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May 2015 Archives

New Yorkers reminded of dangers posed by city's high-rise buildings

According to New York City's Department of City Planning, as of 2014, the city boasted a population of nearly 8.5 million. Located on a small island, city planners and developers have been forced to build up to accommodate the millions who call one of the city's five boroughs home.


NYC Construction Employment Rose 4.5 Percent in 2014, While Wages Remained Flat

Paralyzed mother awarded $35.4M in medical malpractice case

Individuals, who choose to pursue a career in the medical field, must always act with diligence and vigilance to ensure for the health and welfare of patients. Today, the implementation of electronic health records mandate means that doctors and nurses must input vital health and medical information in patients' records to ensure such information can be readily shared and accessed by numerous providers.

Triunfo de Nuestro Libro "Inglés para los Jornaleros y Obreros de la Construcción."

Cover.jpgEstoy muy orgulloso y satisfecho de que mi libro, "Inglés para los Jornaleros y Obreros de la Construcción," que ofrezco gratis a jornaleros legítimos y centros de alcance en algunos barrios, está siendo utilizado como una herramienta de enseñanza en la Florida, Georgia, y tan lejos como Louisiana y California, así como se estad utilizando en nuestro estado nativo de Nueva York. David Klein/The Klein Law Group


Cover.jpgI am very proud and gratified that my book, "English for Day Laborers and Construction Workers," that I offer free of charge to bona fide day laborer and neighborhood outreach centers, is being used as a teaching tool in Florida, and Georgia, and as far as Louisiana and California, as well as in our home state of New York.  

Why, in the case of cellphones, hands-free doesn't equate to accident-free

By now, everyone has heard about the dangers of distracted driving. However, people have varying opinions about what activities actually qualify as being distracting to a driver. In recent years, cellphone use and specifically texting while driving has received a lot of attention and focus by politicians and law enforcement officials. It’s important to remember, however, that there are numerous other activities in which drivers engage that are equally distracting and dangerous.


One way that many employers are guilty of wage theft is in the use of fluctuating, or changing, work weeks in an illegal manner to cheat their employees out of their legal wages.  Darren Rumack, who is in charge of Wages & Hour cases at the Klein Law Group, has written a guide for when the fluctuating work week is legal and when it is not legal and constitutes wage theft.

Don't let a work injury lead to financial ruin

Every day across the U.S. and throughout New York City, individuals suffer injuries at their places of employment. From a nurse who injures her back while helping lift a patient to a construction worker who is hit in the head by falling equipment, a work injury can significantly impact an individual's life in numerous ways.


I am proud to report that we have saved our client, a small software company, $100,000.00 in workers' compensation penalties.  Sometimes the Workers' Compensation Board will attempt to penalize small business owners for not having workers' compensation insurance, even when the business has no employees.

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