Category Archives: Blog

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 […]

New “Cancer Bill” for NY State Volunteer Firefighters Goes Into Effect

New York State has nearly 100,000 Volunteer Firefighters.  They have been trying to get a “Cancer Bill” passed for many years and it was finally  passed by Governor Cuomo on January 1, 2019. The bill is a gap insurance policy and is paid for by local taxpayers.  Every volunteer fire department is required to carry […]

FOA Successfully Combats Misconduct Case for Long Time Union Employee

FOA has recently secured a decision from the American Arbitration Association that found a 14 year union member as not having been guilty of the acts of misconduct alleged against him. At issue was whether the member’s requests for reimbursement for travel expenses incurred in 2016 were fraudulent. The arbitrator’s decision was based primarily on […]

New Bill To Protect Health Care & Social Service Workers from Workplace Violence

According to a recent Workplace Health and Safety Blog from the AFL-CIO, a new Bill is being proposed to protect Health Care and Social Service Workers from workplace violence. Nurses, emergency room doctors, social workers, psychiatric facility aides, and other health care and social service workers face workplace violence on a daily basis.  This often […]

General Contractor Fails to Keep Retail Worker Safe – $500,000 Settlement

When any business, including a retail store, undergoes construction the General Contractor performing the work is required to ensure the safety of store patrons and store employees. Under New York State labor laws, contractors must provide reasonable protection for persons lawfully frequenting and passing by work areas. Our client, a 47-year-old retail worker was walking […]

Westchester Rear-End Accident – $500,000 Settlement

Our client was driving in New Rochelle, New York when he noticed traffic ahead was slowing down. Our client lowered his speed, but unfortunately, the driver behind him wasn’t paying attention and rear-ended his vehicle. Our client suffered painful injuries to his back and spine which required intense ongoing treatment. The other driver’s decision to […]

Reckless Driver Causes Queens Car Crash – $495,000 Settlement

Our client, a 48-year old MTA bus operator and volunteer fireman was stopped at a red light on Rockaway Blvd in Queens when he was rear-ended by another driver. The reckless driver who hit our client claimed he was unable to stop his vehicle because the road was wet, but any responsible driver knows when […]

A Union – Made Thanksgiving

FOA prides itself on fully supporting unions – whether it be providing legal assistance to union members and their families or promoting the use of union-made in America products.  As Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and the preparations have begun, please check out the AFL- CIO’s list of union-made in America food and other Thanksgiving staples: In addition to […]

Client Injured on Orange County Job Site – $375,000 Settlement

Property owners must keep their property free of defective conditions, including icy walkways.  Proper maintenance must include salt and sand during inclement weather. Our client paid the price when the owner of the property where she works failed to salt and sand. She was in her workplace parking lot when she slipped and fell on […]