It Takes Two: How To Safely Share the Road with Motorcycles

It Takes Two: How To Safely Share the Road with Motorcycles

The motorcyclist and his passenger died when their bike collided with an SUV. The SUV driver was apparently unharmed. Until the police complete their investigation, the cause of the crash is unclear.

But one thing is certain: Motorcyclists and their passengers are vulnerable to serious injuries and death when involved in an accident with another vehicle, a stationary object or when driving on poor roads o

New York City’s Revised Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Law Has Broad Application

New York City’s Revised Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Law  Has Broad Application

 Almost one year ago, the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio. This comprehensive legal package addresses sexual harassment in the workplace. An important component of the legislation expanded the City Human Rights Law for gender-based harassment by increasing the statute of limitations from one to three years.

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Helping Someone Who Confides That They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month:  Helping Someone Who Confides That They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

The statistics are horrifying: Every 92 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. Do the math – that works out to more than 321,000 victims age 12 and above every year. (statistics from the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network RAINN)

Watch Out New Jersey: Police Crackdown on Texting During Distracted Driving Month

Watch Out New Jersey:  Police Crackdown on Texting During Distracted Driving Month

To observe Distracted Driving Month, New Jersey police departments are cracking down on distracted driving, especially those who are using handheld electronic devices while behind the wheel.

Flight Attendants Claim Drugged Sexual Assault by Pilots: JetBlue Airlines Sued

Flight Attendants Claim Drugged Sexual Assault by Pilots: JetBlue Airlines Sued

A chance meet-up in Puerto Rico by JetBlue flight attendants and pilots ended with sexual assault of two of the flight attendants by one pilot, according to a lawsuit recently filed in a New York federal court.

The suit also accuses JetBlue of inaction after the incident was reported last year, soon after the alleged assault occurred. 

Nondisclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment Cases Are Out the Window for New Jersey Employers

Nondisclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment Cases  Are Out the Window for New Jersey Employers

Under a bill recently signed into law, New Jersey employers cannot force workers to obey nondisclosure agreements when they settle a sexual assault, sexual harassment or discrimination claim. The support for this legislation was overwhelming in the Legislature as well as from Governor Murphy who signed it into law.

Sanitary Deficiencies at New Jersey Nursing Home Resulted in Deaths of 11 Children from Adenovirus

Sanitary Deficiencies at New Jersey Nursing Home Resulted in Deaths of 11 Children from Adenovirus

Nursing home negligence is not limited to abuse and neglect of the elderly. Last fall, 11 children died and many others fell ill from an outbreak of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell.

Sexual Assault News From Cooking to Marching: Mario Batali Restaurants and West Point Cadets

Sexual Assault News From Cooking to Marching: Mario Batali Restaurants and West Point Cadets

Two recent news stories centered on sexual assault jumped out at us this week. The stories are connected in that they both concern sexual assaults on women, in one case by a world-famous celebrity chef and in the second case by one of the U.S.’s most revered military education institutions.