Barbara Kate Repa

Barbara Kate Repa, a lawyer and journalist, wrote and edited for Nolo from 1988 to 2010—specializing in workplace rights, estate planning, and end-of-life issues. She worked on Nolo's Quicken WillMaker Plus software and is the coauthor of Your Rights in the Workplace. She currently works as a legal expert on aging, healthcare, and end-of-life issues.


Articles By Barbara Kate Repa

If Your Wages Are Garnished: Your Rights
Your wages can be garnished if you owe child support, alimony, student loans, or back taxes, or a court judgment has been entered against you.
State Laws on Older Drivers
For many older people, and their loved ones, determining when they are no longer safe on the road is a difficult and heart wrenching process. But ignoring the issue can be dangerous. Elders should carefully monitor their physical changes and make sure any changes don't inhibit their driving ability. Family and friends can also watch for signs that indicate an older person should not be driving.
Filing an Unemployment Claim
Learn how -- and where -- to file your claim for unemployment benefits.
Filing an EEOC Charge of Discrimination
Learn how to assert your right to work free of discrimination and harassment.
Hiring a Lawyer for an Employment Issue
Get some tips on finding and working with an employment lawyer.
Wrongful Termination: Was Your Firing Illegal?
If you've been fired from your job, do you have grounds to challenge the termination?
Wrongful Termination: Gathering Documentation
If you lose your job, protect your legal rights with documentation.
Social Security Retirement Benefits
Eligibility, amount, taxation, and timing of Social Security retirement benefits.
Arbitration Pros and Cons
Whether you've signed a contract with mandatory arbitration language buried within or are considering arbitration as an alternative to litigation, it pays to learn the pros and cons of arbitration.
Medicare Coverage of Hospice Care
If you are considering hospice care for yourself or a loved one, take the time to learn what it is, how to qualify and pay for it, and how to find hospice care services.