Thanks to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay after 40 hours of work in a workweek. This act also safeguards employees through baseline standards for minimum wage, and full-time and part-time status. Through a principle called “narrow construction,” employees have had a presumption of non-exempt status (eligibility for…

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), originally passed in 1994, is set to expire at the end of September. Thousands of women will be left vulnerable, and crisis centers will lose valuable funding, unless the House takes action. But time is of the essence, and there are only four working days left for the House…

Sheriff’s deputies and police officers have long been a presence in schools, in case things get out of hand. Recently, school administrators and resource officers have taken things a bit further, conducting so-called “scared straight” programs under which misbehaving students are exposed to jails or prisons as an effort to convince them to change their…

Most people arrested for a DUI are begging to have their bail established and posted as soon as humanly possible to get out of jail, the holding cell, or “the drunk tank.” But what if you aren’t in a hurry, or what if you don’t have the bail money, and aren’t feeling too good about…

The summer months are typically associated with vacations, outdoor activities, and a much-needed break from school. Unfortunately, research shows that dog bites also occur more often in the summer, and that young children are at the highest risk. Many factors, ranging from hot weather to stress at home, can influence a dog’s behavior and create…

Consider the following quote from National Security Adviser and former United Nations ambassador John Bolton: “We will respond against the ICC [International Criminal Court] and its personnel to the extent permitted by U.S. law. We will ban its judges and prosecutors from entering the United States. We will sanction their funds in the U.S. financial…

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