Author Archives: Catherine Kraus

Carlos’ Law: Proposed Legislation for Construction Worker Safety

Have you heard about the proposed legislation entitled Carlos’ Law?  Well, if you have not, it is a Construction Worker Safety bill that is being championed by Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst),  Sens. Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Tony Avella (D-Bayside), and 4 other co-sponsors.  Carlos’ Law, known officially as S.4373B, would increase fines and […]

New York State Construction Fatalities Are on the Rise

According to NYCOSH’s 2019 “Deadly Skyline” Report, Construction fatalities in New York State are on the rise.  This is due to the fact that construction worksites have dangerous working conditions and worker safety is not a priority.  Employers regularly violate safety regulations and rarely suffer any consequences.  NYCOSH’s “Deadly Skyline” Report also discovered that Construction fatalities have […]

Winter Blood Drive for New York Blood Center

We held our firmwide Blood Drive to benefit the New York Blood Center on February 15, 2019.  Winter storms, frigid temperatures and the wide spread flu are making it harder for the communities of New York and New Jersey to maintain their critical blood supply. Cancelled blood drives and reduced donor turnout through January have resulted […]

Spread the Love the Union Way

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and everyone is scrambling for last minute gifts and ways to express their love.  What would be better than giving your Valentine some Union-Made sweets, bubbly that has the Union Label or a floral bouquet that is Union-Made? Please take a minute and look at the below Union Made brands when […]

NY State Film Tax Credit Puts Tens of Thousands of NY Union Members to Work Each Year

The New York State Film and Television Tax Credit has made New York a leader worldwide in securing movie and television production which in turn puts tens of thousands of New York union members to work each year. According to a recent article from The New York State AFL-CIO, The New York State Film and Television […]

Shift Worker Health and Safety

According to a recent article from Safety + Health Magazine, there are nearly 15 million Americans who are “round-the-clock” shift workers.  Due to this line of work’s “round-the-clock” scheduling, it presents many potential health risks to workers.  Some telling information and statistics about the dangers of shift work: Research studies link shift work to adverse health […]

Pat Logan Celebrates 45 Years with Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP

Pat Logan, Esteemed Support Staff Member, Celebrates 45 years of dedicated service at  Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP.   Well, What does 45 years of service translate to? 540 Months 2,348 Productive Weeks 16,436 Energetic Days 394,464 Supportive Minutes and counting… During Pat’s  tenure in the New York Office, Pat has worn many hats and continues to […]