Meeting at Governor’s Office to Provide a Voice for Asian Americans

Last week Mr. Kim, Mr Blanco, Mr. Xiong and Mr. Ramos all met with Governor Deal’s office regarding opposition to proposed legislation SB-7, HB-72, HB-87 and SB-40.  These bills send the wrong message to the local and global business community in Georgia.  Additionally, these bills do not solve or further the federal immigration reform movement but rather disproportionately impact legal immigrants and business owners.  Other business community leaders have expressed similar views.               Mr. Travis Kim, President, Georgia Korean Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Willy Blanco, President, Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia (PACCGA); Mr. Abraham Xiong, President, Government Contractors Association; Mr. Bryan Ramos, Ramos Law Firm...

Our Office Has Moved!

We’re happy to announce that we have moved…but not far.  We are now located at 4 Lenox Pointe, Atlanta, Georgia.  All phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.

Truck Driver Injured While Driving

Employees of trucking companies generally enjoy the same rights as other employees when it comes to workers’ compensation. The exception is the “owner-operator”. These owner-operators are specifically excluded from the Workers’ Compensation Act. The statute provides that these commercial truck owner-operators are independent contractors. HOWEVER, the employees of the owner-operators do not fall under this exclusion and may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In other words, if you are an employee of an owner-operator who leased his services to another trucking company, and you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to income and medical benefits. This is true regardless of fault, but presuming the accident was not willfully caused by the employee and it happened on the trucking job. The classification and determination of whether you are an owner-operator or employee of one can be complicated. If you have been injured in any trucking accident and need some clarification as to what your options are, please contact the Ramos Law Firm at (404) 355-3431 for your free...