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Know the ABCs of Your Miranda Rights
In seemingly every television police drama or law enforcement scene in a movie, an officer advises someone they’re arresting that they have “the right to remain silent.” For dramatic effect, handcuffs are tightened and the suspect is guided into the back of a squad car or unmarked vehicle. The verbal warning about remaining silent isn’t […]
The Basics of Expungement
It often goes unacknowledged, but the fact is, that millions of Americans have at some point run afoul of the law and faced the criminal justice system. Whether it’s a college kid arrested for underage drinking, an unfortunate physical confrontation between adults, or something else, the consequences of having an arrest or criminal conviction on […]
Are There ‘Illegal’ Job Interview Questions?
When applying for a job, prospective employers may use the interview process to identify ideal candidates and eventually choose who they think is the best fit for the job. Any number of questions and interview techniques may be used to explore the strengths and weaknesses of each job seeker. Did you know, however, that there […]
American Disabilities Act (ADA) Basics You Need to Know
The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, is a landmark act of Congress that has helped millions of people who face daily challenges most of us will never understand. Passed in 1990, the civil rights legislation officially prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities. The ADA’s underlying purpose is simple: It ensures that people with disabilities […]
How to Prevent Nursing Home Bedsores Before They Happen
When families commit their elder loved ones to the care of nursing homes, no matter how much due diligence they may have done, they will be turning over a family member to the care of strangers. That involves trust, and a degree of risk. While most nursing home experiences are indeed positive, many are not. […]
Steps to Take If You Suspect Your Disabled Child Has Been Harmed
One of the worst moments for the parent of a disabled child is when he or she discovers or suspects his or her child has been harmed at school. As a parent of a school-age child with disabilities, you place your trust in the teachers, administration, and support staff who will be caring for your […]
Is it Wise to Use Your Family Medical Leave?
Millions of working Americans rely on family and medical leave from their jobs to take care of themselves, their loved ones and to raise their children, all without being fired. But on balance, how wise is it to take leave? In 1993, Congress passed a landmark labor law called the Family and Medical Leave Act. […]
Tips for Protecting Your High Schooler from Juvenile Crimes
Experiencing a crime can be traumatic, whether it involves a stolen wallet or a physical assault. For parents, the experience can be a magnitude of worse when it’s their teenage children who become victims of crime, especially at the hands of other teenagers. Statistically, teens are twice as likely as any other age group to […]