As many single parents know, it is not always easy to collect child support from an absent parent. All too often, absent parents have the tendency to try to avoid taking financial responsibility for their children. However, once a judge has signed orders for a certain amount to be paid each month, the absent parent will be held responsible for doing so. One way this is done is by having a wage assignment put into order against the absent parent. [Read More]
Can You Work While On House Arrest?
House arrest might be an option if you were not convicted of a non-violent offense. When you are on house arrest, you are not exactly relegated to spending all of your time in the home. If you are employed, you can leave your home to work. However, there are rules. Submit a Work Schedule Before you are allowed to leave your home to work, you will have to submit a work schedule to your probation officer or the criminal court. [Read More]
Four Situations In Which You May Bring Workplace Injury Claims Outside Workers Compensation
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]