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Bankruptcy Fraud: What You Need To Know While Filling Out Bankruptcy Petitions

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If you seek professional assistance with filling out bankruptcy petition forms, be aware that you need to avoid bankruptcy fraud. This is a very serious crime, one which, if uncovered after your bankruptcy has been declared, will result in stiff penalties and possibly jail time. As you and your paid help fill out your forms, be sure to disclose all of the following and provide documentation for it as well.…

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Diving Deep Into The Attractive Nuisance Doctrine: Answers To The Most-Asked Questions

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One frequently misunderstood aspect of premise liability lawsuits is the attractive nuisance doctrine. This is because, in general, homeowners don’t owe trespassers any special consideration. A person who was not invited onto the property and is hurt by something in the area typically won’t be able to recover damages for their injuries. However, the law makes an exception for trespassing children who access something on the property that is commonly attractive to kids, such as pools.…

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No Room In Your Budget For A Regulatory Compliance Officer? 2 Ways To Keep Your Business Compliant Without The Extra Salary

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If you own a small business, then you know that staying compliant with all of the regulations and laws is important, yet they change so quickly it can be tough to stay on top of the changes while running your business. While large corporations often hire chief compliance officers, or CCOs, whose sole jobs are to stay on top of all changes in industry regulations and help integrate them into the business, you may just not have room in your budget for yet another salary.…

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Starting A Business? Why You Need An Employment Attorney

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Starting a business can be a very exciting venture.  You get the chance to call the shots and even make your own schedule.  However, before you get your company off the ground, there are a few administrative things that need to be handled.  It’s important to make sure that you are taking care of the legal aspect of things.  That’s why it’s so vital for you to get an employment attorney on your side.…

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Planning A Great Holiday Party For Your Employees? Dos And Don'ts To Help You Avoid Legal Hassles

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If your company had an extra successful year, then it is natural to want to reward the employees that helped make that year great by throwing them an extra special holiday party. Not only is it great to reward those who help your company stay successful, but it will also keep workplace morale high as the new year rolls in and motivate your workers to make next year even better. As you are planning that party, remember that just as accidents can happen in the workplace during the workday, they can also happen at parties.…

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What Should You Know If Your Injured In A Scaffold Accident?

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If you receive injuries in a scaffold accident at a construction site, but your employer blames you for the incident, even after you followed all of the proper procedures, speak to a personal injury attorney. If your injuries occurred because of unsafe conditions that you reported to your supervisor, such as an improperly secured scaffold base or improper rigging equipment, you may qualify for workers’ compensation and other benefits. Here are things to know about scaffold injuries and what you can do to obtain your compensation.…

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LGBT Teen Getting Bullied At School & Having Suicidal Thoughts? Here's What To Do

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a survey taken of lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people in a number of public school districts showed that as many as 28% were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property. The CDC also says that statistics show that 7th-12th grade students who identify with the LGBT community are more than twice as likely to attempt suicide than their non-LGBT peers.…

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How to Keep Your Business from Getting Slapped with Employee Lawsuits

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If you’re an employer, you’re probably juggling your share of HR and financial issues on a daily basis, even without also worrying about the ongoing rise in employee lawsuits. Civil suits over wrongful termination and/or various types of discrimination can devastate even the most well-meaning businesses that fail to guard against missteps and misunderstandings. Here are some smart practices you can implement to make sure your company isn’t bankrupted by legal fees, judgments, and awards.…

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Can You Receive Social Security Disability Payments For Lead Poisoning?

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It’s no secret that ingesting or inhaling lead can cause serious health problems, such as mental retardation and organ damage. Sometimes the injuries are so severe, they make it difficult for those affected to work and earn income. It may be possible to get Social Security disability payments for lead-related impairments, through, and here’s what you need to know about the process. Eligibility Is Based on Effect, Not Cause The most important thing to understand about obtaining Social Security disability for lead poisoning is that eligibility for benefits is based on the disease or impairment caused by exposure to the lead, not the lead itself.…

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Newly Admitted California Attorney? What Continuing Education Do You Need?

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If you’ve recently passed the most difficult bar examination in the country and have been sworn in as a California lawyer, you’re likely excited to begin your new career—whether hanging out your own shingle, working for a law firm, or seeking a career in public service. Regardless of which career path you choose, you’ll be required to attain a minimum number of continuing legal education (MCLE) credits each year in order to keep your law license active.…

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