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Biometrics Information in the Workplace

Biometrics Information in the Workplace

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Biometrics Information in the Workplace Technology is everywhere around us, from our smart appliances to our healthcare records to the phone in your pocket right now. We have refrigerators that tell us when we are out of milk and smartphone apps that let us know if we forgot to lock our back doors. And now…Read the article
Pfizer Suspends EpiPen Injector Sales

Pfizer Suspends EpiPen Injector Sales

| Personal Injury
Many people trust epinephrine injectors to protect them against serious allergic reactions. It now appears this trust might have been misplaced. The company largely blamed product misuse for the EpiPen injector problems. The failure to release a safety catch and injecting the chemical at the wrong angle might cause either too much or too little…Read the article
Third-Hand Smoke: Unseen Toxins in Your Everyday Life

Third-Hand Smoke: Unseen Toxins in Your Everyday Life

| Personal Injury
Third-Hand Smoke Toxins Most of us are aware of the dangers of smoking tobacco products. According to the Center for Disease Control, or CDC, smoking causes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, lung disease, stroke, cancer, and heart disease. Smoking also greatly increases your risk for immune system issues such as rheumatoid…Read the article
Coronavirus and Your Job

Coronavirus and Your Job

| Workers Compensation
As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads, many people are worried about contracting the virus at work or during their commutes. Generally, if employees cite coronavirus concerns and refuse to come to work, employers can legally terminate them. Working from home is not a fundamental right even under the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, the United States…Read the article
New York Proposal: Suspend Rent Payments for 90 Days

New York Proposal: Suspend Rent Payments for 90 Days

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Lawmakers in New York and elsewhere are acting to preserve your health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers are also acting to preserve your economic rights, but this response is a bit slower. New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris proposed the suspension, which has bipartisan support. The proposal would also apply to mortgage payments.…Read the article
Electric Scooter-Related Injuries On The Rise

Electric Scooter-Related Injuries On The Rise

| Personal Injury
Electric scooters have recently become more and more popular in cities all across the United States, but with that popularity has also come an increase in scooter-related injuries, according to a report from CNN. Known as E-Scooters, these compact modes of transportation are popping up on city streets across the globe and causing more serious…Read the article
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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One advocacy group has big plans for Brain Injury Awareness Month, highlighted by an advocacy day in Albany on March 25. Some legislative priorities include “keeping the TBI waiver out of Medicaid managed care, expanding the Concussion Management and Awareness Act of 2011 and creating a resource facilitation program,” said Brain Injury Association of New…Read the article
Cruise Ship Passengers Allege Coronavirus Misconduct

Cruise Ship Passengers Allege Coronavirus Misconduct

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Princess Cruise Lines knew that several people aboard the Grand Princess were infected with the coronavirus COVID-19, yet the ship set sail for Hawaii anyway, according to court documents. An earlier coronavirus outbreak on the Diamond Princess put the company on notice that there was a problem, the plaintiffs allege. Therefore, when individuals on the…Read the article
Coronavirus Triggers Partial Judicial Shutdown

Coronavirus Triggers Partial Judicial Shutdown

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The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic triggers partial judicial shutdown via scheduling changes throughout the Empire State. Apart from criminal trials if the defendant is in custody, until further notice, there will be no jury trials in New York except for those already underway. The partial judicial shutdown due to the coronavirus also applies to most…Read the article
Apple Suspends Face Recognition Clearview AI App

Apple Suspends Face Recognition Clearview AI App

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The facial recognition app known as Clearview AI has been suspended from the Apple iOS developer program after it was discovered that the app had violated Apple’s terms in its Developer Enterprise Program. The app will no longer be available for use on all iPhones until the problem has been resolved to the satisfaction of…Read the article
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