Employer Fundamentals: Understanding Employment Law
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Employer Fundamentals: Understanding Employment Law

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.

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Employer Fundamentals: Understanding Employment Law

  • 4 Ways To Get In Legal Trouble When You're Homeless

    21 July 2015

    If being homeless isn't hard enough, there are at least four ways you can run into legal problems just trying to do activities of daily living  or to rustle up some money for food and other necessities. 1. Loitering In Public Places Many urban areas across the U.S. have criminalized loitering, sleeping in public on benches, on the ground in parks sleeping in vehicles sitting in certain areas, and camping (by setting up a tent or living out of a camper/RV in an unauthorized spot).

  • Protect Yourself in Chapter 7 by Including Every Potential Debt You May Have

    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.

  • 2 Big Problems You Can Prevent By Creating A Will For Your Family

    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.

  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: What to Look for and What to Do If You Suspect It

    3 June 2015

    If you have an aging loved one who resides in a nursing home, you probably agonized over the initial decision and continually worry about their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. While nursing home neglect and abuse can happen to those with even the most involved families, there are a few things you can do to lessen the odds. Below are common types of nursing home neglect and abuse, what to look for, and what to do if neglect and abuse are suspected.

  • Child Custody: What You Should Know Before Filing A Petition

    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.