Long holiday weekends are a great time to see family and friends, and enjoy the presence of loved ones at barbeques, bonfires, and cocktail parties. But these happy occasions can turn from great times to tragic ones with a single bad decision. Too often, someone leaves the party thinking they’re okay to drive after they’ve…

As you may know, the Bill of Rights encompasses the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution. These are considered to be among the essential freedoms guaranteed to every American, so they’re always valid—even during the zombie apocalypse. The dead could rise from their graves at any moment, so it’s important to be prepared. Read…

10 laws that can spoil your Halloween   Halloween is a holiday that gives license to kids and adults alike to get silly and strange. But in some places, the law doesn’t want you going too far with your Halloween celebrations. From a ban on Silly String to outlawing trick-or-treating on Sundays, here are some…

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) takes place every October, so it’s a good time to place a spotlight on the contributions that workers with disabilities can make to the workforce and highlight the requirements of workplace inclusivity.   Employers must provide employees with inclusive workplaces that are free from discrimination, intimidation, and harassment. Without proper…

In today’s legal climate, parental rights cases are increasingly evolving across a spectrum of niche areas, including paternity, parental fitness, third-party visitation and cases involving children in foster care.   A proposed Constitutional amendment on the horizon will formally be conferring the highest honor upon the oldest familial tie. Moreover, the definition of “parent” continues…

Juggling a career and family is a fact of life for 73% of women with children. Working mothers make up the majority of female employees (roughly half of all U.S. workers). Women are still penalized in the workplace for having children. This “motherhood penalty” is not just a matter of perception, nor is it isolated incidents…

Six months after being signed into New York state law, the one-year look-back period provision of the Child Victims Act finally went into effect on August 14, 2019. The new legislation extends the New York statute of limitations for child sex abuse survivors to file claims against private or public institutions responsible for past abuse…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to curtail predatory and unfair lending practices through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The CFPB made great strides toward helping Americans avoid the costs of dishonest bank misconduct. The average consumer, however, must still be alert to sneaky fees, unscrupulous debt…

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