In 2009 a female employee at Broome Developmental Center commenced an action for sexual harassment. The case was tried before a jury in Broome County Supreme Court during the week of March 12th.  After 2 days of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict this past Monday (March 19th) against Broome Developmental Center, finding they failed to protect the female from the hostile work environment that arose from being a victim of sexual harassment as well as her reporting of the harassment. [...]


Child Support In New YorkSome Common Questions and AnswersBy: Sharon L. Dyer, Esq. How is Basic Child Support Calculated? Basic child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent based upon a percentage of combined parental income under New York’s Child Support Standards Act. In New York, a Support Magistrates or Judge calculates a presumptive amount of child support to be applied, unless there are unusual circumstances. In those cases where there are unusual [...]


LOWER YOUR PROPERTY TAXES BY CONTESTING YOUR ASSESSMENTThe Deadline for Most New York Property Owners to Contest Their Assessment is May 22, 2018.By Philip K. Grommet, Esq. New York property owners know that paying their property tax bills can be a big financial burden. The amount a property owner is billed for a particular property is determined by multiplying the applicable property tax rates against that property’s assessment. Thus, a property with a lower assessment pays lower [...]


Costs of Some New Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Going Down in 2018 While long-term care insurance costs are up in general, some policies are going down in 2018, according to the 2018 Long Term Care Insurance Price Index, an annual report from the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI), an industry group. A married couple who are both 60 years old would pay an average of $3,490 a year combined for a total of $333,000 of long-term care insurance coverage when they reach [...]


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