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September 2015 Archives

TEACHING LEGAL CLINICS ON WAGE JUSTICE AND INJURY RIGHTS

IMG_4695.JPGThe last weeks have been busier than ever, as Elizabeth Rios (Certificate in Latino Labor Leadership from Cornell University) and I have given numerous workshops in Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury laws, and in workers's legal rights to overtime wages, to no less than minimum wage, and to be protected from wage theft and wage bullying. Working people injured in construction, on scaffolds, doing demolition or asbestos removal, or working in restaurants or car washes--whether they injure their back, shoulder, or knee, or need surgery, or just medical treatment--they all have rights and need inside information on the tricks that unscrupulous employers and insurance companies play on people who have not been properly educated. Looking forward to giving many more of these free workshops in the months to come!

TEACHING AT THE URBAN JUSTICE CENTER

12049590_1653653728206783_1888793671974674362_n.jpgI was honored to be asked to teach a class at the Urban Justice Center, on workers' compensation, personal injury, and wages & hours laws. I was assisted by my Chief Paralegal, Elizabeth Rios. The theme of my class was "No Fear!" Too often, workers who have had accidents on the job, who have fallen from scaffolds or ladders, or on construction sites or doing demolition, or who have had other accidents, are intimidated by their bosses into fear of filing workers compensation and personal injury cases. The same goes for men and women who are victims of wage theft, whose bosses refuse to pay legal overtime, or minimum wage, or who bully and intimidate them with other wage abuses.

JUSTICIA PARA VÍCTIMA DE ROBO DE SALARIO EN NUESTRO DEPARTAMENTO DE SALARIO Y HORAS MAL PAGADO

John Mendoza* trabajó como detallista de automóviles en un taller en Queens. Aunque su jefe lo hizo trabajar seis días a la semana - y John era un trabajador excelente y diligente - el jefe de John le pagó con un salario por hora plana . Cuando John trabajó horas extras, su jefe negó pagarle a las horas extra legales. John no quería demandar a su jefe por su pago de horas extras que le correspondía; él esperaba que su jefe obedezca la ley de salarios y horas de Nueva York, y que un día le dé el tiempo extra ya contraída, y que su jefe page salarios adecuados en el futuro.

JUSTICE FOR VICTIM OF WAGE THEFT FROM OUR WAGE & HOURS DEPARTMENT

John Mendoza* worked as an auto detailer at an auto body shop in Queens. Although his boss made him work six days a week--and John was an excellent and diligent worker--John's boss paid him at a flat hourly salary. When John worked overtime, his boss refused to pay him at the legal overtime rate. John did not want to sue his boss for his rightful overtime pay; he was hoping that his boss would follow New York's wages and hours law, and give him the overtime already owed, as well as paying proper wages in the future.

DAVID KLEIN VOTED A SUPER LAWYER FOR 2015

I am very proud to have been voted a Super Lawyer for 2015--two years in a row! To be voted a Super Lawyer is an honor and a great responsibility. I intend to continue to represent my injured and disabled workers' compensation, personal injury, and social security disability clients with the most zealous advocacy and compasion. image2015-09-18-134302-1.jpg

Technology does not counteract poor driving behaviors

If you are a driver or a pedestrian in New York, you have to watch out for the careless or aggressive behaviors of others in order to stay safe. The thousands of auto accident injuries and fatalities on the nation's roadways are strengthening the push for vehicle automation that takes on the responsibilities drivers are neglecting. We at the Klein Law Group are aware that even as technology provides you with safe alternatives, it cannot eliminate the hazards created by irresponsible drivers.

Demasiados accidentes de construcción, demasiadas muertes

Yo leí este artículo en el Daily News con un sentido de tremendo dolor y indignación. Nueva York es una de las ciudades más grandes de este mundo, y la construcción está creciendo, y todavía no podemos facilitar un lugar de trabajo seguro para los hombres y mujeres que ayudan a mover nuestra ciudad al futuro. Esto es una vergüenza.

TOO MANY CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS, TOO MANY CONSTRUCTION DEATHS!

I read this article in the Daily News with a sense of terrible grief and outrage. New York is one of the great cities of the world, and construction is booming, yet we still cannot provide a safe workplace to the men and women who helping to move our city into the future. This is a disgrace.

Medical errors are a leading cause of death in the U.S.

When checking into a hospital in New York for a routine procedure, most people feel confident that they will recover and experience improved health as a result. Unfortunately, according to CNN, there are numerous studies indicating that 200,000 patients or more are killed by medical mistakes each year. Although this is a relatively small percentage of the millions of procedures performed each year, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.

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