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Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the inner linings of the lungs and chest cavity and is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. Treatment varies, and can end with the victim suffocating. Survival is rare and there is no real effective cure. Roughly 3,000 cases of Mesothelioma are reported every year in the United States and most can be linked back to occupational exposure.
New York is often thought of as the birthp (read more > >
What is Workers Compensation?
Workers compensation is a type of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured on the job or during the course of employment. Be aware that receiving workers compensation will essentially give up your right to sue your employer. General damages for pain and suffering, as well as any punitive damages are not available while receiving workers compensation.
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There are times when we think we have it bad at work, with the boss from hell. But sometime you might actually encounter a boss that really did go too far. Those times that might include when that boss has failed to pay you or perhaps something more serious like sexual harassment or racial discrimination. Or perhaps your boss is retaliating for your whistle blowing. These are of course strong cases for things that very much illegal or immoral.
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As recent as May 2013, a sexual harassment case involving Panda Express, a popular eatery, was settled by paying $150,000 to at least three former female employees. Allegedly, the harassment was committed by one of their male supervisors between 2007-2009, in the tourist Hawaiian town of Kapaa. Furthermore, in 2001, two women claimed to have been sexually assaulted at an off-campus party held by the University of Colorado at a party intended to r (read more > >
When it comes to the end of a tenancy, on occasion we have issues with landlords especially when it comes to the security deposit. Your landlord must comply with state law when handing back this security deposit. The law states that this deposit can only be deducted for certain expenses.
When planning to leave your tenancy, it is wise to plan ahead. You must give notice which is usually around 30 days in most states. Failure to give such noti (read more > >