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2 Important Labor Laws You Must Follow When You Hire Employees For Your Business

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If you are just starting a business and need to hire people to work for you, it’s important for you to understand how labor laws work in this country and in your state. Failing to abide by these laws can create severe consequences, and you can hire a business lawyer for help if necessary. Here are two employment laws you should know about and follow, and your lawyer can help you create employment policies that follow these rules. Rules relating to pay and hours The federal government sets minimum wage laws which must be followed by all...

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4 Situations Where You Should Hire A Personal Injury Attorney

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Injuries can happen in so many different ways, from accidents to gross negligence, to freak incidences that no on could see coming. If you suffer an injury due to no fault of your own, you may wonder if you need to hire a personal injury lawyer. The answer depends on a number of factors, as well as your personal situation, but you should definitely consult a lawyer in the following cases: Insurance Company Refuses To Pay Anything In rare instances, you may find that an insurance company refuses to offer a settlement on your claim even when...

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Immigration Rights For Same Sex Couples

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The Defense of Marriage Act, also known as DOMA, was passed by Congress to limit federal rights of same sex couples that were legally married in states where gay marriages are legal. However, on June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court, in the case of Windsor vs. United States. overturned Section 3 of DOMA. This section, which denied federal rights to gay married couples that were available to other married couples, was ruled unconstitutional. This ruling allowed same sex couples access to the same immigration rights as other married couples....

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Understanding Different Types Of Divorce

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Coming to the decision to dissolve a marriage is a difficult step for any couple, and after deciding on a divorce they will have to decide which type of divorce to proceed with. The type of divorce that is most appropriate for you will depend on your unique situation, and the current state of your relationship with your spouse. No matter which type of divorce is best for you, it is highly recommended that you work with a reputable divorce attorney to ensure that your interests are properly represented. Some of the most common types of divorce...

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2 Reasons to Hire an Attorney to Help With a Slip & Fall Case

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One of the most common types of accident cases are slip and fall cases. These cases occur when someone is injured due to a fall on someone else’s property due to poor maintenance or negligence on the part of the property owner. Two reasons to hire an attorney to help with slip and fall case are to increase your odds of success by interviewing locals and looking for signs of recent repairs. Interview Locals One way that your attorney will improve your chances of winning your case is by talking to people who live in the area or routinely...

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What You Should Do When You Are Fired For Too Many Sick Days

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You do not plan on being sick, and when you are sick you want to know that taking more than a couple of days off is not going to cost you your job. If your employer gives you both paid sick leave and family medical leave, you are entitled to use the maximum allowed when you need it. When you or a family member is so ill that you exceed the number of sick days and family medical days allowed in a calendar year, your boss should be willing to work with you on this matter. If you are fired instead, here is what you should do: Make Sure You...

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Filing A Police Report After A Car Accident: What You Need To Know

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Hopefully, you’ll never be in a car accident. However, with an average of more than 10 million motor vehicle accidents occurring in the United States each year, it’s always best for drivers to know the proper steps to take after an accident. One of those steps that’s often overlooked is that of filing a police report, which is a legal requirement in most states–provided that the accident occurred on a public road. Still, there are a few specific things that you’ll need to know in the event that you need to file a...

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Returning Residents: 2 Challenges Faced By Newly Released Prisoners & How You Can Help

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There are approximately 2.2 million Americans who are in prison and almost 7 hundred thousand of them are released each year. Since almost two thirds of those who are released are estimated to find their way back into incarceration within three years of getting their freedom, it’s likely that they face some amount of difficulty in finding their place in the outside world. This difficulty can possibly be compounded by the amount of time they have been incarcerated and the fact that an estimated 56 percent of them have...

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Pets Allowed: What You Need To Know About Allowing Animals In Your Place Of Business

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In some business settings, it seems like it would be harmless to allow customers to bring their pets along with them to shop or obtain service. However, there is a good reason why the majority of businesses you enter have clearly visible signs that state pets are not allowed inside. Regardless of the type of business you are in, allowing pets beyond the threshold of the front door may not always be the best idea. There are things that you should consider about the relationship between your liability as a business owner and the dangers of...

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Love Doesn’t Always Equal Marriage: Understanding Your Domestic Partnership Rights

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Many states in the U.S. are beginning to recognize domestic partnerships between same sex couples and unmarried heterosexuals, and more states are legalizing gay marriage. However, the couples who decide that love does not always equal marriage struggle to gain the same rights as married couples, there are some things they can do address the drawbacks and limitations they face. If you are living in domestic partnership, you can take some additional legal steps to provide your partner with some of the same rights and benefits associated with...

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