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Black Friday: At What Cost to Workers?

By Victoria W. NiManaging Attorney photo credit: Jobs With Justice via photopin cc This Friday—Black Friday—marks the official start of the holiday shopping season. On the minds of retailers and shoppers alike is this question: “How low can you go?” Retailers want to know how…

Important Victory for Bullying Victims Everywhere

Graffiti photographed by security at Pine Bush High School. By Adele Kimmel Senior Attorney  Today, a federal court put all schools on notice that they can’t ignore severe harassment and, if they do, they risk being held accountable in court. What does the law require…

Do You Know Your Credit Score? It Might Not Be Accurate

photo credit: LendingMemo via photopin cc By Gabriel HopkinsThornton-Robb Attorney Say you want to refinance your mortgage, or take one out. Or you want to buy a car. Better know your credit score, right? Good information to have so you can shop around and get…

Forced Arbitration Violates Tea Party Principles

photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography via photopin cc By Paul Bland  Executive Director It is an ongoing mystery to me that the issue of forced arbitration has been politically polarized at the level of elected officials. Polling data shows that Republican and Democratic voters both…

Countering Nursing Homes’ Bogus Argument To Keep Negligence Hidden

photo credit: consumerfriendly via photopin cc AKA Why Arbitration Contracts are Not Medical Decisions By Jennifer BennettBudd-Kazan Attorney Arbitration is not health care. Seems obvious, right? “Just take two arbitration and call me in the morning,” said no doctor ever. And yet nursing homes across the…