In January 2019, BuzzFeed laid off more than 200 workers across the nation. The way they approached the layoffs infuriated many of the workers and shined a new spotlight on paid time off laws in the U.S.   BuzzFeed Has the Law on Its Side Paid time off (PTO) statutes differ dramatically from one state…

While law enforcement officers are more diligent than ever about collecting forensic evidence in rape investigations, they often still lack the financial resources to ensure rape kits are tested in a timely fashion. According to some estimates, hundreds of thousands of untested kits remain in police and crime lab storage facilities nationwide. This means that…

Like email spam, telemarketer and scam phone calls are such routine and ubiquitous elements of modern life it’s easy to forget that most of those phone calls are illegal. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, passed in 1991, banned unsolicited robocalls. The proliferation of cell phones and major changes to telephone infrastructure in the intervening years…

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The long arm of the law meets the eye in the sky. The Franklin County Sheriff’s office in southern Washington announced it has two new “officers” on the force: drones with thermal imaging cameras. And they couldn’t be more fired up about it. “It’s really amazing the kind of technology you can get these days,”…

Taxes – a necessary evil, of course; but one that may be (slightly) easier to deal with in 2019 thanks to major updates to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Early on, the current administration announced an overhaul to the federal taxation system, something not seen in three decades. Important changes to the IRC include an…

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