The Law Offices of Michael L. Walker, ESQ.
Nov 28, 2022
Elections In New York Prove Migrants Are Seeing Red

When political pundits predicted a national “red wave” in the midterm elections, they never imagined that one of the few areas it would actually surface would be southern Brooklyn, New York. They weren’t imagining Sunset Park, a working-class area where nearly three in four residents are people of[…]

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Nov 18, 2022
Brooklyn Foundation’s Immigration Work Spotlighted

The Viola Foundation – began and run by the Viola Family of Brooklyn – was honored for their immigration work. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Viola Foundation received the Immigration Achievement Award at the annual gala of the Manhattan-based Center for Migration Studies at The View at the[…]

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Nov 16, 2022
New York Sees Cost Of Migrant Influx Soar

New York City’s migrant crisis will cost “at least” $596 million in public funds each year, according to a Monday report from the city’s Independent Budget Office. City Hall will rack up the costs thanks to offering shelter, healthcare, education and legal aid to thousands of migrants who[…]

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Nov 09, 2022
Employment Law: NYC Companies Skirting Salary Transparency Law

Employers are testing the limits of a new city law requiring salary ranges on job ads by posting pay bands that, in some cases, span more than $100,000, according to a Bloomberg News analysis of over 400 open roles. As employers in New York City adjust to the fresh regulations, many listings[…]

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Nov 07, 2022
Affordable Housing Grows In Brooklyn

Housing developer Breaking Ground has converted a former Jehovah’s Witness building into affordable housing in DUMBO section of Brooklyn. Of the 491 units in the apartment complex, 185 are affordable housing now and 246 will remain affordable in perpetuity. Building on a long-standing partnership between Breaking Ground and[…]

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Nov 04, 2022
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association Awards Inaugural Scholarship

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association awarded it’s inaugural Hinds-Redix scholarship. A third-year Brooklyn Law School student got a financial boost last week to continue her career in public service thanks to a new scholarship named after a trailblazing woman in law. In honor of the work and legacy of[…]

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Nov 03, 2022
Migrant Influx Stressing Immigration Court

The recent surge of over 20,000 migrants over the summer has added to the already backlogged 180,000 immigration cases awaiting the New York Immigration Court. Only 88 judges are handling the long line of cases which is creating months and months of waiting for the asylum seekers and[…]

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Oct 27, 2022
Brooklyn Developers Allegedly Defraud Affordable Housing Program

Brooklyn real estate developers are in hot water with New York prosecutors after they apparently sought to defraud the New York State tax exemption for affordable housing program. Joel Kohn, Michael Ambrosino, Alen Paknoush, Mendel Gold, Ioan Sita and Gheorghe Sita, and their real estate corporations, were charged[…]

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Oct 24, 2022
NYC Pay Transparency Law May Spark Raise Craze

The new New York pay transparency law may result in demands for pay raises across the country. In November employers must list the minimum and maximum salary for every job posting. The law is designed to help job seekers avoid gender and racial pay gaps but experts fear[…]

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Oct 21, 2022
Immigration A Hot Topic In Staten Island Debate

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Congressional candidates Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island/South Brooklyn) and Max Rose took to the stage for a debate hosted by the Iron Hills Civic Association on Wednesday evening.

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