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So you're so happy you just got hired, but the person you're working for just called you a name: "independent contractor." Now what does that mean? What kind of a business relationship is that? Can you come to the company picnic? What does this mean for you?

While an "independent contractor" is different from a standard employee, the exact definition of your role is not set in stone. To prevent any unwanted surprises, it is essential to define the exact business relationship between you and your employer prior to beginning work. more...

- - At the Workplace

We have all heard the nightmare story: an unsuspecting homeowner pays thousands to a contractor only to be left with an unfinished kitchen. The homeowner then spends the next couple of months trying to recover financially. So, what can you do to protect yourself when you want to make home improvements? Here are a few of our tips to finding a contractor you can trust. more...

- - Prevention & Safety

Las Vegas may be just one of many Nevada cities, but the people who come to play and stay in Las Vegas may be at a higher risk for DUI than people visiting, say, the Hoover Dam. With a ton of tourists, Nevada uses harsh DUI laws to crack down on anyone caught drinking and driving within its borders. more...

- - DUI

Vermont is famous for vacations of all sorts, but have too much fun too carelessly in the Green Mountain State and you will find yourself in worlds of trouble. Like most other states, a driving under the influence, or DUI, charge in Vermont triggers both an administrative proceeding and a criminal prosecution. more...

- - DUI

Have you been putting off completing your document file? Many times we postpone obtaining copies of birth, death or marriage certificate because of the time and energy required to reach the appropriate government agencies.
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- - Home & Leisure

The practice of reselling tickets at prices above face value is commonly called scalping, and whether it's legal depends on the state in which the event is located—whether the sale happens online, on the phone, or in person. So, what do you do with your extra tickets?Read more to find out about scalping laws. more...

- - Home & Leisure

You're on trial for a crime, but you don't think you should be convicted even though yes, you did commit the crime. Is this possible? Absolutely. Understand the possible defenses in a criminal court case and you may be allowed to technically break the law, but not be found innocent of wrong-doing. more...

- - More Crimes & Trials

Indiana has an unusual means of referring to what most of us call DUI or DWI; "driving under the influence" and "driving while intoxicated" respectively. Instead of those more commonly used abbreviations, Indiana prefers to call its intoxication behind the wheel offenses "OWIs," which is short for "Operating While Intoxicated." Though an unusual name, an OWI and its resulting punishment are typical of the serious and harsh approach nearly every state takes in prosecuting its drunk drivers. more...

- - DUI

If you are arrested for a DUI in Illinois, it is important to understand the state's DUI laws, proceedings, and punishments. A DUI arrestee in Illinois will almost always be asked to submit to blood alcohol testing. This testing is done by breath, blood, or urine, and will inform the arresting officer and the case's assigned judge as to the exact level of intoxication. more...

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Drunk driving laws vary all over the country. While federal law will come into play after the fourth offense, for the most part each state has its own individual laws, with its own individual details. So, if you are arrested in Arkansas for drunk driving, what can you expect? more...

- - DUI