The winter holidays can be a magical time for children, but they can be fraught with emotional baggage and logistical challenges for parents who are sharing custody or visitation of their children. Misunderstandings or conflict about how children are spending their holidays can make the season unnecessarily stressful for both parents and children. Navigating the […]
Both Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart are being sued by a 20-year-old Oregonian who claims the stores engaged in age discrimination by refusing to sell him a rifle.
In 1996, Congress passed a rider, called the Dickey amendment, to the annual federal spending bill that prohibited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from spending money on research that may be used to “advocate or promote gun control.” Now some are calling for its repeal.
A civil penalty is a fine that the state assesses against a person to compensate for some harm.
For many Americans, the image of underage marriage is a child bride in an undeveloped country forced into marriage by family and tradition. The truth is closer to home: Only three states, New York, Texas, and Virginia, outlaw marriage for minors under the age of 17.
By restricting the flow of information between local law enforcement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, California’s new “sanctuary state” law is designed to protect people without a criminal record who do not have legal U.S. residency.
Cities across the country are wrestling with how to regulate short-term rental platforms like AirBnB and VRBO in order to balance their housing needs and the financial opportunities for the government and for individuals. For its part, Seattle has just passed an ordinance, effective January 1, 2019, that requires a city license for short-term vacation rentals.
It’s important for anyone who believes they have been sexually harassed, or who has been accused of harassment, to know their options for dealing with the situation, both at the workplace and in the legal system.
National Entrepreneur’s Day is November 21st, just in time for us all to take a moment of appreciation for the hard work and courage it takes to build a business, before the chaos of the holiday season truly sets in. Successful entrepreneurs know that covering their legal bases is an important part of helping their […]
From hurricanes in the East to wildfires in the West, the past few months have seen an on-going slew of natural disasters in the United States. Fires and floods don’t care whether a property is inhabited by owners or renters. However, most states have laws that address how landlords and tenants deal with a rental […]