What are civil rights and how are we protected at our jobs from unlawful discrimination? Most laws that regulate civil rights originate at the federal level and include the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Fair Housing Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, among others. When it comes to the workplace, it’s imperative…
Have you been looking for a lawyer to handle your case? Would you like to find the best lawyers, the top lawyers? Wouldn’t it be great to hire a lawyer who has been named “Top X” (X is whatever number sounds impressive)? Mega? Nationally ranked? Premiere? Elite? Best?  Some other catchy, impressive title on a…
Protect Yourself, Assets and Parental Rights while Preparing Yourself to File for Divorce People call a divorce lawyer when they believe they are ready to file for divorce. There are several steps people can take to get educated about the process and what to expect. Protecting yourself, your assets and parental rights is important. The…
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted in 1993 to promote work-life balance.   FMLA applies to all public agencies, public and private elementary and secondary schools and companies with 50 or more employees.   Eligibility An employee is eligible when he or she meets the following criteria: works at a company that…
Being charged and/or convicted of a DWI can lead to lifetime consequences. Although a charge for DWI can range from a class B misdemeanor all the way up to a felony, and anywhere from 72 hours in jail to ten (10) years or more in prison, a conviction for any of these share common collateral…
What is an Uncontested Divorce in Texas? Is there really such a thing as an uncontested divorce in Texas? When people see signs on the side of the road advertising low rates for an uncontested divorce, it is easy to get confused. There is a misconception that the word “uncontested” refers to whether the couple…
Uninsured Medical Expense Reimbursement: Must Send EOBs The parent seeking reimbursement for uninsured portions of children’s health-care expenses must fulfill the conditions causing the other’s duty to pay. The parent should present the other with any Received forms, receipts, bills, statements and explanations of benefits (EOBs) relating to medical expenses. How EOBs and statements should…
The facts about pregnancy discrimination at work According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, if an applicant or employee is treated unfavorably due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, the treatment is classified as pregnancy discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act states that discrimination can include any aspect of…
On June 14, KXAN-TV reported that Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputies found $184,520 in a cardboard box in the back seat of a vehicle during a routine traffic stop. A 26-year-old man and 35-year-old woman were in a Jeep stopped on Texas State Highway 130 for not passing in the left lane and having no…
6 examples of disability discrimination in the workplace The Americans with Disabilities Act protects you from being discriminated against due to a past, current, or perceived disability. Disability discrimination in the workplace is against the law but unfortunately, that doesn’t deter all violations. Here are 6 examples of disability discrimination and its presence in a…