Your Teenager Got a DUI. How Do You Fix This?

Generally speaking, the laws regarding underage drinking and driving are stricter than those that apply to adults 21 and older. Therefore, if your teenager gets a DUI, he or she could face penalties that have both an immediate and a long-term impact. Let's take a look at some ways that you can help your son or daughter in the...

What Happens if You Get into a Rideshare Accident?

Ridesharing is when groups of people use the same car and can include anything from carpooling to companies like Uber and Lyft. Despite ridesharing's popularity, however, this means of travel is no more immune to vehicular accidents than any other. Understandably, the idea of being in a rideshare accident may seem daunting. After all, not only have...

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...

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...

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....

How Prevalent is Underage Drinking in the United States?

Why are more and more teens involved in underage drinking? Here are four reasons why underage drinking is wreaking havoc on our society. Drinking Alcohol at Young Ages Throughout history, underage teens and adults have found ways to get alcohol in their systems in many creative ways. Sources explain that recent surveys tell us that 11% of the alcohol consumed...

As an Independent Contractor, Should I Form an LLC?

It is becoming increasingly common for individuals to start their own companies or to provide products or services as a side hustle. Whatever your reason for being an independent contractor, it is important to have the right organizational structure. Let's look at some questions that you should ask before starting an LLC. Do You Have Assets That Need Protecting? Legally...

Is America Too Focused On Lawsuits?

When we consider litigation, we should first recognize that 80% of the world's lawyers live in the U.S, with a 15% increase in lawyers since 2008. This is a clear snapshot of American culture. Over your lunch break, you may discuss with your colleagues how this country's population has become obsessed with earning money by any means...

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 –...

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...

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...

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...

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(Image Source: CapetownVillas.net) South Africa lies on the southernmost tip of Africa. It is the second most visited country on the continent. There is so...

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You have a business and are growing, but you sense that there is more you need to be doing. What factors are...