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April 2015 Archives

Why commercial trucks shouldn't travel over 65 MPH

At some point, most New York drivers have likely been guilty of speeding. While a widely accepted practice, speeding is an incredibly dangerous driving behavior and, according to the American Trucking Association, is a "factor in nearly 30 percent of all fatal crashes," in the U.S.

Occupational injuries common among healthcare workers

On a daily basis, the men and women who work within the health care industry must perform a variety of physical tasks that put them at risk of suffering injury. For many, tasks involved with assisting, moving and lifting patients takes a tremendous physical toll at puts healthcare workers like nurses at an increased risk of suffering injuries to the neck, back and extremities.

UNPAID INTERNS and LABOR LAWS

Unpaid internships, long a staple of the American workplace, are coming under increasing legal scrutiny. A recent spate of collective and class actions alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") and corresponding state labor laws have been filed by former interns, claiming they should have been paid the minimum wage and overtime for their hours worked for the employer.

Spike in NYC construction injuries and deaths raises safety concerns

Since the Great Depression of 2008, the U.S. economy continues to rebound. In New York City, signs of economic prosperity are abound as the city is in the midst of a building boom. As construction workers report to worksites across the city's five boroughs, concerns remain about whether or not construction managers are doing enough to keep workers safe.

Poor monitoring blamed for birth injuries

There are many possible causes for birth injuries. Complications sometimes occur during the labor process resulting in injury to the child. Unfortunately, failing to adequately monitor fetal distress or take prompt action leads to birth injuries as well. The consequences are devastating.

Must auto dealers fix vehicle recall issues before selling?

So, you go into a Manhattan auto dealership after performing an admirable amount of pre-arrival due diligence. You spot the car you want, do the requisite haggling with the sales person and execute a purchase agreement. Happily, you exit the lot, enthralled with all your new vehicle's options.

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