Your Legal Rights at Work

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tips For Settling A Car Accident Without Filing An Insurance Claim

    14 January 2015

    After someone backs into your car and leaves you with a huge dent, the driver may tell you that he or she would prefer settling this matter without filing an insurance claim. This is a legal option to choose, but it is not always the best option. Drivers commonly do this to avoid having accidents on their driving records, but you may want to think twice before you agree to it.

  • 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.