201706.09
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FAQ: What is a Breach of Contract?

When a party to a contract “breaches” it, something that was supposed to happen didn’t. It’s basically a broken promise. The construction contractor building your home didn’t complete it on time or substituted materials you specifically rejected. Maybe you didn’t pay the amount you agreed upon. In an investment dispute, perhaps your financial advisor bought or sold stocks…

201706.05
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Seven Reasons to Pay People Who Perform Services for Your FOR-Profit Business

Some of my favorite leaders encourage people to volunteer their services when they are seeking a career change. There are still plenty of businesses that post unpaid internship positions that also fail to provide educational credit for the intern. These seem like great opportunities for the workers to build skills and experience they can list on…

201705.31
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Burnout

Too many demands, Not enough appreciation. Too many expectations, Not enough compassion. Too much drama over the tiniest issues and harsh punishments for small infractions. Disinterest in my world and my humanity. Oblivion where my needs are concerned, the stresses they add to, my hopes, and my dreams. I am but a vending machine, shaken…

201705.15
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Five Issues the NYS WCB Doesn’t Care About in the Claim Against You

Because of my 15 years litigating workers’ compensation claims in New York, I still get referrals from other attorneys who represent employers. It can often be quite difficult delivering bad news to a small business owner who tried to follow the many laws that govern his or her industry, and I can typically hear a certain disbelief…

201705.12
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FAQ: What Goals Can Be Achieved Through Mediation?

There are a number of goals that can be achieved through mediation. Yet some of the most common ones that parties have when they seek mediation to resolve their disputes are: Facilitated discussion that leads to more complete understanding of the true issues Avoidance of stalemates or other losses of working relationships Avoidance of litigation and…

201705.01
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Five Reasons to Be Good To Your Employees

It still shocks me when I hear some of the employment horror stories people endure. Even in states and countries where there are substantial worker protections, We will occasionally learn about the employer who: Sexually harassed an assistant Dropped an injured worker off at the hospital but denied the employment relationship Wanted to call Immigration and…

201704.28
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FAQ: What Do You Say to People Who Dismiss Holistic, Integrative Law As Weird?

I get variations on this question a lot. Sometimes, I say something to the effect of, “Some people, who haven’t tried and benefited from Integrative Law, might have a difficult time imagining that it works. I invite them to try it, as there is very little risk, especially when considering the alternatives (e.g., continued litigation,…