October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Today we are talking about workplace and voting protections for individuals affected by domestic violence.
In light of back to school season, we are talking about legal issues at school including injuries, employment discrimination, and COVID-19 precautions including masks and mandatory vaccines.
Mandatory vaccines in the workplace are legal, with some exceptions for individuals with disabilities and religious needs. This blog post talks about why, for most people, vaccine mandates should not be your hill to die on. There will rarely be legal recourse, and unemployment could impact you financially and personally for a long time to come.
A somewhat unknown rule to non-attorneys is that in most cases, if a judge does not agree with a jury award, the judge has the right to modify the award as he or she deems appropriate. The most common way for this to play out is where a jury awards a family, say, $2,000,000 in a case involving a...
2020 was a nightmarish year for many families. But thanks to recent legislation, you could see a silver lining in the form of major tax breaks when filing your income taxes this spring. First up, although it's technically not a tax break, the IRS announced this week that the deadline for filing y...
Even though there are now vaccines for the pandemic and the number of new cases is on the decline, becoming infected is still a very real possibility. And for parents who suffer from any debilitating illness, it can be a colossal challenge to navigate your typical parenting responsibilities, whil...
In light of Oprah's interview of Price Harry and Meghan Markle, we are talking about colorism and what it means to be discriminated against on the basis of color.
Even though there are now vaccines for COVID-19 and the number of new cases is on the decline, becoming infected with the virus is still a very real possibility. And for parents who become infected, it can be a colossal challenge to navigate your typical parenting responsibilities, while trying t...
In light of sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, we are talking about state employees' recourse for sexual harassment and discrimination.
The brutal nature of severe foot and ankle injuries comes into focus after golf's most famous athlete is involved in an automobile accident.
We are talking about the employment implications of taking a vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Insurance companies are in the business os saving money. Knowing what information they look for is critical to maximizing recovery following an injury.
In light of a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine, we ask whether employers can require you to get the vaccine.
In advance of Veterans Day 2020, we are talking about protections for veterans and service members in the workplace.
In light of the 2020 Presidential Election, we are taking a look at what happened these last four years on issues we care about.
In light of questioning during the Amy Coney Barrett hearings, we are talking about when racial slurs at work constitute a hostile work environment, and when they might not.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We are talking about protections for domestic violence victims in employment and voting.
In advance of the 2020 Presidential Election we're talking about your right to take time off to vote, and when political activity is protected at work.
In light of sexual harassment allegations against Kimberly Guilfoyle by a female assistant, we talk about when harassment among members of the same sex can be illegal under the federal and New York State discrimination laws.
Tense times make for social media trouble. Today we are talking about the employment consequences of controversial social media use.
New York's Civil Rights Law 50-a protects the confidentiality of police disciplinary records. After the death of George Floyd, advocates are again calling for its repeal.
During the COVID-19 crisis, private businesses may deny a customer entry, and require their removal, if they are not wearing face coverings. We discuss whether customers have any rights if they object to mask requirements in a private business.