While lawyers and judges are the ultimate legal experts, of course, I believe that every citizen should take the time to learn a little about law for several reasons. First, it is important to know your rights, and knowing them can come in handy if anyone ever accuses you of a crime you didn't commit or threatens you legally in another other way. Second, learning about your local, state, and federal laws can help you act as a better citizen. When election time comes around, you can then truly understand ever change in law being proposed by a candidate and whether it benefits society or not. I plan to share posts about law topics explained in plain English on my new blog, so you can come back often to sharpen your legal knowledge!
6 March 2019
Imagine you and your family have just eaten at a new restaurant. The food seemed fine, but within a few hours of eating, you are starting to feel really sick. Depending on the severity of your sickness, you could be out of commission for a few days, or you may even end up in the hospital. Being sick could lead to losing money from not working, or you may end up paying expensive hospital bills.
29 January 2019
The purchase of a home can be exciting. Unfortunately, many people face the fact they may lose their homes because of financial issues. From the loss of their job to a disability or illness that prevents you from working to an accumulation of overwhelming debt that cannot all be paid, there are many reasons why someone will lose the ability to pay for their home. If you are facing foreclosure on your home, help is available.
21 December 2018
Paying your bills and staying above water can be difficult at times. It can be even more difficult when your employer fails to pay you your full wages. If you have noticed that your paycheck is not what it should be and your employer has not fixed the issue, you will likely need to take action. The Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, was put in place to protect wage earners across the country.
8 November 2018
As people go through life, they sometimes forget how important it is to plan for situations that might arise later on. For instance, you must have a plan in place for what will happen to various things in your life during your elderly years, as well as after death occurs. Opening up a savings account and regularly depositing money into it is only one of the steps that should be taken to prepare for your future.
30 September 2018
The key to being able to recover easily if you've been hurt at work is to see a doctor. This is one of the first things that should be on your agenda. However, this can cost money and you may end up losing time from work. It's in your best interest to file a claim for a workers' compensation payment. Doing this could give you the financial help you need until you can go back to work.