Not All Is Lost: Bankruptcy, an Overview
Broadly speaking, the bankruptcy process is a federally enacted set of laws that act as a tool by which consumers in an unmanageable amount of debt (“debtors”) can access the courts to gain “a new opportunity in
When Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse are Actionable
Abuse of children by clergy and teachers, when reported, often leads to criminal charges against the perpetrator. Too often the survivors of this horrid abuse do not realize they have civil remedies against the
Justice for George Floyd: Holding Police Accountable Through Civil Rights Litigation
Now, more than ever, the spotlight is on our nation’s police officers. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd died while in the custody of Minneapolis police
Legal Fitness Resolution-No Gym Membership Needed
With a new year comes new opportunities and new beginnings. This is often why most create a New Year’s Resolution. While all too often many choose health or financial resolutions, there is an even more pressing,
Working off the Clock-Hourly Employees on Sales Commissions
Are you a non-exempt hourly employee or a non-exempt employee on a sales commission? Have you been required to work “off the clock”? Does your manager or supervisor pressure you into underreporting your hours or changing your timecards to avoid having to pay overtime? If so, your rights under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) may well have been violated.
If You Were Bullied Into Your Severance Agreement, You May Still Be Able To Sue
After seven years of service to her job, Plaintiff Jena McClellan announced to her employer that she was pregnant. About three months later, she was bullied into signing a severance agreement.
On the day of her termination, the company’s president called her into his office, closed the door behind her, and presented her with an agreement. He said that she “needed to sign then if [she] wanted any severance.”