Want to be a member of the New York carpenters union? Pay me first. That was the route Salvatore Tagliaferro, the president of Local 926, a Brooklyn-based union tied to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in America and John “Cigars” Defalco, the vice president of local 127 in Manhattan, tied to the same union, chose to follow. Beginning their antics in 2017, the two men were accused of demanding bribes from interested members.
If a New York resident wishes to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, they must submit an application and supporting materials to prove their need. After their application has been received by a field office for Social Security it may take weeks or even months for the applicant to receive notice of their approval or rejection. If their application is rejected they may spend more time appealing the decision and working to secure the support that they require.
No one wants to get sick, to have an accident, to become disabled. But sometimes life happens, and if you become disabled and your disability keeps you from being able to work, you should think about the beginning the process of filing for disability with Social Security.
In the city that never sleeps, it may feel normal to be exhausted on your drive home from work, especially if you work the night shift. However, driving when you are extremely tired can risk your safety and the safety of others on the road.
The construction industry is a booming part of the New York economy. From residential complexes to sprawling shopping centers to skyscraping office buildings, there are many different construction projects underway throughout the city and surrounding metropolitan area. Though machines and equipment are essential to putting up the homes and businesses that support New Yorkers' lives, construction workers are the heart of the efforts that go into new building projects.
During summer months, those in the construction or landscaping industries and more can experience working conditions in extreme heat. Those working in restaurants, chemical plants, warehouses and more may experience high-heat exposure year-round in indoor workplaces.
I'm proud and gratified to report that I have succeeded in negotiating over $3,300,000.00 in a personal injury/workers' compensation lawsuit and settlement for one of my clients.