From wearing masks to avoiding crowds, we’ve made significant life changes to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Through this effort, we’ve sacrificed several traditions we once took for granted. These include everything from Easter church services to Independence Day parades.   Next up? Halloween. While factors such as costume-based masks and outdoor trick-or-treating…

When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency in March, most lawmakers and employers took extra precautions. Workplaces were shut down and employees were asked to work from home.    Nine months later, more than 180,000 American deaths have been tied to the novel coronavirus and the economy is still struggling. Employers want to…

Avvo 1-on-1 is a new Avvo question-and-answer article series featuring candid interviews with attorneys in various specific fields of law.  The goal of this series is to humanize intimidating law topics for the everyday person through stories, anecdotes, and other real-life experiences shared by attorneys.    Our next installment features an employment attorney, Justin Peters. Peters represents employers…

Vacations look a lot different in the COVID era. We’ve swapped international travel for local adventures and airplanes for SUVs.   The hotel room also appears to be on the way out, with travelers instead opting for RVs. These moving accommodations deliver both increased convenience and much-needed peace of mind. They allow vacationers to bypass…

In our effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, we’ve sacrificed many rituals we once took for granted. From work and school to grocery shopping; few aspects of our lives look like they did at the beginning of 2020. These changes are controversial enough as is, but two particular activities have sparked even more pushback:…

Concerns over martial law arrived early on in the COVID pandemic. At first, these largely revolved around quarantine efforts. At the time, many people worried about the potential for the military or federal government to take over the pandemic response.    Since then, George Floyd’s death and the related civil unrest have shifted the public…

The 2020 election will be unprecedented. It will occur during a pandemic, and traditional in-person voting will likely remain unsafe for  much of the public come November.  Mail-in voting presents a viable solution, but with concerns ranging from fraud to issues with the postal service, the system is far from problem free. When it comes…

No U.S. presidential election has ever been delayed. Americans voted at the appointed time during the Civil War, the 1918 influenza pandemic, the Great Depression, and every other crisis that the nation has weathered since its founding. Despite that, President Trump suggested delaying the 2020 election in a July 30 tweet. The president’s proposal was…

What is a contract?  A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. Each contract explains the rights and responsibilities of the parties, including payment, obligations, and methods for dispute resolution.    Most agreements also contain provisions regarding contract cancellation. However, you may be able to terminate a contract based on factors…

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