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How Long Does Chapter 11 Take?

A Chapter 11 Bankruptcy is a section of the bankruptcy code that allows businesses and individuals to either liquidate or restructure their debts. If you are considering filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, you might be wondering how long a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy takes.

Chapter 7 Vs. Chapter 11 For Individuals

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you might be wondering which chapter to file. There are three different types of bankruptcies that individuals can file - a Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. These bankruptcies offer different forms of relief for various types of individuals who fall under specific classification.

Filipino American Advocates & Lawyers weigh in on Court ruling

Having their day in court just became much harder to get for millions of American workers.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on ideological lines - 5 conservatives and 4 liberals - that employers can force employees to resolve disputes outside the court system, blocking potential class-action lawsuits. Click here to continue reading the article on Balitang America. 

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3 common wage and hour issues that workers face

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One of the basic tenants of the worker and employer relationship is that employees receive payment for the time they work. While this arrangement is supposed to be straightforward, some employers try to bend the rules or withhold payment to their employees. Oftentimes, it falls to the busy employee to notice these wage discrepancies and take action.

Because wage theft is one of the most common employment problems that workers face, every employee should know the common tactics used to withhold or deny their proper wages. Learn three common ways that businesses withhold wages from workers and the steps you can take to get compensation.

There is more than one way to stop the foreclosure process

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Have you missed multiple mortgage payments? Has your mortgage lender filed a notice of default? Are you concerned that you are going to lose your home to foreclosure in the near future?

Like most people, there is nothing worse than the thought of losing your home to repossession. Not only can this be embarrassing on a personal level, but it will also have an impact on your finances. Fortunately, there is more than one way to stop the foreclosure process. Even if you have reason to believe that you are in too deep, you need to search for a way to come out on top.

Pregnancy Discrimination In The Workplace

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In 1978, the federal government passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. This law made it illegal for women to be discriminated against for being pregnant or for suffering from pregnancy or childbirth-related medical conditions. In the workplace, women who suffer from certain pregnancy-related conditions can receive protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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However, women all across the nation and right here in California are subject to pregnancy-related discrimination each and every day. While their employers may provide other employees with temporary reassignments when they recuperate from injuries, illnesses or other medical issues, pregnant women are often expected to do work that may be unsafe for their changing bodies without support or assistance from their employers.

California Whistleblower Lawyer

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Legislation surrounding whistleblowing in the workplace is complicated and constitutes a broad topic in the greater subject of the laws of employment. Matters of employment law can be complex; especially if an employee has taken steps they believe to be in accordance with the laws. However, these actions have caused his or her employer to retaliate against them.

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Who is a Whistleblower?

A whistleblower is a person who reports on their employer when that employer has broken the law or breached the public's trust. There are countless ways that employers can violate these rules and often the manner in which an employer breaks a confidence or law will be specific to their industry. When an employee finds out about such malfeasance and takes the initiative to report it to the proper authorities, they become a whistleblower.

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