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Quick Tips on Reducing Fossil Fuel Use

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019

One of the biggest issues facing drivers today is their carbon footprint. Many drivers worry about their use of natural gas and oil. If you’re worried about your impact on the environment, check out these tips on how to cut back on your use of gas. You won’t only be saving the environment, you’ll be doing your wallet a favor!

  • Carpool

Sharing your car with just one person can halve the total gas used doing your commute to work because that is one less car out on the road. Now, most cars comfortably fit four or five people, so a carefully-planned carpool can dramatically slash the amount of gas used over time. If you’re one of the people being picked up on the way to work, don’t forget to chip in a couple of bucks for gas! The driver will thank you.

Also, if everyone has their own car, they can take turns on whose car to use; this can increase the life of everyone’s car over time. One thing to consider when carpooling is the other cars on the road. If you’re picking someone up in another part of town, you may not know the habits of the drivers around you.

If you get in an accident during your efforts to carpool, a firm like Hammack Law Firm can help assess the situation and help get your bills paid for. Don’t let a collision stop you from your efforts to save the planet. Once you’ve gotten the settlement you deserve you can get your car fixed and hop right back into the swing of things!

  • Use public transport

When available, public transport is a valuable asset to an urban environment. If you can, take the short walk to the nearest bus stop and forego the car altogether. Even if you only do this twice a week, you’re still making a big difference.

Many bus stops are becoming more accessible to those with disabilities- a barrier that has historically made it more difficult for some to ride. These changes are helping to make it easier for everyone to get around their town.

  • Switch to a hybrid

Okay, so this one is admittedly much more expensive up front. In the long haul, though, it will save a ton of money on gas when you consider the costs that come with a low-mileage truck. There are also some hidden benefits of driving a hybrid. Because they’re rising in popularity, you won’t have a hard time selling your car if you ever need to.

Of course, you probably wouldn’t want to sell it after you see how much money you’re saving on fuel! Not only will you save money, but you’ll also save the environment. Hybrids are much more efficient than the average car and that means less gas is wasted during a drive. Lighter engines and regenerative battery capabilities also factor in to help keep the air a little bit cleaner.

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Tree Maintenance on Commercial Property

Posted by on Feb 3, 2019

I recently bought my first commercial building! I’ve been in the real estate business for some time. I’ve bought, sold, and rented apartments and condos all over the country. I love my work. Looking at different markets and finding homes for clients is what I do best. The move to a commercial site was a huge leap for me. I’m finally making the jump from residential to commercial properties. With this leap comes a whole new set of things to consider. Now, instead of thinking about the needs of just one person, I’m thinking about the needs of a whole company, and several companies at a time. This means I’m hiring lots of different services to care for the building. I have a front-desk concierge service to help patrons and provide a front line of security. I have a cleaning service that goes through the building at night and cleans up. I have a repair service that all the companies in my building can call to get a handyman out in case anything breaks during the day. I also have a couple IT guys that are on call in case a company needs technical help with any of the office equipment.

Recently one of the executives at my building pointed out to me that the trees outside were flaking and beginning to wither. He said I needed to do something about that. It’s an aspect of commercial property ownership I had not considered before. Of course, the companies in my building want the landscaping to be pristine. They have potential clients and new hires coming in and they want the building to make a great first impression.

I was researching on what the problem could be and I found out about borers on the Hamlin Tree Care, Inc website. Hamlin Tree Care is a landscaping service that handles residential and commercial properties alike. They have the knowledge to spot and treat lots of different tree pests without causing any extra damage to trees.

Borers are insects that burrow into trees for food and shelter. That explains the small holes I’ve seen on my tree trunks, as well as the flaking bark across the trees. I don’t have the expertise to get rid of these pests on my own. I could throw chemicals at the problem, but I don’t want to damage the tree or any of the surrounding greenery. I’ll probably end up getting a tree care provider to handle the situation. I want to get rid of the borers. But even more than that, I want to hire someone that can give me advice on how to protect my trees and care for them so that they do not become infested again.

This is an aspect to commercial building ownership that I had never even considered in the past. When I rented and owned condos, the building owners took care of all of that. It was much the same situation with an apartment. I never dealt with individual home real estate because I live in a big compact city and there’s not a ton of neighborhoods until you get into the suburbs. But now that I’m entering the world of commercial property, I’m learning all about how to keep my premises attractive and maintained.

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Common Myths About Wrongful Termination Claims

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018

Employers have the responsibility to act appropriately in the workplace, just like their employees. Wrongful termination includes a lot of different actions, and the law protects employees from becoming victims of abusive power. Things such as discrimination, refusing to commit a crime for your employer, and whistleblowing are all instances where an employee may have been fired as an act of retaliation. When this happens, they should bring forth a wrongful termination lawsuit against their former employer.

Although employees may clearly perceive the illegal intentions of their employers to wrongfully terminate out of vengeance, it can be difficult to prove in court. Wrongful termination is a difficult claim to prove, and the court battle can be incredibly complex. Because these cases can be complicated, even for the counsels and the court, sometime myths arise about when it is wise to bring forth an employment lawsuit and when it is best to let it go.

Myth: You Can Only Sue If You Were Discriminated Against

Wrongful termination is about more than just discrimination, and the law includes the employer’s unlawful conduct in several different areas. If the violation involved public policy claims, the lawsuit can be based on the victim’s rights because the employer abused them. Many claims for wrongful termination involve retaliatory acts, which do not include discriminatory actions. For example, individuals who were fired after participating in a government investigation, calling attention to illegal acts the company was committing, or violating collective bargaining agreements may bring forth a wrongful termination lawsuit against their former employer.

Myth: Independent Contractors Cannot Bring Forth a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Some employers offer their employees at-will status, similar to independent contractors. While truly independent contractors are more limited with wrongful termination lawsuits than these classified employees, the law still protects them from malicious acts of termination. At-will employees may have the same types of protection as hourly or salaried employees.

Myth: If You Quit, You Forfeit Your Rights to Seek Damages

Employees who are forced to quit because of a hostile work environment can still bring forth wrongful termination lawsuits. Other instances that may force an employee to quit through constructive discharge may be dangerous or intolerable employer practices. If the employer asked or forced to resign, to save face or in disgrace, they still have the right to seek damages for the employer’s wrongful reasoning.

Myth: You Will Never Be Able to Prove Wrongful Termination

Many people doubt that their attorneys can do anything about their wrongful termination because they themselves are unsure how to move forward. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney will be able to assist you every step of the way, and they will have the ability to assist you with proving your claim. The best thing you can do is get into contact with a qualified law firm that specializes in wrongful termination and share the details surrounding your termination. They will be able to guide you towards making the best decision that is in your best interest.

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