Your Legal Rights at Work

  • 3 Things You Need to Know About Posting Bail

    12 March 2015

    Posting bail is used to get yourself out of jail prior to a court appearance. It's typically required if you have a previous criminal history, or if you committed a serious crime. Bail is used to ensure you will show up at your court hearing, as you will lose the money if you do not show up. Arraignment Your first time appearing in court will be for your arraignment, and a judge will make a decision about your potential release before your court date.

  • Wrongful Termination: What Occurs & Your Legal Options

    19 February 2015

    If you live in a state that recognizes at-will terminations, your employer has the right to fire you for no real reason. However, there are some exceptions to the rule. If you think that you were wrongfully terminated, you can take legal action. What Is Wrongful Termination? Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires a person for reasons that are illegal. In the event an employee can prove that the reason for the termination was illegal, the employee can file a complaint with the state's labor board and a civil lawsuit.

  • What Does It Mean To Be At Fault In A Car Accident?

    3 February 2015

    When you are in a car accident, there are a lot of things that need to be figured out and dealt with. One of those things is who is at fault for the accident. Knowing who is at fault is very important.  Why Does Fault Need to Be Assigned? There are several reasons why fault needs to be assigned in a car accident. One of them is because fault equals liability.

  • What's Involved In Adoptions

    27 January 2015

    It's important when you are considering adoption to familiarize yourself with the basic processes that are relevant to different forms of adoption. These processes include things like understanding how a home study works, paternal consent rules, and court procedures. Since adoption can be an emotional journey that will most likely take longer than you would prefer, it's essential that you are fully prepared for the entire process. Consent to Adopt

  • 4 Tips For Negotiating Your Own Debt Settlement

    23 January 2015

    Owing money creditors can be very stressful, especially when they are calling you daily to ask where their money is. If you are struggling to pay off your debt for credit cards, loans and other financing, you may be able to negotiate a debt settlement plan on your own. Follow these tips for preparing a debt settlement if you have accounts that have become delinquent. Know What Debt You Have

  • Transition And Job Training Negotiations During A Personal Injury Settlement

    7 January 2015

    If you're offered a settlement package for your injuries, you need to consider more than the cash amount. An injury may lead to an unstable financial future unless the settlement amount is far more than you plan on making for the rest of your life. For more reasonable settlement amounts, negotiate for services such as transition assistance and job training to meet your legal opponent in the middle of the cost battle.

  • What Can You Do About A Bad Medical Examination Report?

    5 January 2015

    The insurance company that you file a claim with following an accident might ask for an examination with an independent medical examiner. The examiner is chosen by the insurance company, but is allegedly independent. In the event that you receive a negative report from the examiner, there are a few things you can do to counter it.  Obtain a Copy The insurance adjuster will contact you after receiving the report from the medical examiner to discuss the results.