the leading killers of Americans, yet most people have never heard of it.
Scott Peterson will be speaking at a seminar discussing the trial of the Plaintiff's Personal Injury Lawsuit.
Political speech in the workplace is generally not protected. Learn more about what might be here.
Fox News finds itself in hot water, again, this time for alleged retaliation following a former employee's complaint of discrimination.
According to a recent piece in the New York Times, some 30 million employees in the United States are operating under non-compete agreements. For those who don't know, employers use non-competes to prevent employees from working for a competitor following their departure from a company. Non-sol...
The Fox News cases have once again highlighted the difficulties with the anonymous complaint hotline.
New proposed legislation would allow police to use technology to determine if cell phones were being used at the scene of an accident. This could help deter distracted driving, but at what cost to the public?
The Second Circuit federal Court of Appeals (encompassing New York) recently sided with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and affirmed the NLRB’s finding that an employee’s explicit Facebook post about his boss was protected union or concerted activity and the employee’s termination for making the post was, therefore, illegal.
The distinction between interns and employees can make a significant difference in both the obligations and bottom line of a business.
Despite increases in awareness and safety, fatalities from large truck and bus accidents are on the rise. We look at the statistics and what may be involved.
On March 31, 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it had settled a class action age discrimination lawsuit against the Kentucky-based steakhouse chain, Texas Roadhouse. The lawsuit alleged that the chain did not hire individuals over the age of 40 for so-calle...
As cars become safer for the drivers they are seemingly becoming more dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists. Our take - distracted driving and texting while driving continues to be a major problem.
Giovanna was recently featured in Her Life magazine, a Capital District publication focusing on issues impacting women. Giovanna was featured in an "Ask the Expert" column, discussing the issue of harassment in the workplace. Click on the cover to read the article on the Her Life website.
The idea of "tort reform" might sound good to some, but the reality is that it would do nothing but hurt only the most severely injured.
A class action case against Sterling Jewelers has once again brought to light issues of unequal pay, discrimination and sexual harassment at a large company. Learn more about the case, as well as the problems with arbitration agreements and "anonymous" hotlines.
A recent article in the Albany Times Union highlighted a very common but somewhat unknown employment occurrence - the severance agreement with confidentiality provision.
The recent firing of an Uber executive - for failing to disclose a prior complaint of sexual harassment - begs the question. Can you be fired for an omission?
March 8, International Women's Day, has been designated by the organizers of the women's march as a "Day Without a Woman." But can you be fired for not coming to work? These are some considerations before you strike.
Claims of sexual harassment by a former Uber employee shed light on the right and wrong way to deal with this behavior in the workplace.
ESPN analyst Doug Adler was fired after making a comment about Venus Williams that was perceived as racist. He's now suing the company for wrongful termination. Learn why his case is unlikely to succeed.
We meet and talk with many people each week who are suffering or have suffered some injustice, and in the course of those meetings and discussions we've observed some common themes. "I'm not the type of person who sues"is the most common, but understanding how change is effected is crucial.