Myra Thomas is a freelance content writer. She is versed in a variety of topics, but specializes in sharing legal news and helpful how-to guides. Her focus is on creating easily accessible content which contains practical advice.
Employees Over the Age of 40: Know Your Rights
It is widely understood that discrimination in the workplace is against the law - both employers and employees know that you cannot discriminate against employees on the basis of their race, ethnicity, religion, or gender. However, most people are unaware that employers cannot discriminate against employees on the basis of race. As a result, age discrimination is one of the most overlooked types of discrimination. Age discrimination, therefore, often goes unnoticed and unchallenged. This is simply unacceptable for any Los Angeles age discrimination lawyer who strives to protect the rights of our workers.
What Are the Most Common Complaints Against Attorneys?
Attorneys can be both absolutely essential and also very costly, and this can lead to certain expectations when it comes to case outcomes, professionalism, and other aspects of the attorney-client relationship. All attorneys practicing in the Atlanta area are bound by the laws of the Georgia State Bar, however, the level of quality of all attorneys in Atlanta is far from equal. While attorneys in violation of bar rules may be subject to discipline, if these violations have cost you money, they could also entitle you to damages.
I’ve Been In an Accident With an Uninsured Driver. What Do I Do?
Car accidents tend to happen when we least expect them. You could be driving to work or home from the grocery store when suddenly your entire day is changed–or even, the rest of your life. It’s stressful dealing with the financial fallout following a car accident: figuring out how to get your car repaired, your medical care paid for, and recovering the wages you lost.
7 Factors that Determine the Risks of Facing Drug Charges in NY or NJ
In New York and New Jersey, all drug crimes carry the potential for fines, jail (or prison) time, and other penalties. But, the specific penalties at stake depend on the specific facts involved. If you are facing drug charges in New York or New Jersey, here are seven factors that will determine the risks involved in your case:
Is Mediation a Better Option than Arbitration?
Often when businesses or professionals are involved in a dispute, they face the option of submitting to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) rather than pursuing litigation. There are two different forms of ADR, mediation and arbitration. Many people wonder which is best, and since mediation is less formal, ponder if that is a better option than arbitration. The answer is that in every situation you should speak with a business dispute attorney to discuss which option is best for you. With that being said, there are reasons why mediation is often the form of ADR that works best, especially in business disputes. To understand why mediation may be preferred, it is first important to understand how mediation and arbitration work.
What Online Sellers Need to Know About the Trademark Modernization Act
If you own a company that sells products online or elsewhere, it’s important to protect your brand with a trademark. A trademark is a word, phrase or symbol that identifies your brand. Filing a trademark with the USPTO protects your brand name, logo and tagline from infringement. While the process to file a trademark can be long and complex, recent changes have gone into effect which help streamline the process.
I Want to Quit My Job But I Got Injured at Work
It is not always easy to remain in your current position when you suffer a workplace injury. In some cases, your new physical limitations may prevent you from ever returning, or perhaps you are concerned about retaliation when you do. Maybe you are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder after your accident and would feel safer not putting yourself at risk of suffering that type of accident again.
Automated Semi-Trucks Are Coming. Are They Safe?
Fully automated commercial semi-trucks are coming soon to a highway near you, but many safety advocates have concerns. Currently, all “self-driving” vehicles are required to have a driver present to monitor the vehicle’s function. However, many states are allowing research, test, and pilot programs for fully automated vehicles. While it may be a while before this technology is available to the average consumer, you may start seeing driverless freight trucks on the road as early as 2023.
The Toll of the Opioid Epidemic on the Latinx Community
With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating health news coverage over the last two years, the fact that the United States is still in the midst of an opioid crisis has been receiving little media attention in comparison. Meanwhile, people continue to die of opioid overdoses on a daily bases, and the numbers continue to climb alarmingly. And much like the coronavirus, marginalized communities such as the Black and Hispanic/Latinx communities are getting hit the hardest.
What to Expect When You Get a Flu Shot
The flu shot is the most common vaccine in the United States. More than half of all U.S. adults and children get a flu shot each year, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend vaccination against influenza for most people ages six months and older.
New Florida Laws Improve Trust Planning and Administration
Two new Florida statutes passed in the summer of 2021 make the Sunshine State a more attractive option for estate planning and asset protection. As these laws will greatly expand the state’s directed trust laws, it is recommended to consult with a Florida trust attorney to find out how the changes may affect your current trust, or any future trust you may decide to create to pass on your assets.
The Ten Types of Business Disputes You Can Face
If you own or operate a business, you know that sooner or later you will have to face disagreement. Unfortunately, these disagreements are often unexpected and can be extremely unpredictable. While it’s virtually impossible to avoid disputes altogether, careful planning and preparation can help you avoid them.