Stiff New Penalties for Misclassification of Independent Contractors
California has established new penalties for willfully misclassifying an individual as an independent contractor. Certain persons who advise a company to make such misclassifications also can be subject to the penalties....
Considering Divorce in Rhode Island or Massachusetts? Know Your Options
Richard Kuhn III Esq
Divorce isn't easy; we all know that. Knowing how the process works can remove the uncertainty from at least one aspect of it. Did you know that there are two ways to proceed with a divorce in Massachusetts and Rhode Island? As a lawyer in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, I am often asked about contested versus uncontested divorce, what a "nominal" divorce is, among other things. This article sets forth the basics concerning divorce in Massachusetts and Rhode Island....
Common Mistakes Made in Immigration Petitions and Applications
Clients often come to me after receiving a denial from the USCIS. They have wasted time and money. Here, I am providing the errors that I most commonly see. While some cases need lawyers, not all do. These tips may save you money and time, and get the result you need the first time in applying for an immigration benefit....
Making the Decision to Sue for a Personal Injury
Sometimes a lawsuit is not the best route for a victim of a personal injury. It is important to consider all the aspects of an accident, and more, in order to make your decision wisely....
Immigration Inspectorate Cracks Down on South African Employers
South Africa's immigration policy is once again up for review. It has recently emerged that, since 2010, approximately 330,000 foreigners have overstayed their South African visas and remained in the country illegally....
The Difference Between Criminal Law and Civil Law
The American legal system embodies two broad categories of law, both of which are important to understand! Civil and criminal law are two very separate and distinguishable types of cases. Learn about them right now!...
Top 4 Tips for Hiring a Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawyer
Rajib KR Saha
You need to hire a Qui Tam lawyer when you are suspecting a fraud case in your office or in the hospital where you work. You can file a false claim case with the help of these lawyers. Once you have evidence fraud, you should act quickly....
When to Consult a Dog Bite Attorney
Jeffrey S Dawson
Friendly Fido may act sweet and pose no threat to anyone at all. So says your neighbor. But then, out of the blue, he bit you without any provocation. You were even on your own property. Are you aware that the average cost of a dog bite claim is close to $25,000? In fact, almost a third of the liability claims cases homeowner's insurance companies see are regarding someone who has been bitten by a dog. The startling fact is that dog bite settlement claims total up to $300 million annually in the United States....
The Real Dangers of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving can be harmful to you, your passengers and others on the road. Continue reading to understand more about this topic, along with several ways to prevent distracted driving....
Drug Paraphernalia Charges in Florida
Andrew D. Stine
Many people are aware of the stiff penalties a person can face for possession of illegal drugs, but Florida also criminalizes the possession of drug paraphernalia. These can occasionally be very dubious charges because many of the items classified as paraphernalia often have other completely lawful purposes....
Protecting Property Selling When In Divorce
Going through a divorce can be very stressful, and the involved parties are left with permanent scars for the rest of their lives. Besides fighting for child custody, there are other battles that can spring up during the marital separation, such as division of assets....
Key Pointers of Hiring an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer
Rajib KR Saha
The number of road accidents has multiplied at a huge rate in the recent times for which the most prominent cause is the increasing rate of usage of vehicles. Commercial trucks are the ones that cause the most severe accidents which might end up in having prolonged effects on the injured person's life. Hence, hiring a qualified truck accident lawyer is the ideal course of action to get a justifiable compensation claim....
Traffic Congestion Impacts Economic Growth
South Florida is notorious for its traffic congestion, as anyone who has ever visited here has experienced first-hand. This is a stone-cold fact for those of us who live here and who have to slog through a morass of motor vehicles everyday while insufflating the collective miasma of noxious fumes they create. That is just a part of the South Florida lifestyle that many of us have become used to dealing with, right?...
5 Criminal Law Defenses
Dale M Savage
If you have been charged with a criminal offense would you know what to argue in your defense related to your particular state? Do you even have a defense? This article describes 5 potential defenses....
Ways to Prove Constructive Notice in a Slip and Fall Case
In Slip and Fall cases, you can prove constructive notice by showing the facts establishing that the property owner or manager "should have known" of the unsafe condition. "Should have known" depends on factors as to the condition, how long it was there and what contact the owner or manager had with the area or should have had....
What Are the Easiest and the Most Hassle-Free Ways of Buying and Selling a Property?
One of the biggest and the most important investments that most of you make is on your house. Why does everyone work so hard? To earn a living, right? But most importantly, it is because to provide a roof over their family's head. Whether you live in a small apartment or a giant mansion; that's another thing altogether but for everyone, purchasing a house or building it is a significant investment...
Why Local Bail Bondsmen Are Better Than Large Bail Bond Companies
You don't have to look hard to see advertisements for bail bond services on TV, in newspapers or on billboards and buses. Large franchise bail bond agencies advertise because they know people will remember their names and phone numbers in an emergency. But this doesn't mean that bigger is always better. In fact, there are many compelling reasons why hiring a smaller, local bail bond agency might be the right choice....
Fraud Charges in Florida
Andrew D. Stine
There are a number of fraud offenses contained in the Florida Statutes. Many of these crimes are classified as felony offenses, punishable by several years in prison and significant fines. In some cases, these crimes may also be violations of federal law....
Weapon and Firearms Charges in Florida
Florida supports the rights of residents to keep and bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, but the state also imposes severe criminal penalties upon people for improper use of weapons or firearms in criminal offenses. An alleged offender who uses a gun during the commission of a criminal offense faces especially strict punishments, including possibly being sentenced to life in prison....
Protection Orders in Iowa
There are two kinds of orders of protection in Iowa. No-contact orders are issued in cases involving criminal charges, but protective orders may be issued in civil courts when there are no criminal charges. Both types of orders of protection can have varying lengths of time that they remain in effect, and each requires different procedures in order for alleged victims to obtain them. Learn what the differences are and what is required....