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How Much Will I Get in Unemployment Benefits?
Nearly all states cap the amount you can receive in unemployment benefits. ... READ MORE

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Unemployment Case?
Hiring a lawyer can be helpful in some, but not all, unemployment cases. ... READ MORE

How to File an Unemployment Claim
Learn when and where to file your unemployment claim. ... READ MORE

How to Appeal a Denial of Unemployment Benefits
If your unemployment claim was denied, you can challenge the decision. ... READ MORE

Can I Collect Unemployment if I Quit My Job?
Employees who have good cause to quit their jobs can still receive unemployment benefits. ... READ MORE

Employees Applying for a Job FAQ
Can an employer refuse to hire me because of a criminal conviction? I know I was the most qualified applicant, but I didn't get the job. That's discrimination, right? I was fired from my last job. What should I tell prospective employers? I'm pregnant. Can an employer refuse to hire me? The application ... READ MORE

Job Termination Rights FAQ for Employees
Learn about your rights and your employer's responsibilities regarding references, your final paycheck, and more. ... READ MORE

Severance Agreement FAQs for Employees
Learn the rules on severance, including when you might receive it, what might be included in the package, and whether it will be taxed. ... READ MORE

Losing Your Job FAQs
Learn about severance, unused vacation and sick leave, unemployment compensation, and more. ... READ MORE

New Law Designed to Help Job Growth
Not long ago, being unemployed was a stigma and people assumed you just weren't looking very hard to find a job. Judges scolded people who didn't pay traffic fines and scoffed if the reason was, "I can't find a job." Joblessness has hit people across all socioeconomic lines, and looking earnestly for ... READ MORE


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I would make a clear and specific written record with the union. If the record is clear that the union made a mistake, and you have witnesses who can prove your case, you have to decide how much you w ...Read more

You can retain outside counsel.  We have stepped in to represent unions in negotiating collective bargaining agreements.     Debra Wabnik dwabnik@stcwlaw.com 516-812-4504   ...Read more

I do not see a question on this post.  It is possible that you have a claim under the FMLA and/or the Americans With Disabilities Act.  However, it is impossible to tell without an indepth c ...Read more

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Performing Employee Background Checks

Conducting employee background checks helps you to make better hiring decisions, and uncover issues that might interfere with an applicant’s ability to do the job they are being considered for. ... Read more

The Importance of Reviewing Your Employee Handbook

There are many good reasons why you would want to ask a lawyer to review your company’s employee handbook before you hand it out to your employees. While you can find useful information bro ... Read more


Former JAG officer for 4 years assigned to Defense Appellate Section of Army Judiciary, Bev Bates in 1974 formed a law office, Bates & Baum, in Atlanta after 8 years  as an Assistant U. ... Read more


In the past, many members of the U.S. Women’s Hockey team had to work second and third jobs – and half of them did. The women’s national team recently took a stand against USA Hockey ... Read more


Barclays, the British banking giant, is now under scrutiny for improper actions taken in attempt to seek out the identity of a whistleblower. At the request of its chief executive, Barclays tried to u ... Read more

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