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Monday
30
Sep
2013

Workers may have a right to gripe about jobs on Facebook

A lot of companies assume it’s okay to fire or discipline employees who complain about their jobs on Facebook or other social media sites. But in some cases, disciplining an employee for a Facebook rant could violate federal labor law, and the employee might be able to file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board…even […]

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Monday
23
Sep
2013

Employee hurt in car crash collects from employer’s auto insurer

If you’re injured in an auto accident, there’s a chance that the person who caused the accident won’t have enough insurance to cover your injuries. Your own insurance policy might provide “underinsured motorist” (UIM) benefits to help you out in these situations. UIM insurance provides for some or all of the difference between the amount […]

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Monday
16
Sep
2013

Bus company held accountable for not having seatbelts

Passengers who were injured when a bus slid off an embankment and rolled over several times could hold the bus company liable for not installing seatbelts, New York’s highest court recently decided. The court upheld a jury’s verdict ordering the company to pay damages to the passengers because it was careless and didn’t do enough […]

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Monday
9
Sep
2013

Injury Victims often must act quickly to get compensation

Many people who are injured don’t talk to a lawyer right away about obtaining compensation. Sometimes they’re not sure how badly they’re hurt, or what the long-term consequences of their injury will be. Sometimes they believe (mistakenly) that they can’t be recompensated for their medical bills, lost wages or pain and suffering. Sometimes they’re just […]

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Monday
2
Sep
2013

Slip-and-fall Victim sues over ‘unknown’ liquid on floor

A contractor who slipped and injured himself while working on-site at a jewelry store could hold the store accountable for his injuries even if the store didn’t know that there was a slippery substance on the floor, the California Court of Appeal recently decided. The contractor claimed he slipped on jewelry cleaning solution that someone […]

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