Finding An Experienced Lawyer Regardless of what your legal needs are you will notice that there are countless lawyers in your neighborhood that advertise they specialize in your kind of case. This will make the whole process of finding one with significant amounts of experience a bit of a challenge. However, if you follow the following it is possible to define your quest to the right one in almost no time. The first step is to make a list of the lawyers that happen to be listed in the area that specialize in your situation. When you are causeing this to be list you should only include those you have a great vibe about based on their advertisement. Then you can narrow this list down if you take a while evaluating their site. There you should be able to find just how many years they are practicing and some general information about their success rates. At this time your list should have shrunken further to the people that you felt had professional websites and an appropriate level of experience. You should then make time to search for independent reviews of each and every attorney. Be sure you look at the reviews rather than just counting on their overall rating. The data from the reviews provides you with an idea of the way they connect with their clients and the length of time they invest into each case that they are taking care of. Finally, you will want to meet with no less than the very last three lawyers which may have the credentials you are looking for. This will give you the time to actually evaluate how interested they may be in representing your case. It really is vital that you follow all of these steps to actually find a person which has the correct amount of experience to help you get the ideal outcome.
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Is There A Requirement Or Law That States Mandatory Breaks?
From the Dept. of Labor website: Federal law does not require lunch or coffee breaks. However, when employers do offer short breaks (usually lasting about 5 to 20 minutes), federal law considers the breaks work-time that must be paid. Unauthorized extensions of authorized work breaks need not be counted as hours worked when the employer has expressly and unambiguously communicated to the employee that the authorized break may only last for a specific length of time, that any extension of the break is contrary to the employer's rules, and any extension of the break will be punished.
Bona fide meal periods (typically lasting at least 30 minutes), serve a different purpose than coffee or snack breaks and, thus, are not work time and are not compensable
Only 19 states have mandated break/lunch periods for adults (and Illinois' only applies to hotel room attendants; Nebraska's only to assembly plants, workshops and mechanical establishment not covered by collective bargaining). Most all states have mandated breaks/lunches for minors.
Since you don't say if you're an adult or a minor, or what state you're in, I can't tell you definitively.
I Am Unable To Have Children, But A Friend Of Mine Is Pregnant And Is Giving Her Baby Up For Adoption To My Husband And I. And She And I Neither Know Where To Start In The Process Of Legalizing The Adoption When The Baby Comes. She Isnt Charging Me Any Expenses. Can Someone Tell Us What To Do? Any Advice Will Be Greatly Appricated
Congratulations to you! We adopted the same way!
However, each state has different regulations and you will want to contact an adoption attorney. This is a legal proceeding so it will cost "some" money. In our case, while we were in the process of talking with an attorney, children services' took the child and placed him with the biological grandparents in kinship care (portion of foster care). Because of this, our attorney suggested that we contact an adoption agency to do an "identified" adoption to insure that we had no problems with the state. It did cost us a little more money doing it that way, but it was definitely worth it. Even if we had used the attorney, we would have had to still pay to have a home study done by an agency and the criminal background checks, etc. Our state also required in home visits after placement to insure the child was okay. An agency had to do those too.
I would just recommend that you speak with an attorney or adoption agency to insure that nothing slips through the cracks. You don't want to have the state involved if you don't have to (trust me on that one).
Good luck to you and Congrats again!
Workers Comp Lawyer Fee'S?
Can Someone Explain If These Fee'S Sound Fair, I Am Looking Into Getting A Workers Comp Lawyer To Represent Me. Also If You Can Explain These Numbers A Little More In Normal Person Talk That Would Be Good Also, I Never Been On Workers Comp Before So All This Is New To Me. This Is Basically What The Fee Retainer Statement Says, I'Ll Write It All Out.
Attorneys Fee'S Normally Range From 12% To 15% Of The Benefits Awarded. If Penalties, Interest Or Sanctions Against The Insurance Carrier Or The Employer Are Pursued, Or If Any Award Other Then The Temporary Disability, Permanent Disability Or Medical Treatment Or The Value Thereof Are Pursued, Then, On Those Other Matters, The Attorney Fee Is 33% Of The Amount Obtained By The Way Of Settlement Or Award. The Actual Amount Of Your Attorneys Fee Will Depend On The Time Expended As Well As The Complexity Of Your Case. The Fee Must Be Approved By The Workers Compensation Appeals Board. The Attorney Reserves The Right To Send You For A Comprehensive Medical Examination. This Cost May Be Assesed To You By The Court. If Your Attorney Represents You Before The Rehabilitation Unit, There Will Be A Fee In Conjuction With The Representation. That Alot I Know If There Is Someway You Know Something About This An Can Clear Any Of It Up To Me Please Feel Free To Leave An Answer, Thanks...
This does sound fair and actually pretty standard at least in California.
I went through this whole thing one time. I teach medical billing and coding and even for me it was a bit bewildering; it is different when you are the patient.
When you are injured you report it to your employer and then you seek medical treatment. Usually the employer has control of who treats you for the first 30 days unless you have predesignated your doctor. Workers compensation has 60 days to accept or reject your claim, but it doesn't happen too often.
As an injured worker you are entitled to medical care including medications but they usually don't cover over the counter stuff or nutritional supplements. You are also entitled to be reimbursed for your milage when you go get your medical treatment. They should also pay you temporary disability if you can't work for a while. When your case settles and you get a settlement your attorney takes out his/her percentage and you get the rest. Usually you would only have to pay out of pocket if an appointment is scheduled for you by workers compensation by the insurance company or your attorney and you no-show for it. If you can't return to your former job your employer can either give you a different job that you can perform or you can get paid for something else.
Write back if you need more info for your specific circumstances.
Dui Lawyers Which Looks To Be The Best?
Which Of These Seem Like The Best Choice For A Dui Lawyer To Represent Me In Court?
You won't know anything until you actually talk to them. Also, different lawyers charge rates. Here in AZ it can range from $1,500 to $ 10,000. I've known people who pay the high end and get 'the max' and I know someone who got a PD and it got dropped way way down. It all depends on the circumstances of the violation and arrest.
Again, a website isn't going to tell you much, call for a consultation.
Legal Question, Got Fired From My Job.. Please Read?
Like Many People Out There. I Worked For A Machine Shop For 3 Years And When The Work Load Got Slow I Got Fired. I Will Try To Make This Very Short. For The Past Year I Have Delt With Some Health Problems. I Had To Take Several Days Off Work Here And There Due To Being Sick. Over The Summer, My Job Worked With Me Alot. I Had Doctors Excuses When I Would Miss Work. There Was Even A Time A Couple Months Back That I Had To Miss Alot. When The Weather Got Very Hot And Humid, I Would Get Dizzy And Throw Up Alot. I Went In My Human Resources Office And Sat Down With Them And Was Going To Quit. They Were Working Us 10 Hour Shifts With Only A 20 Minute Lunch For The Day. There Was Very Little Circulation In The Shop With No Air Conditioning. I Was Going To Quit, But They Let Me Take A Couple Weeks Off. Unpaid, But I Still Had A Job. The Weather Started To Get Better And I Returned To Work After 2 Weeks.
Anyways The Work Load Started To Get Slow. Everyone Was Down To 8 Hour Shifts. People Taking Vacation Left And Right Cause Of No Work To Do. They Pulled Me In The Office And Said I Was On Probabtion For Attendance. I Couldnt Miss A Day In 90 Days Or Else I Would Be Fired. A Couple Weeks After That, The Company Gave Us Free Flu Shots. I Got A Flu Shot And Got Sick For Two Days And Had To Stay Home. I Called In To My Supervisor And I Had A Note From My Doctor Excusing Me For Those Days I Missed. Says Clearly On The Note Due To Illness. When I Returned To Work, They Fired Me Over This!!
My Question Is, Can They Fire Me Over Being Ill And Having A Doctors Excuse? I Filed For Unemployment And They Approved Me No Problem. But I Actually Enjoyed My Job And Would Rather Be Employed There Then Sit At Home On My Butt. Can They Do This By Law? People Keep Telling Me I Can Get Them In Trouble? How Do I Go About That?
I think you should check with your local 'Legal Aid' office, or low-cost legal help.
When they put you on probation, did they give you anything in writing? Did they have an employee handbook that spelled out how they would handle sick days, etc.?
Read your paperwork carefully. It sounds like they were looking for an excuse to get rid of you.
You might also want to check with your local OSHA office, etc. Did they give you other breaks during the day? I don't know your local labor laws. In California, they have to give a 30 minute lunch break for over 6 hours worked, and one 15 minute break for each 4 hours worked - so a 10 hour day would have 30 min. lunch and 2 15 min. breaks.
Hi, I Need A Good Juvenile Case For Law Class, Something Nice And Good. By Good I Mean Nice And Debatable, Something Interesting Please. Thanks In Advance!
How about juvenile sex offenders? While awaiting adjudication, should they be allowed to attend school? If he goes to school, should the school be informed about the nature of the offense? Who at the school should be notified? All the teachers, or just his teachers? Does he need to be escorted to all of his classes, and even to the restroom, just to keep other students safe? Does it matter who the victim is? What treatment should this juvenile be ordered into?
I have a 15 year old sex offender on my case load right now, and I have to consider those things. He was in detention for a month, but because his fact-finding (trial) cannot be held yet, he had to be released from detention. Should he be on electronic monitoring while awaiting his trial? Where should he live? With dad, who has 2 young daughters? With mom, with no other children in the home, even though she cannot get him to mind her? With his grandparents?
Does it matter that the victim is a relative? What if the grandparents are also the grandparents of the victim?
What if the victim's mother doesn't want charges pressed? What do you think should happen?