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.


Employer Fundamentals: Understanding Employment Law

  • Car Accident Witnesses – 3 Qualities To Consider When Vetting A Potential Witness

    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.

  • Injuries From Robotic Surgery Malpractice

    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.

  • Understanding Vicarious Liability In Trucking Accidents

    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.

  • Has A DWI Conviction Ended Your Career? Try One Of These Rewarding Career Paths!

    11 November 2014

    After getting a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction, truckers and others who drive for a living may not be able to get the special licenses needed to continue their careers. If this has happened to you, consider one of the career paths below. Become A Freelance Computer Programmer You don't need any special licensing to be a computer programmer. There are many self-taught programmers who are doing well in the field.

  • 3 Tips For Preparing For A Child Support Modification Hearing

    10 November 2014

    Regardless of whether you are the non-custodial or custodial parent, it is important that you prepare thoroughly for a modification child support hearing. During the hearing, a judge will need to hear why a modification is requested and a good reason why the modification should be granted. Here are some tips for preparing for the modification hearing.  Read and Re-Read Your Mail In the period leading up to the hearing, you might receive several communications from your child support lawyer and the court.