When you decide to enter into someone’s employ, you form a two-sided contract. On the one hand, you promise to give your employer your very best — to show up on time, to discharge your duties to the best of your abilities, to ensure that you represent the company in a good light. On the other hand, your employer agrees to uphold your rights as an employee, adhering to all state and federal labor laws and paying you a fair wage in return for your labor.
Unfortunately, because unemployment still remains so high at 12.2%, many employees are too afraid to speak up when their employer violates employee laws. Then again, you might not know when your rights as an employee are being violated. As any employment rights attorneys can tell you, many Americans misunderstand some rather important laws, l Continue reading
The legislative intent of most legal statutes is very clear. For example, the Americans With Disabilities Act is meant to help fight discrimination on the basis of disabilities.
However, some legal statutes seem devoid of any intent, no matter how much legislative history research you do. What’s more mind boggling is the fact that many of these laws are still on the books!
Here are a few such weird legal statutes that our own legislative research uncovered.
No Cars in Las Vegas.
Believe it or not, Las Vegas still has a legal statute on the books that says cars are illegal, since the noise th Continue reading
There were 8,991 hospitalizations in Alaska in 2012, 3,946 of which were due to a slip, trip, or stumble. Accidents happen, and you or your loved ones need to be prepared and know how to handle a personal injury. Hiring a personal injury attorney can help you through a difficult injury.
Why a personal injury attorney? You should hire an attorney if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of someone else’s actions. For example, if you’ve been injured on the job due to someone else’s failure to wipe up a slippery mess they made, you can file a personal injury claim.
Insurance companies actually profit from victims who undercompensate their injury, so it is best to hire a lawyer who understands the legal rights you have. A personal injury law firm houses experts that will b Continue reading