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Trump’s Disability Lies

Trump’s Disability Lies

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If you followed President Trump’s recent State of the Union address, you heard him say that unemployment for Americans with disabilities has reached an all-time low. This assertion, although technically correct, is gravely misleading. True, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is at a record low of nine percent….

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KFC Breastfeeding Discrimination

KFC Breastfeeding Discrimination

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A jury in Delaware has found that a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee must pay a former employee over $1.5 million for workplace discrimination that ultimately made her unable to breastfeed her child. Autumn Lampkins filed the suit in U.S. District Court, alleging that her co-workers and supervisors at KFC and…

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Spanish Nuclear Disaster Update

Spanish Nuclear Disaster Update

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The Department of Veterans Affairs will now be forced to identify how many troops have been exposed to radioactive debris stemming from a 1966 plane crash, thanks to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In January 1966, a B-52 crashed into a KC-135 off the coast of…

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ADEA: Current Employees Only

ADEA: Current Employees Only

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From its inception, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) has generated debate concerning which individuals it actually covers.  Some have argued that the law, which prohibits discrimination against people 40 years old and over, covers both people who are currently employed as well as people seeking employment, and others…

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VA Appeals Process Changes

VA Appeals Process Changes

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Congress passed sweeping legislation in August 2017 to overhaul the veteran disability appeals process.  Now that legislation is about to be put in place. Starting next month, veterans whose disability claims are denied will have new, streamlined options to appeal the initial decision. Veterans will now have three options for…

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DUI Cannabis

DUI Cannabis

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Many states now allow marijuana use for medical reasons, and others are exploring permissible recreational use.  Since this is largely unchartered territory where driving is concerned, many policymakers are considering how to address issues of driving under the influence of cannabis. To be sure, cannabis alters behavior, and that, unquestionably,…

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Dancing Executive

Dancing Executive

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Daryl Robinson used to work for Marriott Vacations Worldwide as a sales executive.  He resigned from the company and sued Marriott for racial discrimination, failure to prevent racial discrimination, and retaliation.  He seeks punitive and compensatory damages. In his lawsuit against his former employer, he alleges that he was expected…

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Drone Protection

Drone Protection

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Drones, once limited to science fiction, are now everywhere.  People enjoy them recreationally, and some companies use them to deliver packages.  But drones equipped with cameras pose risks to privacy and security for unsuspecting individuals. In October 2017, Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf signed a bill into law that provides warranted…

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Fired After Cancer Surgery

Fired After Cancer Surgery

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Troy Coachman had worked for a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Seattle for fourteen years when he received a cancer diagnosis and underwent a laryngectomy at the end of 2014.  In early 2015, he was cleared by his doctors to return to work as finance director for the dealership. As a result…

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