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.
30 June 2015
When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, all unsecured debts will be discharged if the bankruptcy is approved. If you forget to include debts on your paperwork, there is still a chance that they will be considered "discharged," however, you may have to go through legal procedures if a creditor fights you for the money. This is why it is important to include every debt you have on your bankruptcy forms when you file.
16 June 2015
According to the American Bar Association, approximately 55% of people in the U.S. die without having a will. If this happens to you, do you realize the problems this situation can create? If you want to eliminate the problems this can create for the loved ones you leave behind, you should consider meeting with an estate planning attorney so you can create a will. Here are two problems your loved ones will not have to deal with if you create a will.
16 May 2015
If you and your child's other parent are not married, it is essential that you obtain a legal custody order that dictates the role that each parent will play in the child's life. This is true even if the other parent is not current active in the child's life. This is because in the absence of a court-ordered custody agreement, both parents will have equal parental rights, even if one of the parents has been absent for many years.
10 December 2014
Lots of people who file for Social Security disability payments encounter serious issues with administrators and others. These obstacles cause these people to question whether or not they will be getting money to cover their disabilities, as provided for in this federal program. Here are some of the major things that clients often ask while they are waiting for money to come in after applying for Social Security disability benefits. Lawyers can help answer these and other questions about the rights of a disabled applicant.
28 November 2014
Unless you live in a gated community that does not allow dogs, chances are pretty good there are a few roaming around your community. Fortunately, most dog owners in your community are responsible. They will have a proper enclosure and signs posted to warn people of the dog. This is also someone who would always keep a dog on a leash and under his or her control. Unfortunately, this is not the case for all dog owners.