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Employee Misclassification

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 One of the most rigid laws governing the employer-worker relationship in Massachusetts is that which covers the classification of a worker as an employee or an independent contractor.
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| Categories: Employment Law, Independent Contractor, Misclassification | Tags: employee misclassification, employment law, independent contractor | View Count: (594)
In Massachusetts, several motor vehicle offenses are criminal violations. A failure to respond properly to the ticket or summons may result in the issuance of a warrant.
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| Categories: Criminal Law, OUI/DUI/DWI, Warrant, Misdemeanor, Traffic | Tags: suspended license, negligent operation, warrant, traffic violation, criminal | View Count: (826)

Suspension for Immediate Threat

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The Registry of Motor Vehicles has discretion to suspend your license as an immediate threat if it is deemed you are a danger on the road. An attorney can help you navigate the process of reinstating your license with an immediate threat suspension.
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| Categories: Suspensions | Tags: Suspensions, Immediate Threat, RMV | View Count: (1195)

Temporary Protected Status

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Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) grants temporary status to those in the United States from countries that are in some sort of disarray, such as being in a civil war or if there was a natural disaster.
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| Categories: Immigration | Tags: tps, temporaryprotectionstatus, asylum | View Count: (664)
Congratulations, you are engaged or married! And you may be wondering if you can bring your same-sex spouse or fiancee to the United States. Well the answer to your question is yes! If you are in a same-sex relationship, the application process is the same as it is for any other couple.If your spouse is already in the United States, you can file the I-130 and I-485 concurrently to obtain a green card for your significant other.If your spouse is NOT in the United States, you will have to go ...
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| Categories: LGBTQ | Tags: same sex marriage, green card, k1 visa, immigration | View Count: (601)

Immigration Fees Raised!

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On December 23, 2016, USCIS raised the fees to file for naturalization, a green card, and more.
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| Categories: Immigration | Tags: immigration, naturalization, new fees, green card | View Count: (497)
Since election day there was been buzz about what this means for immigration law. Donald Trump has made known what he plans to do with immigration law and for those who are not citizens or undocumented, the future may be unclear.
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| Categories: Immigration, Naturlization | Tags: immigration law, naturalization, donald trump | View Count: (417)

Collaborative Law in Divorce

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It is becoming more common than ever for parties to a divorce action to attempt to resolve their dispute prior to filing any paperwork or stepping foot in a courthouse.
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| Categories: Family Law, Divorce, Mediation | Tags: divorce mediation, divorce, divorce collaborat, ion | View Count: (429)
In 2010, the court held in Padilla v. Kentucky that counsel’s failure to advise a criminal defendant of the deportation consequences of a guilty plea constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel.
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| Categories: Immigration, Criminal Law | Tags: criminal law, immigration, retroactive | View Count: (0)

Taking the English Test

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When you apply for naturalization you must pass an English and Civics Test. But for certain people there are exemptions.
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| Categories: Immigration, Naturlization | Tags: naturalization, immigration, us citizen | View Count: (539)
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