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The short answer is Yes. To sue for breach of contract, the employer must show: 1. That there was a contract between the employer and the employee 2. That the employee breached the contract. To see whether there was a contract, you must first see whether the elements of a contract are present. Elements of a contract The elements of a contract are as follows: 1. Offer 2. Acceptance 3. Consideration Offer and Acceptance An…
The short answer is yes. A green card is a card that shows you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States. The federal government may terminate your LPR status, under the following circumstances: · If you were inadmissible at the time you entered the U.S., or at the time you became an LPR · If you meet one or more “Grounds for Deportability” · If you are a “conditional permanent resident” and…
L. Michelle Sutton, an attorney and lobbyist at Capitol Resource Group, has compiled a list of some of the most important laws the Oklahoma Legislature passed in 2021. Many of these laws take effect today, November 1. This is only a small number of the laws that the legislature actually passed this session. To see all the laws passed in 2021, and to read the text of each law, click here. ADMINISTRATIVE RULES:…
Some hospitals have refused to let parents take their babies home – or see their babies – because of COVID concerns. This is of questionable legality. · The hospital personnel may go to prison for kidnapping; · Parents may file a writ of habeas corpus against the hospital; · Parents may sue the hospitals for false imprisonment. New York magazine reports that, around the country, hospitals have prevented parents from taking their newborn babies home…
In recent weeks, many readers of my blog have asked me whether their employer may require them to receive a COVID vaccine. As a result, I have decided to devote a blog post to this topic. This post will summarize the issues relating to employer-mandated vaccines. First, I’ll describe the recent orders of the Biden administration regarding vaccines. Then, I’ll review how courts around the country have ruled on vaccine mandates. NOTE: This post was…
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you are likely wondering, “How long after the accident, may I file a lawsuit?” You’ve likely heard the term “statute of limitations.” In law, the “statute of limitations” is the amount of time you have to file the lawsuit, after the cause of action “accrues.” In a car accident case, the cause of action “accrued” when the accident occurred. I’ll help you determine when you can sue…
During the time of COVID-19, governments across the country have sought to restrict the behavior of private citizens and groups in ways that many citizens could not have imagined even a year ago. These regulations have caused many Americans to ask: are these restrictions constitutional? Does the government actually have authority to make these ruled? How much regulation is too much? Can we do anything to prevent these restrictions? In a prior post, I…
L. Michelle Sutton, an Oklahoma lawyer and lobbyist, has compiled a list of some of the most important new laws in Oklahoma for 2020. Ms. Sutton has graciously allowed us to repost her list on our blog. Below, here is Ms. Sutton’s listing and description of some of the most important legislation that the state legislature has passed this year: (Note: This is not a complete collection of all new Oklahoma laws. To see all…
The most common type of civil case filed in Washington County is the mortgage foreclosure. Nearly half of all cases filed in Washington County in January 2020 were mortgage foreclosures. Other civil cases often filed in Washington County are credit card collection, automobile negligence, and breach of contract suits. You may be wondering: What are the most common types of civil law cases? What does a civil attorney do? A civil case is any case,…
This post will tell: Where to find COVID legal updates in every state in the U.S. Where to find the current Oklahoma COVID laws; Where to find updates on the legal situation in Bartlesville You are likely wondering: What are the current COVID ordinances in Bartlesville? What are the latest laws and orders in Oklahoma? If you’re going to another state, you may be wondering: what are the current laws in that state? The laws…