People rely on their jobs to provide the money they need to pay their rent or mortgage and put food on the table. Many people live paycheck to paycheck, and losing their jobs can have disastrous consequences on every aspect of their lives. If you've lost your job for unfair reasons, you may have been wrongfully terminated. Wrongful termination is a legal term which means you've been fired for illegal reasons.
19 October 2019
When you run a business, you need to make sure that you protect yourself against threats that are both external and internal. One of the biggest internal threats to your business is sexual harassment. Sexual harassment creates an environment where your workers cannot get their best work done and puts you in a tricky legal situation. You need to make sure all staff members are educated on what sexual harassment is, and you need to make sure you have a supportive structure set-up to deal with claims of sexual harassment. Understand What Sexual Harassment Is First, you need to make sure that you understand what sexual harassment is, and you need to make sure that everyone in your organization also understands what sexual harassment is.
23 September 2019
When you suffer a work-related injury, you can apply for workers' compensation. It's a program your employer's insurance company pays for. If for any reason you run into potential issues getting it, contact a workers' comp attorney. They can help you in many ways. Appeal a Denied Claim If your claim to workers' compensation is denied the first time, that doesn't mean you should just give up. You may have just made a mistake during the application or not provided enough evidence of your injury.
15 August 2019
Taking a company public can be a great way to generate capital without the help of private investors. Going public refers to the process by which businesses make shares of ownership available to the average citizen. An initial public offering (IPO) is the name given to the first round of shares sold. If you are considering taking your company public, you will need to work closely with an attorney who specializes in securities law to avoid legal pitfalls that could compromise your company's future success.
12 July 2019
Workers' compensation is most often associated with injuries or illnesses that first arise during the course, or as a result, of employment. However, what about preexisting injuries or illnesses that are made worse on the job — do they qualify for workers' compensation? There are no definite answers. Different scenarios can lead to different outcomes, but there are some factors that can help you better figure out how your situation might play out.
13 June 2019
Being on probation is a temporary punishment for a person, but it is also a serious thing. When you are placed on probation for a crime, you will need to carefully review all the rules your probation officer gives you. Knowing the rules may help you avoid breaking them, and you should realize that breaking the rules will result in problems. Here are some of the common things you should avoid, as these are all ways that people break their probation.
13 May 2019
Informed consent is vitally important in medicine, both legally and ethically. Ethically, patients should have full domain over their bodies — they should be allowed to decline procedures if they believe the risks are too great, even if declining treatment would lead to death. Legally, in most cases, physicians must obtain the informed consent of patients before treating them. Unfortunately, some physicians will fail to seek true informed consent from patients before performing medical procedures — sadly, they may have financial interest in treating you and worry that you would decline treatment if the risks were fully known.
8 April 2019
Estate planning can be especially complex if you own your own business. You want to make sure your family is cared for, but it's equally important to make sure your business is also tended to. The following are a few tips than can help you get started when it comes to estate planning as a small business owner. Tip #1: Have a succession plan in place All too often, small businesses fall apart upon the passing of the owner because there is no one else to take over, or too much information pertaining to the business dies with the owner.
27 February 2019
Are you in the process of buying a home and looking to save money? If so, you may have considered not using the help of a real estate lawyer to help save on your home buying expenses. This can be a bad choice that you end up paying for if a mistake is made along the way. Here are a few reasons to use the help of a real estate lawyer, like those at Barrett Twomey Broom Hughes & Hoke LLP, when purchasing a home.
22 January 2019