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New York City's building boom raises safety concerns

Residents of New York City are accustomed to seeing large cranes hovering over skyscrapers and busy construction sites. After a building slump, construction projects in the city are once-again plentiful with statistics showing that in 2014 alone a total of 98,000 building permits were issued in the city. What's more, with the Buildings Department enjoying nearly a 30 percent budget increase for the next fiscal year, city officials seemingly aren't expecting a slow-down in new construction projects anytime soon.

New York court nixes employer's pre-existing condition argument

One of the aspects of the Affordable Care Act lauded by consumer advocates was the directive regarding pre-existing conditions. For decades, health insurance companies had been denying coverage for individuals who had conditions like asthma or cancer when their policy went into effect. We will cover everything but this, insurers said, even if a new therapy could save your life.

  • American Association for Justice
  • NYCOSH-New York Committee for occupational Safety & Health
  • NYSTLA
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Society of New York Workers’ Compensation Bar Association, Inc | 1945
  • National Organization of social security claimants Representatives
  • NYSBA
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