Although both processes take place outside of a court room, arbitration and mediation are quite different methods to resolve disputes. An arbitrator is like a private judge. A mediator works with the parties to help them find their solution to a problem. Understanding the difference can help you determine which path is best for you.
Under Arizona law, there are four common-law privacy claims that employees can make against their employers. The first is intrusion on the employee’s seclusion or private affairs.
After bankruptcy, it’s important to rebuild your credit. To build credit, you need to be able to borrow money. The time you can start borrowing money again depends on your discharge date.
Avoiding bankruptcy takes more than just paying your debts. There are several steps you can take early on to prevent it from happening. Keep your company and yourself protected and take precautions – it will save you a headache.
The lengths insurance companies will go to deny your personal injury claim can be endless. What you may see as a harmless Facebook post informing your friends and family that you are “okay,” insurance companies could use against you as an admission regarding the severity of your injuries. Make no mistake: their goal is to devalue your claim in any way possible, often by destroying your credibility by pointing out your own statements that seem inconsistent with a serious personal injury claim.
Avoiding legal disputes can sometimes be difficult, but solving them doesn’t have to be. While litigation may end up being the necessary path for many conflicts, mediation is another possible solution. Mediation is a way to solve disputes outside of a courtroom.
Patient privacy is a major concern for healthcare providers. The shift from paper to electronic medical records has only increased these concerns.
For many companies, the key to their success lies in their trade secrets. Trade secrets are a type of intellectual property; they are comprised of any confidential information that gives a company a competitive edge. When trade secrets are compromised, it can result in commercial litigation.
All employers have obligations under both state and federal laws to maintain various employment records. The length of time employers are required to keep these records varies. It is important for employers to understand recordkeeping requirements, as failure to maintain proper records can have significant consequences. Below are some of the records employers are required to keep and how long they must be preserved.
If you run a business, a dispute is sometimes impossible to avoid. Once a conflict arises, resolution should be the focus. Here are three common types of business disputes and options for what to do if your company encounters one of them:
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