Double Win for The Ticktin Law Group in Mortgage Foreclosure Case

Last May, Attorney Michael Vater conducted a Mortgage Foreclosure Trial in Palm Beach County on behalf of one of our clients. Leading up to the trial, Michael was extremely aggressive in pursuing depositions needed to win the case at trial. On the eve of trial, the bank attempted to switch its witness. Michael refused to…

Public Accommodations Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) establishes which buildings and public structures must be compliant and be accessible to those with disabilities. In general, most commercial buildings and public areas which are open to the public must provide accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Commercial buildings are regularly and consistently regarded as a “place…

The Ticktin Minute January 29, 2018 – The Best Car Insurance Companies

The Best Car Insurance Companies The difference in car insurance insurance premiums between the best and worst insurance companies  deters some from obtaining quality insurance; however, over time, the cheaper car insurance may actually cost you much more. Let’s say, on average, a really good insurance company may cost an additional $40 per month or…

The Ticktin Law Minute December 4, 2017 – Collective Bargaining

Collective Bargaining Once a Union is formed, the Union members participate in what is called collective bargaining. Collective bargaining involves a negotiation with the employer regarding certain working conditions such as wages, vacation time, insurance, hours of work, subcontracting, relocation and/or other working conditions. Some topics of negotiation may not be mandatory, however, there will…

The Ticktin Law Minute November 13, 2017 – Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower Laws In employment law, a whistleblower is an individual who raises a concern about a wrongdoing in their workplace. The wrongdoing may be an activity that is illegal, unethical, plainly not correct within an organization. It does not matter whether the organization is public or private, both are subject to whistleblower regulations. The term “whistleblower” originated…

The Ticktin Minute November 6, 2017 – Independent Contractor vs. Employee (Type of Relationship Factors)

Independent Contractor vs. Employee (Type of Relationship Factors) Determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor is an extremely important task in employment law. There are three sets of factors that determine whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor. (1) Behavioral; (2) Financial; and (3) Type of Relationship. This blog…

The Ticktin Minute October 30, 2017 – Independent Contractor vs. Employee (Financial Factors)

Independent Contractor vs. Employee (Financial Factors) Employment Law Understanding the difference between an employee and an independent contractor is extremely important in the understanding relative rights in employment law. There are three (3) sets of factors that assist in determining whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor: (1) Behavioral; (2) Financial; and (3)…

The Ticktin Minute October 23, 2017 – Independent Contractor vs. Employee (Behavioral Factors)

Independent Contractor vs. Employee (Behavioral Factors) One of the cornerstones of employment law is determining whether an individual is providing an employer with services as an employee or an independent contractor. There are three sets of factors that are analyzed to determine whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor: (1) Behavioral; (2) Financial;…

The Ticktin Minute September 25, 2017 – Employee Rights During the Hiring Process

Employee Rights During the Hiring Process Most individuals know that employees have many rights in the workplace, but not many individuals know that prospective employees also have certain employee rights during the interview process. For instance, one major employee right a prospective employee has during the hiring process is to not be discriminated against. This…

The Ticktin Minute September 11, 2017 – Property Damage – Tips on What to do in the Aftermath

Property Damage – Tips on What to do in the Aftermath When a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Irma, occurs it is hard to know what to do first after the destruction has been done. Property damage is one of the most common consequences of hurricanes, tornados and other similar natural disasters. It is important…