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How Should My Company in New York Address a Worker’s Complaint of Hostile Work Environment Harassment?

  April 13, 2017     By Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC
In New York, hostile work environment harassment involves conduct so objectively offensive as to alter the conditions of the victim’s...

Historic Preservation: Legal and Economic Issues

  April 1, 2017     By Parlanti & Cooperman LLP
The legal and economic implications of landmarking homes, streets, and neighborhoods.

New York State Increases Minimum Salary For Executive And Administrative Exemptions From Overtime Pay

  March 29, 2017     By Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC
New York State recently raised the minimum salary level for certain white collar exemptions from overtime pay laws.

4 Ways Legal Processes Are Impacted By Technological Innovation

  March 27, 2017     By Associated Services
Technology offers huge opportunities for law firms to innovate in ways that benefit both them and their clients.

Common Airplane Turbulence Accidents

  March 21, 2017     By Bohrer & Lukeman
Though the number of major airline accidents have diminished in recent years, in-flight turbulence-related injuries have increased, in part due...

Individual Investors Can Seek to Recover Losses through FINRA Arbitration

  March 7, 2017     By Zamansky LLC
For individual investors, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) arbitration process provides an opportunity to recover...

Anticipate the Future - How Lawyers Prepare for Technological Innovation

  March 6, 2017     By Associated Services
Across our society, we are witnessing economic and technological changes at an unprecedented rate. These changes will continue to influence the...

Aggravated Felony in the Immigration Context

  February 24, 2017     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Section 101(a)(43) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) defines “aggravated felonies” in immigration law. Each of the aggravated felony...

What Legal Entity to Form for Your Business?

  February 23, 2017     By Rodriques Law, PLLC
A key decision you will have to make is whether to operate your business as a limited partnership, limited liability company or corporation.

How The Bifurcated Trial System Can Favor Defendants And Hurt A Plaintiff's Case

  February 14, 2017     By Palermo Tuohy Bruno, PLLC
[It has been] discussed how a century-old rule barring mention of liability insurance may actually create bias in a jury, favoring a defendant....

The Right License: Performing Home Improvement Work in Suffolk County,NY

  February 10, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
Most contractors know, or should know, that if they are performing "home improvement" work within Suffolk County then they must have a home...

Common Mistakes in New York Mechanic's Liens

  February 10, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
Contractors and suppliers file liens in New York because they didn't get paid. But because liens are statutory creatures, sometimes the most...

Disputing a New York Mechanic's Lien

  February 9, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
Mechanic's liens can cause headaches for property owners across the State of New York, especially when they do not know how to challenge the...

Adjacent (Neighboring) Property Construction in New York City

  February 9, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
When building in the tight confines of New York City is is often necessary to work with your neighbor to allow the construction to be safely...

Removing the Mystery from Bonding a Mechanic's Lien

  February 9, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
When a mechanic's lien is filed in New York the fastest way to remove it is to file a discharge bond. Discharge bonds are often misunderstood...

A 100-Year-Old Court Rule That Can Favor A Defendant’s Case

  February 6, 2017     By Palermo Tuohy Bruno, PLLC
For 100 years, courts have disallowed even mentioning liability insurance in negligence cases. This court rule was conceived in order to protect...

Proving Your Slip and Fall Case in New York

It's important to know how NY Courts look at slip and fall cases and what makes a property owner at fault for a slip, trip, or fall on their...

Things about Your Life You Must Tell Your Personal Injury Attorney

Here's a list of some things your personal injury attorney must know about you in order to properly approach your case and get you the best...

What Is the Permanent Bar to U.S. Immigration Under Section 212(a)(9)(C)(i)?

The “permanent bar of inadmissibility” is found in section 212(a)(9)(C)(i)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Although it is...

Beware of Investment Advisors with Exaggerated Credentials

When choosing an investment advisor to help grow your nest egg or investment portfolio, you need to choose carefully. You have a lot to lose,...

Recapturing Priority Dates for Family-Sponsored Visas Through Automatic Conversion

Under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), certain child beneficiaries of immigrant visa petitions filed by a U.S. citizen or lawful...

What is TPS Status?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration benefit available to certain nationals of countries that are designated by the...

What is EB5 Investor Visa?

The employment-based fifth preference category (EB5) is for immigrant investors. Each year, a limited number of immigrant visas may be allocated...

What is L1 Blanket Petition and Who May Apply for L-1 Blanket?

The L visa for nonimmigrant intracompany transferees allows U.S.-based employers to petition to transfer certain alien employees from related...

Reinstatement of F1 Status

Individuals on F1 student status are required to follow all of the rules and regulations regarding F1 status in order to maintain such status....

What is the EB4 Visa?

The employment-based fourth preference (EB4) category is an immigrant visa preference category for “special immigrants.” A person may apply for...

Jury Rules in Favor of McQueary, Testifier in Penn State Child Molestation Scandal, for Defamation

Michael McQueary, a testifier in the Penn State Child Molestation Scandal, was publicly ridiculed for his involvement in the scandal. McQueary...

Health Insurance Crisis Projected For 2017 – Will You Be Affected?

Health insurance premiums for those insured under Obamacare are projected to rise in 2017. Will you be affected?

What Is an Immigration "Public Charge"

Under section 212(a)(4)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an alien who is considered “likely to become a public charge” is...

Manufacturers of Self-Driving May Be Protected from Lawsuits

Self-driving cars will undoubtedly become a widely-acceptable new technology in the near future. But, as with any new technology, mistakes can...

How to Retrieve Immigration Form I-94

The Form I-94 is an immigration form issued by the Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP). It is issued to all aliens who are admitted to the...

Should I Go Through My Insurance for Collision Coverage or the Other Driver's Insurance?

Knowing what to do in regards to insurance and covering the property damage to your car after an accident can be confusing. You have options to...

13 Mistakes that Can Hurt Your Car Accident Case and the Compensation You're Entitled To

Car accident cases involving personal injury can be stressful, tedious, and confusing. They are not to be handled alone. A highly-experienced...

Immigration Marriage Fraud

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for immigration benefits for the alien spouse of a U.S. citizen. For example, a U.S. citizen...

What is "Unlawful Presence" for Immigrants?

In immigration law, there is a concept referred to as “unlawful presence.” By accruing certain amounts of unlawful presence in conjunction with...

What is an L1B Visa?

The L1 visa category is a nonimmigrant work visa category for intracompany transferees. It allows a U.S. employer to petition for certain...

Immigration Hardship

In order to procure certain waivers or other forms of immigration relief, an alien may be required to establish that a qualifying relative would...

H1B Process

The H1B visa is for nonimmigrant workers in specialty occupations who have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

What Is I-129 Form?

The Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, is a form that is used for multiple purposes regarding nonimmigrant workers: petitioning for...

Change of Non-Immigrant Status from B1/B2 (Visitor) to F1/M1 (Student)

Persons in the United States on B1 (temporary visitor for business) or B2 (temporary visitor for pleasure) status are limited in the activities...

How to Fight Misrepresentation in Immigration Case?

Under section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an alien who seeks to procure, has sought to procure, or procured...

How Long Does I-601 Visa Take to Process?

In order to obtain a nonimmigrant or immigrant visa, an alien must be admissible to the United States. If an alien is inadmissible, he or she...

What is a Waiver of Inadmissibility to the U.S.?

Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) contains various grounds of alien “inadmissibility.”

What is a Waiver in U.S. Immigration Law?

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) require immigration fees for the processing of certain forms and services. These...

H1B Visa Cap Exemption

Under section 214(g)(1)(A)(vii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), only 65,000 H1B visas may be allocated each fiscal year. This is...

Why Outsource Your Legal Service of Process?

Law firms have increasingly begun to address the explosion of costly high-volume litigation matters by teaming with a dedicated legal...

What is International Adoption?

International adoption laws and procedures are complicated. It is important to consult with an experienced immigration attorney who has...

Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver in the U.S.

The provisional unlawful presence waiver was originally created in regulations in 2013. A new provisional unlawful presence waiver final rule...

How to Apply for Asylum and Withholding of Removal

Asylum, statutory withholding of removal, and withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) are three distinct forms of...

Filling Out Form I-589 Application for Asylum in the United States

In order to file for asylum and/or withholding of removal, an applicant must file the Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of...



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