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Bankruptcy Bankruptcy, Debt Settlement, or Debt Consolidation? Is There a Difference? Jul 9 2019 If you’re falling behind on debt payments, two of the options you can explore are bankruptcy and debt consolidation. So how will you know which is right for your situation? First, some definitions:• Bankruptcy: The legal process of eliminating or reducing the amount of debt owed under the United States Bankruptcy code.• Debt Settlement: Debt settlement is the process of paying…
Family Law How to tell when you need a family lawyer and the dangers of fighting it on your own. Jul 2 2019 When is it time to hire a family lawyer? Of course what you expect to hear from a lawyer about when you should hire them is something along the lines of “the sooner the better.” And not to upset you further – but the sooner you hire a lawyer, the better the…
Employment Law Did I get fired illegally? Jun 11 2019 What does age or gender discrimination mean? Laws protect against being fired for your age and gender and many other reasons.The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects many employees forty years and older from discrimination in hiring, firing, and terms and conditions of employment based on age. The Equal Pay act (EPA) requires that men and women be paid the same by a business…
Bankruptcy, Interesting Legal-Lawyering Stories New Law Could Allow Student Loans to be Discharged in Bankruptcy Jun 4 2019 Sen. Dick Durbin has proposed a new bill that has an escape clause for people with student loans that are forced to carry the debt to their graves. 44,000,00 Americans owe on student loans. The amount owed is more than $1.5 trillion. The only kind of dent that exceeds this figure is  credit card debt. The…
Under the federal labor law, when an employer-employee relationship exists, the employee must be paid at least the Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and in most cases overtime at time and one-half his/her regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week. The ride-share company Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the ride-share service of classifying drivers as contractors to avoid paying…
All caregivers are owed the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and an overtime payment for all hours worked over 40 in any work week, unless some very specific exemptions are met. However, many agencies or individuals are not following the law. This law firm has a lawsuit against PALCO, Inc. for back wage payments. If your payments from PALCO have ever been delayed or denied, or you are working more than 40 hours…
Administrative Law, Employment Law Can teachers get their job back? Mar 27 2019 As a teacher, can I get my job back if they suspend or fire me? Yes.  You are protected by a strong law.  The law is called the Arkansas Teacher Fair Dismissal Act (TFDA).  This law is designed to help teachers. The TFDA says that a teacher has to receive written notice of any nonrenewal, suspension, or termination. A teacher may…