As a business owner, keeping informed about the finer points of employment law is important. If you're getting ready to hire your first employees, you need to be sure that you understand exactly what you can and cannot do. Don't risk getting yourself into legal trouble by asking the wrong question at the interview or making an off-hand comment that's considered legally unacceptable. I created this site to give you the basics of employment law expectations. I hope that the information here helps you to understand what you should and shouldn't do as you're interviewing and hiring your first staff members.
21 November 2014
It's getting cold outside, and your idea of a good morning probably doesn't include sitting in a freezing car with the engine running, waiting for the frost to thaw off the windshield. However, if you're thinking about just putting the keys in the ignition, turning on the engine, and going back inside the house for your coffee while the car warms ups without you - think again. Doing that can land you in a lot of legal and financial trouble.
19 November 2014
You looked away for just a second. Perhaps it was to check an important text message from your kids; maybe you were distracted by an animal on the roadway or a pedestrian crossing against the light. Whatever the reason, your momentary diversion resulted in you rear-ending the car in front of you. What now? If you're at fault in a car accident, here are the steps you need to take immediately.
14 November 2014
If you were recently involved in a car accident, the police will likely take statements from witnesses in the area. As you decide to move forward with legal action, these witnesses may be needed to testify on your behalf. However, you want to be sure that your witnesses are credible. Here are three qualities that you need to consider when choosing witnesses: The Viewpoint of the Witness The first way you can ensure that a witness is credible is whether or not they have an accurate view of the car accident.
12 November 2014
Robotic surgery is touted as the newest improvement for difficult surgeries. Surgeons can perform minimally-invasive procedures through small incisions rather than in traditional open surgeries. However, the risks still exist. If you feel that you were injured as a result of robotic surgery, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries: Dangers of Robotic Surgery Robotic surgical equipment may not be tested long enough by manufacturers before being marketed.
11 November 2014
Each year, about 5,000 people die in accidents involving commercial trucks. When the truck driver is responsible for the accident, the driver's employer is generally held liable for damages caused by the driver because of a legal doctrine called "vicarious liability." When vicarious liability arises, federal law treats the trucking industry differently than most other industries. Here are the basics. What Is Vicarious Liability? "Vicarious liability" is a legal principle that removes the liability from the person who actually caused the accident and places it onto another person or business.