Injuries in the workplace are supposed to be compensated by workers compensation insurance. However, there are exceptional cases where you may be allowed to bring a lawsuit outside workers compensation insurance. Here are three examples of such situations: The Employer Causes You Intentional Harm Some states treat intentional and accidental injuries differently. In such states, accidental injuries are handled by workers compensation while intentional injuries, especially by the employer, are handled via normal personal injury claims. [Read More]
What Can You Do About Pregnancy Discrimination?
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, or PDA, protects you from facing discrimination in the workplace because you are pregnant. If you have been terminated and you believe it is because of your pregnancy, you have the right to take legal action against your former employer? What Is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act? The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is a federal law that sets certain rules for how employers can treat pregnant employees. The law prohibits an employer from laying off, demoting, firing, or disciplining an employee due to pregnancy. [Read More]
3 Estate Planning Tips For Blended Families
Even if your blended family appears to get along now, there is no guarantee that the harmony will last after you have passed away. In fact, there is a possibility that disagreements about how to divide your assets will tear the family apart. Fortunately, you can take action now to limit disputes between your blended family members. Review Your Insurance Policies One task some neglect following marriage is to review their insurance policies. [Read More]
Due Process For Asylum-Seekers: New Ruling Offers Hope For Detained Central American Mothers And Children
When 10 Central American mothers and their children fled their homes and escaped into the U.S. in 2014, they were soon caught by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. Even though they were undocumented, the women were able to prove that they had credible fears of being persecuted if they returned to their violent and dangerous home nations. They were dismayed to learn that they would be locked up in detention centers while their cases were being processed. [Read More]