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South Dakota Copyright

Friday, September 26th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Copyright laws protect intellectual property. Intellectual property includes the music and lyrics of songs, works of art (painting, sculptures, etc.) software, and the written word. Radio broadcasts, television, movies and dance are covered by copyright laws, too.

Many people have asked about South Dakota copyright laws. There ... 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

Tennessee Criminal Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Jamie

Tennessee criminal laws are the laws within the state of Tennessee that help to establish order within the state. A criminal law is a unique type of law within the legal system. As such, criminal laws should be thoroughly understood by everyone that is affected by them.

The U.S. ... continue reading

Michigan Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox recently announced that drugstore chain Walgreens has agreed to pay the second largest fine in state history for its failure to individually price items as required under Michigan fraud laws. 

          Michigan is one of the few states in the union that requires that ... continue reading

West Virginia Felony Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Several people have expressed an interest in some unusual West Virginia felony laws. Under West Virginia law, it is a felony to teach a bear to wrestle. Training a bear to ride a unicycle, toot a trombone or juggle is okay, but it’s illegal to teach a bear to wrestle. ... continue reading

North Carolina Felony Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Computerized voting machines are becoming increasingly controversial. Under a new North Carolina law, it is a felony not to disclose every line of computer code in any software program related to voting. This is true, even if the code is owned by a third party such as Microsoft. This law has prompted ... continue reading

Washington License Plate Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Carolyn

If you are new to Washington, or even if you are a lifetime resident you should be aware of some of the traffic laws in the state. This includes Washington license plate laws. These laws govern the registration of, issuance and display of license plates. Before you can receive valid ... continue reading

List of Sex Offenders in Rhode Island

Monday, October 9th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The Sex Offender Community Notification Unit is releasing the following information due to a law known as the Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification Act. These individuals are subject to community notification to a list of sex offenders in Rhode Island which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public ... continue reading

Arizona Speeding Ticket Laws

Monday, October 9th, 2006
Posted by Paige

All operators of motor vehicles should be familiar with at least some Arizona Speeding Ticket Laws.  Motorists are prohibited from driving at speeds that are not reasonable or prudent on highways.  It is your responsibility to control your vehicle speed and be mindful of other drivers and pedestrians.  Under Arizona ... continue reading