How Much Time Do Lawsuits Take? (2024)

“You’ll be hearing from my lawyer!” Famous last words. But what does bringing a lawsuit really mean? Make no mistake about it, a lawsuit can be a big commitment, not just in terms of money, but also in time. Your time. I’ve already talked about the costs involved. You can read all about it at…

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Tip-Pooling – Can My Employer Take My Tips and How? (2024)

  Un poco de historia Para bien o para mal, las propinas se han convertido en una parte aceptada del comercio estadounidense. Es una práctica que surgió por primera vez a finales del siglo XIX. En 1917, la legislatura de California aprobó por primera vez una ley que prohibía a los empleadores cobrar cualquier parte de las propinas de los empleados. Sin embargo, los tribunales anularon la ley...

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¿Cuánto cuestan las demandas?

A la gente en Estados Unidos le encanta quejarse del hecho de que hay demasiadas demandas, demasiados demandantes codiciosos jugando con el sistema, demasiada gente que se niega a asumir la responsabilidad de sus propios errores. Han surgido numerosos sitios web

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Trabajadores con visa H1-B: conozca sus derechos

I had an interesting call from a client today. Let’s call him Roger. Roger is originally from India but had recently come to California to work for a software company on an H1-B visa, a special visa to allow foreigners with special skills to work in the US. Company X paid for his airplane ticket,…

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10 Signs You’re About to be Fired (2024)

Getting fired doesn’t always involve a dramatic showdown meeting with your boss who tells you to pack your things and get out. In an age where employers are paranoid about getting sued by fired employees, firing an employee is often more complicated, involving many subtle steps. As an employee, it’s up to you to spot…

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What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need? (2024)

Here’s a quiz: What kind of lawyer do you need for the following situations? a. Your landlord won’t return your deposit even though you moved out of your apartment months ago. b. Your boss has wrongfully terminated you because you told him you were pregnant and need time off. c. Your vintage car has been…

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Mi jefe, el imbécil de la igualdad de oportunidades

Every office has got one. A jerk whose sole mission in the workplace is to make everyone else miserable. If you’re really unlucky, that jerk happens to be your boss. I get a lot of calls from people that go something like this: “My boss is a total jerk. He constantly yells at everyone and…

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