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8 Class A misdemeanors 1 Felony your teen could commit without realizing it

By | 2021-03-24T22:02:00-05:00 March 24th, 2021|Criminal Law|

As the weather gets nicer, our beloved teens will be spending increasingly more time outdoors and socializing with one another. While these social interactions are great for them, there are many “fun” activities that seem harmless but could land them in serious trouble. Here are eight of the most common charges teens receive during the Spring and Summer months: Alcohol. We never want our teens drinking and driving, but it is important to know that all it takes is a BAC of .020 for them to receive a DWI charge if they are under 21 years old. It is always better for them to Uber if they have gotten their hands on any wine, beer, or spirits. Marijuana. Regardless of [...]

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What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and how does it apply to you?

By | 2021-02-24T09:48:39-06:00 February 24th, 2021|Age Discrimination, Employee Rights|

In 1967, three years after Congress put in place the Civil Rights Act which prevented workplace discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, or sex, Congress passed the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The ADEA of 1967 protected individuals over the age of 40, and put them on an even playing field when it comes to being hired, getting fired, and being subject to promotions, benefits, layoffs and trainings. In addition to the ADEA, most states have now passed laws making age discrimination in employment illegal. However, under the Missouri Human Rights Act, the state law only protects those between the ages of 40 and 70 -- allowing for employers to discriminate against employees over the age of [...]

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Government Whistleblowers

By | 2021-02-04T19:55:32-06:00 February 4th, 2021|Podcast|

If you work for the government, you now have certain whistleblower protections. However, there is a short timeline so reaching out to an attorney to discuss your case is as soon as possible is key. This new law even protects government contractors and employees of entities of the state, like a prison.

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Have workplace laws changed because of the pandemic?

By | 2020-12-09T17:38:37-06:00 December 9th, 2020|Employee Rights, Work Environment|

The pandemic has brought about many shifts in our daily lives and it has affected people in different ways. While there is no doubt that Covid-19 has made a huge impact on the world, it has not changed the laws in place to protect workers at their jobs. Here are just some examples of how the law remains firm. Discrimination can be virtual While much of the workforce shifted their office to their homes at the beginning of the pandemic, many still remain working remotely. For those that are working out of the office, you are still protected from harassment or discrimination that takes place virtually. Inappropriate email chains, text messages, online chats, video calls, and phone calls can all [...]

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4 rights that you have as an older worker during the pandemic

By | 2020-08-27T19:32:07-05:00 August 27th, 2020|Age Discrimination, Employee Rights|

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made it clear that discrimination and harassment remain unlawful and the agency has worked to guide companies and workers to navigate their rights during the pandemic. While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), among other health organizations, has stated that individuals over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of complications resulting from a Covid-19 infection, this does not cancel out any rights that older workers have at the workplace. Here are 4 rights that older employees should know about as they work through this international health crisis. You have the right to go to work You cannot be banned from the workplace due to your age or excluded from [...]

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