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Is My New York Employer Paying Me Correctly?

First, it is important to determine if you are entitled to overtime and review the number of hours you work in a regular workweek. Second, look at …

Answered by Louis D. Stober, Jr.

How can I seal a criminal record in New York?

If you have a criminal conviction on your record, new laws allow you to seal certain criminal records from public view. Section 160.59 of New …

Answered by James L. Riotto

When should I execute a Last Will and Testament in New York?

A Last Will and Testament controls how assets (real property, tangible personal property) in your name alone on the date of your death are to be …

Answered by Anthony J. Enea

How can I protect my assets from the cost of Long Term Care in New York?

Many clients are concerned about how they can protect their assets, in the event that they need home care or care in a Nursing Home setting.  As …

Answered by Anthony J. Enea

What is a Power of Attorney in New York and why do I need one?

A Power of Attorney (“POA”) is a written document wherein one individual (“Principal”) appoints another individual(s) as his …

Answered by Anthony J. Enea

Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement in New York?

Marriage is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. While you are considering whether to get married at the Mandarin Oriental …

Answered by Jacqueline N. Newman

How can I protect my assets in a divorce in New York?

When clients first come to my firm and tell me that they believe they are about to get divorced, they often follow up this declaration with a …

Answered by Jacqueline N. Newman

How Do I Know If I Have a Disability Discrimination Claim Against My New York Employer?

Three things have to happen to prove disability discrimination:You have to prove you have a disability.Your employer has to have acted illegally due …

Answered by Liane Fisher

Can I Sue For Injuries From A Car Accident In New York?

The simple answer is yes. Anybody can sue anybody for anything.The question is whether you have a claim where you can collect money. Multiple issues …

Answered by Herbert Subin

Am I eligible to file for a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund cancer claim in New York?

Can you say “YES” to both 9/11 related questions below?1. Were you present in the “9/11 Crash Site Area” (generally …

Answered by Troy G. Rosasco

How to choose the best lawyer to handle a traumatic brain injury case in New York?

At tbihelpline.com, we would like to share a few simple “do’s and don’ts” to apply when selecting a lawyer to represent you …

Answered by Andrew W. Siegel

How can I sue the city or state of New York?

The concept of "sovereign immunity" prevents the city and state of New York from being sued UNLESS they consent. Consent is easily …

Answered by Stephan H. Peskin

Who pays my medical bills if I am injured in an accident in New York?

If you are injured in an auto (truck, bus) accident in New York, you may be covered by "no-faut" insurance.  If you are a driver and …

Answered by Stephan H. Peskin

Can I sue my landlord in New York for injuries inside the building?

In some cases, yes, whether you are the tenant or a guest of a tenant. In general, a landlord must keep the building in good repair and prevent a …

Answered by Stephan H. Peskin

When hiring a traumatic brain injury lawyer in New York, should you ask the lawyer about his results in prior TBI cases he has handled?

Yes. This is one of the most important questions you can ask. These are some of the case results for attorney Andy Siegel in traumatic brain injury …

Answered by Andrew W. Siegel

What types of sex crimes can I be charged with in New York?

Sex crimes cases present very specific and complex issues and many of the cases will often go to trial. Generally, a sex offense occurs when a person …

Answered by Kimberly Summers

What can I do if I receive an "indicated" or "unfounded" letter from Child Protective Services in New York?

This Report of Child Neglect/Abuse could impact your future employment because of the fact that the existence of an "indicated" report …

Answered by John M. Zenir

I have heard about settlements in New York Workers' Compensation known as a Schedule Loss of Use and a Section 32. Can you explain I only injured my arm?

There are many different types of settlements. As your attorney, it would be my job to review the needs of the injured worker both …

Answered by Leslie G. Tilles

Do I need an Employment Lawyer in New York?

Most people think to consult a lawyer when something goes wrong; however, lawyers can play an important role in preparing you for many different …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli

When can an employee assert a legal claim that s/he was sexually harassed in the workplace in New York?

As a preliminary matter, if you work for a company with at least fifteen employees you may have a legal claim under the Federal discrimination law, …

Answered by William H. Kaiser

When can I sue my employer for breach of contract in New York?

Most employment relationships are what the law calls “At Will.” This means you as an employee can be fired for good reasons, bad reasons, …

Answered by Daniel J. Kaiser

Are noncompete or nonsolicit agreements enforceable in New York?

New York's highest court has held that an employer can enforce noncompete agreements only where it can satisfy one of two elements: (1) Was …

Answered by Henry L. Saurborn, Jr.

How does New York law apply to pedestrians and bicyclists hit by motor vehicles?

Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians are treated much like other types of accidents in personal injury proceedings. The first and most …

Answered by Mitchel H. Ashley

If I am unable to return to work after my New York State work related injury, can I apply for Social Security Disability?

Yes. Workers' compensation and Social Security cases work well together. The injured worker can receive both workers' compensation …

Answered by Leslie G. Tilles

Will New York State take my home and my other assets before I can qualify for Medicaid to pay for a nursing home or home care?

The greatest concern expressed by my clients is whether or not they will outlive their money, particularly when it comes to paying for nursing home …

Answered by Felicia Pasculli

Am I entitled to receive tips in New York?

Many occupations receive tips/gratuities as part of their compensation, especially food service workers in restaurants, night clubs, and catering …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli

Am I entitled to overtime pay in New York?

An employer covered by Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) must pay their eligible …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli

Can I sue for Wrongful Termination in New York?

“At-will” EmployeesIn New York, most employees are considered “at-will.” This means that either the employee or the employer …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli

“Am I entitled to overtime pay when I’m paid a salary in New York?”

Frequently, salaried employees are misclassified as exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli

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