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The Importance of Legal Representation and Why Everybody Needs One

Many of us would love to go through life without disputes that need to be addressed legally. However, many times that’s not the case. This is why having the proper legal representation many times means the difference between winning and losing a legal battle. Having a competent and experienced lawyer by your side makes sure that you get the best legal services available. Whether it’s a legal dispute, a deal, a challenge or anything else requiring legal aid, it is important to have a lawyer. While everyone’s legal situation is disparate, here is what a lawyer can do for you; Proper guidance in legal matters The law is a tad complicated. As such, you need someone who can look at your situation objectively and do what’s best for you. It is important to engage proper representation as it can save you from otherwise avoidable problems. It will cost you more not having an attorney No matter what’s at stake, not having a lawyer will hurt you. Without legal representation, people might take advantage of that and you will be severely disadvantaged. Engage the services of expert witnesses or private detectives In legal issues, information is everything. Getting the right information at the right time is the key to winning a legal battle. We can engage the services of a private detective to find out something about a certain situation or an expert witness to testify. At the Law Offices of George G. Romain, we handle legal issues in five core areas. These are; Employment Law We provide thorough legal representation in matters concerning employees or employers. Such situations include...

Legal Services by George G Romain

Disputes are inevitable in our various day-to-day activities. For this reason, they require a professional and keen approach to address them. Law Offices of George G Romain are here to help you. With experience of over twenty-five years of practice in the legal field, we have adequate knowledge in both state and federal law.  Here are some of our practices areas in which we deliver with utmost competence: Personal injury claims Falls, automobile accidents, and fire among other occurrences leave the incident victim with injuries. These injuries cause not only physical and mental pain but also hefty medical expenses and lost wages. George Romain will help the complainant legally secure compensation at a pay-after-compensation payment basis. Employment law Employment contracts have made the modern day workplace very formal. Both the private and public sector have a contract for both employee and employer stating each party’s duties and responsibilities. These tasks and responsibilities among other contractual terms if not delivered or violated are enforceable for breach of contract. Aggrieved employees who have discriminated in work set up, wrongfully terminated and sexually harassed can seek professional advice and representation from us. Other services encompassing the employment law include employee benefits and compliance. Insurance law Insurance uptake has been widely embraced to mitigate a loss of assets as a safety investment and legal compliance. However, the policy providers at times make the claim processing frustrating by claims denial, delaying payment, reduced payments, and unrealistic exclusion claims. Romain G will help you take legal action against your insurance company so that they fulfill their contractual obligations and fully indemnify you. Business litigation Simple...

WHY WOULD I NEED AN EMPLOYMENT LAWYER?

California is arguably the most regulated state in the union and when it comes to employment laws, issues can get complicated rather quickly. This goes for both the employee and the employer. That’s why both businesses and workers alike in Southern California are lucky to have George G. Romain and the services of Romain Law available. The causes of labor disputes vary almost as widely as the broad spectrum of jobs in California. Add migrant workers, high unemployment rates and an uncertain economy to the mix and you have a good recipe for potentially improper work relations. While there are certainly many hundreds of large corporate firms with many thousands of employees, there are many more thousands of small businesses who hire only a few people. Large businesses tend to be aware of the rules when it comes to hiring practices, work and pay schedules because they have to be. Small businesses can often be completely ignorant of such obligations. For example, how do you determine if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor? What kinds of IRS forms need to be filed? When does a worker have the right to overtime pay? What obligations does a business have to provide health care? As mentioned, larger businesses tend to know the answers to these questions and often use payroll companies which are adept in the rigors of such matters, but make no mistake about it, those companies are very concerned about their bottom lines and their degree of generosity or miserliness is fine-tuned! This is why a consultation with the Romain Law firm can be a great...

How Will New Employment Laws Affect Your Business?

The legal landscape in California has changed a great deal, especially for employers. The rules recently added to the state’s employment law books are scheduled to take effect as soon as 2015 rolls in. As stipulated by the California Chamber of Commerce, employers are being urged to get acquainted to the new rules, particularly because their businesses could be greatly affected by some additions. One of the changes made to the California employment law is the expansion of the list of employees who are permitted to take time off in case there’s a need for emergency duty. Health care providers who are employees are now required to notify their employers in case they have been designated as part of emergency rescue parties, to which employers are required to respond by allowing the worker to perform his or her duty. Employees are urged to keep in mind that employers must be contacted at the very moment they lean they have been designated to work as emergency personnel. The new rules make it difficult for employers to prevent the employees from leaving if they must perform emergency duties, thus keeping health care providers free to help their communities. Other new rules have also added extra protections to interns and volunteers. According to the California Chamber of Commerce, to discriminate against volunteer and intern workers is now prohibited. This protection expansion serves as a means to offer interns and others the same laws that protect paid employees. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, staying aware of the changes made to labor and employment laws could help you to know just how...

New California Law Implements Changes to State Paid Sick Leave Policies

Employers should always be on top of legislative news in order to ensure they are aware of changes made to state employment law codes. Too often, employers who are not in the loop end up lacking in implementation, eventually putting their company in a tight spot. According to a series of reports, effective July 1st, 2015, employers will be required to offer paid sick leave to their employees. In accordance with the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 code, employers of all sizes are required to revise their sick leave policies in order to ensure they are complying with the new legislation. The new law instructs employers to provide at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. All employees are eligible once they have put in 30 hours of work. Once the employee has worked 30 days, he or she is eligible to claim one hour of paid sick leave. While the new law gives employees more sick leave hours overall, it also gives employers more flexibility to limit the use of this benefit. According to the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act, employers may either allow the accumulated paid sick leave to roll over to the next fiscal year or simply limit its use in that particular year to either three days or 24 hours. This was made possible since the law has required companies to provide the employee with his or her full paid amount of sick leave at the preamble of each employment year. If the employer is unable to do so, the carry–over will then be required. For more information...

California Continues To Work On Discrimination Complaint Process

In California, if you feel that you’re not being treated fairly by an employer, one of the first steps you’ll need to take is to file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. A couple years ago, a move was made to streamline this process by taking everything online, but as evidenced by recent developments, this actually created a challenge of its own. The biggest issue in the wake of that switch is the fact that many citizens of California were confused when it came time to actually input details of their complaint into the system. Although the new methodology was supposed to expedite the complaint process, in practice, it led to more difficulties given that investigators were lacking the proper information. Seeking to improve the process even further, the Department has now instituted a new measure in which the complaint filing system stays in place, but before a person can get to that online step, they will be put into contact with an investigator who will help delineate the nature of the complaint and assist with filling things. The hope is that this will allow the tens of thousands of complaints that come in every year to get properly examined by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. This would also allow persons to more quickly file lawsuits, something that becomes incredibly helpful in the process of filing a complaint. A lawyer can help get things resolved in a way that a standard bureaucracy cannot. For more information, follow this...
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