Tag: rights

Know Your Rights

Should Housing Be a Right?

July 27, 2021

Via: FindLaw

The Sacramento City Council is strongly considering passage of the nation’s first “right to housing” measure. What would that mean? And what might be the broader impact if more cities, and even states, proclaim housing to be a human right? […]

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Guide to Finance for LGBTQ+ Americans

May 18, 2021

Via: Investopedia

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people have seen many historical, societal, and legal changes in recent years that grant them more equality and protection. Despite these advancements, they still face many unique challenges, including financial ones. Whether it […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

NLRB Reinforces Right to Wear Union Insignia, Discuss Unions

February 19, 2021


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently upheld workers’ right to wear union symbols and discuss union matters in the workplace, with certain exceptions. Employers may not impose broad bans on union insignia except under “special circumstances,” the NLRB ruled […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

New Virginia Privacy Bill

February 16, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Any day now, Virginia will likely become the second state, behind California, to adopt a GDPR-inspired comprehensive data protection law for Virginia residents. What are the main points covered by Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”)? Like Europe’s GDPR and […]

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Biden signs four executive actions in pursuit of racial equity

January 27, 2021

Via: Jurist

US President Joe Biden signed four executive actions Tuesday aimed at addressing systemic racism and enhancing racial equity. Building on last Wednesday’s executive order, which introduced his administration’s plans to pursue racial equity, Biden first disavowed discrimination against the Asian […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

A Guide to the New FMLA Forms

August 17, 2020


The Department of Labor (DOL) revised Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms this summer, resulting in extensive changes that require more specific information in notices and medical certifications. The use of the forms is optional; employers can still create […]

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Is Your New Business Idea Patentable?

March 31, 2017

Via: Entrepreneur

Congratulations — you came up with a great idea or designed a new invention! Now you may be wondering, “should I file for a patent?” Filing for a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is a great way to […]

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How should the United States balance border security and human rights?

November 18, 2016

Via: ABA Journal

Concerns about national security have driven much of our recent immigration policy—and many of the discussions taking place in the current U.S. presidential election. But how do policymakers balance those concerns with the rights of American citizens and the human […]

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Tips for Pursuing Public Interest Law

February 26, 2016

Via: FindLaw

The public has few benefactors and it needs dedicated humanitarian-types like you to represent the interests of individuals. It’s important for quality lawyers to fight for the cause of civil rights. Although nobody goes into public interest law to get rich, there are […]

Employment & Labor

Do Employee Perks Matter for Law Firms?

February 9, 2016

Via: FindLaw

According to data by Glassdoor, 3 out of 5 employees rate the employer’s perks as being a top consideration before accepting a job. So why should lawyers be any different? Law firms aren’t really known for being overly generous or […]