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Press Should Your Employees Sign a Contract?

Business owners want to surround themselves with talented employees. In addition to a thorough vetting process to find the best candidates, employers need to look at employment agreements to close the deal.

Adding employees under employment-at-will agreements or signing them to contracts can cause your business to be viewed differently by potential employees, and potentially lead to legal ramifications down the road.

We spoke with experts to better understand the potential effects of the Supreme Court’s decision and to share a few tips for employers signing employees to contracts. What’s Hiding in That Perfectly Staged House? How to Tell If a Seller Is Concealing Something

Walking into an open house that looks like a page from your favorite shelter magazine can be comforting, even inspiring. It’s easy to see how much potential the home has with decor that’s color-coordinated and perfectly styled. You might even start to visualize your own furniture—and family members—in each room!

But while a staged home can accentuate a property’s best features, it can also be used to hide some trouble spots.
bed-stuy-mansion This Brooklyn mansion just set a Bed-Stuy sale record

A landmarked, 10-bedroom Brooklyn mansion has set the record for most expensive property ever sold in Bed-Stuy — going for $6.275 million. The 7,533-square-foot property spelled a huge profit for its owner, Claudia Moran, a retired 76-year-old marketing executive and immigrant from Jamaica, who first bought it in 1986 for $140,000, said Yuriy Moshes. Managing Chronic Illness in the Work Force

This week, Necie chats with Alex Umansky, Esq. about chronic illness in the work force. How can you manage your illness and treatments, and keep from getting fired? What regulations are in place to protect you? And what changes could be on the horizon due to the political climate?

Attorney Umansky believes the changing political climate is leading to an increase in workplace discrimination in a number of areas, including those who are ill. He will discuss the issue, and your rights under the law.

Man-looking-at-wallet-with-money-dollars-flying-away Illegal Things Landlords Do & What You Can Do About It

Renting a new apartment can be an exciting experience. However, it can also become incredibly stressful — especially when there’s landlord drama involved. Whether you like it, one of your landlord’s goals is to make money. Unfortunately, in some cases, that means he or she might engage in illegal activities. If your landlord has been making your life miserable, depending on the behavior in question, you might be able to fight back and get some peace of mind. Sexually harassed by your landlord? What you can do

At first, we thought it was just the “casting couch,” where creepy casting directors or producers would ask aspiring actors for sexual favors in exchange for granting them a coveted role in a movie or TV show.

But sexual harassment isn’t limited to Hollywood, as we now know. It can happen whenever there’s an imbalance of power, such as in an employer-employee relationship … or a landlord-tenant one. Sexually harassed by your landlord? What you can do
Making the Workplace Free From Sexual Harassment & Improper Conduct

Making the Workplace Free From Sexual Harassment & Improper Conduct

The world has changed, where women once feared to expose male bosses who engaged in discrimination due to gender or who forced female employees to engage in sex in exchange for promotions, now women are speaking up and men are afraid. How can both men and women interact effectively in this changed environment without creating an atmosphere of fear? Is it really possible to create a workplace free of sexual harassment and improper conduct? What are employees’ and their managers’ rights under the law. We discuss all of these questions in this week’s program, Making the Workplace Free From Sexual Harassment & Improper Conduct. Wells Fargo Faces Allegations of Improper Mortgage Charges and Abusive Sales Practices

Wells Fargo is the defendant in a lawsuit in which a homeowner is alleging that the bank improperly charged thousands of customers across the nation to lock in interest rates when there was a delay in their mortgage applications. Comments from a foreclosure defense and real estate lawyer New York foreclosure defense and real estate lawyer Yuriy Moshes of the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes.

Wells Fargo Faces Allegations of Improper Mortgage Charges and Abusive Sales Practices
2 Important Takeaways From 7th Circ.’s FHA Ruling

2 Important Takeaways From 7th Circ.’s FHA Ruling

In Marsha Wetzel v. Glen St. Andrew Living Community LLC et al., the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that landlords can be held liable under the Fair Housing Act if they know of discriminatory harassment to their tenants and do nothing to address and stop it. In addition, just as importantly, the court finally recognized that the FHA, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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