Gig Work And Your Rights

It seems that almost everyone these days has some sort of side-gig, whether it's freelancing online or hustling fares as a rideshare driver. Unfortunately, some people are being denied their rights as workers because their employers insist on misclassifying them as "independent contractors" instead of employees. Before you accept a designation that doesn't give you fair access to workers' compensation, unemployment, health benefits, and sick leave, this is what you need to know. Read More 

You’re A Victim In An Auto Accident: What Do You Do Now?

Being in an auto accident is bad enough as it is, but when you are the victim in that accident, it is even worse. You didn't cause this, and if it wasn't for that other driver, you would be at work or off playing with the kids right now. Instead, you are in the hospital or at home trying to recover from your injuries. So what should you do now? Take a few moments to check out the following suggestions: Read More 

Charged With A Federal Crime? Things To Consider Before You Accept A Plea Bargain

If you've been charged with a federal crime, you will probably be offered a plea bargain. In fact, out of all federal criminal prosecutions, 97% are resolved by plea bargain. But before you accept a plea bargain offer that involves incarceration, there are a few important things to consider. Here's what they are. How will your life be affected by incarceration? Some parts of your life will continue outside of the prison during your incarceration, especially regarding your finances. Read More 

Know Someone Committing Disability Fraud? What Should You Do?

You may have heard rumors that the federal fund that helps the government make Social Security Disability (SSD) payments is beginning to run dry. Some government analysts predict that the fund will be exhausted within the next year or two. Unfortunately, the biggest drain on the Social Security fund is false or fraudulent disability claims. Read on to learn more about some of the common types of disability fraud and what you should do if you know someone who is gaming the system. Read More 

Can You Sue Yourself In A Wrongful Death Action?

The title may sound like a riddle -- but it's exactly what is taking place in one Utah court. The Utah Court of Appeals recently ruled that a woman was permitted to sue herself for negligence for the death of her husband in an auto accident. Although this case is unusual, it may mark the beginning of a change in the scope of wrongful death lawsuits. Read on to learn more about wrongful death actions and how such a change could affect you. Read More