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…

201706.02
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FAQ: Are You Licensed in States Beyond New York?

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No. Although I did my first year of law school at the University of Pittsburgh, sued a prior employer in Texas, and have supported my given and chosen family members through legal matters in Kentucky, I chose to focus on New York law, when I graduated from the State University of New York University at Buffalo…

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…