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Data Shows Unequal Pay For Women

Based on most recent data, women in New York earn 87 cents on the dollar in comparison to what men earn. Women of color, compared to white men, fare worse: African-American women earn on average 69 cents on the dollar and Latinas 58 cents on the dollar. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2015 [..]

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How To Make Sure You Are Paid Fairly If You Are Hired By NY State

On January 10, 2017, by Executive Order, the State of New York took aggressive steps to level the playing field for state employees. Executive Order 161 prohibits state employers from asking the salary history of prospective employees. While the measure is not applicable to all employers within the state, it will at least prevent state [..]

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Attorney Shelley Ann Quilty-Lake Named “Rising Star” In Employment Litigation

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release October 10, 2016 Attorney Shelley Ann Quilty-Lake Named “Rising Star” In Employment Litigation Attorney Shelley Ann Quilty-Lake of Meenan & Associates, LLC was recently named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine for her work representing Plaintiffs in Employment Litigation after being nominated by her peers as a “Rising Star” [..]

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Attorneys Travel to the Capitol to Give Voice to Important Issues

In a call for “heels on the ground,” attorney Colleen Meenan traveled to Albany on April 21, 2015, to join with other members of the Women’s Caucus of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association to lobby over two days with various state legislators.  The female lawyers joined together with male colleagues to advance the [..]

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Beneficiaries Beware: Inherited IRA’s are not protected “retirement funds” in a bankruptcy proceeding

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) come with many benefits and are often used as an estate planning tool as they are considered a non-probate asset provided that a beneficiary has been designated for the IRA i.e. with a beneficiary designation these assets bypass the estate.  However, the beneficiary that you designate on your IRA does not [..]

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Use of Hearing Aids In Police Work Buttressed By Amicus Brief

Faced with an “unusual” request, federal Judge Katherine Polk Failla permitted AARP, the Hearing Loss Association of America and Veterans United For Truth to submit their views to the Court on issues relevant to a case scheduled before a jury for trial on March 9.  Former police officers Jim Phillips and Dan Carione are challenging [..]

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