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3 Tips for Evaluating Police Misconduct Cases

October 29, 2018

Via: FindLaw

For many civil rights or personal injury practitioners, police misconduct cases can be a little bit mystifying. These are more than typical, rudimentary government tort claims involving negligence. The silver lining to these cases being so vehemently defended is that […]


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Should Your Business Offer ‘Pawternity Leave’?

October 23, 2018

Via: FindLaw

Companies often try to keep up with the competition when it comes to offering employee perks. After all, providing great benefits is key to attracting and retaining top talent. Many experts say that the days of offering on-campus benefits, like […]


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Can I Vote With a Green Card?

October 18, 2018

Via: FindLaw

Legal Permanent Residents (LPR), also knows as Green Card holders, are allowed many of the same rights as U.S. Citizens: access to public schools, a driver’s license, obtaining social security and Medicare benefits, and visas for spouses, just to name […]


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Is Drug Testing Employees Required in Legal States?

October 15, 2018

Via: Entrepreneur

If your company drug tests employees, now is a good time to evaluate how the expanding legalized use of marijuana will impact your policies and your business. More employees will inevitably test positive for marijuana. By taking time to evaluate […]


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10 Common Questions About Social Security

October 11, 2018

Via: Investopedia

The Social Security program was established in 1935 to provide retirement income to certain workers. It was later expanded to cover most of the U.S. workforce. Like many large, complex federal programs, it doesn’t get much love: Retirees, politicians and […]


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Can Municipalities Pass Right-to-Work Laws?

October 4, 2018

Via: FindLaw

So-called “right-to-work” laws prohibit companies and unions to enter security agreements that require all employees to become members of a union or require all members who benefit from the union contract to contribute to the costs of union representation. As […]


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What Constitutes Cruel and Unusual Punishment? A Legal Roundup

September 24, 2018

Via: FindLaw

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution clearly prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. But what it doesn’t clearly do is describe what punishments, exactly, are cruel and unusual. That’s been left up to the courts. And while one could argue that […]


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Can the International Criminal Court Punish Americans?

September 14, 2018

Via: FindLaw

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 […]


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What Are Prosecution Fees? Are They Legal?

September 12, 2018

Via: FindLaw

We all know there can be costs to breaking the law. You may have to pay a fine, or pony up for an attorney. You might have to pay some court costs, and, if you agree to community service or […]


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Top 5 Legal Insights to Avoid Age Discrimination

September 12, 2018

Via: FindLaw

Not everyone can retire when they want to. And these days, the workforce is getting older than ever. You may have noticed an increase in older applicants for positions at your small business. And while it may make business sense […]