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New Program Transforms Workers Into Owners

New Program Transforms Workers Into Owners

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Corner delis and other mom-and-pop businesses dominate many areas of New York City. Beginning in 2021, when these owners retire, their workers might be able to fill their shoes. Mayor Bill de Blasio predicted that the Employee Ownership NYC program would “change the rules of the game” by providing up to $10,000 in support for…Read the article
Lawmakers Crack Down on Illegal Dumpers

Lawmakers Crack Down on Illegal Dumpers

| Napoli Shkolnik News
In the wake of a discovery of an illegal solid waste dumping ground in Long Island, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo approved a measure which broadens the definition of “acutely hazardous” substances and stiffens possible criminal penalties. Earlier in 2020, investigators discovered that a company had secretly buried about 40,000 pounds of hazardous solid waste…Read the article
Holiday Toy Safety Guide

Holiday Toy Safety Guide

| Personal Injury
A holiday toy safety guide – as another season is almost over and hopefully the toys he left under the physical or metaphorical tree will entertain youngsters for hours in 2021 and beyond. But now it is up to caregivers to be responsible for ensuring that children play safely. Unfortunately, dangerous toys injure hundreds of…Read the article
Self-Driving Cars? Not Yet, Says NHTSA. Winter Driving Tips

Self-Driving Cars? Not Yet, Says NHTSA. Winter Driving Tips

| Winter Tips
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration clearly asserted, despite Tesla’s assertions to the contrary, that “No vehicle available for purchase today is capable of driving itself.” Earlier, Tesla stirred controversy by sending so-called full self-driving software to a group of owners selected to test it. Cal researcher Steven Shladover said Tesla’s claim was “actively misleading”…Read the article
Worker Safety in the Coronavirus Age

Worker Safety in the Coronavirus Age

| Coronavirus
Mostly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, worker safety has consistently been in the news during 2020. For example, in late August, the United Federation of Teachers almost went on strike over coronavirus health concerns. Coronavirus is just the latest in a string of deadly occupational diseases which often affect area workers. Other issues which are…Read the article
Long Island School Buses Are Watching You

Long Island School Buses Are Watching You

| Personal Injury
Suffolk County officials announced that 6,000 of its school buses will soon be equipped with stop arm cameras to catch these violators. Preliminary tests indicate that between 90 and 100 motorists ignore school bus stop arms. State law requires drivers in both directions to stop when school buses are loading or unloading passengers. The cameras…Read the article
What Happens When Coronavirus Threatens Students?

What Happens When Coronavirus Threatens Students?

| Coronavirus
According to one study, college campuses are coronavirus super spreaders. What are the legal implications of this categorization? Notre Dame is a good example. During the spring and summer of 2020, the school’s infection rate was less than half a percent. A week after classes resumed, the infection rate had increased over 300 percent. Complicating…Read the article
United Airlines Flight Cancellation Lawsuit Heats Up

United Airlines Flight Cancellation Lawsuit Heats Up

| Aviation Accidents
Lawyers for the transportation giant made a last-ditch effort to have a class-action lawsuit thrown out of court. But customers may have effectively stopped that from happening. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, United cancelled flights right and left. Instead of issuing refunds, the airline gave ticketholders vouchers for future travel. In a court filing, the…Read the article
Party Like It’s 1999 at Your 2020 Thanksgiving Gathering

Party Like It’s 1999 at Your 2020 Thanksgiving Gathering

| Thanksgiving
The coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on pretty much every family event on the calendar this year. But with a little additional planning, your 2020 Thanksgiving celebration could look a lot like the one you had last year. Before you start going through our well-put-together list, think about what makes Thanksgiving special for your…Read the article
Top Ten 2020 Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Top Ten 2020 Thanksgiving Travel Tips

| Thanksgiving
Most parts of the country are currently experiencing a coronavirus surge. This uptick comes at a very bad time. Many health care workers, and health care facilities, are showing some signs of strain. Furthermore, Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel times of the year. Many college students head home, and many families plan…Read the article