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Wage disputes usually refer to the negotiations between an employer and its employees regarding compensation. This can happen after termination, during employment, and even after layoffs. In the fight for better wages, it is important that employees take certain steps to protect themselves and their rights. If you are in a wage dispute with your employer, here are some ways…

The next great idea is a valuable thing. It's even more valuable if you know how to properly protect it and use it. Whether you are creating the next hot comic book character, an engaging tag line for a telecommunications company, or a sleek new model of autonomous flying machine, you need to be sure your ideas, plans and any…

If you are involved in a situation that might require litigation, it is very important that you work hard to figure out if you have a legal case. Civil litigation is an important area of law, but it is very important that you move forward in a way that will serve you and not backfire the moment you step in…

Drunk drivers can cause serious damage to your vehicle and the accident can cause serious injury. Also, the crash causes a great deal of emotional suffering to the victim. Luckily, if you have a collision with a drunk driver, you have a high chance of winning a lawsuit. This is particularly true if you live in a state that isn't…

The law of self-defense is recognized in every state. Some states have a self-defense statute, and others don't, but in any self-defense case, criminal defense lawyers must look toward their own state's case law. Regardless of whether a state has such a statute or not, there are common legal threads in the law of self-defense that every state has. Those…

In many parts of the world, people have no legal recourse when they have been wronged. In the U.S., Americans value their constitutional rights and believe in receiving fair treatment under the law. The five most common reasons for lawsuits are shown below.   Car Accidents Car accidents are a leading cause of lawsuits. Many accidents are minor and easily settled,…

In many legal proceedings, it is common for one of the parties involved to feel that the court may have committed an error that led to a ruling that was unfair to that party. Depending on the nature of that error, and the potential consequences of allowing the original ruling to stand, it may be necessary to file an appeal…

When you're in law school, there's a standard set of questions you're used to fielding from family and friends. How much reading is there? Are you thinking like a lawyer? Is it like The Paper Chase or more like Legally Blonde? At some point, someone's going to ask you what field of law you plan to enter. Even a 3L might not know…

If you become ill or injured at work, you may need to file a worker’s compensation form. Workers compensation exists to pay for rehabilitation, medical care, and some wage replacement when you miss work due to an injury sustained there. For you to secure these benefits, you must carefully file a worker’s compensation claim and follow your state procedures. If this…

A person can't win a property liability lawsuit against your business unless he or she can prove that you neglected your legal duty to that person. Your legal duties include making a reasonable effort to maintain a safe environment for people, as well as warning about unsafe conditions. To reduce property liability risks, your business must comply with safety laws…

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