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May 10, 2016

7 Things Personal Injury Attorneys Wish Their Clients Knew

  The portrayal of personal injury attorneys and the legal process in television shows and movies is, surprisingly, not usually accurate. Unfortunately, cases are not resolved in just under an hour and trials are not as entertaining as the Thursday night lineup suggests.

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April 11, 2016

3 Examples of Slip and Fall Lawsuits to Learn From

Slip and fall lawsuits are filed every day across this country, with varying outcomes. There are a number of different situations that could lead to a slip and fall accident. In order to prevail with a personal injury claim you must be able to prove that one of the following is true: The property owner of the premises where the…

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November 16, 2015

Religious Discrimination and Freedom Stirs Controversy

  Wars are waged over it. We are warned not to discuss it at social events lest we want to induce a fiery debate that just may turn a nice evening with the neighbors into World War III. Religion. It is hard to think of a more globally debated and controversial topic than religious discrimination.

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November 9, 2015

The Fight Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

  With the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same sex marriage, the discussion about sexual orientation discrimination has been brought to the forefront. Up until this point sexual orientation discrimination in the United States has been a somewhat murky area of the law, with no clear language under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly prohibiting it. In response to…

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October 26, 2015

Standing Up Against Ethnicity Discrimination

  Discrimination based on ethnicity or national origin happens in every country across the globe and has been a significant issue throughout history. Oftentimes ethnicity discrimination is fueled by conflicts between nations and groups, misunderstanding of culture, the generalization of populations, the need for power and general ignorance. Since the U.S. entered into conflict with the Middle East in the…

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October 19, 2015

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Race Discrimination Claim

Race discrimination is one of the most common forms of discrimination in the United States. In Fiscal Year 2013 there were 31,073 race discrimination claims filed, according to the EEOC. While the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made racial discrimination illegal, employers still, over 50 years later, continue to make employment decisions based on race, negatively affecting millions of workers…

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October 5, 2015

A Startling Truth: Pregnancy Discrimination in the U.S. is on the Rise 

  In 1978 the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed, protecting women from being fired or discriminated against due to pregnancy. Yet, in the last 15 years, pregnancy discrimination in the U.S. has risen by nearly 50%. The increase in pregnancy discrimination cases filed with the EEOC in recent years is troubling to say the least.

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August 17, 2015

Final paycheck laws in New Hampshire – 72 Hours if Employee Notice

  Final Paycheck laws in New Hampshire? What are the final paycheck laws in New Hampshire?  When do they apply?  How? The law applies to both private and public employers.  Rockingham County recently learned that it means that New Hampshire state law, RSA 275:44, II provides that all employees that provide at least one pay period notice of their departure are…

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August 13, 2015

Wage and Hour Claims in New Hampshire

Wage and Hour Claims in New Hampshire Wage and hour claims in New Hampshire can and do result in Orders against companies that fail to pay wages owed.  In the case of Kevin Corriveau Painting Inc., also known as Corriveau Contracting, the United States Department of Labor ordered the executives to pay $427,300 to 157 employees who were denied overtime…

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