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SEASONAL SAFETY – MOTORCYCLE SAFETY VIGILANCE

As Spring pushes away Winter’s blanket and Summer warms us with sunshine and gentle breezes, motorcycle riders pull back their tarps, dust off their bikes and hit the road.  This increase in ridership also means an increase in accidents.  In 2015, there were eighty-eight thousand injuries and 5,029 deaths from motorcycle accidents.[1]  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) previously…
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Was Ethnicity the Reason a New Jersey Auto Dealership Underpaid Employees?

A technician working for a New Jersey automobile dealership discovered a discrepancy in the pay of some of his fellow technicians. What he found was that all of the techs of Chinese descent (himself included) were paid less than their American counterparts. He complained to management, but was reportedly met with curses and threats. Allegedly, his employers threatened termination if…
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How Does Peggy’s Law Help Fight Nursing Home Abuse?

A 93-year-old woman was rushed to Ocean Medical Center with bruises and welts across her back, a broken jaw, a broken cheekbone, and a broken eye socket as well as a broken wrist. When her daughter arrived at the hospital, nursing home staff explained that the woman had fallen, but the daughter was not convinced. Now, after years of advocating,…
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Are You Being Paid for Your Overtime Hours?

Have you ever eaten at a Chipotle’s restaurant? The company made $4.5 billion in revenue from selling food in 2015. That is over 600 million burritos worth of sales, and that means if you haven’t eaten at Chipotle, you probably know someone who has. But how many people do you know who have worked at the restaurant? Well, one New…
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Is Transvaginal Mesh Safe?

Transvaginal mesh surgery has become a popular solution for women affected by pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which can plague sufferers with pain and discomfort. What Is Transvaginal Mesh? Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when a woman’s vaginal tissues become weakened or stretched. Reasons that a woman’s vaginal tissues can be stretched or weakened include childbirth, chronic constipation, repetitive heavy lifting, poor…
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Could Using Industrial Hand Soap at Work Hurt Me?

Could the industrial hand soap you use at work be hurting you? Recently, Occupational Health & Safety magazine featured a report on industrial hand cleansers and whether they are doing more harm to workers than good. How Can Using Industrial Hand Soap Hurt Me? Per the Occupational Health & Safety magazine report, not all industrial hand soap is dangerous. The…
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Is It Safe for Cars to Share the Road with 18 Wheelers?

Can 18 wheelers safely share the road with cars and smaller trucks? A minivan and a tractor trailer truck collided on Interstate 78 near Union, New Jersey recently. The incident resulted in one death. The fatal truck crash happened around exit 49 as the vehicles approached Route 124. The minivan’s driver-side was jammed against the truck and its front windshield…
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Keefe Law Firm Fights to Help Employees Recover Commission Payments

Following a year of hard-fought litigation, Keefe Law Firm attorneys John E. Keefe, Jr., Esq. and Paul A. DiGiorgio, Esq. thwarted Heartland Payment Systems’ (HPS) latest attempt to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought against them by a group of former employees. The suit involves HPS, which is now a Global Payments company, attempting to deny ex-employees commissions. In the…
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Did a Trucker Fall Asleep Prior to a New Jersey Truck Accident?

The South Brunswick Patch recently reported on a New Jersey truck accident where the trucker involved fell asleep behind the wheel prior to the wreck. Reportedly, the incident happened in South Brunswick on Rt. 522 at the Stouts Lane intersection. The traffic light at the intersection was damaged as a result of the wreck. The trucker fell asleep while driving,…
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How Injured Workers Can Prove Fault Following a Construction Accident

In the wake of a construction accident, injured workers and their families often face a mountain of hardships, including hospital bills, loss of income if the injury prevents the victim from going back to work and the challenge of recovering from a catastrophic injury. On top of all that, workers may have a legal battle on their hands if their…
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