Posts made in July, 2012


Wrongful Death Damages


Posted By on Jul 27, 2012

In a Wrongful Death lawsuit (civil), after a successful negligence trial, what can the Court system (jury) award the surviving family members for a negligently killed person? Some examples of a civil wrongful death case would be a fatal auto crash, Semi-trailer/car crash, a railroad/car wreck or a fatal slip and fall. The surviving family can ask for loss of financial support (contributions, money) to the surviving spouse, child[ren]...

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What’s a family member under FMLA?


Posted By on Jul 27, 2012

What’s considered a family member under the Family Medical Leave Act? The FMLA provides job protection and unpaid leave off work for the death and medical care of yourself and an immediate family member. An immediate family member includes yourself, spouse, child and parent. The FMLA also provides for unpaid time off work to care for a new born child or newly adopted child.

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Does a passenger in an auto wreck bear any responsibility or have a duty of care? Not usually. Typically this question comes up when a passenger’s driver acts negligently and the passenger is hurt in a car wreck. A car passenger has the duty to use ordinary care for his or her own safety. Considering all circumstances, this requires the passenger to either caution the auto driver against the manner of the vehicle’s operation or...

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What employers does FMLA apply to?


Posted By on Jul 14, 2012

Are all employers governed by the Family Medical Leave Act? No. FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) applies only to employers with 50 or more employee with a 75 mile radius of the base of operation.

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Can I record my boss?


Posted By on Jul 13, 2012

To record or not to record workplace harassment? In Oklahoma, can you record a conversation with someone else? (Assuming the recording is not being done by law enforcement with a warrant). Only if one of the parties being recorded is aware and consents to the deed. For example, what if your boss is harassing you at work or saying discriminatory things to you based on your sex, race, age, nationality or disability and you need evidence...

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