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Law Office of Yuriy Moshes P.C. blog is a law firm blog for up to date content. Check back here often for news, legal developments and tips. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading our blog. We welcome suggestions on topics you would like featured in the blog. Whether you are another lawyer, a current or past client, we look forward to a nice dialogue about today’s legal trends. We aim to update our blog on a weekly basis, and check out our Facebook page for legal tips of the day.

We specialize in the subjects of real estate, foreclosure defense, personal injury, labor and employment matters and civil litigation. Please see our posts related to these topics.

How to Settle Debt Due to Covid-19
07May

How to Settle Debt Due to Covid-19

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak affecting the health of every city and community worldwide, many people throughout the country are also struggling financially. Many have lost their jobs entirely or have suffered loss of income. Many businesses have lost their client-base and are struggling to stay afloat. Accordingly, even with the federal stimulus, debt is slowly creeping up on every single American in this country. This is especially true for New York and New York City, which is especially a...

Law Office of Yuriy Moshes
29Apr

Standing Strong Together

COVID-19 Hits New York and All of U.S. The coronavirus pandemic, otherwise known as COVID-19, has caused a nationwide shutdown of the country, including NY’s Governor Cuomo mandating that all schools and non-essential businesses be closed, and that all state residents remain in their homes until further notice. In order to bring much-needed financial aid to the nation, on 03/20/20, a two trillion dollar federal stimulus package was enacted to be distributed to every taxpayer in the U.S., people ...

What Every Employee Needs to Know About Wrongful Termination in New York
08Oct

What Every Employee Needs to Know About Wrongful Termination in New York

If you have been a victim of wrongful termination of employment in the State of New York, then you should talk to the best New York wrongful termination lawyer to determine whether your employment has been ended lawfully or not. You should know, however, that terminating an employee in New York happens very often because this is an employment-at-will state, which means that the employer can easily lay you off. But, that doesn’t mean that any termination for cause in New York is lawful. After al...

real estate breach of contract
29Nov

What to Do When There Is Breach of a Real Estate Contract By Buyer

This article shall address the questions and concerns when there is a breach of a real estate contract by a buyer. Selling a home can be troubling enough, but it can be even more worrisome when there is a real estate breach of contract. Understanding and being familiar with real estate contract law can be frustrating. Free Real Estate Breach of Contract Lawyer Consultation in NYC This article shall focus on the following points for a breach of contract case: What Is A Real Estate Breach of...

Bad legal writing, Tips for Legal Writing
21Mar

Bad Legal Writing Explained and Tips for Legal Writing

Lawyers are famous for their use of complicated and hard to understand writing. Sometimes when ordinary people (read: non-lawyers) receive lawyers’ emails, documents or contracts they pass over the document without developing a deep comprehension of the material. They shrug that off because they expect legalese to be complex and think that it all must mean something. It sometimes doesn’t. The other day, a member of our marketing team was working on our most recent newsletter on “Mortgage Contin...

debilitating anxiety, lawyer depression, lawyer burnout
22Feb

How Lawyers Can Avoid Burnout and Debilitating Anxiety

Lawyer burnout is not an uncommon trend, particularly among litigators who have pushed themselves beyond their limits. Attorneys regularly work stressful schedules often staying at work into the long hours of the evening.  Many attorneys cope with their debilitating anxiety and depression by starting bad habits that can cause serious long term mental, emotional, and even physical harm. Despite the lengthy schedules, debilitating anxiety, and high rates of lawyer burnout, does attorney menta...

Mistake of a law, Legal mistake
06Jan

TOP 30 Biggest Career Mistakes Made by Lawyers

As much as we may want to strive for perfection in the legal profession, all lawyers make legal mistakes. Bad or negligent lawyering is not limited to any particular practice area. Lawyers in all legal fields including employment discrimination lawyers, sexual harassment lawyers, personal injury lawyers, and real estate attorneys make mistakes. When a lawyer makes a legal mistake, it often results in a setback for his or her client and can even cause an unfavorable result in court. Due to these ...

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05Jan

New York Labor Law Specifically Limits Preclusive Effect of Unemployment Decisions in Subsequent Lawsuits Against Same Employer

People frequently ask me whether they can sue their former employer for discrimination even though the unemployment insurance board found that they were terminated “for cause” and thus denied them unemployment benefits. Fortunately, the answer in New York is “yes.” Pursuant to New York Labor Law § 623(2), determinations made by a Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge or even by the New York Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board have no preclusive effect in subsequent judicial actions agains...

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09Aug

Unlawful Retaliation for New York City Employers

Although most employers understand and are cognizant of the numerous New York City, New York State, and Federal anti-discrimination laws, many supervisors often forget that those same statutes also prohibit retaliation for raising one’s rights pursuant to those laws.  Any criticism, discipline or other adverse employment action taken against an employee who recently complained of discrimination may be construed as unlawful retaliation. All companies should develop an official policy that d...

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15Jul

Law Office of Yuriy Moshes Successfully Defends Lawsuit against its Client by Negotiating a Swift and Amicable Settlement

Brooklyn, New York- July 13, 2016 – Arco Plumbing and Heating Inc. and its principals were sued by a former employee in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York.  The employee alleged certain violations of wage and hour laws.  Arco Plumbing and Heating Inc. hired the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. to represent the company in defending the lawsuit.  Less than two (2) months after being retained, the attorneys at the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes worked diligently to ac...