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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…

201705.08
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An Integrative Lawyer’s Creed

It’s always challenging to start a movement that transforms centuries-old systems. We see a lot of the attempts in the United States today. There was #occupywallstreet. Whatever happened to that? The #blacklivesmatter is regrouping and focusing on policy-making. The #womensmarch seems to have come and gone to some degree. As a business owner who advises…

201705.05
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FAQ: How Do I Conquer My Money Fears?

I have been there, and I revisit these fears on occasion–probably even more often than I care to admit. I still have student loan debt that I hope to pay off before I retire. I haven’t found health insurance that is worth the exorbitant costs, and I only recently paid off an emergency room bill from when I had catastrophic…

201705.03
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This Moment

This moment. I am debating whether to go back to work or add to the workout I cut short this morning. This moment. I am enjoying the solitude of my space, the city, and my corner of the sofa. This moment. I am loving all of you, my mom, my partner, my friends throughout my…