Brayden Hopkins

  • Don't Get Caught Drinking And Driving

    When it comes to not drinking and driving, it is an easy thing for many people. For those people, they simply tell themselves that they aren't going to drink, and they don't. Other people may be responsible enough drinkers to allow themselves a drink or two in the beginning and then eat a meal and switch to non-alcoholic beverages from that point on. You don't want to make the assumption that you are one of those responsible drinkers, because this is where so many people fall into trouble and end up getting arrested for DUIs.
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  • Worker's Comp And Drug Tests: What You Should Know

    When you get hurt while on the job, you may immediately experience feelings or worry about how you will cover your daily expenses. Fortunately, most states require employers to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage to pay for your injuries and any expenses associated with them. Typically, all injuries suffered on the job are covered with workers' compensation insurance. However, there can be instances in which injuries will not be covered. One specific example includes failing a drug test right after you are hurt at work.
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  • Take A Stand Against Sexual Harassment At Work

    You have the right to work for your employer without being harassed or feeling as if the workplace is hostile. Sexual harassment is when you are asked to engage in sexual activity, and it is made clear to you that rejecting the request will affect your employment. It is also when you are in a work environment where there are crass sexual jokes, unwanted advances, or an overall hostile environment that makes you feel uncomfortable.
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  • Three Things That Can Lead To Construction Litigation

    One of the biggest fears people have when doing building work is that they may end up in the middle of construction litigation. Whether you're coming into a situation as the customer or the contractor, this class of business litigation can be tricky. It's driven heavily by the wording of each clause in each contract, and that's why it's a type of work that people regularly turn to a lawyer for help with.
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  • When You Need To Call A Workers' Compensation Attorney

    When you have been injured while performing a task for your employer, you need to file a claim with the company's workers' compensation insurance agency. This will cover all your medical bills as well as pay your wages while you cannot work. This type of situation is generally pretty cut and dry. You file the claim, the employer signs off on it, and you receive your settlement. However, sometimes things don't go as planned.
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  • When You Need A Workers' Compensation Lawyer: What To Know

    Most workers never consider what might happen if they get in an accident at work. The employer is responsible for providing workers with insurance coverage through workers' compensation policy and in most cases, the claim goes through, and the hurt worker eventually returns to work. Unfortunately, when your claim is denied, or your employer is not cooperating, it may be time to seek legal help. Read on to learn what you need to know about locating a workers' compensation attorney to help you get your claim approved, continued or settled.
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  • Ways To Save Money When Getting Divorced

    The average divorce costs around $15,500, which may seem like a lot of money. If you and your spouse agree to get divorced but do not have this much money to spend on it, there are ways you can reduce your costs. In fact, you could get divorced for very little money if you do not hire lawyers for help; however, this is really not a good way to handle a divorce.
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  • Three Careers From Which You Can Smoothly Transition To Court Reporting

    If you've always been interested in the legal system and you're looking to change careers, court reporting might be a new profession that suits you. This is an industry that is growing at a rate of about three percent annually, notes the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so there are likely some opportunities to work at this job in your area. Of course, you'll need to get properly trained, but you may find that your current career shares some similarities with court reporting, and that can make the transition to this new and exciting profession easier for you.
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  • Preparing For Divorce Mediation: 3 Tips For Success

    Going through a divorce can be stressful enough with things are 100% amicable between both parties. However, things can become exponentially more stressful when disagreements over finances, property, assets, or child custody come into play. If you're going through a divorce and are struggling to reach an agreement with your soon-to-be ex, you may want to consider trying mediation before you let the courts decide. Through the use of divorce mediation, you may be able to reach an amicable agreement and avoid the added stress of a court-ordered decision.
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  • Three Immune Disorders That May Qualify You for Social Security Disability

    Around 5 to 8 percent of people living in the United States have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Medical professionals have identified at least 80 kinds of autoimmune diseases, and while each disorder has its own set of symptoms, they all have one thing in common. Also known as immune disorders, autoimmune diseases are characterized by a faulty immune system. Instead of protecting the body from foreign substances, the immune system causes the body to attack itself.
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