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What Employers Should Know About Retaliation by cjleclaire
Jun 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 254 254 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 | 852 852 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...
Long Island Roads See Two Police Officers Die in Separate Vehicle Crashes by cjleclaire
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 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 | 244 244 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 | 368 368 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 | 421 421 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 | 352 352 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...
A Legal Perspective for a Recent Tragic New York Accident by cjleclaire
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 268 268 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Apr 7, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , On April 1, 2015, a tragic car accident occurred in the Bronx on a snowy Grand Concourse service road. A cab driver, suffering from a seizure lost control of his cab. The cab hurled through the air, landed, and careened into four pedestr...
The Launch of Stephen D. Hans & Associates’ New Website by cjleclaire
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 209 209 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Stephen D. Hans & Associates, P.C. wants to welcome you to the launch of our new employment litigation website.  We hope you can easily find the information you are searching for on our mobile friendly site and that it satisfies your needs. Early in his legal career, Attor...
STARS Act of 2015 Addresses ACA Confusion over Season Employee/Season Worker by cjleclaire
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 205 205 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The restaurant industry and other fields of work, such as farming, often have seasonal workers that pick up heavier work loads during more productive times of the year. The lack of clarification regarding seasonal employment has been confusing for small business owners, fa...