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Healthcare Providers Protected from Liability in COVID-19

Healthcare Providers Protected from Liability in COVID-19

| Coronavirus
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems across the globe have been under tremendous strain. In the United States, healthcare professionals not only are placed under immense pressure to care for overwhelming volumes of patients while using limited resources, but they also have to consider their risk of liability. Providing care during this…Read the article
COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Issues for Tenants

COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Issues for Tenants

| Coronavirus
In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic in general, and the lockdowns in particular, were especially hard on Social Security Disability recipients and other low-income households. These individuals are also at a higher risk for eviction. Many low-income families spend almost half their income on rent. If their income sources dried up even slightly, monthly rent…Read the article
Are Restaurants Liable for Customer Sexual Harassment?

Are Restaurants Liable for Customer Sexual Harassment?

| sexual harassment
Restaurants Liable for Customer Sexual Harassment? If you ask the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the federal courts, the answer to this question is unequivocally “yes.” Most waitresses, bartenders, baristas, and other customer-facing restaurant employees work for tips. As a result, a “polite smile” and friendly demeanor are encouraged. And, these individuals often are…Read the article
Can K-12 Schools Safely Reopen in Fall 2020?

Can K-12 Schools Safely Reopen in Fall 2020?

| Coronavirus
As the coronavirus crisis continues, a consensus about at least delaying school openings is emerging. New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio recently unveiled a partial reopening plan for fall 2020. The proposal would stagger school openings and incorporate two or three days a week of remote learning. At least right now, this plan is at odds…Read the article
Spate of Attacks Highlights Twitter’s Vulnerability

Spate of Attacks Highlights Twitter’s Vulnerability

| Personal Injury
The largest hack in the platform’s history was just the latest in a long series of incidents. What implications does this lack of security have for ordinary New Yorkers? Hackers recently compromised some of the platform’s largest accounts and used them to promote a Bitcoin donation scam. Twitter is much smaller than Facebook and some…Read the article
Should I Secretly Record Workplace Harassment Incidents?

Should I Secretly Record Workplace Harassment Incidents?

| sexual harassment
Generally, a picture, or a recording or video, is worth a thousand words. That being said, surreptitious recordings sometimes cause much more trouble than they prevent. This issue comes up a lot. Sadly, over 80 percent of women, and a sizeable percentage of men, have experienced workplace sexual harassment. And, claimants have the burden of…Read the article
Coronavirus and Office Lunches

Coronavirus and Office Lunches

| Coronavirus
As people go back to work following the Spring 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns, they are finding that work does not look the same. Food issues are a good example of these changes. Significantly, however, the new normal does not allow employers to make decisions on the fly. Many companies used to offer buffet-style meals and snacks…Read the article
Motorcycle Wrecks in New York: A Closer Look

Motorcycle Wrecks in New York: A Closer Look

| Personal Injury
During the first half of the year, motorcycle crashes are not as common in New York. It’s simply too cold to ride. But when spring arrives, motorcycle crash season is in full swing. The weather is warmer during the second half of the year, so more bikers are on the roads. The seasonal nature of…Read the article
Lawmakers Consider Ending Forced Arbitration

Lawmakers Consider Ending Forced Arbitration

| sexual harassment
Frequently, arbitration is an alternative to the litigation process. But in the sexual harassment context, arbitration generally exists to protect employers. Some lawmakers are demanding change. In February 2019, Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act. This straightforward measure would prohibit employers from requiring their employees to arbitrate sexual…Read the article
Was I Sexually Harassed If It Only Happened Once?

Was I Sexually Harassed If It Only Happened Once?

| Personal Injury
It is very possible you were, depending on the type of sexual harassment claim. Frequently, this question refers to hostile environment claims. Single-incident sexual harassment is rare in this context. Other times, the single incident involves a quid pro quo or retaliation. However, in every situation, once is too much. After a few moments in…Read the article