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Categories of traffic tickets

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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Child labor laws in America

Mar 23, 17 Child labor laws in America

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The child labor laws in American have come into effect to prevent dangerous and exploitative conditions that are faced by children in the 19th and 20th century. The majority of American child labor laws are found in the Fair Labor Standards Act. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, children under the age of 12, cannot be hired for non-agricultural jobs, except under certain extraordinary circumstances (like child actors). However, children under the age of 12, can be hired for agricultural employment for unlimited hours, if parental consent is provided. Children between the ages of 12-16 can work in certain jobs for limited hours per day. Children between the ages of 16-18 can work for unlimited hours in nonhazardous occupations. However, these laws can vary from state to state. Although child labor is regulated in the US, there are still concerns that underage children are forced to work. Statistics show that children in agricultural professions do not complete high school, are exposed to dangerous pesticides and can experience hazards that are fatal. The other concern for watch groups are child actors, whose earnings are controlled by their parents. Circumstances such as these can lead to disputes when the parents decide to divorce. A company or an individual should always consult an attorney if they are considering hiring a child worker. To locate a list of attorneys in your area, visit a reputed law firm’s website for further...

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How to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace

Feb 27, 17 How to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace

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Sexual harassment is defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment.” It is important to highlight the word “unwelcome” or uninvited in this definition. Sexual or romantic interaction between two people in the workplace may go against company policy, but it is not sexual harassment. Victims of sexual harassment should follow the steps below to overcome the issue. Understand your company’s sexual harassment policy – You should read and highlight areas from your company’s sexual harassment policy to understand the process. Ask the harasser to stop – Inform the harasser that you will report them to their employer and the commission. Most often harassers will stop harassing a person on their first warning. Write a note or memo to your harasser if they fail to stop – Put down in writing what the harasser did, the date it happened, the current date, the harasser’s full name and send it via certified mail. You should keep a copy of the letter together with the return receipt. You could also send a copy to the harasser’s manager or supervisor. Keep records – Each time a harassment occurs, note down the date, time, what occurred and who saw the harassment, if it occurred in public. You should also save any emails, texts or voicemails that can strengthen your story. Look for other victims and supporters/witnesses – Speak to other people that you may think have been harassed by the same person. Ask them if they could note down the date, time and the incident of when then were being harassed....

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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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Construction claims management

Dec 17, 16 Construction claims management

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Written by Lyle Charles The construction landscape involves risks and these risks are often not- transferable risks or liabilities, which include health, safety, and the environment. Construction claims management is part of project planning and is concerned with preventing, reducing and resolving claims. This process involves: Identifying and managing risk exposures on projects. Promote an established departmental resolution processes. Resolve claims promptly in a fair and reasonable manner while respecting the rights of all parties concerned. If your construction company is looking to reduce claims, it is important to start with creating a standard construction agreement and construction contract documents. It is advisable to receive legal counsel when creating these documents, to ensure that all contracts follow a standard procedure. Most reputed construction companies will have a project manager who is responsible for preventing and resolving disputes and claims, as and when they arise. However, some cases may be complex and require a construction consultant to assist in certain areas of the case. Most construction outsourcing companies will have expert’s that specialize in every area of construction. If you are looking to train your construction claim management team for your company, consider the programs offered by the Claims Prevention and Management Unit in the National Capital Area. The programs offered will help to prevent, manage and avoid claims. This unit’s committee also publish books on policies, procedures, and processes that will help employees understand the importance of construction claims management. ________________________________________________________________ Experts, such as Lyle Charles provide a professional opinion and a complete construction claim analysis. If you are either a contractor or the employer, seeking a construction claims expert with a construction background will almost always guarantee a step in the right direction....

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Sports Injury Laws

Nov 03, 16 Sports Injury Laws

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Injuries when actively engaging in sports is common and can include minor, accidental injuries such as sprains, twists, and the occasional bone break. However, if an injury occurs due to someone else’s deliberate hit or recklessness it is advisable to hold that person accountable, mainly because a major injury can adversely affect your career or your hobby. In some cases, referees can be held responsible, because they have asked a player to perform in a certain manner that has resulted in an injury. Other cases involve the spectators, governing bodies, local authorities, schools and the organizers of a sporting event, or a manufacturer or supplier of defective or dangerous sporting goods. Sports injury lawsuits often include common injuries such as concussions, brain and nervous system damage and sometimes deaths. These cases will claim damages in the form of personal injury claims. In most cases, negligence is to blame, while some include intentional injury. To show that a person has been negligent, the victim’s lawyer will have to prove that the defendant had the duty of care to protect the lawyers client from harm and that this breach resulted in harm. If you or someone you know feels that their injury was due to someone else’s fault, it is best to seek advice from a law firm that is experienced in handling sports injury lawsuits. In most cases, lawyer will request all documentation including medical bills that have been paid, prior to taking on your case....

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What is summary probation?

Oct 02, 16 What is summary probation?

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This type of probation, which is often sentenced after an informal or misdemeanor probation. This places the offender under the supervision of the court and not the probation department. This sort of probation is designed for first-time or juvenile offenders. In some cases, jail time is possible, but will often be limited to the minimum sentence for the crime. The court issues this type of sentencing to give the offender a chance to rehabilitate him or herself, while being under the supervision of the court. Eligibility – Summary probation is given to first time offenders who are mostly juveniles. These offenders are considered low risk and safe to be part of society. Low-level felonies that qualify for a summary probation include some alcohol and drug-related offenses, theft, and fraud. Misdemeanors that may warrant a summary probation include shoplifting, disturbing the peace, and traffic offenses. Terms of summary probation – The terms of this probation will last from 1 month to 5 years. In most cases it will involve paying restitution to the victim, mandatory attendance at group or individual drug and alcohol classes, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, having gainful employment and/or attending school, performing community service, and paying fines. Check ins – The offender will not have to check in with their parole officer and will have to check in with a judge on regular intervals. At these meetings the judge will review the offender’s case and ask questions about progress....

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