Category: News and Media

What You Should Know About Buying and Consuming Marijuana in California

19/10/2018 Off

What You Should Know About Buying and Consuming Marijuana in California

Recreational use of marijuana was legalized in the state of California on New Year’s Day, 2018, enabling shops to sell the drug to adults that can buy, carry and smoke it.

California is one of 8 states to legalize the recreational use of weed, the others being Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, Maine and Massachusetts. Illegal use of the drug is prevalent in other states like Pennsylvania, and weed-smoking travelers from Philadelphia to California are likely to be looking forward to consuming legal marijuana in The Golden State.

If you’re traveling to California from Philadelphia, you should be acquainted with the laws that govern the use of marijuana there.

To start with, the recreational consumption of marijuana is only legal for adults aged 21 and over according to The Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Weed shops will sell you the stuff only if you are above the age designated by law.

Once you’re in the state, you can buy and possess up to 1 ounce (28 grams) of marijuana and up to 8 grams of concentrated cannabis oil. Any store will give you your favorite strain of marijuana …

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Top Causes Why Personal Injury Mediations Fail

12/10/2018 Off

Top Causes Why Personal Injury Mediations Fail

The intent to solve a problem in the case of a personal injury mediation is not always the best method. Mediations fail to end any form of dispute in a personal injury type of case for different reasons. There are times when the mediation for the personal injury claims don’t work at all, and the settlement is not attained no matter how great the personal injury attorneys Jacksonville FL is.

Inadequate Time To Prepare

One of the most typical reason why personal injury mediations don’t work is the absence of preparation. It’s important to be prepared all the time since the preparation process will identify all the needed steps to go on with the case.

Special attention should be given to the joiner of the parties because they are all involved, they should be informed. They must be ready to attend the mediation as often as needed regardless if they are the respondent or the contributor.

Another aspect that needs special attention is the evidence and any materials that pertain to it. All of the documents linked to the case should be prepared ahead of time. Having confidence with the client is …

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What Are the Consequences of Outrageous Lawsuits?

18/09/2018 Off

What Are the Consequences of Outrageous Lawsuits?

While the law is constantly strengthening itself to offer the best justice system to civilians, there’s are also gaps that people tend to take advantage of without thinking about consequences or what they’re actually asking. A frivolous lawsuit is a common tool that people use to either intimidate or harass someone else. Such lawsuits have no legal merit and can end up being time consuming and messy, with the defendant having to battle messy paperwork and unsubstantiated claims.

Such lawsuits should not be confused with regular lawsuits that simply lost due to other reasons that are not related to a lack of legal merit. Thousands of outrageous lawsuits are filled every year, and most are thrown out of court, but not all of them are categorized as absurd and they could even get to court and win.

There are cases that might seem outrages but have actually won in court. In Brazil, McDonalds had to pay $18,000 to a former employee because, according to him, he was forced to sample food every day and as a result he gained 29kg in 12 years. Another such case is when a customer sued the company …

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Taking a Close Look at Commercial Lease Disputes

06/09/2018 Off

Taking a Close Look at Commercial Lease Disputes

A common pitfall for businesses is becoming involved in commercial lease disputes. Commercial property usually involves transactions using a complex lease agreement. This legal document can describe how restrictions, covenants, controls and more will be handled by the parties agreeing to the lease. There are many types of disputes that can result from a commercial property lease. This article takes a close look at commercial lease disputes so you can be better informed.

 

Common Commercial Property Lease Disputes

Very often, a lease dispute occurs because of differing interpretations of the provisions of a lease. A landlord could read things one way, while a tenant could read the same thing in a completely different way. Often, commercial lease disputes involve the calculation or review of rent, usage activities, allocation of property tax, exclusive access and prohibited access, responsibility for repairs, subletting restrictions, relocation rights, and changes to property.

Resolving Disputes through Mediation

Resolving a commercial lease dispute requires knowledge of the laws of real estate as well as business law. A written lease agreement will be the document used to clarify the dispute. Resolution of a commercial lease dispute will depend on

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The Rise Of The Gig Economy

25/07/2018 Off

Gig Economy

noun

A labour market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs.

According to employers, it’s a flexible solution for those who don’t want a fixed job, but if you ask those in the gig economy, it’s just another way employers have found to limit their rights. There’s no shortage of news stories outlining both sides of the argument. The entire process seems to have stemmed from the rise in popularity of zero hours contracts. These aren’t a new phenomenon, but they have gained traction in recent years as a way to keep staffing costs flexible.

The gig economy is characterised by workers holding multiple freelance roles as opposed to being classed as employees. What’s the difference you may ask? Well, for Manchester solicitors, the big difference comes in the way these individuals are rewarded for their work. As a freelancer, you will be paid for the work you’ve done and no more, and the worker takes responsibility for their taxes and national insurance contributions. On the other hand, if you are an employee, you will be entitled to certain benefits such as statutory sick pay, paid holiday leave …

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Negative effects whistleblowing can have on employees and a workplace

25/05/2018 Off

Negative effects whistleblowing can have on employees and a workplace

Whistleblowing can be a controversial topic. Speaking the truth about something that you feel is wrong and happening in front of your eyes should be ethically dealt with and put to justice by speaking out loud. On the other hand, you’re stuck with protecting your employer and save suffering potential personal and professional problems in the future. If the decision is made to become a whistleblower, there are unfortunate consequences that can affect you in the long run.

Loss of trust

This can be relevant to both the managers and employees. Whistleblowing can cause a breakdown of trust which can be counterproductive for a company. It means that employees will lose trust in the managers and those above them, leading to resignations and mistrust in the policies and behaviour of the employer with colleagues.

Damage to a company’s reputation

When word gets out of the dealings occurring within an organisation, it can escalate very quickly. The use of social media and news outlets means companies can become exposed to negative representations leading to a great financial loss with its assets. Although the whistleblower might feel a sense of justice has …

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