Saturday, November 27, 2021

What should I expect in my final workers’ compensation hearing (I’m nervous and I have never been in Court before)?

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What should I expect in my final workers' compensation hearing (I'm nervous and I have never been in Court before)? Mississippi Workers' Compensation trials are not like the trials you see on Law and Order. There is no jury and no audience. There are usually just a few people in a small room. Just a judge, you, your attorney, a...

Can I file a discrimination case in Mississippi?

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Although Mississippi is an at-will state (meaning an employer can fire you for almost any reason), it is unlawful for your employer to discriminate against you based on your religion, sex, race, national origin or disability. In addition, your employer cannot retaliate against you for engaging in a protected activity or reporting illegal conduct to the proper authorities. If...

How does the process work to apply for Social Security Disability?

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The first step to make is to apply for disability. We can assist you in doing that by meeting with you and walking through the online application with you. The social security administration will then make a decision on your application. Unfortunately, for the vast majority of people that means a denial. Once you are denied, you will need...

Termination from your employer when dealing with overtime

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Termination of employment
Can my employer fire me for filing a complaint or participating in a lawsuit against them for unpaid overtime? No. It is against the Fair Labor Standards Act for an employer to retaliate against an employee for filing a complaint or participating in a lawsuit for unpaid overtime wages. In order to assert a prima facie claim of retaliation under the FLSA,...

How Social Media Can Cause Harm To Your Legal Case

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Social Media
For over a decade now, social media has become the norm on how we interact with each other on a daily basis. We post our favorite moments from our life on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Snapchat for all our friends and family to see as well as the public. While this is all a good thing focusing on...

Properly Handling Divorce When You Have Children

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Divorce
In my experience practicing divorce law, I have seen clients handle issues with their children the right way and the wrong way.  So, from my perspective in handling these cases, here is the best way to handle divorce when you have children:   Do not let the kids see you fight Do not talk negatively about your ex-spouse in front...

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