Law And Money: How Much Your Lawyer Should Be Charging You?

It can be really difficult to decide on a value on how much the amount that the lawyer charges for his services. So it depends since there are a number of factors that decide on the pricing.

The billing method is different for each lawyer. The billing is usually done hourly. In most cases the lawyer will bill per hour. The hourly rate of the lawyer depends on his experience and the complexity of the case.

In certain cases the lawyer may also charge you a flat fee. This is a great option because the lawyer’s fee does not fluctuate and you know the fees upfront. There are cases where the lawyer gets paid on a contingency basis such as in the case of an injury. The lawyer charges the client a percent of the judgment fee and in some cases they charge only if they won.

The prestige and the firms size is also a major deciding factor when it comes to pricing. The lawyers who belong to the large companies and firms charge more than the sole practitioners. Thus the size of the firm should be considered when hiring the lawyer. If your case is complex then it makes sense to hire a lawyer from a large firm. Else you could opt for a solo practitioner to save on cost.

My father uses this law firm in Conway. There are certain kinds of cases that are complex and which involves legal work that is expensive. How much the lawyer charges will depend on the type of legal work that is involved. Thus in case the case involves some everyday legal affair then it will cost less than a case that is highly specialized. The law area also determines the billing structure and whether it is a flat fee, fee by the hour or contingency based.

 


Beware of Original Fakes

Louis Vitton is one of the few manufacturers who had a labeled zipper for their high-end handbags. It is one of the marks which could differentiate an original from a fake. This is a fact which many do not know. This shopkeeper who had a store in our city had made it his business to sell real fake bags. Many women bought them not knowing they were fakes. He was the smooth talker who could manipulate and charm the most stringent of ladies to buy his products. There were some ladies who bought them because they couldn’t afford the real ones.

This man however never acknowledged nor refuted the bags being a fake. He had many fake brands like Versace, Burberry and even Louis Vitton. etc. many we hadn’t heard of. But there were some customers who could easily identify a fake.

An acquaintance once tried to show off her one such copy. A fake Louis Vitton. This bag had zippers but without a logo. All Louis Vitton zipper bags have LV logo printed on the pull and many such minute details can be easily spotted to separate a real and a fake.   But there are some Louis Vitton handbag without a zipper. They are a little difficult to detect. But they are made to look similar. I don’t know how this is legal. But the shopkeepers proudly announce them as original fakes. Ladies too throng to buy them and show it off with pride.

Once a friend tried to lodge a complaint with Louis Vuitton and demanded an exchange because the zipper did not work, only to be rebuffed that the bag was a fake and was threatened with legal action for having a fake.

The originals can be only afforded by the elite few. Somehow I personally am not inclined towards such expensive shopping.  But some of the bags are exclusive in design and style. So for people who can shell out the money. An original Louis Vitton is a  bag to own. The leather and the style are so unique that it isn’t easy to make a copy.


What Are The Last Paycheck Regulations In California

When an employee’s association with the employer ends, whether if they are laid off or even if they choose to resign, different states have different rules, mostly the kinds where terms are dictated to the employee.

California, however, is an exception. They have some very strict rules and regulations regarding the final paycheck of an employee. These regulations vary, depending on whether the employee was laid off or chose to resign.

The laws fiercely protect the employees and provide all the help getting your last paycheck in california.

Laws regarding the final paycheck.

Following are some of the laws passed in California regarding the final check on an employee.

  • If an employee is laid off by the employer, then the employer is expected to settle all the dues and pay the final paycheck on the day the employee is laid off which is the termination day.
  • In case an employee chooses to resign from the organization but does not provide the required 72 hours of the notice Then the employer gets that much time (which is 72 hours) to settle the final paycheck on that employee.
  • However when an employee has resigned and provided the required 72 hours notice, then the employee must settle all payments on the last working day of that employee.
  • While settling the final paycheck, the employer must include not just all the days the employee has worked but also any accumulated holidays or vacation time which have not been claimed by the employee.

If the employee fails to pay the final check on time:

  • The Californian Laws have some clear cut rules for the final paycheck settlement. If the employer fails to pay the employee their final paycheck as prescribed above, then the employee is liable to be paid as per their daily wages for each day that the employer has delayed the payment. This can go on for up to 30 days.
  • This means, if the employer has delayed the final settlement by a week, the employee can rightfully claim an extra payment worth that week.
  • This is applicable even for part-time employees who can claim additional fees as per their payment schedule.

If the employer still fails to pay, the employee can file a lawsuit against the employer or complaint to California District of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)