It can be very exciting to start a new business. However, in the rush of things, it can be very easy to forget the legality of a few things. There are a few traps that you can easily succumb to that can lead to litigation if you are not careful. With that being said, here are two very important employment law tips that you need to follow as you embark on this exciting journey of becoming a startup business owner:
6 June 2017
You've been getting the message to wear your seat belt for decades, but if you still didn't listen and were injured in a car accident that wasn't your fault, you might wonder if your case is going to become more complicated -- or even if you can have a case at all. These situations are tricky because the act of not wearing a seat belt is now considered a known contributor to injury severity, but it's not necessarily the end of your case.
6 June 2017
If you were hurt at work and needed medical care or lost wages because of it, your employer should be required to pay workers' compensation. That doesn't mean your employer or the insurance company will do so willingly and gladly. If you're lucky, you'll receive an offer you agree with. If not, you'll need to hire a workers' compensation lawyer to help you get what you deserve. It's always a good idea to seek a lawyer's advice when it comes to workers' comp, but here are three times when you may be sorry if you don't hire a lawyer.
1 June 2017
When you consider yourself to be a model employee who has always done your best to meet all of your employer's requests, it can be alarming to be met with little sympathy after becoming injured. After all, the time that you spent exerting yourself physically was specifically for the benefit of your employer and not necessarily because you wanted to earn a larger paycheck. For those who take pride in their work and expect equal respect when it comes to injuries in the workplace, meeting with a workers compensation lawyer is suggested when you feel like your voice is not being heard.
25 May 2017
Accidents at work happen. Sometimes it is because you were not paying attention or being careful, sometimes it is due to another worker's inattention or negligence, and sometimes it is due to a faulty piece of equipment. This is why employers purchase worker's compensation insurance. However, sometimes things aren't so simple and your employer is at least partially at fault or there is not worker's compensation. No matter the circumstances surrounding your work-related injury, it is always a good idea to contact an experienced lawyer and here are a few reasons why.
23 May 2017
Many major cities are making their city centers more bicycle friendly by adding dedicated bike lanes and pedestrian green-ways. San Diego recently implemented their Downtown Mobility Plan and is spending nearly $64 million to do just that. However, by increasing the number of people riding bicycles in a downtown urban area, the number of accidents could increase as well. What would you do if you were struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle?
19 May 2017
People who have felonies on their criminal records often have a difficult time getting approved for rentals. The problem is so pervasive that many people wonder if it is a form of discrimination. Having a criminal record is not considered a protected class like race or sex so, in general, being denied housing for a felony conviction is not a civil rights issue. However, here are two times when a landlord's rejection may be considered discriminatory.
13 May 2017
If your spouse has been acting out of the ordinary, and they are doing things that would make you believe they are going to leave you, or ask you to leave, you'll want to talk with a legal professional. There are many signs of divorce before the divorce is asked for, or before a spouse makes a move, and you want to be prepared if you think that this is headed your way.
8 May 2017
As a boss who has employees of every different religion, race, and sex, it's important to do everything you can to protect your employees from discrimination and civil rights violations. It's important for your workers to feel comfortable in the workplace so that they're able to work at their best. Not only that, but to avoid lawsuits, you'll need to get very serious about ensuring everyone is treated with respect. Here are some ways to prevent civil rights violations.
8 May 2017
Once your social security disability (SSD) is approved, you may breathe a sigh of relief thinking that the process is finally complete. Unfortunately, this isn't usually the case. Most SSD cases will require a continuing disability review (CDR) to ensure you are still entitled to benefits. These are routine reviews, but it is best to be prepared for the possibility of the review from the outset. The following guide can help you better understand the CDR.
17 February 2017