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With contributions from Richard Johnson, Lawyer. Consider this scenario: Your new employee isn’t working out quite the way you had hoped. You’ve made the tough decision that it’s better for everyone – you, him, the Company – if you end the employment relationship now. Since he’s only been with you for six weeks, you’re not sure…do you owe him any severance? How much? Well, ...
In the context of the minimum wage is often scolded about timekeeping, it is a bureaucratic monster. Unfortunately, there are cases that give such monsters food. An employee has been terminated. Now there is to pay the overtime. In this company the employee had indeed a 40 h – week. Often, however, he had already worked out on Thursday afternoon these hours. So stakes were from morning 6.
Civil Statutes of Limitations: What you need to know about waiting too long to sue. by Susan Smith, Fort Worth Civil Litigation Attorney Short Answer: Chapter 16 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code sets out many common statute of limitations in Texas, including one-year, two-year and four-year statutes.
Massachusetts Securities Regulator Sues SEC to Overturn New Rules for Startups Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:58 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: William Galvin, the Massachusetts securities regulator, has filed a lawsuit against the SEC to overturn a recently adopted rule that he claims curtails state oversight of stock offerings by small and emerging compani.
The death of Michael Brown at the hands of law enforcement officer Darren Wilson last summer sparked rioting and aggressive protesting in the town of Ferguson, Missouri. Many people across the United States watched the media coverage and thought, “This would never happen in my hometown.” However, the unrest in Ferguson was only the beginning of protests stemming from unlawful ...
Switzerland publishes now the names of alleged tax evaders on the Internet. There are probably so many requests worldwide that this is the easiest way to answer this. The German tax authorities have already given a statement: “No ...
Expunction Hearings: What Happens after Filing a Petition for Expungement of Criminal Record Posted by Matthew Sharp under Expunctions and Non-Disclosures May 27, 2015 In Texas, some people who been been accused of or charged with crimes may qualify for an expunction. An expungement order removes information about a crime from a defendant’s criminal record.
If you’ve been in a car accident that required repairs, do you know what kind of replacement parts were used? There is a good chance that your damaged parts were replaced with used parts, not new ones. And if they were new, they probably were not parts made specifically for your make/model vehicle, or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).
The quick, easy, no mess guide to filing your own personal injury claim. So you’ve just been injured because someone was negligent and you want to be compensated for your injuries. Or maybe you’re trying to settle your case on your own but, as it turns out, you’re in over your head. Maybe you’re simply afraid that a personal injury attorney will cost too much, and are looking to ...
Managers of New York Broker Dealer Plead Guilty in Ponzi Scheme Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 5:06 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: A former New York based broker-dealer, Arjent LLC and its UK-based affiliate, Arjent Limited, were on the edge of insolvency when the company Chairman and CEO Robert P. DePalo, along with Managing Director and co-owner Joshua B.
As a Miami immigration attorney, I have encountered many cases wherein one of my clients needs to leave the United States on an emergency basis in order to visit his/her home country. If you are not a United States citizen, and need to leave the United States on an emergency basis, here are some things to keep in mind.
What are the different types of damages that are awarded in a personal injury lawsuit? A car accident can result in injuries that range from minor to debilitating. If you have sustained injuries as a result of an automobile accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver responsible for causing the accident.
Rhode Island Elder Law encompasses many facets of elder law and estate planning. With the improvements of health and medical advancements, seniors are living longer, more active lifestyles than before. This brings new opportunities and perspectives to the conversation of elder law. The traditional vantage point of addressing elder law issues is challenged by the new factors of ...
You have a really great blog post, but text alone isn’t going to “sell” it. Articles with images get 94% more total views than without, so you need an image for your blog post. You may be wondering – where can I get images and will I have to pay for them? Answer: Plenty of places, and not always.
The NFL is facing a lawsuit from former NFL players who claim all 32 teams illegally obtained painkillers and pushed them to players to keep them playing through injuries. The lawsuit claims the painkillers were prescribed without any regard for the long-term health risks. The lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Maryland.
A divided Supreme Court held today in Commil v. Cisco that an accused infringer’s good–faith belief in the invalidity of a patent asserted against it is not a defense to an allegation of induced infringement. The opinion is a victory for the patent–assertion entity who sued Cisco, and another Supreme Court defeat for the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, which was again revers ...
Last October, the Pennsylvania legislature passed the Revictimization Relief Act, which permitted victims of crime to take legal action to prohibit convicted prisoners from making statements in public that cause the victims “mental anguish.” The law was designed with a specific prison inmate in mind—Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for a first-degree murder conviction in 1981.
People who travel frequently generally prefer to rent cars. The risk of an accident is higher when you drive a rented car because you are unfamiliar with the car and you may be away from home and unfamiliar with the area. A car accident in a rental vehicle becomes complicated because apart from you and the other driver there are other parties involved, such as the rental agen ...