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Blog Posts in January, 2012

  • Economy affecting Immigration Status

    How H1-Bs can protect their status when laid off. The economy has not left anyone untouched by its dramatic impact. Stories of banking crises, bailouts, rising unemployment, plummeting securities and housing prices, rising inflation, rising gas and food prices, recession, depression, and laid off of foreign employees in the US abound. Among the many worries of foreign national workers in the US on ...
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  • Real Estate Blues

    Make certain your home stays free and clear from encumbrances. A mechanic lien is a claim against property for the value of services provided to a property owner with respect to that property. The most common instances that give rise to mechanic liens tend to involve home improvement services provided by a contractor or subcontractor. If the property owner contracts for certain services with a ...
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  • What Posters are you legally required to post for your employees?

    Check out the First Step Poster Adviser on the Department of Labor's website to find out the posters you must conspicuously post for your employees and the consequences if you, as an employer, do not. Posters are available in English and Spanish.
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  • Employer News

    Employee Wage and Hour Violations on the rise. The IRS and the Department of Labor have teamed up in a new bill named the Taxpayer Responsibility, Accountability, and Consistency Act of 2009 ( H.R. 3408 ). This bill allows for "independent contractors" to petition the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for a determination of whether they are properly classified as independent contractors or if they ...
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  • Divorce

    Divorce: Before you say I do, Ensure you can say I don't A proposed law: House Bill 2279, will limit divorces under the incompatibility provision, stating a divorce should not be granted if there are living minor children in the marriage, the parties have been married 10 years or longer or if either party files a written objection to the divorce. Click here for more information. If this law ...
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  • Will v. Trust

    Michael Jackson's case In July, Michael Jackson's will was filed in the probate court. It was surprising, actually, that someone with his assets died with only a will. In fact, it is common for those with extensive property like Mr. Jackson or even just a home, to create a living trust so that their assets will pass to their heirs without the cost and delay of a probate proceeding. There are ...
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  • Immigration: TPS Status Granted to Haitians in US

    According to NewsWeek,"In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, pressure is intensifying on the Obama administration to grant temporary protected status (TPS) to undocumented Haitians living in the U.S. TPS, which is aimed at illegal immigrants who cannot return home safely due to natural and man-made disasters, would allow an estimated 30,000 Haitians to remain in the country for a defined ...
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  • Preparation for an immigration interview

    Here in Oklahoma City many immigrants may think they know how to effectively represent themselves. This may be true, but immigrants should understand that statements they make at their personal interview may get them barred from the United States for many years, or even for a lifetime. This is because Immigration is altogether different from any type of other legal proceeding a person may ...
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  • Workplace Discrimination Takes Many Shapes

    Discrimination in the workplace is illegal and can take many forms such as in hiring, promotions, termination and many other aspects of employment relationship. Protections are provided under certain laws when the discrimination is on the basis of a person's race, gender, national origin, religion, disability, or age, or there is retaliation against an individual for opposing such practices. ...
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  • Employment Laws - There to Protect You

    Finding a good employment lawyer in Oklahoma City can be challenging. In today's economy, it's becoming increasingly common for employers to abuse employee rights as they look for ways to cut costs. Strong legal representation is paramount to winning a legal battle. Employees face everything from employee discrimination, to sexual harassment, to unpaid overtime and wages, and wrongful termination. ...
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  • 7 Things to Consider When Finding a Family Law Attorney in Oklahoma City

    If you're about to enter a divorce or family law proceeding in Oklahoma, there are a few important things to consider. Any parent who is engaged in any dealings of family law often encounters an emotionally and often financially draining experience. These high emotional costs and financial risks associated with family law require good legal representation. How does one find a good divorce lawyer, ...
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  • Diversity Day at the Office

    What Small Business Management needs to know about their workplace No one wants to fall into the possible traps and pitfalls that Michael Scott falls into in the popular tv show, The Office. Employers and small business owner should not think they are immune to all laws that protect employees and accordingly need to be proactive in training their management on how to react to workplace issues. How ...
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  • Although Stylish, Head Scarfs Violate Abercrombie's fashion forward "Look policy

    Head scarfs are not as cool as torn jeans A head scarf, also known as a hijab or chador, is an item of clothing worn by many Muslim women that represents a symbol of religious identity and observance of modesty. As far as 2004, the head scarf has become a hot political topic in the Western world when France prepared to ban head scarves from public schools, along with other overt religious symbols. ...
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