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Texting and Checking Social Media During Surgery?

On July 13, 2015, the Washington
published a story called, “Do Cellphones Belong in the Operating Room?” The article discusses the fact that some medical professionals routinely use cellphones for social media and other non-patient related purposes while caring for patients. These distractions may have disastrous results, including unnecessary injuries and other potential medical malpractice issues.


Terminated Employees’ Stages of Grief

A guest column by Robert Boreanaz, a labor and employment attorney at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, appears in the May 18 issue of Buffalo Law Journal. In “Grief Process of Terminated Employees,” Mr. Boreanaz discusses how attorneys who focus on areas of law other than employment can advise family, friends, and acquaintances who have lost a job on this emotionally charged issue. He suggests that stages of grief similar to those that are often associated with the loss of a loved one can be used as a framework for conversations about the employment termination.


Dos and Don’ts on the Picket Lines

Picketing, if done properly, can be one of the most important tools for construction workers organizing a campaign. However, there are several ways in which picketing can actually be detrimental to the union’s efforts. By carefully observing the dos and don’ts of what is and is not allowed at construction-site picketing, you can assure you follow the rules and best help the union’s efforts.