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Michael Haber’s Legal Guides

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  • The Difference Between State and Federal Courts

    Which Court System Should You Bring a Lawsuit In? There are different jurisdictional requirements. New York State Supreme Court is a court of “general jurisdiction,” meaning that it can handle a ver

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  • The Basics About A Power Of Attorney

    What Is A Power Of Attorney? A power of attorney is a document by which a person designates someone else to act on his or her behalf. It is a powerful document and must be treated as such. The pers

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  • Do You Need A Lawyer To File Employment Discrimination Charges?

    Am I Required To Have An Attorney? There is no legal requirement that you have a lawyer to file a charge of discrimination. But the fact that there’s no legal requirement doesn’t make it a wise and

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  • Employment Law Basics

    What does it mean that employment is generally “at will”? “At will” means that, usually, either the employer or employee is free to end the employment relationship. In other words, the employee is f

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  • Do You Even Need A Will?

    Are There Good Reasons To Avoid Making A Will? You’ve thought about making up a will. And you intend to do it. At some point. It’s just that (pick one!): - It’s a busy time for you. - You hav

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  • Contested Estates 101

    This Quick Legal Guide gives you the nuts and bolts of challenging the probate of a will.

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  • Religious Discrimination In the NY Workplace

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits treating employees differently due to their religious practices or beliefs.

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  • Racial Discrimination

    Treating an employee or job applicant unfavorably due to race or related characteristics (like skin color) is prohibited.

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  • National Origin Discrimination

    Treating an employee or job applicant unfavorably due to national origin, foreign accents, or citizenship can violate the law.

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  • Disability Discrimination

    What is disability discrimination? Discrimination based on disability is illegal. It occurs when any entity that is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (or, in the case of federal employe

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