Binder and Binder offer 45 minutes of unpaid lunch for a 8:45 - 5:30 day in New York State. This is illegal. Please contact me as part of a class action lawsuit.
Binder and Binder routinely fire good employees in order to hire cheaper employees that have no idea how the social security system works. I was promised a $300 bonus for cases that I had remanded (cases which will eventually earn the company tens of thousands of dollars), yet they refused to give me the money that was owed to me even though it was detailed in a report the day before I was fired .
The employees routinely complain and talk about how corrupt the company is. Private information about clients is brought to other caseworkers to have a laugh about. I cannot tell you how many times medical records detailing incredibly personal information were copied and taken home by my fellow workers. If you are worried about your sensitive issues, just know that there's a good chance it's being passed around the office, and the employees are most likely laughing at you.
Basically, Binder & Binder is the Mcdonalds of disability law. They take as many cases as they get - and when they sign you up, they don't tell you that YOU have to pay for the medical records. How is a disabled person with no income going to afford a $500 narrative report from a doctor? You are essentially better off doing it yourself. The Social Security Website is quite easy, and any decent friend can help you along the way. Or look into a local lawyer.
The most troubling thing is that out of an office of 500 - 600 people, there are TWO lawyers. Yes, two. I'm not counting Charles or Harry Binder because all they do is sit and order nice office furniture. The fact is, when it's time for your hearing, you'll be represented by a NON ATTORNEY ADVOCATE. That's right - a kid right out of college, with maybe 3 months training in social security law. And it doesn't matter what you major in, as long as you have a degree. You could major in marine biology and be in front of a judge 3 months later.
Stay away from this company, and please contact me if there is a class action lawsuit regarding the unpaid breaks. NYS requires a 30 minute lunch break and two 15 min breaks. We were only allowed one 45 minute unpaid lunch break. Stay away from this evil company.