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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE IS NOT A VALID DEFENSE UNDER LABOR LAW §240(1)

By uberuser

New York City was built and continues to grow in large part as a result of the hard work of construction workers who risk their lives at high elevations. These workers help shape one of the most iconic skylines in the world. Unfortunately, construction workers often work under dangerous conditions and are not provided adequate…

Friday, April 23, 2021

Department of Transportation Releases Safety Tips for Cyclists and Electric Scooters in NYC

By uberuser

Earlier this year, the New York City Department of Transportation announced a new pilot program focused on expanding access to means of micro-mobility while reducing electric scooter and cyclist injuries. The program will initially be launched in Eastern Bronx neighborhoods from Eastchester and Co-op City to Throggs Neck and Soundview. This 18-square mile area, home…

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Recent Construction Fatalities Serve As Sobering Reminder Of Workplace Dangers

By uberuser

Construction work is inherently dangerous. The job requires workers to climb scaffolds and ladders to great heights, operate heavy machinery and power tools, and carry out physically demanding activities. Unfortunately, injuries and fatalities are a reality in this line of work. According to the CDC, falls remain the leading cause of construction worker fatalities, making…

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Non-Delegable Duty Of A Building Owner And General Contractor Under Labor Law § 240(1).

By uberuser

NY Scaffold Law If you have lived in New York City for any amount of time, you have seen your fair share of construction sites, scaffolds, and cranes the size of the skyscrapers. One of the most vital, but understated, bloodlines of the City’s infrastructure is the community of construction workers that works tirelessly to…

Monday, April 5, 2021

New York State Senate Passes Bill Removing COVID-19 Immunity For Nursing Homes And Hospitals

By uberuser

The New York State Senate has voted to repeal protections which had previously granted legal immunity to health care facilities, administrators, and executives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Treatment Protection Act (A3397/S5117) was passed on last week by a 63-0 unanimous decision. The plan outlines a new level of transparency that must be met by…

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