May 2017 Newsletter
In this edition of our newsletter, we will be providing an introduction to the range of Business Law issues that an experienced attorney can assist with, including LLC formation, before investigating a case involving a trucker who refused to text and drive at work.
We talk with Martha Olund, the woman behind the front desk, who tells us what she likes about working at the Piatchek Law Firm. Also included are resources and information about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve through a Personal Injury case.
Business Law: In the Event You Find Yourself in the Midst of Litigation, We Can Help With All Types of Business Law Issues
In addition to business formation, our attorneys are also available to help with other business matters, such as creating and reviewing contracts, estate planning for business owners, providing counsel when buying or selling a business, assistance when dissolving a business, commercial leasing advice, and more.
Staff Spotlight: Meet Martha Olund, Legal Assistant
At The Piatchek Law Firm, our reputation for excellent customer service would not be possible without our friendly and hardworking staff. In this newsletter series featuring members of our management and support staff, we’re happy to introduce Martha, the first face many clients will see when they walk through our doors.
Martha was born in Columbus, Georgia and she has since been living in the Springfield, MO area for over twenty-two years.
When asked what she likes most about working in our office, Martha says,
“I like listening to our clients, and I especially enjoy learning about their lives and their families; it makes me feel that I can be a part of their lives while they are here.”
Personal Injury and Workers Compensation — Free Consultations
- Auto Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Slip and Fall
- Car and Motorcycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Driver Negligence
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Road Defects
- Semi-Tractor Trucking Accidents
- Truck Driver Negligence
- Mechanical Defect
- Employer Negligence
- No-Zone Accidents
- Work Place Accidents
Can This Trucker Lose His Job For NOT Texting While Driving?
In San Diego, CA a man has filed a lawsuit against his employer for Wrongful Termination. Ironically, the man who works as a safety officer believes that he was fired for NOT texting while driving at work, as some of the other drivers allegedly do.
Texting and driving is dangerous, and illegal in most states. It makes sense that the safety officer would call out this precarious practice. The company states that it has a strict “no texting while driving” policy, but the story becomes more interesting when the safety officer is fired just a week after filing a complaint with HR about being scolded for refusing to reply to text messages while driving.
Typically, employees are protected by the law when it comes to refusing to perform illegal acts at their employer’s request. There could even be additional whistle blower protections that come into play during this case. Regardless, we’d all like to see more eyes on the road.