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Renters: Here’s What To Do if You Think Your New York Landlord is Overcharging You for Rent

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Many areas of New York have strict rent control laws in place that are meant to help keep the cost of rent at a reasonable level. Many landlords, however, charge rates above these levels. This is known as overcharging, and in many situations is illegal and can be grounds for a lawsuit. It is important……

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6 Tips to Help Expecting Mothers Negotiate Maternity Leave

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If you are pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, you undoubtedly have a lot on your mind. For many working women, one of the biggest worries is job security with a growing family. While some companies offer up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave when an employee has a child, it is often possible to……

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5 Red Flags for Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

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Discrimination in the workplace isn’t always obvious. When employers and coworkers treat you differently because of your pregnancy, they may be doing so unconsciously or even out of (misplaced) concern for you — but in many cases, such treatment comes down to discrimination. If you’re pregnant, you’ve recently had a baby, or you&#…

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Why Having ADD Makes Me a Great Attorney

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Originality.  Creativity.  Charisma.  Energy.  Liveliness.  An unusual sense of humor.  Areas of intellectual brilliance.  Spunk. About 90% of the compliments I receive mention these qualities.  And it’s no coincidence that these are the traits common to those with ADD. ADD (aka ADHD – the terms are interchangeable) is highly misunderstood.  Some p…

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How to Negotiate With Your Jerk Boss: A Litigator’s Guide From the Trenches (Part I)

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Every woman who strives for success, to attain the best for herself and her family if she has one, must negotiate at some point in her life. Negotiation is scary and unpleasant for many, because it involves confrontation, and many people haven’t developed the skills yet to handle confrontation without stress. Negotiation with your boss……

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