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Indiana Comp Time

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Posted by Tamara
An Indiana business owner wants to know, “Can I grant comp time to workers instead of paying overtime?”

Across the state, an employee writes, “I was just recently hired in an hourly job. My new employer very graciously agreed to give me two weeks of unpaid vacation, ... continue reading

New Jersey Swine Flu Warnings

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Two federal agencies have taken actions that employers should be aware of regarding the possibility of Swine Flu, the CDC and the Department of Homeland Security.

The Homeland Security Department’s Secretary, Janet Napolitano, has declared a U.S. public health emergency. In April of 2009, the CDC issued ... continue reading

JSIA Colorado

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Jury Systems Improvement Act is a federal Act that is in place in order to help ensure that employees will not be discriminated against if they are called to serve on a jury. The Act applies to employees and employers in all states across the country, including Colorado.

... continue reading

DUA Georgia

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance program is a federal program that is in place to help workers in all states receive federal financial assistance if they have lost their jobs as a direct result of a disaster. Because the program is a federal program, it applies to employees in all states, ... continue reading

Connecticut Smoking Breaks

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Sometimes, companies have policies that set limits on smoking breaks.  This might be a limit on the length of the break and how many breaks per day are allowed.  

Smoking breaks might be limited to five minutes, three times a day.  There might be a generous company regulation that ... continue reading

Connecticut Smoking Breaks

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Sometimes, companies have policies that set limits on smoking breaks.  This might be a limit on the length of the break and how many breaks per day are allowed.  

Smoking breaks might be limited to five minutes, three times a day.  There might be a generous company regulation that ... continue reading

Hawaii Smoking Breaks

Monday, January 14th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

In Hawaii, and on the federal level, smoking breaks are not required under the law.

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 requires that companies pay workers for any break that is less than 20 minutes.  Workers must also be paid for breaks that can be interrupted if they ... continue reading

Georgia Smoking Breaks

Friday, January 11th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Georgia does not have a law that requires companies to give employees smoking breaks.  This is true of the majority of U.S. states. Federal law also does not require companies to give employees smoking breaks either.

Adult employees, any worker over the age of 18, are not necessarily entitled ... continue reading

Iowa Labor Laws

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Posted by Maya

Whether you are an employer or an employee, you owe it to yourself to be familiar with the labor laws in your area. In some states, federal laws set by the US Department of Labor are the only laws governing labor, and in other states, the state government has legislated ... continue reading

New York Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Insurance fraud is one of the largest white-collar crimes in America today, second only to tax evasion. New York City has the dubious distinction of having the 9 th highest rate of insurance fraud cases in the nation.

In order to combat the rising number of cases, New York ... continue reading

Alabama Marriage Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Patrick

I went looking for the Alabama Marriage Laws on the internet today and was glad to see they were easy to find and understand. Anyone planning to “Tie The Knot” in the state of Alabama should be well educated on the Alabama Marriage Laws. If you are not, then I ... continue reading

Wyoming Will and Living Trust Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Lacey

In the state of Wyoming if you are over the age of nineteen and of sound mind the law allows you to make a Will and Living Trust.  You may prepare a handwritten Will in your own handwriting or have it typed.  This must be witnessed by at least two ... continue reading

Georgia Adoption Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Georgia’s Safe Have law permits a mother to surrender an infant up to one week old at any medical facility. These include hospitals, infirmaries, health centers and birthing centers, but not the private offices of physicians or dentists. The mother must provide her name, address and proof of identity. The ... continue reading

Louisiana Exempt Employee Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Residents of the state of Louisiana who need to know the guidelines regarding tax exemptions can refer to Louisiana exempt employee laws. These laws also cover tax liability as well.

Louisiana exempt employee laws help employees know when they can claim exemptions on their W-4 or similar earning form. ... continue reading

Kentucky Exempt Employee Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Kentucky exempt employee laws help citizens understand their responsibility regarding the payment of taxes. These laws specifically address issues of tax exemption.

Kentucky exempt employee laws help employees know when they can claim exemptions on their W-4 or similar earning form. For example, usually when people are working they ... continue reading

Nevada Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

Nevada, like many other states, does not have a separate Nevada probate court system in place for the sole purpose of handling issues regarding probate laws. However, the state of Nevada does still enact all probate laws. Instead of having a Nevada probate court, the District Court of Nevada handles ... continue reading

Wisconsin Business Corporate Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Patrick

If you are opening a business in Wisconsin, take a look at this blog entry. It doesn’t go into a great deal of detail, but it will give you some pointers when dealing with the Wisconsin Business Corporate Laws.

If you are looking for Wisconsin Business Corporate Laws, you ... continue reading

West Virginia Business Corporate Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Patrick

If you have decided to become a business owner in West Virginia, congratulations! That is a big step! However, before you open a business or corporation in the state of West Virginia, you should be well versed in the West Virginia Business Corporate Laws.

These laws have been created ... continue reading

Idaho Will and Living Trust Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Lacey

Idaho law permits wills and living trusts as legal documents that leaves your estate to your heirs at the time of your death.  Holographic wills which is a handwritten will is permitted but requires that the “material provisions” of the will be in your handwriting.  To ensure that every part ... continue reading

Nevada Business Corporate Laws

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
Posted by Patrick

While browsing on the internet recently, I came across the Nevada Business Corporate Laws. There are a lot of them, as businesses in any state will need to follow strict guidelines and laws throughout its life. The listings of the Nevada Business Corporate Laws I found over the internet were ... continue reading

New York Life Insurance Laws

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
Posted by James

Did you know that New York Life Insurance Laws have historically set the standard for other state life insurance laws? I just found out that New York was one of the first states to pass the law that women could take out policies on their husbands. Other states were not ... continue reading

California Will and Living Trust Laws

Monday, October 23rd, 2006
Posted by Lacey

If you die without a will also referred to as intestate ; by California law the state will determine your beneficiaries.  Everything you own will not automatically go to the state instead if you are married or established a registered domestic partnership, they will receive your community property.  If you ... continue reading

Tennessee Speeding Ticket Laws

Saturday, October 21st, 2006
Posted by Paige

Speeding ticket can become a major problem if you manage to get them on a regular basis.  Once you begin getting into second and third speeding ticket violations you could receive a drastic monetary fine.  The points you will acquire on your license will not help the situation because they ... continue reading

Idaho FMLA - Family Medical Leave Acts Laws

Saturday, October 21st, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Idaho FMLA-Family Medical Leave Acts Laws are the ones that most states follow. All employers and employees are advised to know these laws.

According to Idaho FMLA-Family Medical Leave Acts Laws those who worked for an employer for at least 12 months (1,250 hours total) are eligible to be ... continue reading

Wisconsin Identity Theft Laws

Friday, October 20th, 2006
Posted by Molly

Identity theft is a crime in which key pieces of personal information (such as Social Security Number, driver’s license numbers, etc) are used fraudulently.  Victims are left with a tainted reputation and it is very complicated to catch these criminals and restore the victim’s good names.

Wisconsin victims commonly ... continue reading

Idaho Holiday Pay Laws

Thursday, October 19th, 2006
Posted by Maya

For the sakes of employers and employees in Idaho, let’s take a look at the laws governing holiday pay in that state.

Compared to other states, Idaho offers remarkably little protection to employees under the law. In Idaho, you are not legally entitled to breaks, no matter how long ... continue reading

Federal Parking Ticket Laws

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
Posted by Maya

Parking laws are almost exclusively the forte of state and local governments; the federal government is almost never involved in making blanket parking legislation. There are a few exceptions, however, and you CAN receive a federal parking ticket.

One demand the federal government makes of the states is that ... continue reading

West Virginia Speeding Ticket Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Paige

Getting speeding tickets can be a huge burden financially.  Between appearances in traffic court and heavy fines, it is best to avoid getting tickets at all cost.  The best way to do that is to know something about West Virginia Speeding Ticket Laws.  It is your responsibility under West Virginia ... continue reading

Oregon traffic laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Oregon traffic laws were written for more than one reason. These laws were written to help promote safety and to help establish order on the streets of Oregon. In addition, traffic laws of Oregon were established to make people aware of all the dangers and consequences of unsafe driving practices. ... continue reading

South Carolina Personal Injury Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Becca

The South Carolina personal injury laws use state code and previous court ruling to guide how each new personal injury case is handled. People who find themselves involved in a personal injury case can look at the laws to help them understand what to expect and what they need to ... continue reading