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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN AT-WILL EMPLOYEE IN VIRGINIA

Unless your employer has signed a contract with you, when you are first hired in the state of Virginia, you are considered an at-will employee. This means that an employer may fire you for any reason or no reason at all at any time. However, when it comes to you being fired for any reason, this should raise red flags for you. An employer may not fire you for a discriminatory reason. If you find yourself in a wrongful termination situation, it is recommended that you work with a trusted hiring and firing attorney to see if you have been treated lawfully.

Tesler & Werblood employment attorneys in Falls Church have worked a number of wrongful termination cases throughout Northern Virginia. It is important to remember that with every law there are a few exceptions. If you’ve been fired illegally, these exceptions may work in your favor. To help you understand the exceptions of an at-will employee, we have created a list of them below.

WHY ITS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT?

When it comes to creating a last will and testament, it can be easy to slip into complacency and neglect it altogether. While it’s a difficult discussion topic, it’s important to have a will so that there’s a plan that follows your wishes after you pass away. A professional will and estate lawyer in Northern Virginia can ensure that your will goes over every detail you want to be followed when you no longer have a say in those crucial decisions that may involve your beloved spouse, children, property, and even any family pets.

WHY HIRE A DUI LAWYER IN NORTHERN VA?

Believe it or not, whether you haven’t had a sip of alcohol that day or maybe you were taking medication that caused you to perform poorly in a breathalyzer or field sobriety test, it’s still possible to get charged for driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), or in some states, driving while impaired. Being charged with a DUI or DWI is a serious charge that you should act quickly on to avoid potential jail time, hefty fines, a license suspension, and even termination from your current job. Finding the best DUI defense attorney will ensure that you receive a more favorable outcome.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

Employment discrimination is a serious matter. Victims of employment discrimination have the right to pursue legal action against their employers. Some individuals may think they are victims of employment discrimination, when in fact they are not. Employment laws vary state by state, and in Virginia there are many things to know regarding what is considered discrimination and what companies are governed by these rules.

While some of these laws may seem straightforward, if you think your employer is in violation and that you are a victim of employment discrimination it’s important to seek legal support. Don’t go at this alone. Contact Tesler and Werblood to be your employment discrimination attorney. We have handled numerous discrimination cases and will walk you through the entire legal process. Learn More!


WHY YOU SHOULD FIGHT YOUR TRAFFIC TICKET

Driving mistakes happen all the time, it’s a part of life as a driver. Some drivers have never been pulled over or ticketed, but many have and can attest to the hassle they present. Traffic tickets are pretty common and can result in a variety of penalties. Traffic violations include parking illegally, running a red light, speeding, driving under the influence or while intoxicated, brake light issues, illegal lane changes, and many more.
Sometimes you may think the violation you were accused of was unfair. You always have the option to fight your ticket, and with the help of the law offices of Tesler & Werblood in Northern Virginia, your penalty could get reduced or even dropped.

Tesler & Werblood is a competent team of lawyers in Falls Church, Virginia with decades of experience in family law, including cases of divorce and child custody. With our expertise to guide you, you are guaranteed to be listened to and supported throughout this tough process. Learn More!


CHILD CUSTODY IN VIRGINIA: WHAT OPTIONS DO WE HAVE?

In a divorce, usually the most pressing question on a parent’s mind is child custody. During this difficult time, fear of losing equal custody can heighten emotional stress already brought on by the divorce itself. To achieve a solution that works best for your family, it is important that you seek legal professionals to assist you with the case.

Don’t let one unfair penalty empty your wallet, add points to your drivers’ license, or increase your insurance rates. Tesler & Werblood located in Falls Church, Virginia employs highly experienced attorneys that will work to reduce or all together drop your traffic violation penalty. No matter the violation, you will be in good hands. Learn More!


EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION IN VIRGINIA: WHO GETS WHAT IN A DIVORCE?

Emotional stress aside, when going through a divorce there are a lot of logistics to keep track of.  It is not always easy to decide what property should belong to which party. In Virginia, courts follow the law of “equitable distribution,” meaning that in many divorces each spouse can expect a fifty-percent share in the marital property, but unlike in community property states, each may receive more or less than one-half.

If you are experiencing a divorce and find yourself unsure of how you and your spouse should share your property, it is in your best interest to appoint an experienced divorce lawyer to take the negotiation process off your hands. Tesler & Werblood are expert divorce attorneys in Falls Church, Virginia, and are prepared to help with even the trickiest cases. Learn More!


HOW DO YOU KNOW IT’S TIME TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY?

Many people struggle with money, no matter the age. Unfortunately, many also lack an understanding of their personal and/or company’s finances and end up in deep financial trouble.  Whether you are in severe debt or just late on a fee, money troubles can cause anxiety, and you may eventually have to consider filing for bankruptcy.

You shouldn’t have to deal with these severe financial problems alone, so attorneys such as those at Tesler and Werblood in Northern Virginia can help you decide the best path when filing for bankruptcy. These are some signs to watch for that may indicate that you need to consider filing for bankruptcy in Virginia. Learn more!