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Can You Be Fired for Talking about Your Job on Social Media?

  April 19, 2018     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
The right of employees to communicate with other employees is protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA protects an...
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Government Taking of Personal Property Without Criminal Charges

  April 19, 2018     By HG.org
Federal forfeiture laws permit certain authorities to take property from a person without charging him or her with a crime which constitutes a...

Obese Employees Potentially Protected by California FEHA

  April 9, 2018     By HG.org
It is in 2017 that the Court of Appeal in California pushes through protections for obese workers as a disability due to the physical cause and...

New Law to Soon Relax Texas Business Naming Rules

  April 6, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Without great fanfare, last June Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 2856 into law.

Missing an Appeal Deadline in ERISA Cases

  April 6, 2018     By HG.org
It is important to understand what deadline is appropriate for an ERISA case for an individual when he or she needs to make an appeal. During a...

Military Members’ Duty to Provide Support

  April 6, 2018     By HG.org
It is often when a military member divorces his or her spouse that he or she must provide support to the other spouse and any children from the...

Romanian Gambling Law Update

  March 29, 2018     By Hammond, Minciu and Associates
The whole gaming and gambling industry is in a dynamic changing phase. This is not only the games themselves but also how Governments view the...

Whistleblowers Needed Now More than Ever as Federal Oversight Rolls Back

  March 29, 2018     By Louthian Law Firm, P.A. - Whistleblower Lawyer
The federal government plays many roles. One of them is enforcing consumer protection laws, which should prevent consumers from being ripped...

Could this Bipartisan Senate Bill Prevent Fatal Side Underride Crashes?

  March 29, 2018     By Riddle & Brantley, LLP
Underride crashes are a horrific type of truck accident. An underride crash occurs when a smaller passenger vehicle is forced underneath the...

Split of Military Pensions in Long-Term Marriages

  March 29, 2018     By HG.org
After a military member reaches retirement, he or she may need to split his or her pension with a long-term spouse that is no longer in a...

The Protection of Texas Children Law Gets New Scrutiny

  March 29, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the controversies arising from the mass shooting that took the lives of 17 students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

Military Divorce and Child Custody: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Provisions

  March 27, 2018     By HG.org
Child custody can be contentious in any case. However, it can be more complicated in cases involving military personnel because of the...

Acquiring Personal Jurisdiction in a Military Divorce Case

  March 26, 2018     By HG.org
Military divorce cases tend to be more complicated than other types of divorce cases. One of the primary areas of concern and contention is...

Survivor Benefit Plan Award and Military Divorce

  March 23, 2018     By HG.org
When the military member faces divorce from his or her spouse, the usual process involves survivor benefits, retirement benefits or additional...

What Is Voter Fraud and How Is It Committed?

  March 21, 2018     By HG.org
Voter fraud does occur within the United States, but there are many myths and lies that circulate every election term when the outcomes are not...

What Damages Are Available under the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

  March 20, 2018     By HG.org
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is to ensure that each person has a fair reporting of his or her credit details to interested parties when...

Immigration Consequences of Committing Voter Fraud

  March 16, 2018     By HG.org
When individuals that possess no citizenship in the country partake in voting events, this could skew the results for officials attempting to...

School Safety Audits in the Wake of the Last Mass Shooting

  March 14, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The recent mass shooting at a school in Florida has brought both the gun issue and the problem of school safety into the forefront once again.

The Lone Star State Leads Charge Against Crypto-Fueled Fraud

  March 14, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
While it's not illegal for cryptocurrency businesses to market in the state of Texas, companies that operate in this nascent market should make...

Military Pension Division in New York Divorce Cases

  March 13, 2018     By HG.org
One of the major issues involved in a divorce case is the division of the couple’s assets and debts. For many couples, a major asset is their...

USFSPA: Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act

  March 9, 2018     By HG.org
The intention of Congress in 1982 in creating the USFSPA was to ensure that former spouses of military members receive financial protection...

Texas Students Seek More Open Educational Resources Materials

  March 6, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
As anyone who has ever been to an institution of higher learning knows, textbooks can be a significant expense. According to a 2013 article in...

Could Rules for Poker Clubs in Texas Be Clarified in the Next Legislative Session?

  March 6, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Texas Hold 'Em, the most popular poker game in the world, may have gotten its start in Texas sometime around the end of the 19th century, though...

Disabled Military Retirees May Pay Less to Ex-Spouses - U.S. Supreme Court Rules

  March 6, 2018     By HG.org
Changes in regulations for various types of pay and compensation reduce or increase often based on the rulings that occur through district and...

New York Family Law Cases: Custody and Visitation

  March 6, 2018     By HG.org
Families in New York face custody battles and considerations with visitation for the other parent due to divorce and separation with spouses....

Halal Regulation in Indonesia after the Establishment of BPJPH Law

  March 6, 2018     By BP Lawyers
For a Moslem-majority country like Indonesia, one important thing to consider when buying or consuming daily products is to ensure that the...

Texas Voter ID Law Battle Continues at 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals

  March 6, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
On December 5, 2017, the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard arguments for and against the newly amended Texas voter ID law....

What Does the OPM Have to Do with My Divorce?

  March 5, 2018     By HG.org
Retirement from government work may lead to complications with the division of assets when a federal employee divorces his or her spouse. It is...

Federal Safety Valve: To Disclose or Not to Disclose?

  March 5, 2018     By The Law Office of Russell S. Babcock
The federal “safety valve” provides, in most cases, the only alternative for an individual charged with a serious drug case to escape a...

Bitcoin: Not Black, Not White

  March 2, 2018     By Jalsovszky Law Firm
While more and more people all around the world are being bitten by the bitcoin bug, tax authorities are subjecting transactions executed with...

SEC and CFTC Hearing on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

  March 2, 2018     By Mamo TCV Advocates
SEC & CFTC meet to discuss their roles with respect to Blockchain, virtual currencies, and ICOs.

How Many Points Are Added to My Driving Record for a Speeding Ticket?

  March 1, 2018     By HG.org
Instances of speeding often end in a speeding ticket added to the driving history and record of the person behind the wheel to a negative...

New Data Transfer EU-US Agreement: Has Common Sense Prevailed in a Global Technological World?

  March 1, 2018     By ASV Law
The European Commission and the US have reached a political agreement on a new framework for transatlantic data flows: the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Does My Civilian Spouse Automatically Get Full Custody?

  February 28, 2018     By HG.org
Before the divorce becomes final, it is important for a parenting plan’s creation to occur between the two parties for the time and educational...

Second Circuit Says Sending "Robo" Texts Does Not Violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

  February 26, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
Last month, in Latner v.Mount Sinai Health System, Inc, the Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in New York City ruled that the Mount Sinai...

Can I go to Jail for a Traffic Ticket?

  February 20, 2018     By HG.org
Continued traffic tickets need attention for resolution before law enforcement need to take more drastic measures. However, the first step is...

Is My Husband’s Military Pension Considered Marital Property?

  February 19, 2018     By HG.org
When military personnel marry someone, these individuals may face their pension or other benefits becoming part of the marriage with...

Traffic Ticket Lawyers - When DO I Need One?

  February 18, 2018     By HG.org
Traffic tickets are a common nuisance that many face when driving in the wrong place before a law enforcement officer does his or her rounds and...

In the Wake of Harvey Federal Money to Pay for Water Projects in Texas

  February 16, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The National Hurricane Center has concluded that Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the Texas Gulf Coast last August, was the worst rain storm ever...

SpaceX Wants $5 Million More for the Boca Chica Spaceport in Texas

  February 16, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
SpaceX, which has been building a spaceport at Boca Chica near Brownsville, is asking the state of Texas for $5 million more to help pay for...

Punishment for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Virginia

  February 15, 2018     By SRIS Law Group, PC
According to the Virginia code, section §54.1 – 3401, the controlled substance in Virginia is “a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in...

Premises Liability Injuries in Washington DC

  February 15, 2018     By HG.org
Premises liability involves another’s property possessing various hazards and dangers that harm a person when he or she is on the land or in the...

Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Virginia/Hit and Run

  February 15, 2018     By SRIS Law Group, PC
According to the state of Virginia, based on the circumstances hit and run is a felony or misdemeanor crime, and it's very serious charge.

Small Businesses and Disposal of Hazardous Waste

  February 13, 2018     By HG.org
While working under the United States Environmental Protection Agency and ensuring that all guidelines are in adherence, the small business...

What to Do When in Receipt of a Massachusetts G.L. 93A Consumer Protection Demand Letter

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
Massachusetts has a very powerful and comprehensive consumer protection statute that allows consumers to file a lawsuit against a business for...

Third-Party Software Licensing Agreements in Federal Contract Bids

  February 12, 2018     By HG.org
To remain in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and properly handle federal contracts, the company must ensure that third-party...

The Department of Labor Issues New Guidelines When Hiring Interns

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
In reaction to very recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Benjamin v B & H Education, Inc, the United States Department of...

Steps to Take to Secure Your Family Law Goals in Florida Cases

  By HG.org
Some steps that you should take to secure your family law goals in your Florida case include:

How to Draft a Consumer Protection Demand Letter under Massachusetts G.L.C.93A, Sec. 9

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
Litigation involving claims of unfair or deceptive business practices under Chapter 93A is, to say the least, a frequent occurrence in...

Massachusetts Welcomes the Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act on April 18, 2018

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
On April 2, 2018, "An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"( "PWFA") becomes law. With this new law comes new...

False Identification Law in Virginia

  February 9, 2018     By HG.org
Sometimes students or other underaged individuals may procure false identification to buy cigarettes, buy alcohol or gain admission to locations...

Texas Governor Proposes New Property Tax Reform Measure

  February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the vexing problems that the Texas Legislature has failed to address is the tendency of property taxes to increase every year, often...

Changes to the Illinois Retail Theft Laws

  By HG.org
Illinois lawmakers have recently enacted changes to the retail theft laws in the state. The changes were made to the definition of the crime, as...

Small Business' Need for Defending Size Protests

  February 9, 2018     By HG.org
Small businesses need to defend and appeal protests against the size of the company when acquiring certain government and other agency...

Financial Accounting Standards Board Implements New Accounting Standards

  February 8, 2018     By HG.org
The accounting standards managed through the private-sector organization created the Financial Accounting Standards Board or the FASB for proper...

Online Gaming Trading Cards: Do U.S. States' Laws Regarding Abandoned Property Apply?

  February 2, 2018     By HG.org
Online gaming may present various problems to litigation and criminal violations depending on numerous factors that may occur with certain...

Regulatory Taking Cases

  February 2, 2018     By HG.org
When the government has seized the land of another, this involves regulatory taking, and these cases are complex with various parts that may...

Can Denver’s Ban on Bump Stocks Affect Mass Shooting Casualties?

  February 1, 2018     By Hebets & McCallin
On Monday, January 22, 2018, Denver became one of just a few cities in the country so far to ban bump stocks. Across the country, city and state...

Certification Issues for 8(a) Contractors Who Have Multiple Awards

  January 31, 2018     By HG.org
Small businesses may have multiple awards that provided to subcontractors when they are eligible for program participation with certain jobs....

Factors to Consider When Borrowing under the SBA’s 7(a) Lending Program

  January 30, 2018     By HG.org
The Small Business Administration 7(a) loans are the primary source that small business owners seek to finance a business venture throughout the...

Important Limitations on Subcontracting You Need to Know

  By HG.org
Subcontractors to a company, contracting agency or working with an individual have limitations in what work may be completed based on the...

Sales Tax Surge to Help Texas to Keep Its Books in Balance

  January 22, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Keeping the books of the state of Texas balanced can be something of a challenge. The past session of the Texas Legislature balanced the 2018-19...

Immigration Crackdown Destroying Families

  January 19, 2018     By Hebets & McCallin
When the Trump administration announced its crackdown on immigration the motivation behind it was twofold, to reduce the number of immigrants...

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act for Small Business Owners

  By HG.org
To remove, transport and eradicate waste, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act or RCRA was implemented for these controls and to ensure...

Cybersecurity Federal Acquisition Regulation Clauses in Government Contracts

  By HG.org
When contracting with the federal government in a business deal, the Federal Acquisition Regulation has strict standards in cybersecurity and...

Avoiding Common Problems in Subcontracting

  By HG.org
Subcontracting business to another individual or agency is important for small businesses and certain contractors for various tasks. However, it...

New York’s Highest Court Expands Availability of Punitive Damages under the New York City Human Rights Law

New York City Wrongful Termination Attorney David S. Rich explains that New York's court of last resort recently lowered the standard for...

Importance of Small Business Subcontracting Plans

  By HG.org
Small businesses work with subcontractors and contractors to ensure projects are completed on time and through various tasks delegated as needed...

How the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act Can Affect California Real Estate Investments

California offers a vast array of opportunities for real estate investors from around the world. In the San Diego area, for example, investors...

New Procedure of Ship-Arrest in Ukraine

The new procedure of ship-arrest in Ukraine came into force since 15/12/2017.

Drug Mandatory Minimum Sentencing: Not Safe with Safety Valve

As any federal criminal law practitioner knows, there are a daunting set of mandatory minimum offenses in the federal law that trump any other...

Why It Is Essential to Know about the Punishment for Reckless Driving in Fairfax, Virginia

In Fairfax Virginia Reckless Driving is very serious crime and it's very punishable. dozen punishments for reckless driving in Fairfax VA, ax...

Do I Need a Lawyer for Reckless Driving in Virginia?

If you are charged with a reckless driving ticket, you should immediately contact a reckless driving lawyer in Virginia. He/she will guide you...

Is Reckless Driving a Criminal Offense in Virginia?

Reckless driving is a major traffic violation in Virginia. It's a very punishable criminal case.

Banning Red Light Cameras in Texas

Many communities in the state of Texas have installed red light cameras at busy intersections. These cameras take a picture of the license plate...

New STAAR Test Guidelines Issued in Texas in the Wake of Harvey

Harvey disrupted a great many aspects of Texas life, not the least of which was education. Many schools in the area affected by Texas were...

How Will My SBA Disaster Loan Affect My Taxes?

  By HG.org
Someone requires a Small Business Administration loan with low-interest for disasters such as the California wildfires and floods in Louisiana...

Delay Claims, Changed Conditions Claims and Extra Work Claims in California Public Contract Law

  By HG.org
Just like with private construction contracts, there may be unforeseen circumstances or other conditions that make it necessary for contractors...

SBA Proposes New Rules for Office of Hearings and Appeals to Contemplate CVE Appeals and Protests

  By HG.org
New rules have been proposed to enable contractors the ability to file protests with the Small Business Administration Office of Hearing and...

The Push for More Texas Toll Roads May Face Opposition in Legislature

One of the problems that has accompanied the burgeoning population growth in the state of Texas has been highway congestion.

Could Missouri's New Expungement Law Help You Clean Up Your Criminal Record?

Missouri Senate Bill 588 (also referred to as SB 588) goes into effect on January 1st of 2018. If you have been convicted of a crime, how may...

Filing a Small Claim When the Subject Matter Is in a Different State

  By HG.org
Small claims courts provide an abbreviated version of litigating a case when parties are involved in a dispute. However, there are limitations...

Deletion, Disposal or Anonymization of Personal Data in Turkey

Data protection has become a significant concern due to the increased use of technology. Turkey took its shape in this progress and enacted...

Effects of State of Emergency Law in Turkey on Prison Sentences Under Criminal Execution Laws

With the Statutory Decree No.671 dated August 17, 2016, and the recent changes with Regulations No.29987 and No.29824 on Regulation Regarding an...

Drafting Protest Provisions in Teaming Agreements

  By HG.org
Drafting and negotiating provisions in teaming agreements can be complex in many situations. These agreements attempt to address the duties,...

Texas Schools Hit by Hurricane Harvey Plead for Exemption from School Accountability Ratings

One of the lingering effects of Hurricane Harvey, which drenched a great deal of the Texas Gulf Coast centered on the Houston-Galveston area,...

State Funded Network of Sensors Begins to Track Fracking Related Earthquakes in Texas

Houston Public Media is reporting that a network of seismology sensors, partly funded by the state of Texas, is up and running. The TexNet...

Contesting the Use of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory Testing in New Jersey Criminal Cases

  By HG.org
Like several other states, New Jersey may use the Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III (MCMI-III) when evaluating a defendant. However,...

Yes, Urban Area Is Transforming in Turkey; But How about the Elaboration of Risks?

As a rapidly developing country with an emerging economy, Turkey spends substantial efforts to increase its activities in a variety of sectors;...

Executive Order Implements Domestic Preference for Federal Procurement and Federally-Funded Projects

  By HG.org
Domestic preferences in having American made products for contracts and federally-funded projects could disrupt the sales, increase prices and...

Threat of Whistleblowers to Federal Contractors

  By HG.org
Whistleblowers are often helpful in uncovering problems, laws broken, violations in regulations, and similar complications within a business....

Can the Government Make You Keep Your Invention a Secret Without Compensating You?

  By HG.org
The government has suppressed many patents and other similar items in the name of national security, and this has created various problems for...

Government Accountability Office Recommends Leasing Practice for Foreign-Owned Real Estate

  By HG.org
Real estate in other countries that is owned by citizens both in and from the United States is affected by taxation and other situations such as...

Can Suing the U.S. Attorney General Make Medical Marijuana Legal?

Alexis Bortell is a 12 year old girl who suffers from epilepsy. Most of her life she experienced frequent seizures and the treatments she used...

How Contractors Can Prepare for a Government Shutdown

  By HG.org
If a contractor with a project has already begun work, he or she may need to implement additional measures in case there is a government...

What Should I Do after a Commercial Truck Accident in Texas?

  By HG.org
Every year, more than 500,000 commercial truck accidents occur. These vehicles weigh several tons, increasing the likelihood that any accident...

Texas DMV Revokes Registrations and Titles for Dune Buggies and Sand Rails

Autoweek is reporting that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has decided to revoke the titles and registrations of dune buggies and...

How Criminal Justice Reform Is Changing the Political Landscape

The government’s approach to criminal justice has changed dramatically in recent history. In 1994, President Bill Clinton led the charge in an...

Inadequate Road Signage Contributed to Accident – Can I Sue the City or State?

  By HG.org
Road construction and deterioration often affects drivers to the point that a car crash occurs, and the damage may be significant or include...

Texas Lawmakers to Look at Criminal Prosecution of People in Debt to Rent to Own Companies

Usually, when an individual has a payment dispute with a business, the matter is ultimately settled in a civil court.


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