Common Kinds of Personal Injury Cases
There is a type of law designed to protect the rights of a person who has been injured. It is known as tort law, or more commonly known as personal injury law. This area of the law makes it possible for individuals who experience an injury due to another person's intentional act or negligence to receive compensation for their loss. A...
Employers Must Always Compensate Overtime Hours
United States law stipulates that anyone who works enough hours a week is entitled to hourly wages that are exactly 50% higher than their standard hourly wage rate for each hour beyond the number of hours they are expected to work throughout a given week. These extra hours are defined as "overtime hours," and whether an employee can ...
Comp Time Doesn’t Replace Overtime
Compensatory time, also known more commonly as comp time, is time non-exempt employees get as paid time off. It is often given to workers instead of overtime payment. This is frequently preferable to employers because they get to save money while offering employees paid time off for the time they would have been working. Understandin...
Can Your Employer Force You To Work Overtime?
A question that many employees have is whether or not their employer can force them to work overtime. While many employees want to live a normal life and get home to see their families, there are industries that require long hours during busy periods. The answer to this question is more complex than one might think. However, there ar...
Timeline for a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you've been injured in an accident, you might be facing the prospect of litigation to obtain compensation for your injuries and property damage. Taking a look at the process will help you fully understand how long you will have to wait to get full compensation through a trial.
Step 1: Medical Treatment
Computer Help Desk Employees are NOT Exempt from Federal Overtime Pay Requirements
The question of whether or not IT (help desk) support positions are or are not exempt from the federal minimum wage and overtime requirements laid out in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a common one. In response to one employer, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter on this subject stating that based on the pa...
Personal Injury: What if you have a pre-existing condition?
With over 13 years experience representing insurance companies and now, claimants, The Nech Law Firm knows how pre-existing conditions can affect your personal injury claim. Insurance companies will try to use your pre-existing condition against you but, if you contact The Nech Law Firm soon enough, we can help you diminish the poten...
Personal Injury: Who Pays for Personal Injury Settlements?
When a company or individual causes you injury, the law requires you to sue the company or individual. However, in reality, it is the insurance company for the company or individual who is behind the defense of the claim. This means that the person or company you sue, who likely admits fault, will be forced into a lawsuit with you if...
Personal Injury: Time Limits on Personal Injury Claims
All states have imposed statutory limits on the amount of time you have to go to court and file a lawsuit after you have suffered some type of harm. These deadlines vary depending on what type of case you want to file, but in general this kind of law is called a statute of limitations.
In Texas, the statute of limitations for pers...