Employee theft costs businesses a massive amount of money, between $20 and $50 billion annually. Since theft and fraud are so common in business, chances are that you will come across an dishonest employee at some point. So what do you do when it happens? Obviously, you will want to terminate the employee. However, there's a right way and a wrong way to go about investigating theft and terminating an employee suspected of theft.
The North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, created a special program that would allow non-citizens from Mexico and Canada an opportunity to live and work in the United States if they met certain requirements. If you have a family member who is from one of those countries who is having difficulty gaining legal entry, applying for this special visa might be ideal. There are risks though. Before applying, here is what you need to know.
Being involved in a car collision is sure to be one of the more devastating times in life. This can ruin your day and much more if your injuries are severe and the damage is extensive. You may face a number of financial losses that can certainly take a toll on your well-being and your quality of life. This may make it necessary to take legal action against the other driver.
As a general rule, personal injury lawyers will offer something that is known as a free consultation. This is an initial meeting that is free of charge to clients. It is the time that allows the potential client and the lawyer to meet one another and for the lawyer to learn the details about the case before deciding whether or not to take on the case. At the same time, it allows you to find out whether the attorney is a good fit for you and to learn more about what legal options are available to you in your particular situation.
Given that a doctor who performs independent medical exams (IMEs) on injured people for an insurance company can make a quick $600-$1000 just to examine someone and write a report, many personal injury attorneys feel that the exams are anything but "independent." They usually feel like doctors who make their entire living doing IMEs are hired guns. If you're sent to one of these doctors, is there anything your attorney can do to help?
If you've recently moved into a new house and your neighbors are claiming you've infringed on their property line with your new fence, you may not know what to do. Sure, the idea of contacting a lawyer can be intimidating, but if your neighbors are insistent that you're on their property and you can't prove otherwise, an attorney may be the best choice. I created this site to help people just like you understand the laws surrounding property boundaries, real estate claims, and similar issues. I hope that the information here will give you some clarity as to whether or not you need to consult an attorney to protect your interests.