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How can I prevent a premises liability lawsuit in Nevada?

Your business could be on the hook for the damages related to an injury that someone suffers on your property if you do not take the proper precautions. Under Nevada law, a premises liability lawsuit may be brought against you if you owed duty of care to a person who is lawfully on your property. However, in order to be a valid claim, the plaintiff must demonstrate that you own the property and that you committed some kind of negligence that led to the injury.

Considerations for companies that employ minors in Nevada

Typically, anyone younger than 18 in Nevada is considered a minor. When it comes to employment, there are certain guidelines for employees based on their age, starting at those younger than 14 and moving up until the age of 21. According to the law, a minor employee is technically anyone who meets each of the following requirements: 

Understanding Nevada’s wage and hour laws

Having content employees is key to keeping your business running smoothly. At the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., we know how quickly a wage and hour dispute can drain you of time and resources. To mitigate the risk of a complaint, it is essential to understand the state and federal laws that govern labor.

Iconic Las Vegas sign exemplifies intellectual property rights

Teaching people the value of intellectual property rights becomes much easier when there are real-world examples to use. Las Vegas has no shortage of high-profile businesses with notable trademarked names and other protected information. One local law school professor found a famous, local example of what can happen when an artist does not take the time to protect his or her work.

When can a workplace accident in Las Vegas lead to a lawsuit?

If you are an employee of a company in Nevada, then you should be covered by the business’ workers’ compensation insurance. According to the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, every organization that has at least one employee must carry a policy that will extend benefits to someone who suffers an injury or illness in the workplace.

Independent contractors: Keeping agreements clear is key

Someone who works as an independent contractor may enjoy the freedom of choosing which projects to take on and how and when the work will be completed. Under Nevada law, an independent contractor is someone who is self-employed and agrees to do work for a client but is not under the supervision of that client.

How do I contest a will in Nevada?

The passing of your loved one can present a stressful time, especially when there is an issue with his or her will. According to the State Bar of Nevada, probate is mandatory for estates in which the decedent’s property is worth more than $20,000. Additionally, any estate that involves real estate will have to go through probate.

Emergency on Las Vegas runway prompts lawsuit

No matter the outcome, a personal injury lawsuit can be costly for the defendant. Legal fees and time spent in the courtroom can quickly pile up. In some situations, people who are victims of negligence seek extensive compensation for serious damages. In other cases, the damages may not be as severe. In either circumstance, having a strong defense could save a company millions of dollars, as one recent incident illustrates.

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