2017

Signs You're In A Sexually Hostile Environment, And What You Can Do About It

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A hostile work environment is one where the actions and behaviors of one or more individuals make it difficult or uncomfortable for others. When sexual harassment or behaviors are thrown into the mix, you’ll find yourself in a sexually hostile environment. Here are the signs of such an environment, and what you can do about it. Outright Discrimination or Harassment Based on Sex or Gender It’s illegal to discriminate against someone because of their sex.…

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3 Things You Should Know About Meeting With An Attorney For The First Time

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If you have never met with an attorney before you might be wondering what to expect. There are many different reasons to hire an attorney. It could be for preventative care like estate planning, forming businesses, or buying real estate, or it could be for damage control such as a divorce, personal injury lawsuit and so forth. Here are some things you should know about meeting with a lawyer. 1. A Lawyer Cannot Guarantee Any Outcome…

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Ordering A Transcript Of Your Court Hearing Vs. Real-Time Reporting

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If you have gone through the trouble of hiring a legal team to help prepare for a legal case that could change the outcome of your life, you may want to have a written copy of the record detailing each day’s events. In legal cases, the record refers to what is said and done within the courtroom. From each lawyer’s opening arguments to testimony, the marking of exhibits, and final decisions made by judges, the record is used by legal professionals to rectify discrepancies, file appeals, and even cite case law.…

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Hurt at Work? Important Facts About Workers' Compensation

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As an employee, there will always be the possibility that you can get hurt on the job. Whether you work in a factory or in an office, there is always a risk for injury. If you get injured on the job, workers’ compensation is an option you have through your employer as a way to receive an income until you are able to return to work. The following are some things to keep in mind when considering workers’ compensation:…

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Compliance, Safety, And Accountability Points And Your CDL: What You Should Know

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If you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and make your living as a truck driver, you need to understand how the Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) point system attached to your driver’s license can affect your ability to get – and keep - employment. This is what to keep in mind about “points” on your license: 1. Every state uses a slightly different point system, so getting a ticket for speeding in one state at 10 miles per hour over the posted limit in one state could attach 2 points to your license in one state and 3 points in another.…

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3 Ways To Mediate An Uncontested Divorce

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Divorces are not always about bitter court battles that leave a sour taste in both parties’ mouths. It is possible to have an uncontested divorce in which both parties have reached a settlement about marital issues without the need to have a judge intervene. If you and your spouse are planning to attend mediation to settle your affairs, here are some tips for preparing for the sessions.  Determine Your Bottom Line…

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