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Brief overview of the Family Medical Leave Act

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is one of the most important pieces of legislation when it comes to employers and employees. FMLA was revised back in 2009 with new rules going into effect on January 16 of that year. FMLA helps employees take leave from work for various reasons without worrying that they will lose their job. Let's take a brief look at the latest revisions of the FMLA in this post.

The FMLA provides women with 12 weeks off from work due to pregnancy without the risk of losing their jobs. The leave can be used for prenatal care, being incapacitated due to the pregnancy and any serious health concern after the birth. Men are also permitted time off from work under the FMLA for the birth of a child and to care for their spouse who gave birth or who became incapacitated due to the pregnancy or childbirth.

Did the other parent take your child to another country?

You met and fell in love with someone from another country. You decided to marry and have a child, and for a while, your family was happy. When the arguments began, you figured it was simply part of marriage, but as they increased, you realized that divorce was on the horizon.

Your spouse came to the same realization, and whether it was before or after the divorce proceedings began, he or she left the country with your child without receiving court authorization to do so. It may be possible to bring your child back to the United States or at least receive the visitation rights to which you are entitled.

Explaining the importance of regulatory compliance

The business world is incredibly complex. There are plenty of things you need to ensure go correctly in order to succeed. There are also laws that need to be followed.

It really might seem like common sense for your management team to take the proper steps to meet all legal regulations to operate, but there are times when things can be accidentally overlooked.

Highest divorce rates for telemarketers and other professions

Recently released data from the United States Census Bureau shows that bartenders and telemarketers are among the jobs in the country with the highest rates of divorce. The study has found that money just might help keep marriages together even though it technically does not buy happiness. The study took place over a period of five years and found that those who work in casinos have the highest rates of divorce.

The divorce rate for those who work in casinos comes in at 52.9 percent. If you work as a bartender, you might not want to read any further. Those working in this profession have a divorce rate of 52.7 percent over a five-year period. Other professions that made the list include telemarketers, flight attendants and plastic and metal machine employees.

How do I know if I have been wrongfully terminated?

Working for a company for any amount of time means that you put a lot of love, sweat, tears and time into your job. No one wants to be let go of a job. People want to leave on their own terms, not when the company says it's time. A lot of times, being let go can fall under the wrongful termination category. This is when the law comes into play. So, how do you know when you've been wrongfully terminated?

You might've been terminated illegally if any of the following apply to your situation:

  • Firing as part of sexual harassment
  • The firing violated any state or federal laws against discrimination
  • The firing violated written or oral agreements regarding employment
  • The firing was retaliatory because you filed a complaint of any kind against your employer
  • The firing occurred in violation of labor laws or collective bargaining agreements

Important tips for writing an effective small business plan

A business plan is the foundation that every single business is built on in the corporate world. No business can be successful without a strong business plan. The plan will help guide you through the difficult stages of starting and then managing your business. This plan is shown to investors so they know what type of return on their investment they will see. Here are some tips for writing an effective business plan.

Every strong business plan has an executive summary and a description of the business. The summary is used to explain what the company is and why it will be a successful venture. This portion of the plan should also include the mission statement of the company. The description should offer a detailed explanation about the company.

Hide and seek is not a game when it concerns assets in divorce

The end of a marriage can be a stressful and daunting experience for everyone involved. If you and your spouse decide to take separate paths moving forward, you may have concerns about how your current circumstances could affect your future.

While you may be eager to open a new chapter in life, rushing through a divorce can be detrimental in numerous ways. The process of property division will have an impact on your finances, and taking the time to identify and value all marital assets can not only help prepare you for negotiations, but it may also help uncover any assets that you might be unaware of.

How to choose a divorce attorney in New York

Hearing your spouse utter the word divorce can be devastating, even if you knew in your heart that the marriage was coming to an end. You've given so much of your life to this person, the relationship and possibly your children. No matter how long the marriage lasted, it is still difficult to accept that it is ending. Here are some tips for choosing a divorce attorney in New York.

When you begin your search for a divorce attorney it's always best to seek referrals from trusted people in your life. They should come from family members or friends who have recently gone through a divorce. These referrals will make it easier when choosing an attorney because you will get an honest opinion of the work that was performed.

New York Attorney General to investigate Weinstein Company

An inquiry has been opened into the Weinstein Company by the Attorney General of New York, Eric T. Schneiderman. The inquiry seeks to determine if the claims made against the company's co-founder, Harvey Weinstein, are broad-ranging and show violations of civil rights and gender discrimination.

A subpoena was sent to the company on Oct. 23 by the Civil Rights Bureau of the Attorney General's Office. The subpoena is requesting a plethora of documents that include hiring and firing, promotions and informal and formal complaints of age or gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

Common legal remedies for contract disputes

Being involved in a contract dispute can be overwhelming, stressful and a lengthy process. Contract disputes are all too common and occur in just about every industry. There are various reasons for a contract dispute to occur, including failing to deliver on agreed upon items, missing deadlines and more. Here are some legal remedies used when faced with contract disputes.

One of the most common legal remedies used in a contract dispute is that of restitution. Restitution is ordered by a court after a case is heard between the plaintiff and the defendant (violator of the contract). The court will order the person who breached the terms of the contract to repay the plaintiff a specific amount of money.

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