Posts Tagged“legal”

Workers in the United States have some of w most robust and comprehensive worker’s rights of any country in the world. The federal and state governments seek to protect workers while they are working and even in between employment. Here is a list of some of the most often cited worker’s rights that are standard for American workers. Workers Compensation Insurance Workers compensation insurance is a federally mandated, state managed and employer financed insurance that covers workers who are injured or fall ill while they are at the job. This program is designed to take the mystery out of who…

Some 50 percent of children owed child support payments do not get them regularly… Yes, you read that correctly. Whatever the emotions surrounding the divorce, the children are owed—not the custodial parent. When people do not make child support payments, they’re actually depriving their offspring—not their former spouse. This is why the consequences of failing to pay child support can be quite severe. Garnishment of Wages, Tax Refunds & Other Payments Your employer will be informed if you’re behind on child support and can be ordered to take the money from your pay—before you get it. In most cases, they…

You are living and working in the digital age. Technology is here to stay, and it is having a huge impact on how you live, work, and relax. For anyone working in the legal profession, there have been many positive changes, and we expect, more to come. Yes, you likely have colleagues who resist the advances of digital technology and there’s probably even a fax machine lurking in a dark corner somewhere in your office. Well, there’s no avoiding it – technology has changed the legal profession for the good.  Now, thanks to the vast amounts of information and data…

When you file a personal injury claim, it’s perfectly natural to wonder how much of a settlement you’ll get if you win your case. This is an especially common concern if you have hefty medical expenses, lost wages, or intense pain and suffering as a result of the injury. Unfortunately, no particular dollar amount can be assigned to any lawsuit at the beginning. A lot that goes into both defending a personal injury case and defining the award. If an attorney promises you’ll make a specific amount, you should probably run away. The prospective lawyer might name a target amount,…

Many couples neglect the opportunities available to resolve disputes in an amicable way. This happens because stress and emotion of divorce and separation is very hard to deal with. When children are involved, everything is more complicated. During child custody cases it is really common to see that both parents believe they are better. Obviously, it is the judge that will make the final decision based on the case presented in front of him, unless an amicable solution can be agreed upon through mediation. If you are in such a situation, you do want to build a good child custody…

There are some crimes which, whilst they may not be considered overly severe in the eyes of the law, leave us wincing at the fact that anybody could do such a thing. One such crime which falls squarely into this category, is that of nursing home neglect. Whilst rare, this form of neglect can have a profoundly negative impact on the patient and their families, and if you have loved ones in a nursing home, it is important that you know what you are looking for. A friend of mine was forced to use nursing home abuse lawyers last year…

A debilitating injury can come out of nowhere … perhaps in a car crash, or because of negligence on the part of a homeowner. If you were injured because of something that wasn’t your fault, you might well be entitled to various forms of compensation. A personal injury claim can lead to a lawsuit, but it can take several weeks or months to settle the matter. The entire process may go more quickly and smoothly if you hire an attorney and comprehend the following seven key aspects of pursuing such a claim. 1. You need an attorney in your state…

As far as careers go, being a lawyer is one which can offer you respect, authority, a good wage and most importantly, a stable and long career. Not everyone has what it takes to become a lawyer however and there are many years of studying and working extremely hard to gain the position. It is important to remember that a lawyer is very different from the justice seekers that you see on the television, the job is in fact not quite as exciting as it looks. Be this as it may, being a lawyer is a fantastic career choice and…

DUI punishments in Oregon are some of the toughest in the country. And, while you may be a native to Oregon, and fully aware of this, there is always the chance you have a mishap and get pulled over on suspicion of driving while under the influence. Today we are going to look at just what can happen to you if you are travelling through one of the most popular places in Oregon on a road trip and get pulled over for a DUI.  In particular, we are going to discuss what you are up against should you get pulled…

Uber has proven to be incredibly convenient and often more affordable than a taxi. The popularity of companies Uber and Lyft has grown steadily over the last few years, and more people are downloading the apps than ever before. But too many have treated this opportunity too casually. First, prospective riders have been all too willing to climb into a car with a total stranger and let him drive them around an unfamiliar city, despite the warnings issued by law enforcement agencies. Then there have been insurance issues that created headaches for both drivers and riders. Insurance Gaps in Ridesharing…