Legal And The Law Category

This section is not meant to provide legal advice, rather the articles are meant to provide commentary, an overview and/or insights into legal issues and the law. Enjoy.

How To Conduct an Impartial Safety Investigation

Last night an air hose ruptured and an employee was injured by the stream of compressed air that was directed into his eyes. You, the Safety Manager, must investigate the accident and forward the results in report form to the corporate headquarters and the local representative for workplace safety. This investigation is going to be very high profile. There are issues of liability that must be answered for the company's insurance agency. There are issues with the … [Read more...]

Age Discrimination in Hiring: What Are Its Repercussions?

Age discrimination in hiring happens. The law says it should not, but we all know that there are going to be employers who want to hire (or not hire) people based on age, looks, religion, race and so forth. The question is, what happens when an employer clearly violates the law of not discriminating based on age. Here is a look at various situations and repercussions as a result of discrimination. Situation One A fifty-three-year-old man has worked hard and has … [Read more...]

Clearing Your Name: The Legal Process of Expungement

Is your criminal record haunting you? In the United States, an arrest or a conviction can remain on your permanent criminal record for years after you've paid your fines, served your sentence and completed your period of probation. Because your arrests, charges and convictions are a part of the public record, they can be accessed by any and all interested parties. How an open criminal record can affect your life When you apply for a new job, your potential … [Read more...]

How to Ensure That Your Law Firm Website Is Effective

Despite being more of a relationship business, a website is as important to a law firm as it is to any other business. These days, the first thing that most people do when they need a product or service is to search for it on the web. Even if your prospective client hears about you though a friend or some other off-line media, most of them will do a little research on the web to recheck if your firm is likely to be a good match for their requirements. Have a poor website … [Read more...]

Your Rights When Dealing With Police

If you were approached by a police officer at this very moment and asked to answer some questions, what would you do? Would you cooperate fully, even if some of the questions you were asked felt uncomfortable or unnecessary? When dealing with the police, it is absolutely vital that you understand your constitutional rights. In the United States, everyone, whether a citizen, a resident or a visitor, has certain rights and responsibilities when speaking to the … [Read more...]