Categories of traffic tickets

Apr 25, 17 Categories of traffic tickets

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Traffic rules will vary from state to state as traffic laws are created by the state and local laws. However, the majority of traffic tickets can be broken down into the following areas: City ordinance violation – These violations are usually enforced by photo enforcement systems. City ordinance violations will not show on your driving records, but an unpaid will be forwarded to a credit reporting agency. Civil infraction – These tickets involve a court hearing. If you want to avoid the hearing, you can pay the fine or correspond regarding the issue by mail. Such tickets will be issued when speeding, driving past a stop sign or for other minor traffic offenses. These violations will be added to your driving history record and may include points added to your driving report. Traffic misdemeanor – These are serious traffic violations and if found guilty, can include jail time, community service, large fines and suspension of your license. Those guilty of such crimes will have this information added to their criminal record, and this information can be viewed by insurance companies, potential employers, and others. These violations include reckless driving, excessive speeding or DUI. Consequences of traffic tickets – The consequences of a driving ticket will depend on the type of ticket and the number of other tickets in your history. Points on your driving record – Most states use a point system, which adds points to your license when driving violations occur. Too many points on your driving license may cause you to lose your driving...

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What is Elder Law?

Jan 23, 17 What is Elder Law?

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This area of law, which refers to, issues that affect older people, usually over 60 years of age. Here are 3 main areas of elder law include estate planning, Medicaid, disability and long-term care and guardianship. Estate planning – This involves preparation and administration of a will, which highlights areas like establishing trusts, the use, and purpose of a living will and other matters affecting the elder’s estate. Medicaid, disability and long-term care – Another area that is important, is paying for the elder’s medical bills. Since most will face higher medical bills at the end of their life, it is important to ensure that these costs are covered. It is also important to state how far one will want medical personnel to go to extend one’s It is, therefore, important to state how one will want their medical treatments handled, once one is incapacitated. Guardianship – The other important area is guardianship, which involves the areas of who should take care of the elder, once he/she finds it hard to complete daily tasks, for example, due to dementia, Alzheimer’s or after a stroke. Although close family members are guardians, it is necessary to consider hiring an attorney to ensure that the elder’s wishes are met. If there are no family members to take on the task, the elder can appoint a guardian by the court. The guardian can offer a fee for their services. This appointed guardian will have legal obligations are to the elder....

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Are sexual harassment investigations confidential?

Dec 09, 16 Are sexual harassment investigations confidential?

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Sexual harassment is common in most modern workplaces and can include unwelcome sexual or romantic advances, sexual blackmail, offensive touching, discussions of intimate activities that make others uncomfortable, etc. It is also important to understand what happens to the accused, especially if the sexual harassment claim is determined to be unfounded.  In most situations the accused that is found to be innocent does not always receive justice and can some times be terminated without any further review. Filing a case on defamation against ones character can be away of receiving damages from lost income and personal embarrassment, but can often be costly and be difficult to prove. This raises the question, about why the accused and the accusers names are not left confidential, until the case is proven. Often this happened for the accuser, but does not remain confidential in regards to the accused. This can be a problem to employees who have been wrongly accused of sexually harassing an employee. It is wise for employers to implement policies that keep such matters confidential for the employees concerned. Implementing a policy will also reduce the company from being exposed to claims regarding wrongful termination, slander, or other claims. Employers should also follow the same rule and limit reference calls to only verifying dates of employment and eligibility for re-hire. To implement the best practices for sexual harassment, it is advisable to consult corporate counsel for guidance on the best practices for your business....

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