Author: Leigh Raper


Leigh Raper has a degree in English Literature from the University of Miami and a JD from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she concentrated on Contracts, Entertainment Law, and Labor Relations. She received her MFA at the UCR-Palm Desert program for Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts.

How to implement a bring your pet to work policy

Although the CEO’s corgi does provide an adorable office mascot, it’s a good idea for a company to first implement an appropriate, respectful pet policy before foisting any creatures on the employees. Here’s some background on what works and doesn’t work.

Building a new home? Be sure to follow the law

Once financing has been obtained, it’s time to get down to the business of actually building the house. Your state’s Attorney General’s office, easily discoverable online, is responsible for handling complaints about contractors, so it’s the perfect place to start in researching potential candidates.

Should you get married for the tax break?

While “for the tax break” isn’t the most romantic reason to get married, it should nevertheless be near the top of the list—for some couples, anyway. Depending on your situation, the tax break (or so-called “marriage bonus”) is a perk of wedded bliss.

Do Americans still believe in free speech?

Results from a global survey conducted by Pew Research in 2015 shows that 40 percent of millennials (those born between 1981 and 2000) in the United States felt that the “government should be able to prevent people publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups.”