Category Archives: Labor & Employment Law

Working Beyond Your Means

By | November 19, 2010

1.   Character as Destiny: Sometimes That’s Not Good Ralph Waldo Emerson — who wrote the essays Self Reliance and  Compensation, among others — might have loved my law firm Clients, who  tend to be hard-working, self-reliant, persevering and intelligent, just to name a few of their good personality  traits.  In short, they have “Character.”  Too often, however,… Read More »

Termination of Contract of Employment Under Ethiopian Law

By | September 22, 2010

Do want to know when you can validly terminate a contract of employment as per the Ethiopian Labour Law? If so here are the main points. In Ethiopia the employment relationship between an employer and an employee is governed by The Ethiopian Labour Proclamation 377/2003. According to this proclamation the contract of employment may be terminated by the… Read More »

Texas Workplace Injury Claims 101

By | September 21, 2010

In Texas, there are two types of work place injury claims.   If the employer carries workers compensation insurance, then you should call 800-252-7031 and request paperwork to file a worker’s compensation claim.  You will need to file a Form DWC 041 with the Texas Department of Insurance: Division of Workers Compensation. If the employer makes a business decision… Read More »

Top 5 Employment Law Myths

By | July 12, 2010

Top 5 Employment Law Myths There are a few misconceptions about employee rights that employment attorneys routinely encounter in their conversations with potential clients and friends.  This article aims to debunk five common employment law myths in order to empower you to make wise choices about your employment.

Estate Planning Practice in the Internet Age

By | June 17, 2004

Would you enjoy driving downtown and searching for a parking place just to spend two hours in an attorney’s office to talk about distributing your property when you die? Well according to recent statistics, hardly anyone does. According to the AARP, not very many people make such an effort, or any effort at all towards their estate planning.… Read More »

Insurance Coverage and Administrative Procedures

By | May 27, 2004

A recent court decision created a substantial loophole for insurance companies, which can hurt contractors. Although the court decision suggests that it does nothing more than interpret an insurance policy, it doesn’t make a great deal of sense from a logical standpoint. The case involved deciding when an insurance company has the duty to defend and when an… Read More »

General Facts about Employment Discrimination

Article written based on Pennsylvania and Federal Law Each Employment Discrimination case is different. That is why you must contact an attorney to see if you have any rights. But all Employment Discrimination cases share some common traits. This Article discusses some of those traits. To prove an Employment Discrimination case you must show several things. First, you… Read More »

Family Medical Leave Act

Article written based on Pennsylvania and Federal Law In 1993 Congress passed and the President signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act. The purpose of this law is to balance the needs of the workplace with the needs of families. It allows employees to take reasonable leave for medical reasons, for the birth or adoption of… Read More »

Sexual Harassment Information

One of the most publicized types of employment discrimination in the news today is sexual harassment. There are two types of sexual harassment: Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Working Environment. Quid Pro Quo Quid Pro Quo occurs when a person is subjected to sexual advances and their refusal of those sexual advances results in negative consequences for them.… Read More »

Are Non Compete Agreements Enforceable?

Despite what most high-tech employers think, California courts are extremely reluctant to enforce a non-compete agreement that an employee signs as a condition of his/her employment. California Business and Professions Code Section 16600 provides that subject to certain limited exceptions “every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade or business of any… Read More »