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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 10, 2018 – A new Los Angeles ordinance was approved on March 27, 2020 that will require companies with 500 or more employees with two weeks of additional paid sick leave. The ordinance supplements federal bill H.R. 6201, known as the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which requires paid sick leave for companies with fewer than 500 employees. This sick leave is in addition to what employers already must provide and can be used for a number of COVID-19-related reasons. Los Angeles city sick leave laws already mandate twice as much sick […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2020 – It is the first responders and other essential personnel who are present during life’s emergencies and who work non-stop to keep everyone safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic they need as much support as we can give them to help them do their jobs. To listen to the podcast, click HERE. Chris Mazzarella of Parsippany helped set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to feed first responders and to also help sustain local small businesses, such as take-out and restaurants. The donations are used to buy meals for first responders from […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 29, 2020 – Millions of Americans rely on Social Security as their main source of income. However, over the past few months, the federal government has spent billions of dollars in economic stimulus to help combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many share the concern that this massive increase in spending will jeopardize the Social Security system which, by all accounts, was already in danger. Saving the Social Security System for future generations will be an enormous challenge. Currently, lawmakers’ concern is focused on overcoming the effects of the pandemic, however, once the […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2020 – This show, featuring Melissa Spiotta of Morris Township, tells the story of how Serve it Forward, a way to say thanks to the Morristown Medical Center front line staff, became a reality. Listen to the podcast HERE. Thanks to Ms. Spiotta’s background, she was able to help head up a project named Serve it Forward, a program that thanks frontline workers in the COVID-19 battle, while also helping local restaurants stay in business. Using Serve it Forward, people can buy gift cards from local restaurants for donation to hospital workers such […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2020 – Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can take months, or even years, under normal circumstances. Of course, the country is not currently operating under normal circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 17, 2020, all Social Security Administration (SSA) offices are closed with no current re-opening date set. While the SSA continues to provide “critical services” during the pandemic, there have been reports of 90-minute wait times to speak with a representative over the phone. Applying for SSDI benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic raises many challenges for […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 21, 2020 – Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) filed a lawsuit in federal court on July 8, 2020, to stop the Trump Administration from implementing a new U.S. immigration policy that would force foreign students to leave the United States if they are taking only online classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. After fierce opposition to the rule, and the litigation that it generated, the Department of Homeland Security rescinded the rule on July 14, 2020. Previously, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on July 6, 2020, that foreign students were […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 21, 2020 – Dr. Sattari has over 20 years’ experience in the medical field and is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey and New York. He is board certified in multiple specialties that include holistic and alternative medicine, age-management medicine, and anesthesiology. To listen to the podcast, click here. Anesthesiologists are responsible for pain management during surgeries via medication and anesthesia. They are responsible for ensuring the safety and comfort of a patient by thoroughly understanding their medical history and monitoring their vital signs during a procedure. This experience helps with […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July July 20, 2020 – The case illustrates the importance of understanding the terms to an employment agreement as well as the courts’ general philosophy that parties are held to their agreements, notwithstanding any technical deficiencies in a written document. Earlier this year, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas employment dispute case based around the issue of whether the employee was bound by an arbitration agreement that she signed as a condition of employment. Specifically, the issue was whether the employee could still be bound by the agreement although the […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 14, 2020 – This show, featuring Glen Baker a local firefighter and fire responder with the Boonton Fire Department, was filled with great stories about the history of the department and how active they are in service to the community. Click HERE to listen to the podcast. https://toddleonardshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Todd-leonard-show-32920.mp3 For 129 years the members serving the Boonton area have volunteered their time to protect and educate Boonton residents about fire safety. The department answers over two hundred calls a year and can find themselves fighting structure fires, responding to car crashes, carbon monoxide alarms and […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Act requires all New Jersey employers to have employment insurance that specifically covers employees when they suffer a work-related illness or injury. When an employer suffers a work-related illness, they must notify their employer immediately or soon thereafter. Employers have the option to have self-insurance or workers’ compensation coverage. Depending on the type of insurance, the employer must notify the insurance provider or take the next steps under the self-insurance process. An employer with coverage under a worker’s compensation insurance policy submits the employee claim to the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic almost instantly changed the lives of workers across the country. For many, the pandemic means reduced hours, lay-offs, furloughs or, for those fortunate enough to be able to do so, working from home. Workers designated as essential employees still have to go to work despite the dangers involved in doing so. Essential businesses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been wrestling with how to maintain a safe workplace and prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to a recent article published by nj.com, there have been at least 162 […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance required by employers in Pennsylvania to cover work-related injuries or illness employees sustain. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides medical benefits, disability benefits, and wage compensation to injured workers until they are able to return to work. If an employee dies from his or her work-related injury or illness, workers’ compensation death benefits are paid to the appropriate beneficiaries of the deceased employee. The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States was in January 2020. To minimize the risk of exposure, social distancing […]


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New Bedford, MA (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – Surprenant and Beneski, P.C is pleased to announce that we have recently implemented a strategy to help families preserve their income when one of the spouses is seeking long-term care through MassHealth (Medicaid). As many are aware, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO), is a court order traditionally used in the context of divorce that assigns a portion of income in a pension or retirement plan of one spouse to the other since such income is considered marital property subject to equitable distribution. However, a QDRO need not necessarily be […]


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New Bedford, MA (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – Surprenant and Beneski, P.C is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 edition of our Retirement & Beyond Guide. The annual guide, available for free, is designed to help families plan for all phases of retirement and beyond, with an emphasis on long-term care planning. Written by attorney Michele Beneski and a consortium of seasoned elder law and estate planning professionals, the user friendly guide contains well-conceived asset protection strategies for residents of southeastern Massachusetts and Cape. The annual guide supplements our estate planning toolbox with: * Informative articles […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – J&Y Law is pleased to announce that Yosi Yahoudai has been recognized for his contributions to the practice of personal injury law in the 2020 edition of California Super Lawyers. Mr. Yahoudai was also 1 out of 100 people chosen in the Top 100 Rising Stars. Mr. Yahoudai has been named as a Rising Star after having previously been named as Super Lawyer. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law: no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 09, 2020 – Investigations uncovered a higher injury rate at Amazon warehouses than the national average. The high rate of injuries appears to result from the country’s second-largest employer’s concentration on speedy deliveries to its customers. Reveal gathered internal injury records [https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/spotlight/ruthless-quotas-at-amazon-are-permanently-maiming-employees/ar-BBXl6qw] from 23 of Amazon’s 110 fulfillment centers. The rate of serious injuries doubled the national average for the warehousing industry. Amazon employees had 9.6 severe injuries per 100 full-time workers in 2018.  A study


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2020 – Being pregnant and working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic at two of our local hospitals – Saint Clare’s Hospital and Newton Medical Center – was an experience like no other for ER nurse, Amy Pierce. Click to listen to the podcast HERE. When Nurse Pierce was 38 weeks pregnant, COVID-19 hit and she was faced with many serious questions about the safety of her family. About to give birth and with a young family at home, she was terrified about going to work and possibly bringing home the virus […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2020 – Twenty VA health facilities will resume face-to-face pension and disability compensation exams in coming weeks as the Department of Veterans Affairs enters phase one of its plan to resume operations. Since the shutdown, the backlog of such exams, which are required for those who file disability claims to confirm the diagnosed medical condition and establish a disability rating. The backlog for these visits was around 65,000 in November 2019. Since the VA stopped all non-emergency, in-person appointments and exams at its facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in early April, […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 02, 2020 – Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that increases workers’ compensation in New Jersey for hand and foot injuries. New Jersey legislators debated the hand and foot bill for a decade. Former Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the bill in 2011. The bill, which took effect immediately, increases benefits for a worker who loses the function of all or part of a hand or foot in an accident at work. New Jersey law compensates an injured worker for the loss of the function of a body part, such as a hand […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of almost every American. Currently, over 90 percent of the United States is under orders from their Governors to stay at home except for essential activities. Schools, businesses and many government operations have been shut down to help reduce the spread of the virus. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has implemented some changes to how it is conducting the benefit approval process during the pandemic.  As of March 19, the VA closed all 56 of its regional offices in response to the COVID-19. While […]


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