How to Prepare Yourself for Your First Meeting With a Lawyer

You have a meeting with a lawyer who is going to present your case in favor of you in the court. There are certain things that you should do in advance to prepare yourself for it. You have to gather and organize the details of your case in an ordered way. Having all the details at one place will let the lawyer advise you properly.
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Unfair Pay Discrimination in New Jersey

State legislators recently passed two bills that address unfair pay discrimination in New Jersey. They have yet to be signed into law.

One bill would require public contractors to report salary and wage information by gender, race and job title to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in order to monitor compliance with existing anti-discrimination laws. The second would align state law with the Federal government’s Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.
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Understanding Criminal Background Checks

To identify individuals with criminal records, a process called criminal background check is performed. The purpose is to verify the information offered by a prospective employee. As a result of this check, the employer would know if the prospective employee is undergoing or has been involved with any criminal conviction. The FBI or the State Department of Public Safety maintains a data base of people who have been convicted at anytime. When realizing that an applicant didn’t furnish his or her criminal history, the employer may not hire the prospect, or even terminate the services of an already employed person.
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How Good Is Free Legal Advice?

Legal advice is expensive. Lawyers do a law degree and practical training course and then get experience as they help clients. They also attend professional development courses. Their advice is their product. Their income is earned from giving people advice in return for money. When a person wants free legal advice, they are wanting the lawyer to give them their product for no pay in return. There aren’t many people who are willing to do this.
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