4/6/2015 8:00 AM

NYC Traffic Ticket Lawyer: Tips for Drivers Who Get Pulled Over

Getting pulled over by a police officer for traffic violations in New York City can be a very nerve-wracking experience. Drivers often do not know the best way to handle this situation though, and they can sometimes get in more trouble than expected. Below are some tips from Michael Block, a New York City traffic ticket lawyer(http://michaelblocklawyer.com/ ) for drivers to follow if they are pulled over:

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3/2/2015 8:00 AM

How Employee Firing Cost Employers Big

If you're thinking about terminating an employee who's been giving you grief about workplace safety, you might want to reconsider.  That was the lesson learned by an Arizona trucking company.

One of their drivers was asked to go out with another driver who smoked.  He found cigarette butts in the co-driver's truck. The problem:  The cargo was explosive!

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2/9/2015 8:00 AM

What You Don't Want to Hear About Workers Compensation Fraud

When employees are hurt at work, traditionally, workers' compensation insurance will protect them. WC pays for lost wages, medical bills and any other related expenses the worker can incur while recovering. The vast majority of employees are honest about getting hurt at work, but there are scams out there. One of the checks and balances in the system is requiring a doctor assessment. If an employee were not really hurt, a doctor may be able to identify a false claim. There are, however, unscrupulous people that slip through the cracks. Even though percentage wise the number of fraud claims is relatively small, the damage they cause is significant enough that it costs policy holders and insurance companies billions of dollars every year. In addition to this, some employers try to lower premiums by paying employees off the books or misclassify them. Both offenses are considered workers' comp fraud.

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1/9/2015 11:37 AM

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Pipe breaks can be devastating, so anything you can do to minimize the risk is extremely helpful. As with most systems and parts of your property prevention is by far the best solution, below are several key things you can do to:

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8/12/2014 6:00 PM

Questions You Need to Ask Before Buying Distressed Commercial Properties

The economic downturn that began in late 2007 has taken a severe toll on all sectors of the U.S. economy, but it hit the real estate sector especially hard. Real estate research company Green Street Advisors reported in March 2011 that commercial property values were 17 percent below their peak in August 2007. CoStar Group reported that the values of the highest quality office buildings, relatively new retail and industrial properties, and apartment complexes were down 33 percent since June 2007. These large price decreases may attract investors in search of good buying opportunities. However, potential buyers should look beyond the low purchase price when they evaluate these properties. The properties' physical state, legal issues, and insurance considerations also affect whether they are smart investments. Many of these properties were only partially completed when the financial crisis hit, so buyers must assess their economic viability and physical condition. They need to ask: * How much ...

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