Daily Archives: February 16, 2012 - 3 results


Posted 3 years ago in Labor and Employment by Courtney Sherwood  
Moms Can be Fired for Pumping Breastmilk at Work

Your employer may have the right to prevent you from what’s doing what’s best for your baby’s health.  A Texas judge has ruled that federal laws allowing employees to attend to family medical needs and prohibiting sex-based discrimination don’t apply to breastfeeding women who want to pump milk during the work day. Donnica Venters, a mom who lost her job in 2009 after asking for permission to pump breastmilk in the back office of Houston Funding Corp., lost her Equal …

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Posted 3 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Sylvia Hsieh  
U Make Me Wanna Pay, Pay, Pay: Usher’s ex asks him to pay her legal bills

In the latest legal development in Usher’s divorce, ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond has asked a judge to make the Grammy winner, born Usher Terry Raymond IV, pay her legal bills in an upcoming custody battle over their two sons. The couple divorced in 2010 and had a joint custody agreement. But the former Mrs. Raymond claims that the ‘Raymond v Raymond’ crooner has violated terms of that agreement by going out of state with the children, hiring nannies without her …

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Posted 3 years ago in Bankruptcy by Aaron Kase  
No Escape from Student Loans Through Bankruptcy

More and more, recent college graduates are finding that their diploma is less of a ticket to prosperity and more of ball and chain. Is bankruptcy an option? Debt loads rising while jobs remain scarce Many consider bankruptcy, but find it rarely effective for student loan debt Bankruptcy lawyers urge reform   Staggering Totals The trifecta of a persistent economic downturn, relentless tuition raises, and severe financial aid cuts at public universities means that debt loads are rising while jobs …

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