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Sixteen for Social Media? Congress May Say So
Rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide among teens and adolescents have skyrocketed since the rise of social media. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the suicide rate among 10- to 24-year-olds increased by 57% between 2007 and 2017. Some in Congress blame Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok, and other Big…Read more about "Sixteen for Social Media? Congress May Say So"
Getting Compensation for Pothole Damage to Your Car
The official first day of spring on March 20 was especially welcome this year for Midwesterners, who've endured an especially long and harsh winter. But the weather-related headaches are not yet over. It is now pothole season for motorists—and one of the worst in memory for some areas, such as…Read more about "Getting Compensation for Pothole Damage to Your Car"
Docking PTO Is Legal When Employees Miss Productivity Quotas, Third Circuit Rules
You might have thought that your PTO was sacred, but employees with minimum work quotas should now be wary. A federal appellate court has just ruled that employers can take away salaried employees' paid time off (PTO) when they fail to meet productivity quotas. Involving employees of a nursing home…Read more about "Docking PTO Is Legal When Employees Miss Productivity Quotas, Third Circuit Rules"
Five Estate Planning Moves To Make After Divorce
Divorce is rough enough, and post-divorce, the last thing you may want to deal with is more legal documents. However, it is critical to review your estate plan (or lack of one) when you have significant life events, such as the birth of a child, a death in the family,…Read more about "Five Estate Planning Moves To Make After Divorce"
Can Kids Travel Alone?
If you're a minor flying internationally or taking a domestic flight alone or with an adult who is not your legal guardian, you're considered an "unaccompanied minor." And to travel on your own, there are certain documents you need to have with you, including a child travel consent form. Whether…Read more about "Can Kids Travel Alone?"
Are You Mistakenly Classified as a Manager?
That promotion to manager you just received feels fantastic. You’re now on salary, so your pay will be consistent, and the extra hours you’re expected to work are worth it. Or are they? You might be surprised to learn that employers are increasingly mislabeling non-managerial employees as managers to avoid…Read more about "Are You Mistakenly Classified as a Manager?"
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