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Dealing with the Aftermath of George Floyd’s Death

Dealing with the Aftermath of George Floyd’s Death

| Civil Rights
Mr. Floyd’s death sent shockwaves around the country, and around the world, in a way not seen since Watts, Bloody Sunday, Detroit, the University of Mississippi, and other violent civil rights protests in the 1960s. What this shows us is that something is clearly wrong in America. Before we react, it’s important to take a…Read the article
Remote Workplaces: Not Cybersexual Harassment Haven

Remote Workplaces: Not Cybersexual Harassment Haven

| Personal Injury
According to a recent survey, almost half of women and nearly a quarter of men have been victims of cybersexual harassment. Overall harassment figures were at 81 percent for women and 43 percent for men. These numbers are much higher than the figures from previous surveys. Anita Raj, director of the Center on Gender Equity…Read the article
What’s the Difference Between Furloughs and Layoffs?

What’s the Difference Between Furloughs and Layoffs?

| Coronavirus
Some words, such as coronavirus and COVID-19, are synonymous. They mean the same thing. Other words, like furlough and layoffs, do not exactly mean the same thing. Both the l-word and the f-word mean the employee is not working. But there are some significant differences, mostly in terms of employee rights. In normal times, employers…Read the article
How to File a Sexual Harassment Claim in New York

How to File a Sexual Harassment Claim in New York

| Personal Injury
Sexual harassment, especially when it takes place in the workplace, can make you feel like you have no reasonable resources to turn to. Some victims are afraid to speak up and even fear their employer may reprimand them if they report an offense. However, there are specific laws that require employers to acknowledge and resolve…Read the article
It May Be a Crime to Say ‘Illegal Alien’ in NYC

It May Be a Crime to Say ‘Illegal Alien’ in NYC

| Civil Rights
If people use this phrase to describe undocumented residents, and they intend to “demean, humiliate or harass a person,” New York City officials may asses a fine of up to $250,000. A related prohibition applies to anyone who threatens to call immigration officials, if the party has a “discriminatory motive.” Words have power in court…Read the article
NYC Nail Salon Workers: Changes in an Abusive Industry

NYC Nail Salon Workers: Changes in an Abusive Industry

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Earlier this month, the New York Nail Salon (NYC) Workers Association organized a speak-out protesting on-going abuses against salon workers in front of New York City chain Envy Nails’s Bronx location. Around 40 women showed up and spoke out against the injustices they face as salon workers, single mothers, and immigrants. They told stories of…Read the article
Appropriate Airline Attire and Passenger Rights

Appropriate Airline Attire and Passenger Rights

| Aviation Accidents
When you board an airplane, what rights do you have, and what rules can the airline impose? Latisha Rowe said that an American Airlines crew told her to cover her strapless romper, or she could not fly from Jamaica to Miami. Dr. Rowe, who wrapped herself in a blanket to board the plane, later took…Read the article
The Difference: Identity Theft & Medical Identity Theft

The Difference: Identity Theft & Medical Identity Theft

| Civil Rights
Identity theft, which is basically stealing someone’s financial and personal information for personal gain, is considered to be the fastest growing crimes in the United States. In the US, identity theft costs people around $5 billion annually. Personal information such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, address, and bank information are what is needed for…Read the article
John Ramsey Files Motion for Exoneration

John Ramsey Files Motion for Exoneration

| Napoli Shkolnik News
John Ramsey spent 33 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He and his legal team, including civil rights attorney Craig Phemister, recently filed a motion to prove his innocence. The court papers were filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court and charge that the NYPD and Brooklyn District Attorney withheld exculpatory evidence.Read the article