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- Missing an Appeal Deadline in ERISA Cases
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 lawsuit, this is the police already in effect during an ERISA cause of action occurs for the individual, and he or she will need to acquire the deadline for these specific circumstances.
- Could this Bipartisan Senate Bill Prevent Fatal Side Underride Crashes?
Underride crashes are a horrific type of truck accident. An underride crash occurs when a smaller passenger vehicle is forced underneath the rear or side of a tractor-trailer during a collision. The tops of passenger vehicles can be sheared off and occupants are often decapitated.
- School Safety Audits in the Wake of the Last Mass Shooting
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.
- What Damages Are Available under the Fair Credit Reporting Act?
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 they research the person in question. When the target suffers from violations of what details should provide or how the credit report affects the person negatively, he or she may receive awards through damages in the case when successful.
- Federal Safety Valve: To Disclose or Not to Disclose?
The federal “safety valve” provides, in most cases, the only alternative for an individual charged with a serious drug case to escape a mandatory penalty of five or ten years.
- What Does the OPM Have to Do with My Divorce?
Retirement from government work may lead to complications with the division of assets when a federal employee divorces his or her spouse. It is vital for the worker to know how his or her retirement benefits and accounts could face such deductions from a former spouse after reaching and progressing through retirement.
- In the Wake of Harvey Federal Money to Pay for Water Projects in Texas
The National Hurricane Center has concluded that Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the Texas Gulf Coast last August, was the worst rain storm ever to have occurred, shattering records and causing between $100 billion and $200 billion in damages.
- Third-Party Software Licensing Agreements in Federal Contract Bids
To remain in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and properly handle federal contracts, the company must ensure that third-party software licensing agreements do not cause infringement or violations with the owner. To win a bid, the owner of a company cannot commit intellectual property offenses.
- The Department of Labor Issues New Guidelines When Hiring Interns
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 Labor has discarded its six-part test for determining whether interns and students are employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act as it pertains to for-profit employers.
- Texas Governor Proposes New Property Tax Reform Measure
One of the vexing problems that the Texas Legislature has failed to address is the tendency of property taxes to increase every year, often faster than the incomes of home owners who are obliged to pay them.