Top 3 Criminal Charges During the Holidays
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by Jason Cheung
1M ago
The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Years are among the happiest times of the year for many people. People have more time off to spend time with their families and loved ones. However, the holiday season may also cause an increase in certain risky behavior that may lead to criminal conduct and criminal charges. If you are suspected of committing a crime and make the wrong statement, you could be facing significant criminal fines or prison time. However, every American has a Constitutional right to an attorney if they are accuse of a crime. Below are some common criminal charges dur ..read more
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5 Common Family Law Issues Before the Holidays
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by Jason Cheung
1M ago
Family law is the legal field that deals with issues relating to family relationships. Divorce, child custody, child support, and child visitation are the most well-known subjects of family law. These issues are often very common during the holidays as children and parents have time off and need to determine who the children will spend their holidays with. A skilled family lawyer can help navigate each of these issues to help you reach the best outcome for you or your children. Child Custody During the Holidays Child custody is the determination of the legal rights of a parent. While paternity ..read more
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Costly Employment Law Issues During the Holidays to Avoid
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by Jason Cheung
1M ago
The holidays often mean time off, extra pay, or overtime for most employees in America. However, the shifting employment expectations at the end of the year often bring up disputes over pay, employment status, or time off. Some employees might want additional time off to spend time with loved ones while other employees might want extra pay to afford gifts or necessities for their families. A skilled employment lawyer can help navigate each of these issues to help you reach the best outcome for you, regardless of whether you are an employer or employee: Hour Disputes One of the biggest disagree ..read more
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The Top 3 Myths Underlying the Colorado Club Shooting
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by Jason Cheung
1M ago
On November 19–20, 2022, a twenty-two year old opened fired into Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado The suspect was wearing body armor and an AR-15 style rifle. The shooter killed five people and injured 25 others. US Army Veteran Richard M. Fierro tackled the suspect and incapacitated him. Club patrons assisted Mr. Fierro by removing the suspect’s rifle and a trans woman stomped on the suspect with her heels. The patrons held the shooter down until the authorities arrived. Mr. Fierro’s daughter’s boyfriend was among the fatalities. The suspect is curr ..read more
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Top 3 Property Law Issues Before the Holidays
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by Jason Cheung
1M ago
Property division can be a significant legal issue on its own or part of a larger case. Whether you were selling your home or transferring it to another person, property law can be a complex matter. The holiday season can often add to the stress of any property dispute as families require a home to celebrate and enjoy the festivities. A skilled lawyer can help navigate any property law issues to help you reach the best outcome for you or your family: Property Disclosures The key rule for sellers is when in doubt, disclose the issue. Many states require that the seller conduct an inspection of ..read more
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Rail Workers Have a Right to Sick Leave
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by Jason Cheung
1M ago
President Biden signed a bill into law making a rail strike illegal, preventing workers from walking off the job weeks before the holiday season. The bill follows several months of negotiations rail worker unions and railroad carriers. President Biden had brokered a deal between the two sides earlier in September 2022, which gave workers a 24% raise over five years, one additional personal day and caps on health care costs. It also includes some modifications to the railroads’ strict attendance policies, allowing workers to attend to medical needs without facing penalties for missing ..read more
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Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Sex Offender Registry Law
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by Jason Cheung
2M ago
Defendants who plead guilty or are convicted of a sex crime should not be automatically added to a sex offender registry. Automatic sentencing doesn’t work in America, but Canada has provided the blueprint as to why mandatory sex offender registration is wrong. In 2011, Canada enacted a policy whereby anyone convicted of a sex crime was automatically added to the sex offender registry. Anyone with two sex offense convictions was added to the registry for life. In 2015, Eugene Ndhlovu plead guilty to two counts of sexual assault of two women at a house party when Ndhlovu was 19 years old. He ha ..read more
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Man Terminated for Wearing Hitler Costume at Madison Children’s Museum
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by Jason Cheung
2M ago
Are Adolf Hitler and Nazi costumes too scary for Halloween with the recent rise of anti-Semitism in 2022? A Madison Museum staff member wore an Adolf Hitler costume near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on Halloween. The man wore his costume off campus and is not affiliated with the University. However, the campus has experienced anti-Semitic incidents this school year. In September, several anti-Semitic sidewalk chalking were made around the UW-Madison campus. The Adolf Hitler costume was misinterpreted as support of for the anti-Semitic vandalism, though the man who wore the costum ..read more
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New York City Ordered to Reinstate Workers Fired for Refusing Vaccines
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by Jason Cheung
2M ago
As American slowly moves past the Covid-19 pandemic, courts are taking a second look at government rules and mandates that were in place and justified during the emergency. Judge Ralph Porzio of Staten Island has just reversed one such vaccination mandate in New York City in a victory for certain public employees. The case was brought by 16 sanitation workers who were terminated in February 2022 after they refused to get vaccinated. New York City placed a vaccination mandate on public employees in October 2021. The mandate was extended to private company employees in December 2021. The mandate ..read more
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Is Twitter Obligated to Pay All the Severances Of Its Buy Out By Elon Musk?
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by Jason Cheung
2M ago
Elon Musk officially took over Twitter, the social media website on October 27, 2022. After Musk purchased the company for $44 billion, Musk fired Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ned Segal and Legal Policy Head Vijaya Gadde. On Halloween, Musk also removed Twitter’s entire board of directors. Musk purportedly plans to lay off up to 75% of the company as part of his take over. However, the terminations themselves may cost Twitter several more million dollars, as many of the former employees have expensive “golden parachute” clauses in their employment contra ..read more
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