These Unlawful HR Practices Can Have Damaging Consequences

Labor laws can be complicated, partially because different states and municipalities have their own laws for what an employer can and cannot do. If you are a student or a job seeker, you need to know your rights so you can detect unlawful activity. For HR professionals, you need to be aware of unlawful practices and put a stop...

The Quick List of Prisoners’ Rights

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According to the US Bureau of Justice, over 2 million adults are currently detained in the country’s prisons. And the more people we have incarcerated, the higher we see statistics of inmate abuse and prison neglect. Criminals do not give up all of their rights when they become imprisoned — they actually have several rights to protect them from...

Security Laws You Should Know About

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Protecting your home and family is more than a responsibility — it is your right as a citizen. Fortunately, modern technology makes keeping your home and family safe more effective and convenient than ever before. There are safeguards for securing firearms, reinforcements for doors and locks, and, of course, security systems. But in order to utilize these resources, however,...

Are Plea Bargains Really Worth the Cost?

If you are facing criminal charges, you might have heard about the option of working with an attorney and attempting to make a plea bargain with the prosecutor. If you are wondering if this might be the right option for you, consider these benefits of doing so. Reduce the Consequences For one thing, you should know that in many cases, defense...

Are We on the Edge of Another Mortgage Crisis?

Real Estate Investors be advised. The US housing market may be in for another mortgage crisis on the level of that ten years ago. Or maybe not. Different sources claim different opinions, and both deserve exploration. So, without further ado: The 2017 (Or Not) Mortgage Bubble.   A History Lesson A number of financial factors caused the infamous 2008 Housing Crisis in...

5 Effective (but Unpleasant) Ways to Fix Social Security

Each year a projection is made by the trustee for the Social Security Trust Fund that uses past data to estimate when the promised benefits will no longer be able to be paid in full. The precise year changes, but it is widely believed that an accurate time frame for such to occur is between the years 2029 –...

Felons Need Not Apply: How a Felony Conviction Can Hurt Career Aspects

A felony conviction can change your life forever. Most companies do background checks, and a felony can stand in your way of a rewarding career. Here are six ways that a felony conviction can upset your career plans: It can prevent licensing There are a lot of professions that require a license. Attorneys are one example. If you have a felony...

5 Requirements for Legally-Justified Self-Defense

Self-defense is a tricky area because law enforcement tries to abide by the rights of both parties. A person does have the right to defend himself or herself in certain situations, but in others, it is against the law. The following are five of the requirements that a person must meet before his or her act of self-defense can...

Are Duty-to-Retreat Laws Fair?

Currently, only 17 states require would-be victims of violent crime to retreat before using force in self-defense. In its most basic form, these laws state that if you are threatened with deadly force you are not allowed to use force in self defense unless all other options (namely retreat) are unavailable. Rather than fight, you have to retreat to...

Free Speech Cuts Both Ways

There was a time when yelling “fire” in a crowded theater was the only form of speech not protected by the first amendment. Free speech sits right there next to freedom of religion, the freedom to peacefully assemble and a free press as among our most inalienable rights. Recently, however, many believe our first amendment rights have come under...

Is Weed Legal Now? Short Answer: It’s Complicated

Marijuana has become so common that you may see people smoking it while walking down the street, depending on where you live. If you want to know if it is legal, the answer is yes and no. Let's look at the complex issue of weed legality.   Federal Law   Marijuana is illegal under federal law, and it remains a Schedule 1 drug....

What is the New Hampshire Right to Work Law?

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State government officials are in a quandary over the decision of whether or not to adopt Right-to-Work legislation. For a decade, lawmakers remained at odds over the bill. Governor Chris Sununu believes Right-to-Work “gives employees once and for all the flexibility they deserve in the workplace.” He hopes the legislation would attract new companies to the state and improve...

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What is Trump’s Tax Reform Plan?

Trump's tax reform plan is touted as the biggest attempt at reform since Reagan was in office. While critics denounce Trump's plan, saying that...

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What Investments are the Best Options for Your First IRA?

If you have just opened your first IRA, then congratulations! You have just taken an important step toward securing your financial future. An IRA...