Your Legal Rights at Work

  • Underage DUI – How Will It Impact Your Life?

    25 March 2015

    Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is a common occurrence all over the country. Laws and penalties are becoming more strict each year and those who make the mistake of driving after a few drinks can find themselves facing jail time, thousands of dollars in fines and the loss of their driving privileges. Sadly, teenagers and young adults under the legal drinking age also make the mistake of driving under the influence and their penalties become even more damaging.

  • 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.

  • Medical Malpractice: When Healthcare Seriously Screws Up

    3 March 2015

    If your doctor has made an egregious error that has led to a serious decline in your health, then you should consider filing a legal case for malpractice. By doing so, you can recover some of your future medical costs and possibly be paid money for the damage that was caused to you by no fault of your own. Definition of Medical Malpractice Medical malpractice is simply legal-speak for a medical error.

  • 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.

  • Protecting Yourself From Truck Driver Fatigue

    10 February 2015

    As a primary means of shipment, large trucks play a vital role in this country's transportation system. However, these large trucks also pose a safety threat to innocent drivers on the road. This is particularly true when it comes to truck driver fatigue. Truck driver fatigue is a serious issue that contributes to as much as 40% of all crashes that involve heavy trucks. Truck Driver Fatigue The transportation industry is regulated by a set of guidelines that determine how many hours of rest and active driving time a driver can have within a set 24 hour period.

  • 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