Safety Tips for Employees Who Work In Construction

Safety Tips for Employees Who Work In Construction

As you might expect, New York’s workplace safety code is comprehensive. In fact, safety rules for construction, excavation, and demolition workers only make up one section of the 21 code sections that protect workers in New York. Although it is lengthy and detailed, the safety rules for construction can be boiled down to a few important safety tips for employees. Here are some of the more important safety tips for employees of construction, excavation, and demolition businesses: Stay Alert Staying…

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Changes To New York State Bail Laws In 2020

Changes To New York State Bail Laws In 2020

The new laws regarding bail reform in New York instituted late January 2020 were amended a short three months later in April 2020. The original purpose of the bail reform in New York was to reduce the number of people sitting in jail waiting for trial because they couldn’t pay their bail. This also supports the eighth amendment, which provides criminal defendants with the right to reasonable bail and to not be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. The original…

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Getting Through New York Crimes: What You Should Know About Getting Arrested

Getting Through New York Crimes: What You Should Know About Getting Arrested

Being arrested for New York crimes can be disorienting, particularly if you are accused of something you did not do. Unfortunately, most New Yorkers are not aware of their rights or the procedure that will be used to handle their case. As a result, they make uninformed decisions that can alter the course of their entire life. New York classifies offenses as felonies (the most serious), misdemeanors (less serious), and infractions (the least serious). Felonies, like a homicide, burglary, or…

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Remodeling Your Home? Consider these Common Building Code Violations

Remodeling Your Home? Consider these Common Building Code Violations

The Residential Code of New York State is big. The current edition has over 1,600 pages of rules, exceptions, diagrams, and definitions used by building inspectors to ensure that your home is built safely. However, even an experienced contractor could have trouble keeping up with all the revisions and additions to the residential code. For someone who is not a professional builder, the residential code can lay many traps that can lead to some of the common building code violations…

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Want to Move to New York? Heres How

Want to Move to New York? Heres How

Moving to another state can be exhilarating. It can provide a fresh start and new opportunities. However, moving can be costly and difficult to undo if you change your mind. As a result, you will likely want to be relatively sure about your move before you commit to it. New York state, in particular, is a very unique place. It has a varied geography, from its mountain ranges and lakes in its center and north to the most populous city…

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Who Decides How Much Bail a Person Must Pay?

Who Decides How Much Bail a Person Must Pay?

UPDATED 11/18/20 What is Bail? Bail is an amount of collateral that must be paid in order for a defendant to be released from jail prior to their court case. Defendants paying bail are agreeing to a set of conditions they must abide by and promising they will return for their appointed court date. The money may be returned to them at some point but if they violate the conditions it will forfeit. Who decides how much bail a person…

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Side Jobs to Make More Money

Side Jobs to Make More Money

This has been a tough year for many people. Businesses were shut down for nearly two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the governmental responses to it. Even as businesses were allowed to reopen, many reduced employees’ hours or temporarily furloughed at least some of their staff. However, the economy has some pent-up demand. So far, government stimulus payments and supplemental unemployment benefits have kept the economy afloat. As a result, enterprising workers are finding temporary, part-time, or side…

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Everything You Need to Know About Seeking Legal Advice

Everything You Need to Know About Seeking Legal Advice

UPDATED 10/28/20 Unfortunately in today’s modern world, people seeking legal advice are often looked down upon by others, or confused, lost, and embarrassed themselves. Someone who has absolutely no experience seeking legal advice may find the process to be utterly overwhelming and even emotionally draining, especially if they have no history of involvement with the legal system. But even so, if you’re seeking legal advice then it’s helpful to know some of the basics surrounding some of the more common…

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Everything You Need to Know About Laws in These Fields

Everything You Need to Know About Laws in These Fields

If you’re someone who has ever been tied up in some sort of legal trouble, then you probably know just how confusing and disorienting it can be to try to learn about the law. Many kinds of laws carry complex, in-depth stipulations that only lawyers with years of experience in the field are able to dissect and use to their advantage. However, that doesn’t mean that you need to be lost even if you don’t know everything to know about…

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8 Questions You Might Have About Bail

8 Questions You Might Have About Bail

Bail is not a happy situation to find yourself in. No matter why you need a bail bond, it probably means you’re dealing with some pretty stressful times. The confusion and complexity around bail and bail bonds only makes matters worse. Bond is not a system that is broadly understood and depending on what kinds of things you own and the specifics of your situation, it can get even more complicated. When you have to deal with bond, there are…

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