Neglect in New York Nursing Homes

Neglect in New York Nursing Homes

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, there are 3 million Americans that live in assisted living centers or nursing homes. It is estimated that 29 percent of them are abused or neglected. In New York, the data is very similar. Governor Cuomo of New York has issued multiple statements on neglect and abuse in New York nursing homes, and there has even been legislative reform on the matter. Unfortunately, too often, these situations go unreported, and tragedy is…

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How to Know What Kind of Lawyer You Need

How to Know What Kind of Lawyer You Need

  Many people will go through life without hiring a lawyer. But when you need one, you need to get someone who has the knowledge and experience to handle your case professionally and ethically. A lawyer performs many services for clients including: Legal advice and counsel: Lawyers are familiar with both substantive law and legal procedure. For example, if your business owns an airplane, you would talk to an aviation lawyer who can advise you on how to comply with…

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Measures for Justice – What We Do

Measures for Justice – What We Do

Being able to measure what is happening in our courts is crucial to progress in our country. Additionally, Measures for Justice is working with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office to develop a department-wide data gathering and analysis system. That system will be available to the attorneys and investigators in the district attorney’s office as they evaluate cases and conduct reviews. While currently only used within the Los Angeles County DA’s Office, this data system is scalable, and we…

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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?

If you find yourself involved in the court system, it is important that you understand how bail works. You’ll often need to find out how to pay someone’s bail. You might do this with your own money or by working with bail companies. These companies will put up the bail in the form of a bond, which you’ll then pay for by paying the company a fee. But once you have the bond in hand, you just need to find…

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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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