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How Social Media May Affect Your Georgia Car Accident Claim
After being involved in a car accident, it isn’t uncommon for friends and family members to message you to find out if you are okay. You may be tempted to post an update on social media to let everyone know what is happening.  Unfortunately, this can backfire. If you plan to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, anything you post on social media can be used against you.  A smart way to avoid this situation is to avoid using social media completely until your accident case is settled. You can also ask your Georgia personal injury attorney about what you have to say before posting it.  While this is what you should do, it’s also important to understand how posting the wrong thing on social media may affect you.  The Types of Social Media Posts That May Hurt Your Accident Claim The other side (or at-fault party) can use any information that you post on social media and use it out of context against you. Even if you post a picture of something completely unrelated to the accident – like a photo of you walking your dog – it may be used to say that you are actually in good health or uninjured.  However, other types of posts will definitely hurt your case. These include: Apologizing: It is only natural to feel sympathy for everyone who was part of the accident. However, an insurance company may see your apology as an admission of fault. Conceding any level of fault: You may accidentally post information that implies you were partially or completely at fault, like that you missed a step and fell. If this happens, the other side may say you weren’t paying attention, so the accident and your injuries aren’t their faults.   Dismissing all or some of your injuries: If you want to prevent people from worrying about you, you may try to minimize how serious your injuries are on social media. However, the insurance company can use this to argue that you aren’t badly hurt.  Venting about the accident: You may want to vent your anger toward the driver that caused the accident. Doing this via social media may not benefit your case at all. The insurance company may say your claim is based on revenge or anger.  The Risks of Posting on Social Media After an Accident Even if you don’t think you are posting something that will impact your claim, insurance companies and defense attorneys may try to twist what you post to benefit them. For example, if you post something like “the other car appeared out of nowhere,” they may use this to say you weren’t paying attention and, therefore, you are partly at fault.  Also, if you post something that contradicts your statements, it can be extremely damaging to your case. Avoid any photos or videos of you staying active, traveling, and similar things during the accident claim.  Tips for Using Social Media After an Accident  After an accident, if you plan to continue using social media, some tips to help you avoid hurting your case include: Avoid oversharing Never accept a new friend or follow requests from someone you don’t know Refrain from posting anything until your case is closed (if possible) Never post photos or videos of you being active if you have stated your injuries have prevented you from working Avoid posting anything negative about the other people involved Contact a Personal Injury Attorney for Help Hiring a personal injury attorney to help with your accident claim is smart. During an active auto accident lawsuit, they can also provide practical advice about what you can and cannot post on social media. 
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Avoid labour and visa fraud when applying for a job in the UAE
UAE offers lucrative job offers, and ex-pats are highly enthusiastic about building a career and life in the UAE. The UAE’s ex-pat population constitutes almost ninety per cent of its total population, and ex-pats find that UAE offers them a peaceful and tax-free environment. Any person who wishes to come to the UAE in search of a job opportunity must be careful to conduct the necessary due diligence and ensure to follow the legal requisites.  Job offer letter: If a UAE based company /employer offers you a job opportunity, such Employer must first issue you an official offer letter as per the pre-requisites of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE). Such an offer letter, once signed by both the parties, constitutes a binding agreement between the parties, and the validity of the offer can be verified by the employee through the MOHRE website.  Employment visa: Once the job offer is signed by both parties, the Employer is required to issue an entry visa to the employee to enter the UAE and start his employment. The finalization of the employment visa  will be completed once the employee reaches the UAE and successfully passes the medical checks and procedures required for the visa process. It is important to note that it is specifically prohibited in the UAE for any person who is on a visit visa to work. Working under a visit or tourist visa can bring you penalties and deportation. It is also important to keep in mind that an employer is obligated to pay for the visa costs for an employee, and it is illegal that such cost is recovered from the employee at any given point. Employment Contract: The employee is also required to enter into a valid employment contract which would be based on the terms of the ‘job offer’ already signed between the parties. The Employer is not allowed to make any changes to the terms included in the job offer letter. The employee should enter into the labour contract after reviewing and understanding the various clauses. It is important to understand the terms about ‘probation period’, ‘notice period’, ‘nature of the employment -whether limited-term or unlimited term’ etc. The employment contract is entered into three counterparts, and the one copy is retained with the employee itself. Always complete due diligence checks before accepting any job offers. Learn more about the Employer by visiting their website details. You can also check their trade license details by accessing the ‘Unified Commercial Registration System’ maintained by the Ministry of the economy. It is always advisable to check the information on the company through various web resources such as ‘Google reviews’, ‘LinkedIn’, ‘Glassdoor’ and also speak with existing employees to verify credentials. Be careful about social media advertisements and hiring agencies that seek to charge you for the visa or employment offer itself, as both are against the UAE laws.
What will be the punishment for fake claims in court?
Submitting fake claims in the UAE can be subject to the provisions of the ‘false accusations’ under the UAE Penal Code. In this article, we will endeavour to discuss the concept of making fake claims or accusations under UAE law and it’s resultant punishments. The federal law no. 3 of 1987 and its amendments (the UAE Civil Code) defines the act of providing false reports to judicial or administrative authorities in the UAE as a punishable offence. The punishment can include imprisonment as well as fines. The significant factor checked by the UAE courts in false accusation crimes includes the aspect of ‘bad faith’. In addition, if a false accusation leads to another person being convicted, then the same penalty shall be applied to the fabricator. Article 276, states: Detention, a fine, or one of these two penalties shall be imposed upon any one who, in bad faith, gives a false report to judicial or administrative authorities concerning commission by a person of an act or omission which entails a criminal punishment or administrative disciplinary action, even if no criminal or disciplinary action follows, as well as anyone who, contrary to the truth, fabricates material evidences on the commission of a crime by a person, or caused legal proceedings to be taken against a person, knowing of his innocence. Detention or a fine shall apply to both cases if the fabricated crime is a felony; if the fabrication leads to a criminal judgment, the, fabricator shall be punished by the same penalty. Similarly, if a fake claim is based on forged documents, it invites punishments and penalties under forgery. Forgery is defined under the UAE laws as ‘an act that alters the reality of a written instrument in a manner so as to cause prejudice and with the intention of substituting the false alteration for the genuine document’. The punishment for forgery includes imprisonment for up to 10 years and fines. Article 216 of the UAE penal code states seven methods that are considered as committing the crime of forgery, and they include: * "To alter a genuine instrument, whether by adding, or removing or changing any of its written parts, numbers, marks or pictures. * To falsely sign or place a forged seal, or to alter a genuine signature, seal or imprint. * To obtain by surprise or by fraud the signature, seal or imprint of a person who ignores the contents of the instrument or who has not validly given his consent thereon. * To make falsely or imitate an instrument and attribute it to another person. * To fill a blank paper which is signed, sealed or imprinted, without the approval of the person who has signed, sealed or imprinted it. * To assume the name of another person or to substitute it in a document which has been prepared specifically to prove the identity of such other person. * A material alteration of writing with a deceitful and fraudulent intent, preventing therefore the genuine intent of the instrument from being achieved." Raising a fake claim in the UAE is treated as a felony in most instances and may invite punishments for more than one offence, as we discussed above. The UAE heavily relies on the good faith principle, and the legal requisite remains that any report of submission provided to the judicial authorities in the UAE should be based on good faith.
Can a cheque bounce after it has been cleared?
A returned cheque can invite both civil and criminal liabilities on an individual pursuant to the UAE laws. Therefore, it is very important, that UAE residents are well aware of the responsibilities in financial transactions including the potential risks. Federal Decree-Law No. (14) of 2020 Amending Certain Provisions of the Federal Law No. (18) of 1993 ‘Concerning the Commercial Transaction Law’ (‘New decree’), states that: Article (600): * Acceptance does not apply to cheques. Any wording of acceptance written on a cheque shall be null and void.  * The drawee of a cheque may initial the cheque for approval. Such approval shall confirm the availability of sufficient fund with drawee to pay the value of the cheque as on the date of initialing. The signature of drawee on the face of the cheque shall constitute an approval.  * The drawee may not reject the approval of the cheque if the drawer or bearer asks it to do so should the drawee have sufficient fund to partially or wholly pay the value of the cheque. * The drawee shall freeze with it and under its liability the required fund to pay the value of approved cheque, or the remaining amount of a partially paid approved cheque, for the benefit of the bearer until the expiry date of submitting the cheque for payment. Further pursuant to Article 617(3): The drawee shall report the details of the account holder to the Central Bank, in accordance with the rules and regulations issued by the Central Bank, in any of the following cases: * Where no sufficient, existing and usable fund for the payment of the value of cheque is available at the date of its maturity, * Where the drawer, after issuing the cheque, withdraw all the fund for payment so it is not possible to pay its value, or * Where the drawee partially pay the value of the cheque in accordance with (2) of this Article. The amended provisions thus impose criminal penalty on the following offences: * Cheque falsification; * Cheque forgery; * Ordering the Bank not to pay the cheque amount; and * Withdrawing the account balance prior the date of the cheque to prevent encashment. Under the new provisions if a cheque is submitted for clearing and post the same if the drawee withdraws the account balance to prevent the encashment of the cheque it would invite penalty. The new decree is proposed to be in effect from January 2022 onwards and imposes a criminal penalty of 10% of the cheque value for bounced cheque matters on the issuer of the cheque and subject to a minimum penalty charge amount of Aed 5000 and a maximum penalty charge amount of no more than twice the cheque value.
What are the general commercial liability policies in the UAE?
Commercial general liability (“CGL”) policies are a norm in the UAE. A CGL policy usually provides comprehensive liability coverage by encompassing different liability coverage under the same head, such a property coverage, personal injury coverage, medical coverage etc. A CGL policy thus endeavors to cover the various liabilities arising from operations, premises, products of a business under one policy. The broadheads covered under a commercial liability policy in the UAE includes: Property Damage: A CGL policy will cover the instances wherein property damage is caused to another person or company on account of your business operations. The Federal Law No. (5) of 1985 On the Civil Transactions Law of the United Arab Emirates (the “UAE civil code”) defines property as ‘an object or right that has a negotiable value’. A broader description is also provided for ‘property’ under Article 97 of the UAE civil code, which states that, ‘Anything that may be subject to physical or legal possession, maybe exploited lawfully and is not by nature or by law non-negotiable, can constitute the subject matter or proprietary rights. Pursuant to the UAE civil code, any person who damages or destroys the property of another is required to compensate the same, and pay an equivalent value (ref: Article 300). Personal and Advertising Injury: A CGL policy will cover your business against claims arising for instances of slander, libel, malicious prosecution, wrongful eviction etc. Article 293 of the UAE civil code recognizes the concept of ‘moral damages’ and states that: “i) Damages shall include moral damages. Shall be considered moral damages, trespassing against others in their freedom, honor, dignity reputation social standing or financial position; ii) Spouses and closet relatives of the family may be adjudged damages for the moral prejudice sustained by them as a result of the death of the injured. iii) Recovery of moral damages is not transferable to others unless its amount is fixed by agreement or a final court judgment”. Bodily Injury: A CGL policy coverage protects you from damages arising out of bodily injury caused to other people or from damages caused to third-party property. Article 299 of the UAE civil code recognizes the concept of compensation for personal injury and states that ‘Damages are compulsory due for prejudice to the person. Unless otherwise agreed between the parties, either blood money or compensation for defect of sold value, in cases they are due, may not be added to damages’. A key difference between different types of CGL policy is the concept of how claims can be raised. For example, a “claim-based policy” allows for claims to be raised during the policy terms regardless of when the underlying claim event occurred. However, on the other hand, a “occurrence policy” strictly goes by the concept of when the claim event occurred and stipulates to honour the claim only if the underlying claim event occurred during the policy term. It is usually seen that CGL policies in the UAE are mostly occurrence-based policies. It is important to note that, even though the CGL policy constitutes a very comprehensive policy, it might still not cover all the risks and liabilities connected to a business. It is therefore advisable to conduct a detailed study to ensure that commercial liabilities unique to the business are identified and covered. Suppose the standard CGL policy is seen to lack in its liability coverage. In that case, ‘excess liability coverage’ can be purchased in addition to cover the claims that either exceeds the limit or are not part of the standard CGL policy. For example, a standard CGL policy may exclude from its purview the commercial liability coverage for product recalls or computer-related losses etc. A medical payment coverage may also be added into a CGL policy in order to cover third-party bodily injuries at a higher limit, regardless of the business’s liability or negligence in the incident.
How to Make Sure Your W2 Employment Verification is Correct
The W2 is one of the most important tax documents you will receive. It is a summary of your earnings and withholding for the year, and it is used to verify your employment when you apply for loans, mortgages, and other financial products. Make sure your W2 is correct by following these tips. A W-2 form is required by the IRS for all employees who have earned income, including wages, bonuses, commissions, tips, etc. How to Check If Your W2 Is Correct Ever wondered how to check if your W2 is correct? Learn how to make sure your W2 verification is correct, so you can start taking wages right away. headline What is a W2 Form? A W-2 form is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) required form that is used to report income for employees. W-2 forms are used to file income taxes and receive benefits, allowances, and withholdings. All W-2 forms must have the employer identification number (EIN) of the employer or business. The Importance of W2 Employment Verification Many people think that if they have been working in a job for a year, they should automatically get a W2 form from their employer. However, what many people do not know is that it is essential to make sure that you have w2 employment verification so that you can start your business. When you have w2 employment verification, you will be able to hire employees and deduct them from your taxes, which will help you out a lot when you are starting out. How to Verify a W2 Have you filed your W2 information? If not, it is time to verify your name and address with the IRS. The type of verifying form depends on whether you are self-employed or an employer. For verification purposes, a W2 is needed if you: - Earn above $ novelty and taxes alone (self-employed) - Are employed by a corporation, partnership, or other entity (employer). A W2 form will also be necessary if you want to hire employees and deduct them from your taxes. For example, if you are a contractor that works for yourself, you will need a W2 from your employer to show that you have been working and earning money. If you are an employee working for a corporation, you will need a W-2 from your employer to verify that you have been employed. If you do not have a form, you will not be able to verify your employment. In this case, it is best to just keep quiet and not take any deductions for income or expenses. If you are unsure of whether you have a W-2 form from your employer, you can request one from the IRS. What Was an IRS Verification Code? The IRS created an intrunion for the verification of employment identification numbers (EINs). An EIN is also known as a taxpayer identification number. It is important to use the correct EIN when filing your tax returns because the incorrect EIN could be used by identity thieves to Claim Tax Refunds and ensuing mole Hillery. Check here W2 verification test How to Make Sure Your W2 Is Correct Before you hire someone for work-related purposes, you should make sure their W2 information is correct. In today’s world, with the hustle and bustle of life, it can be easy to forget about the most important detail of a person’s employment: their W2 identification number. Yet, this piece of information is key to verifying an individual’s identity. This verification serves as an auditing procedure to ensure a person is who they say they are. If. After you’ve filled out the W-2 information for an employee, you can use the IRS verification code located at the bottom of the W-2 form to check the EIN against the IRS list of coding systems. If you want to hire employees and deduct them from your taxes, you will need a W2 form. Make sure your W2 is correct by following these tips. Visit for more: Internettaxconnection.com