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.
23 May 2016
An injury on the job can expose a lot of mistakes, inefficiencies, and policy problems, but it can still be a great opportunity for all involved. There may be other forms of compensation or other responsible parties that need to be considered, but you don't want to accidentally risk your workers compensation claim. Before signing anything, take a look at a few alternative or supplemental compensation angles to get what you--and maybe even your company--deserve.
6 May 2016
According to MarketWatch, student loan debts grow $2,726.27 every second. If you are one of the millions of Americans that have overwhelming student loan debts, bankruptcy could possibly be the answer to relieving that debt. Before filing, it is important to understand how it can impact your debts and what you need to do to qualify fro relief. What Happens to Your Debt? When you file for bankruptcy, how your student loan debts are handled depends on which filing you choose.
14 April 2016
Filing for bankruptcy can be stressful, but it can also be a relief if you have been drowning under your debts. You can help minimize the stress by preparing properly before you begin the process of filing the bankruptcy paperwork. The following are some tips to make the entire process go more smoothly. Tip #1: Check your prior years' taxes You must be up to date on all tax filings before you can file bankruptcy.
30 March 2016
The simple answer is yes. Your teenager does have the right to request which parent gains custody over them, but you need to know more than the short answer to this question. There are many factors to take into consideration when the decision of who gets custody of a child within a divorce arises. If the child is a teen, their wishes are generally given great weight in the judge's eyes.
9 March 2016
Being involved in any type of accident can take a lot out of you. It drains you emotionally and physically. There are so many different elements involved that it can be hard to determine what needs to be done and what doesn't. To make sure you get the compensation you deserve in your accident claim, here are three tips to help you succeed. Wait before taking the settlement offer. While it is understandable that you are going to need money to pay for your medical bills and lost wages, you don't want to jump into a settlement agreement that is going to end up costing you money.