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Can I Sue My Employer for Invading My Privacy?

With the increased use of technology in the workplace, the concept of employee privacy is changing. Yet the legal term “invasion of privacy” still refers to specific scenarios, which depend on each state’s laws. As an employee, your privacy rights are quite limited, but there are circumstances where you can take legal action against your […]

I Have Received Notice That My Landlord Is Not Going To Renew My Lease. According To The Terms Of The Lease, The Landlord Must Provide Written Notice.

When a lease requires the giving of a written notice, the notice is effective upon its receipt. Thus, in this case, the thirty day notice starts to run from the 10th of the month. A private landlord is not required to give a reason for refusing to renew a lease unless the lease so requires. […]

What Is The Occupational Safety And Health Act Of 1970 And The Occupational Safety And Health Administration?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the governmental agency which administers the Occupational Safety and Health Act which protects laborers from job related hazards. Most businesses are required to adhere to the Occupational Safety and Health Act laws. Some businesses that are exempt from this law are family­owned farms and self­employed individuals. Also […]

What are vehicle lease buyouts and returns? Can I terminate my vehicle lease early? Can I trade in a vehicle that I am currently leasing?

In recent years, it has become quite common for people to lease vehicles, rather than to take the more conventional path of financing a vehicle purchase through an installment loan. While there may be many good reasons for leasing rather than buying a vehicle, there may come a time when you want or need to terminate […]

Is It Permissible For An Employer To Adopt Personnel Policies Which Provide That No Payment Will Be Made Upon Cessation Of Employment (Whether By Retirement, Resignation, Or Discharge) For Unused Sick Days, Personal Days, And Vacation Days? If So, Can Such A Policy Provide That No Such Payment Will Be Made If An Employee Resigns Without Giving At Least Ten (10) Days' Written Notice Or Before His Or Her Anniversary Date?

With regard to unused sick days and personal days, an employer may provide that these will not be paid upon cessation of employment. An employer may also provide that no such payment will be made if an employee resigns without giving at least ten (10) days’ written notice or before his or her anniversary date. […]

Real Estate Deeds and Taking TItle to Real Estate

In very general terms, a deed is the legal document that transfers ownership of real estate from one person or entity to another person and/or entity. While the requirements for legally valid deeds vary widely from state to state, there are some different types of deeds that are consistently used in real estate transactions, including warranty […]

Rent Control Definition and Laws

One of the most sought after gems for renters is a rent controlled property. But which states have rent control laws on the books? Why are they so rare? What is rent control, exactly? What are the benefits of rent control? Can your landlord evict you if you live in a rent control building? This […]

Can My Dog Be Killed By Animal Control If It Bites Somebody And Was Never Found To Be A Dangerous Dog?

Yes, animal control has the legal right to euthanize dogs in their custody. But they do not have the right to kill your pet without probable cause. They can’t just take your pet and kill it for no reason, especially if you prove that your pet is not a dangerous dog. However, proving your dog […]

The Federal Court System and Federal Criminal Procedure

The United States government consists of three branches, one being the judicial branch or the court system. Article III of the U.S. The Constitution called for the establishment of a Supreme Court and other courts to hear cases dealing with federal law and international issues. These courts may hear criminal, civil, or other specific legal […]

What is Medical Bankruptcy?

There is no chapter in the Bankruptcy Code for medical bankruptcy. It doesn’t exist as a specific form of bankruptcy relief offered by the federal government. The term “medical bankruptcy” describes bankruptcy caused by medical debt. Many Americans struggle with the exorbitant costs of healthcare and are saddled with unexpectedly high medical bills. When medical […]