Archive for August, 2011

New York Hurricane Irene Disaster Relief Information

August 30, 2011 at 5:32 pm 1 comment

If you have been affected by the recent storms and flooding, be aware that there is federal and state disaster relief available to you.  Below is a list of key agencies you should contact: Federal and State Resources and Information DisasterAssistance.Gov: Use this website to search for state and disasterRead More

Protection for New York Immigrant Workers

August 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

A recent article in the NY Daily News highlighted the unfair treatment of immigrant workers at a Brooklyn distributing company called Flaum Appetizing Corp.  These workers did not receive wages or were paid for overtime hours.  Many were often fired without reason, leaving many families unexpectedly without any source ofRead More

Housing Discrimination: Not Just a Big City Issue

August 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm 0 comments

Earlier last month on the mynewyorklegalhelp, it was reported that housing discrimination was on the rise in New York City. Housing discrimination on the rise. According to The Post-Standard, however, housing discrimination has been an ongoing problem in many Northeastern cities such as Syracuse and Buffalo. Both Syracuse and BuffaloRead More

Find out how the new Power NY Act can help you.

August 16, 2011 at 4:59 pm 0 comments

New York Lawmakers have passed a law to help residents improve their home’s energy efficiency and create thousands of new construction jobs. The “Power NY Act of 2011″ will allow qualified New Yorker home-owners to receive low-cost loans up to $13,000 for residences and $26,000 for businesses to make energy-savingRead More

Know your language rights

August 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

The case about the former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and a Manhattan hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo, has lead to increased attention to the importance of language interpretation in court. A New York Times article states that interpretation of court documents or conversations can be tricky becauseRead More