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…
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…
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was enacted to protect your private information while allowing the transfer of health information to ensure that each individual receives high-quality health care. What information is protected? HIPAA protects “all individually identifiable health information held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate,…
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…
When let go from your job, you can run into several problems when applying for unemployment benefits. Many employers will automatically turn down your unemployment claim regardless of the circumstance. If you feel like you have been let go because of discrimination in any form and your unemployment claim is turned down, you may need…
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark U.S. law that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Sex discrimination is still present in today’s workforce and 42% of women in the U.S. have reported gender discrimination on the job. As it’s Women’s History Month, here are 7 examples of…
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…