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Be Aware of New Wisconsin Overtime Laws

The Department of Labor has finalized new overtime laws. The new federal law, which includes Wisconsin, will take effect on December 1, 2016. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219, requires employers to pay workers an overtime r...
by Wynn at Law Blog on Jun 30, 2016

Missouri protects tobacco users from discrimination

I want to sue for discrimination in wronglyn accused of smoking in my room n my girlfriend doesn't smoke on was accused of itAsked about 2 hours ago - Kansas City, MO FlagPractice area: Wrongful TerminationFalse Accusation Defamation L...
by speedingticketkc on May 13, 2016

7 Signs You May Need to Sue Your Employer

The law gives a lot of leeway to employers when it comes to managing employees. Still, there are cases when employers go too far. One of the reasons why civil court exists is to make up for the wrongs committed against other parties. If you feel your...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Apr 20, 2016

Employment Contracts

Do i have the right to sue?Asked about 1 hour ago - Saint Louis, MO FlagPractice area: EmploymentEmployment Labor Labor Laws Lawsuits —EditI have been working 50 to 60 hours per week since November 2015 for enterprise rent...
by speedingticketkc on Mar 28, 2016

what can an old employer tell your new employer??

I was wondering If an old employer can tell a new employer that I was arrested and what for also that they shouldn't hire me?Asked about 15 hours ago - Hyattsville, MD FlagPractice area: EmploymentArrest Criminal Defense Defamation&nbs...
by speedingticketkc on Feb 11, 2016

How You Can Bring a Lawsuit Against Your Employer

You work hard for your money. You shouldn’t have to fight for proper treatment. No one wants to resort to litigation but if you feel that your employer has violated your rights and broken the law, what are your legal options? In most states, includ...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Dec 10, 2015

Taxes, (Un)Explained: The Best Things in Life Are Tax-Free

If there’s one thing even most Republicans and Democrats agree on, it’s that the tax system should be “fair,” if for no other reason than people then feel better about paying their due, and theoretically, at least, cheat less. Unfortunately t...
by The Sociable Lawyer on Mar 26, 2015

Simple Workplace Solutions to Make Your Employees Happy

Communication is key to any relationship, even ones at work. One of the simplest ways to bridge the gap in communication between employee and employer is through your very own human resources (HR) department. A 2013 survey titled Human Capital Manage...
by The Sociable Lawyer on Mar 6, 2015

4 Legal Changes Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know

It’s that time of year again! You’ve reviewed last year’s performance and now, it’s time to use all that you’ve learned, move forward, and implement all those big plans you have lined up for 2015. But as important as tweeting your daily dea...
by The Sociable Lawyer on Jan 27, 2015

New Year, New Employees: Three Steps to Hiring Non-Traditional Workers

As we reported last week, the majority (61 percent) of small businesses reported growth throughout 2014. The best part? An impressive 80 percent are optimistic that their business will fare even better in the New Year. With this optimistic outlook an...
by The Sociable Lawyer on Jan 15, 2015

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your HR Team

Nearly 56 percent of new hires leave their jobs in their first year, according to Equifax. What does this say about the state of human resources these days? Well, if you’re a small business, you may think this doesn’t apply to you. In fact, hirin...
by The Sociable Lawyer on Nov 21, 2014

#LocalLiftTour Lessons: Take Your Small Business To The Next Level

The #LocalLiftTour has come to end, but the lessons we learned from each other will carry on! We couldn’t have imagined a better way to spend the last few months than teaming up with Yelp and Main Street Hub to provide free, personalized advice on...
by The Sociable Lawyer on Nov 18, 2014

How To Look Out For Your Employees On Black Friday

Think quickly: where will you be the morning after Thanksgiving? If you’re like me, you’re probably envisioning yourself snuggled up beside the roaring fireplace, still recovering from a healthy dose of Americana: turkey, pie, and football. Milli...
by The Sociable Lawyer on Nov 14, 2014

Will Driverless Cars Run Over Personal Injury Lawyers?

Driverless cars are heading our way. A breathless 7-part series on Forbes analyzed the staggering socioeconomic impact of driverless cars not impacting with other cars – or people. When you take into account all the industries affected and the resi...
by The Sociable Lawyer on Oct 21, 2014

Employment Law: Do You Have a Wrongful Dismissal Case?

The anger and frustration that comes with losing a job may be motivation enough for anyone to turn around and sue their previous employer. However, there are very specific circumstances in which a former employee can successfully sue for being fired.
by P.I.S.S.D. on Sep 8, 2014

Three Reasons Why Lawyers Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Technology

Any attorneys out there have nightmares about the Big Bad Wolf of Technology huffing, and puffing, and blowing away our law firms? The American Bar Association’s Rule 5.5 regarding the unauthorized practice of law notes: “The definition of the p...
by The Sociable Lawyer on Sep 5, 2014

The War of the Wages

Before Labor Day recedes too far into the horizon, let’s spend a few minutes discussing the illustrious and inventive ways that employers defraud their employees out of their earned wages, and legal remedies to counteract the practice. In last week...
by The Sociable Lawyer on Sep 2, 2014

Hal 9000 Isn’t Far Away: What Role Will Artificial Intelligence Play In Our Legal System?

Imagine, if you will, a murder trial where the defendant is charged with shooting the victim at point-blank range in broad daylight with multiple witnesses present. The scenario plays out like hundreds of murder trials before it: a judge presides ov...
by The Sociable Lawyer on Aug 26, 2014

We Are Teaming With The American Bar Association To Explore Expanded Online Opportunities For Lawyers.

It’s a very happy Friday here at Rocket Lawyer indeed. Today we announced that we are teaming up with the American Bar Association to explore innovative solutions to a vexing legal paradox – the difficulty small businesses face finding afford...
by The Sociable Lawyer on Aug 8, 2014

Materials From My 6/6/14 “How to Hire An Employee” Presentation

Here’s the materials from my “How to Hire an Employee.”  Click here to be taken to the handout (PDF-7 pages). One of the feedback responses I received asked for a step-by-step guide on how to hire an employee or independent contrac...


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