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Leeds Brown Law, PC

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Carle Place, New York 11514

Phone(516) 873-9550 or(800) 585-4658

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Leeds Brown Law, PC is a New York litigation firm, serving clients in Nassau County, throughout the New York City area, and nationally as well. We are committed to integrity, professionalism, vigorous advocacy and getting results in a variety of legal practice areas, particularly in the areas of

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Articles Published by Leeds Brown Law, PC

 Indigenous Women Share Perspectives on Violence at United Nations

Women have historically been subjected to legal discrimination based on their gender. With the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C.A. ß 2000e et seq.), women are able to use the law to fight sex discrimination in employment, education, domestic relations.

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 Andrew Cuomo Introduces Unprecedented Womenís Rights Legislation

New York is leading the way on legislation to ensure women aren't treated as second-class workers.

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 Teacher Loses Job, Heads to Prison for DWI Crash

Most often, when a teacher is charged with a criminal offense, their job is in jeopardy. A tenured teacher facing disciplinary and possible dismissal from employment must endure a 3020a hearing. Robert J. Thompson, 38, a Schuylerville school teacher resigned from his job and will serve a prison sentence of 1 to 3 years after pleading guilty to vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated.

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 Howard University Accused of Disability Discrimination

The ADA is a law that prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee because of a disability. It also requires the employer to provide reasonable accommodations in order for the employee to continue to work. Howard University has been accused of disability discrimination in the District of Columbia.

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 Cuomo, Lawmakers Agree on Cyberbullying Bill Requiring School Officials to Respond to Reports

The bill defines cyberbullying as harassment, insults, taunting and threats through social media. One state Senator has insisted that it is essential to include such criminal charge to prevent the increasing numbers of teen suicides in connection to cyberbullying.

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 Restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Full Article - Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and many state-level anti-discrimination and sexual harassment statutes prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. There are two common types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment.

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 LI Mom Fired after Donating Kidney to Her Boss: Leeds, Morelli and Brown Files Lawsuit

Debbie Stevens, a 47-year-old divorced mother of two from Long Island, New York, has been fired from her job her at Atlantic Automotive Group after donating a kidney to save her bossí life. In a Complaint, filed with the state Human Rights Commission, Stevens claims that she was set up by her boss, Jackie Brucia, 61.

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 US Food Workers Strike against Large Food Distributor for Unfair Labor Practices

Many laws and government agencies seek to advocate for fair business practices and anti discrimination: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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 Accountant Employed by HSBC Bank Sues for Wage and Hour Violations

In times of economic uncertainty such as this, it is important to find and keep a job that will treat you fairly. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes standards for minimum wages, overtime pay, record-keeping, and child labor. An accountant who was working with HSBC initiated a class and collective lawsuit action for wage and hour violations.

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 Woman Escapes Sex Traffickers in Brooklyn

The woman had told the police that a man and a woman approached her as she walked on a street and abducted her into a car. The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. After six hours into the abduction, the woman escaped.

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 Blockbuster Inc. to Pay Over $2M to Settle EEOC Suit for Sex, Race

Blockbuster, Inc. has entered into a consent judgment requiring it to pay over $2 million to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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 Employer Beware as Title between Employee and Independent Contractor Blurs

Owning and managing a business in New York can be as challenging as getting a good slice of pizza anywhere outside of the tri-state area.

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 Cake Boss Baker Dies from Cancer

If a decedent dies without a last will and testament, the estate is subject to intestacy by the New York Surrogate Court. Under the Estate Planning and Trusts Law (EPTL) 4.1-1, when a person dies without a last will and testament, all distribution, debts, administration expenses and reasonable funeral expenses will be deducted but all estate taxes shall be disregarded.

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 Family Suing NYC After Teenís Brain Found in Jar

The Shipley family of Staten Island may have to bury their son twice. Their son, a 17 year old high school student, died in January of 2005 in a horrific car accident and was buried.

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 Senior Partner Lenard Leeds of Leeds Morelli & Brown, Champions Clients Against Sexual Harassment on CNN

Lenard Leeds, nationally recognized employment law attorney and senior partner at Leeds Morelli & Brown P.C., appeared on CNN yesterday representing clients Lauren Schlanger, Samantha Romanger, Shivon Super, with regard to their pending lawsuit against Doctor Edward Kleiner.

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