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How to avoid post-merger disputes

As a business owner that has just gone through a merger, you will know that it is very important -- both from an employee morale perspective and a logistical perspective -- that the process goes as smoothly as possible. When properly planned, mergers can be seamless and can successfully lead to a profitable and more economically efficient company.

However, all too often disputes can arise. These often come about due to a misunderstanding of some detail in the merger, perhaps in the renegotiation of the purchase price or on the earnout metric values that are being tracked. Small- and medium-sized mergers have a greater tendency to result in disputes. It is very important that you do what you can as a company director in the state of Kentucky to prevent post-merger disputes from arising.

Unpaid overtime claims can be defended against

As an employer in the state of Kentucky, it is likely that dealing with employee disputes will be faced from time to time. While many processes and regulations can be put in place in order to minimize the number of employee disputes that arise, it is unlikely that they will ever be prevented completely.

A common cause of employee disputes is related to overtime and wage claims. These can be very costly for a company; therefore, it is important that everything is done to prevent and to adequately deal with these claims. Having a sound in-company process can help such issues from escalating into a legal claim.

Comparative fault as a defense from a truck accident

If you are a truck driver who has recently been involved in an accident in the state of Kentucky, it is likely that you will be worried about being blamed for the incident. Many truck drivers lose their career after being found at fault for a truck accident. This is why it is important that truck drivers understand how they can defend themselves adequately and avoid blame.

Understanding exactly what happened in the seconds leading up to a truck accident can be difficult. However, many trucks now have technology that stores information such as driving speed and daily mileage.

White collar crime criminal defense: An overview of wire fraud

Wire fraud is one of the most complex white collar crimes in the United States. It is such a complicated matter that many defendants are caught completely off guard when charged with wire fraud. In other words, it is possible to face these charges without knowing whether you even committed a crime. This post will provide a brief outline of this offense, including some possible penalties of a conviction.

Wire fraud occurs when a party or parties conduct a scheme to illegally obtain money using telephone lines or electronic communications. Examples of this include phishing and spam-related fraud as well as telemarketing schemes. As long as the alleged crime involves defrauding victims over the phone, through internet communications or even over the television, it may meet the definition of wire fraud.

What are the remedies and damages for breach of contract?

Entering into a contract for any type of reason is risky for both parties. You might enter into a contract for real estate. Or, maybe the contract has to do with your business. Either way, you need to understand what's at stake and how you can protect yourself should one party breach the terms of the contract. So, what are the remedies and damages available for breach of contract?

According to the law, the remedies for breach of contract include damages, a specific performance and the cancellation of the contract with restitution paid by the breaching party.

How your company can prevent age discrimination

Age discrimination is a serious issue that plagues thousands of elder Americans every year and Fayette residents are no exception. There are laws in place that prevent employers from discriminating against employees or potential employees based on their ages. With that, we have put together some tips your company can follow to help prevent age discrimination.

The goal of your company when hiring new employees is to make the workforce as diverse as possible. This will help prevent any issues with age discrimination. Diversity includes ranges in age as well as hiring workers with disabilities and workers of all races, religions and ethnic backgrounds.

Did a motorist's brake-checking cause the crash?

Truckers get a bad reputation for causing highway accidents. Much of it is undeserved, however. There is no doubt that the size and weight disparity between passenger vehicles and loaded semitrucks do not bode well for those riding in the smaller automobiles.

But often it is those drivers that create the havoc and danger in the first place. One way they do this is by brake-checking big rigs.

Caregivers subject to sexual harassment

In an office setting, the policy can be clear — no touching in the workplace. But when your workplace is your client's home or room and your duties include providing personal care to them, those lines are blurred and ineffective. After all, touching your client is part of your job description. It can't be avoided, and therefore, is subject to misinterpretation by the clients.

Dementia patients frequently misinterpret the gentle ministrations of caregivers during bathing and grooming tasks for something of a sexual nature. Despite their faltering memories, some dementia patients can remain surprisingly strong and even overpower their caregivers.

Are you facing an indictment? Know what to expect

Sometimes individuals get indicted seemingly out of the blue, but often they are aware of the likelihood in the months and weeks preceding the actual event. If you suspect that you might or will be indicted, it's important to have a clear understanding of what that could entail.

Indictments formally accuse individuals of committing serious crimes once a grand jury concludes its investigation. They are similar to charges filed by prosecutors but differ in important ways.

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