In 2021, the Supreme Court issued an opinion which focused a significant amount of discourse dissecting and analyzing the shortest word in the English language, the indefinite article, “a.” This opinion from the Supreme Court ultimately ruled on an issue of whether the government can serve an immigrant a notice to appear in immigration court through a series of documents which constitutes a notice to appear, or if the government must serve a single document called a “Notice to Appear” such that this sole document contains all of the requirements of a proper notice to appear.
Federal and state overtime law can be complicated. An employee can believe they’re entitled to overtime, and it can become a costly problem. Overtime litigation, like minimum wage litigation, an employee who successfully sues for lost wages can be awarded an equal amount of liquidated damages. That means an employee who is awarded $2,000.00 in unpaid overtime can also receive an additional $2,000.00 from you. And if multiple employees join in on the overtime claim? That can add up very quickly. It’s important if you’re being sued for unpaid overtime to consult with an overtime litigation defense attorney to try to pay nothing, or at least as little as you can.
If you are having a hard time paying your bills and have thought about bankruptcy, there are a few things you have to know before taking that next step. Bankruptcy is the legal process of helping people who cannot pay their bills. It allows debtors to eradicate some or all of their debts and get on the path to monetary stability. Filing for bankruptcy can halt home foreclosure and repossession, or other actions taken on behalf of debt collectors. But there are other facts about bankruptcy that you should consider before using this tool as a financial restart.
When many people hear of civil litigation lawyers, they may think that the lawyer will force the client to go to court and will take all their money without actually helping them. This is an entirely unhelpful picture of civil litigation lawyers and it can mean that many people are not getting the legal representation they need when they need it the most.
Sometimes it feels good to get rid of clutter. Cleaning out papers we have kept for years is a good project. But there are some guidelines to be aware of before you put a pile of papers on the scrap heap. Individual circumstances guide the exact documents that should be retained, but there are some general rules to be familiar with.