Daily Archives: October 3, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
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Employers Must Consider Telecommuting as ADA Accommodation Employers are not required to allow employees to telecommute, but must consider the possibility for people with disabilities that prevent them from interacting in a standard workplace, according to a recent federal court ruling. The decision came about after a woman sought accommodation in her workplace for her extreme chemical sensitivity. Find Out More…   Telemundo Replaces 50-Year Old Anchor in Hopes of ‘Looking Better’ When Vicky Gutierrez, a 50-year-old reporter for Telemundo, …

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Posted 2 years ago in On the Lighter Side by Sylvia Hsieh  
Man Tries to Pay Cops with Pig-Shaped Dollar Bills

A Houston man went hog-wild over a $137 ticket for an expired inspection sticker and tried to pay the fine in $1 bills each folded into a pig. He then presented the litter of paper porkers in a doughnut box, apparently hoping to catch the cops on a coffee break. The man, who identifies himself only as “Bacon Moose,” posted the hilarious video on YouTube. “Hamming” it up on the video, Bacon goes to the window and tries to present …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Pennsylvania, Mississippi Voter Suppression Laws Struck Down

Voters in Pennsylvania will not have to show an ID card in order to cast a valid ballot this year, a judge ruled Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, a voter ID law in Mississippi was held for review by federal officials until after the election in order to determine if it will have discriminatory effects. The Pennsylvania ID law had originally been upheld by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson Jr., but the state Supreme Court overturned his decision and dictated …

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Posted 2 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Using Cohabitation Agreements to Plan for the Future

Fewer Americans are getting married than ever before, but that doesn’t mean couples aren’t cohabitating. If you’re thinking of shacking up or creating a domestic partnership, experts say it’s a good idea to consider entering into a cohabitation agreement.   Marriage Down, Cohab Up Over the last 50 years, marriage rates have steadily declined from a high in 1960 of 72 percent of adults in the United States, to a record low in 2010 of 51 percent, according to a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Kanye West Dodges Allegations of Copyright Violation

Kanye West: A-list hip-hop star, among the top-selling artists of the 21st century and most awarded singers of all time…and song thief? Not so, according to a decision by the federal 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. West was facing a lawsuit for copyright violation filed by one Vincent Peters, also known as Vince P, alleging that the rap superstar had stolen the idea for his 2007 hit “Stronger” from another song by the same name written by …

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