What Employers Should Know About Negligent Hiring

As an employer, you have a lot of responsibilities. You are, in some cases, even responsible for the actions of your employees.

Avoiding negligent hiring

There’s a legal theory called respondeat superior. Under this theory, there may be the opportunity for a plaintiff to seek damages from the employer of someone who’s behaved negligently. That doesn’t mean you’re responsible for every bad thing an employee might do, but there is a potential for liability under some circumstances.

In these situations, the most relevant factor is whether the employee was acting within the scope of their employment when they were, for example in a car accident.…

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How to Choose the Right Legal Structure for Your Business

You can start choosing the best legal structure for your business by planning your goals for the company while keeping in mind the local, state, and federal regulations. When you can determine your goals, you can choose your business’s legal structure more easily. Since your business will still expand, you can change its legal structure to fit its needs.

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Continue reading to know the different legal structures for businesses to ensure that you are choosing the right one for your company.

Sole Proprietorship

A sole proprietorship is the most basic legal structure. Suppose you do not have a different legal entity for your business.…

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What CEOs Should Know About Tipping Laws

Employees in the service industry, such as bars and restaurants, receive tips from customers. Tips are optional payments by customers to employees as gratuity or gifts to appreciate the employee’s services. The law defines tipped employees as those who regularly earn more than $30 a month in tips.

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Tipping laws, regulated by the Fair Labor Standards Act, exist to protect tips as part of the employee income and ensure that employees receive a minimum wage. As a CEO of a business in the service industry, you need to understand tipping laws as they determine how you pay your employees.…

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Client Experience Considerations That Can Make or Break Your Legal Practice

User experience has become a mantra across industries, from professional services to web design. With so much competition in the market and so many options for consumers to navigate, standing out in terms of your client experience is a surefire way to get you noticed. For law firms, being able to compete on client experience is becoming increasingly important, especially as more legal work is being done by AI and automation.

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With that in mind, below are some client experience considerations to keep in mind that can have an outsized impact on your legal practice.

Your Intake Process

Your intake process refers to the various methods and procedures you have in place for getting new clients set up in your system and ready to start serving.…

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The Advantages of Retaining the Services of a Lemon Law Attorney

It is exhilarating to purchase your own vehicle; it does not matter whether it is a new one or a previously owned one. Sometimes, the car you bought might have been in and out of the dealership several times for the same or different other issues. In that case, you may be eligible to claim under your state’s lemon laws.

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In such a situation, it is best is to retain the services of a lemon law attorney. If you conduct a free review of the cases regarding the subject, you will discover that this option is effective. Hiring a lemon law attorney has several benefits, which will be featured below.…

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Short-Term Disability Benefits Eligibility: A Detailed Breakdown

Most people understand the term “disability” and what it means, especially as related to workplace injuries or illnesses. Essentially, something has happened to you that renders you unable to work at a particular job as you once could. However, there are two different disability types: long-term and short-term.

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Long-term disability refers to situations where a person cannot recover from the injury or illness that has sidelined them from their current job. These situations are unfortunate, and when they happen, the afflicted individual will doubtless appreciate that long-term disability exists. That monthly check will help them pay for medical bills, childcare, food, utility bills, and the rent or mortgage.…

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Seven Facts You Need to Know About The Green Card Lottery

Working, studying, starting your own business, buying real estate in the USA – all this may become possible thanks to the Green Card. This cherished card confirms your residency permit and gives you the right to employment in the USA, as well as serves as the key to obtaining the U.S. citizenship.

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One of the most popular ways to get a Green Card is to take part in the annual Diversity Visa Lottery. The Diversity Visa Lottery is a drawing for visas that enable one to move to the United States and become a permanent resident.

Before you enter the lottery, read the most important facts about it so you know what to expect.…

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4 Common Examples of Workers’ Compensation Claims

Although workers’ compensation is available to millions of employees throughout the U.S., many people are unaware of how to make a claim or exactly what they can claim for. Surprisingly, it isn’t just employees who are unfamiliar with the workers’ comp system; many business owners and employers are unsure of what type of incidents can give rise to a claim for workers’ comp.

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To find out when MN’s Workers Compensation lawyers at Mottaz & Sisk can help employees to take legal action, take a look at these four common examples of workers’ compensation claims now:

1. Machinery Accidents

When employees are using heavy equipment or machinery, there are numerous hazards to be aware of.…

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Do I need a Labor Lawyer for my business?

Labor law can be a tricky beast to deal with. To make it even more difficult, finding a labor attorney can also be a nightmare especially when you are unsure whether you would need one for your business.

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However, labor lawyers can represent both employers and employees in disputes and negotiations. Labor law tends to focus on industries with unions such as teachers, policemen, and bus drivers. This becomes particularly important when dealing with strike negotiations and cases of employers against employees.

This article will hopefully give you an idea of whether you need a labor lawyer or not.

Do you need one as an employer?

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Problems Faced By Minorities In The Criminal Justice System

When it comes to the treatment of minorities in society, it should come as no surprise that there is a great deal of unfairness. Not only are there deep-rooted prejudices against some minority groups, but discrimination shows itself all too often. In the last few years, we have heard countless cases of racial discrimination throughout the world.

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Minority discrimination isn’t just limited to race. Sexual minorities face a fair degree of discrimination as well. Not only are they profiled, harassed, and abused, but physical altercations are far too common and can often turn deadly.

This article will be looking at some of the problems that minorities face in the criminal justice system.…

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