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How Well Do You Know Criminal Law?

Sure, you know what's illegal and what's not. You know how to avoid breaking the law. But do you know the technicalities that can get your case dismissed in court? Do you know what kind of evidence is allowed in your defense and what isn't? Do you know how to effectively cross-examine a witness? If the answer to these questions is no, then you shouldn't be considering defending yourself in court. When a criminal case gets to court, innocence doesn't matter as much as experience with criminal law does. You need an experienced lawyer to help you defend yourself. In this blog, I'll share experiences that can help you understand what is going to happen in court and how to assist in your own defense. But the most important piece of advice I can give you is this: don't go to court without a lawyer.

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Important Things to Know About Class Action Lawsuits Against an Employer

It is more common for one employee to feel their employer has done something illegal against them. However, occasionally, the problem within a workplace is more widespread, affecting several employees. In these situations, it may be necessary to get a class-action lawsuit with the help of a labor litigation service

1. The lawsuit must involve wrongdoings against a group of employees. 

To file a class-action lawsuit, there must be evidence of legal wrongdoing against more than one employee; a group of employees must have been impacted. Therefore, if you suspect that others are being legally mistreated in the workplace, it is important to speak to the labor litigation service about the perceived issues. For example, if you are being asked to work off the clock and you see other employees are having to do the same just to keep their positions, this would signify wrongdoing against several in the workforce. Your designated attorney can help you get information from other employees that may want to be involved in the lawsuit.

2. The more employees involved the easier the process can be. 

While having more employees involved does not always mean you have a strong case, it can definitely help if more people are willing to speak up and take part in the lawsuit. There really is no minimum number of employees for a class-action lawsuit. However, some labor litigation services prefer to work with larger groups because having only a few employees involved can mean the claims being made are harder to prove. 

3. The employer may ask to dismiss the lawsuit. 

Once the initial claim has been filed with the court system, the defendant (employer) will then be required to give a response to the allegations being proposed in the claim. In extremely rare cases, the employer will choose to settle with employees before the case ever gets any further. However, it is more common for the employer to ask the court to dismiss based on the claim that the proposed wrongdoings didn't happen. If this is what your employer does, the court then decides whether the case should go on through the court process.

4. The class-action lawsuit may take a while.  

Class-action lawsuits can be more time-consuming than single-worker claims; there are more people involved and more ground to cover. Because the level of wrongdoing can be so widespread, settlements associated can be substantial. This alone can mean the full lawsuit process takes a bit longer.