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.
13 July 2020
Divorce can be an ugly battle if the divorcing couple isn't careful. There are three ways things can go: the couple can divorce while still having a solid relationship which can be important when raising children, they can divorce while being amicable, or they can divorce through a heated battle with plenty of animosity. An ugly divorce isn't pleasant for either side and a lot of the ugliness can be avoided through the use of mediation.
4 May 2020
If you suffered an injury on the job that caused you to use workers' compensation, there will eventually be a point where you are asked to return to work. If you are not fully recovered from your injury, you may even be asked to return to a different type of job that has you performing new responsibilities that you are capable of. Here is what you know about returning to work in this situation.
4 May 2020
Not every injury resulting from an accident necessarily warrants the hiring of a personal injury law firm. In many cases there is a clear-cut at-fault party, or there are no issues with valid insurance claims being filed or paid. However, it is sometimes possible for there to be complications in either the process of filing a valid insurance claim, in quantifying the amount of the injury, or in having a valid claim paid by the corresponding insurance company.
26 March 2020
When a car accident attorney pursues a case against a driver who was distracted, the logic that is oftentimes applied is what's called negligence per se. This is a legal inference of negligence that's drawn from what might otherwise be a reasonable action. For example, most folks would consider it reasonable to change the track playing on their vehicle's radio. That reasonableness argument, however, becomes negligence per se when the person proves to be so distracted that they cause an accident.
25 February 2020
After you have sent a personal injury demand letter, the defendant (through their insurance company) has a limited time to respond. Below are some of the things to expect with the response. Total Acceptance The insurance company may accept your offer on its face value. This is possible, but very rare. Insurance companies always want to negotiate to reduce their payouts. Such acceptance may mean that your demand was weaker than it should've been.