Bankruptcy: Things You Should Know

Many people fear the stigma of filing for bankruptcy to escape debt. But what if you have no other options? The two consumer types of bankruptcy are Chapter 13 and Chapter 7. Many clients want to know how long a bankruptcy stays on their record. Chapter 13 runs for three to five years; it is […]

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Interview Questions They Can Not Ask You

Interview Questions They Can Not Ask You Employers should not be asking these questions in an interview: 1)      Do you have a lot of children? 2)      Are you married? The above would discriminate on basis of marital status. They should not be asking questions about finances. And there is a law to prevent an employer […]

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Taking time off work to go Vote

Taking time off to Vote Under the new “right to Vote” law, an employee has the right to take time off work to go vote (up to two hours) as long as certain conditions are met. If they go into work before the polls open and get off work after the polls close, then are […]

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Defendant Self-Insured? Don’t Take Their Word For It

In Reese v. Ford Motor Company, The plaintiffs obtained a verdict against Ford for $3M, which was reversed on appeal.  In the second trial, the jury gave a defense verdict (tough break!). The plaintiffs filed an extraordinary motion for new trial.  The basis of the motion was that Ford, in responding to discovery, had misled […]

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