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How Safe Are Self-Driving Cars?

Posted on: July 13, 2016

The family of a man killed while riding in a self-driving car has retained a lawyer.  Could the manufacturer be liable for injuries caused by these cars? Self-driving cars are the wave of the future — according to their manufacturers, that is.  These cars use technology to gauge the speed and distance of surrounding cars, […] read more →

Can an App Be Sued for a Car Accident?

Posted on: July 12, 2016

A Georgia lawsuit pushes the bounds of products liability litigation: suing an app manufacturer for encouraging unsafe driving. Most people are aware that you should not be using a smart phone while driving.  Many states have specific laws against text, surfing the web or using your phone at all while behind the wheel.  And for […] read more →

Yes, Men Can Be Sexually Harassed in the Workplace

Posted on: July 8, 2016

A growing number of men report being sexually harassed in the workplace, by both male and female co-workers and managers. For most people, when they think of sexual harassment in the workplace, their mind immediately jumps to an image of a woman being harassed or propositioned by a male coworker, supervisor or boss.  While most […] read more →

Wal-Mart Continues to Face Employment Lawsuits

Posted on: July 6, 2016

Employees who experienced discrimination or other employment issues at Wal-Mart continue to file lawsuits against the retailer. In recent years, Wal-Mart has faced a spate of lawsuits over its employment practices.  They range from gender discrimination to misclassifying employees and wage and hour violations.  At PLBSH, we are dedicated to fighting for employees’ rights — […] read more →

Independent Contractors or Employees?

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Now more than ever before, employers use independent contractors to do work — but if they are truly employees, the employers could be sued. In 2016, more people participate in the “gig economy” than ever before.  Whether they perform freelance work online or contract with companies like Uber or Lyft to perform taxi services, these […] read more →

How You Can Be Prepared for a Car Accident

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Car accidents are an unfortunate reality for far too many people.  Follow these simple steps to be ready in the event that your life is impacted by an accident. For anyone involved in a car accident, life changes in the blink of an eye.  You will likely have damage to your vehicle and other personal […] read more →

Social Media and Your Job

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Protect your career with these simple tips on how to avoid being fired for your social media usage. In 2016, it has become increasingly common for employees to face discipline or even termination over their posts on social media.  It seems as though there is a new story every week about someone who has been […] read more →

Supreme Court Rules for Plaintiffs in Constructive Discharge Cases

Posted on: June 25, 2016

A recent ruling clarifies the time limit for filing a constructive discharge claim. In late May, the U.S. Supreme court issued a decision that could have a significant impact on how constructive discharge cases are handled.  The case involved a claim of constructive discharge, which is when employees argue that they were forced to quit […] read more →

Can I Work with SSDI?

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Although part-time work is permitted for both applicants and recipients of SSDI benefits, it may not always be in your best interest.  An experience social security disability lawyer can help you decide if you should work part-time while applying for or receiving SSDI benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program designed to […] read more →

What Is A Right to Sue Letter?

Posted on: June 16, 2016

A Right to Sue Letter is a legal notification from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  If you have received a Right to Sue letter, contact an experienced discrimination attorney today. Employment law can be particularly complicated, with different laws governing different types of lawsuits, and many state and federal agencies involved in regulating workplaces.  If […] read more →

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