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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 Statutory Rape Laws

Friday, October 27th, 2006
Posted by Nina

The legal idea behind all statutory rape laws is a very simple one – that a minor is incapable of making an informed decision to engage in sexual activity.

That said, statutory rape is most often a non-violent crime. In fact, the victim of this crime is generally a ... continue reading

Federal Statutory Rape Laws

Friday, October 27th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Protecting children from sexual activity is the main tenet of all statutory rape laws. While all states have laws that address statutory rape – or, sexual activity between a minor and an adult – there is a federal statute that also addresses this typically non-violent crime.

Statutory rape generally ... continue reading

New York Statutory Rape Laws

Friday, October 27th, 2006
Posted by Nina

New York statutory rape laws are similar to those in other states. The crime of statutory rape is, in spite of its terminology, generally a non-violent crime. In fact, in most cases statutory rape takes place in the complete absence of force, brutality or threats. Often, the victim is a ... continue reading

New Jersey Statutory Rape Laws

Friday, October 27th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Surprisingly, statutory rape is a non-violent crime. In most cases, the crime takes place without any force, brutality or threats. The victim of this crime is typically a willing participant in the sexual activity, and gave his or her consent for the activity to take place.

So why is ... continue reading

New Mexico Statutory Rape Laws

Friday, October 27th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Statutory rape is – in spite of the associations with the word “rape” – a non-violent crime in most cases. In fact, many times the victim of statutory rape even willingly consented to the sexual activity. The crime is often committed in the complete absence of force or brutality.

... continue reading

Massachusetts Statutory Rape Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Every state has a law that prevents minors from engaging in sexual activity with an adult. Each state’s laws define the terms “minor” and “adult,” and the ages of both tend to vary. These laws are commonly referred to as statutory rape laws, in spite of the fact that the ... 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

Connecticut Statutory Rape Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Statutory rape is a crime that generally takes place in the absence of violence. This is true in spite of the associations you may make when you hear the word “rape.” In the case of statutory rape, the victim is often a willing participant who consented to the sexual activity. ... continue reading

Colorado Statutory Rape Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Nina

What is the definition of statutory rape? While the terminology varies by state law, the concept is the same – any person who is a minor as defined by law is legally incapable of making the decision to have sexual intercourse with an adult.

Colorado statutory rape laws are ... continue reading

Maryland Statutory Rape Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Despite what you may believe, statutory rape is not typically a violent crime. In fact, in most cases, the victim of this crime was also a willing participant who actively gave his or her consent to engage in sexual relations.

But the legal concept behind all statutory rape laws ... continue reading

Louisiana Statutory Rape Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Most states do not specifically address statutory rape. In many cases, the laws regarding this crime are defined in terms such as sexual abuse or criminal sexual conduct. No matter what the terminology, the thought behind these laws is the same – that having sexual intercourse with a minor is ... continue reading

Montana Statutory Rape Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Most states declare sexual relations with a person who is legally considered a minor to be against the law. This is called statutory rape. Is statutory rape a violent crime, you may ask? No, generally speaking, statutory rape is a non-violent crime that takes place in the absence of threats ... 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

Arkansas Statutory Rape Laws

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Arkansas statutory rape laws are very similar to those in other states. Having sexual relations with a person who is considered a minor under the law is a criminal act, based on the idea that anyone who is under the age of consent is too young to make an informed ... continue reading

Minnesota Statutory Rape Laws

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
Posted by Nina

The crime of statutory rape is generally speaking a non-violent act, but it nonetheless often conjures up associations of force and brutality. In fact, the crime of statutory rape typically takes place in the complete absence of violence.

There is a single legal principle behind the most state statutory ... continue reading

North Dakota Statutory Rape Laws

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
Posted by Nina

All states have a legal definition of what it means to be a minor, and most also have laws that prohibit adults from engaging in sexual relations with a person who meets that definition. These are most often referred to as statutory rape laws, and they are based on a ... continue reading

Oregon Statutory Rape Laws

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Statutory rape is not a violent crime, despite the associations we may have with the word “rape.” In almost every case, statutory rape is a consensual sexual act between two willing participants.

So why is this non-violent, consensual act a crime in most states? There is a very simple ... continue reading

Pennsylvania Statutory Rape Laws

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Why is statutory rape a crime? What does it even mean to commit the crime of statutory rape? It is actually quite simple – the idea behind statutory rape is that anyone who is under the age of consent as defined by the law is incapable of making an informed ... continue reading

West Virginia Statutory Rape Laws

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
Posted by Nina

If you have sexual relations with a minor in West Virginia, you are committing a crime. Statutory rape is a non-violent crime that takes place in the absence of threats or force, despite the brutal associations of the word “rape.” The legal premise behind West Virginia statutory rape laws is ... continue reading

Utah Statutory Rape Laws

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
Posted by Nina

So what is statutory rape? Is it a brutal crime in which a person is forced at gunpoint to submit to a violent sexual act? In fact, statutory rape often takes place between two willing partners. So why is it a crime?

The answer is actually rather simple. All ... continue reading