In the United States, we enjoy all kinds of foods grown on American soil and all around the world. And while our choices might seem endless, you may not realize there are many foods from other parts of the world that have been banned.  Foods are banned for different reasons, including potential health risks, protecting…

Books have been banned for various reasons throughout history. While you might think that it doesn’t happen anymore, the truth is numerous books are still challenged and banned in schools and libraries throughout the United States. Back in 1982, so many books were being challenged that several organizations around the country came together to start…

As we speed toward the end of the year, we’re facing the end of several federal programs designed to provide financial relief to businesses affected by COVID-19. One of these laws, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), will expire on December 31, 2020.  Overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act The FFCRA reimburses…

The COVID-19 pandemic (also often referred to as the coronavirus pandemic) has changed a lot about how businesses operate. Maintaining a safe environment for employees, as well as any customers who walk through the door, is vital. To help, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidelines for employers to help protect their…

It’s late March, and you really want a drink. You can’t go to the bar — it’s illegal — so you invite a few friends over to try your homebrew.   Here’s the catch, though — it’s not 2020.    It’s 1920. And the problem isn’t COVID-19, it’s Prohibition.   On January 17, 1920, it…

The November election is just a few weeks away. Many states across the country have changed their voting policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that citizens can cast their ballots safely. While many people are still expected to head to the polls on November 3, it’s estimated that more Americans than ever before will…

Alcohol and the law rarely mix. One wrong move and you could end up charged with public intoxication or disorderly conduct — potentially even driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) — if you don’t give a trusted friend your keys.   Drinking to excess is definitely asking for trouble, but what…