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- Obese Employees Potentially Protected by California FEHA
It is in 2017 that the Court of Appeal in California pushes through protections for obese workers as a disability due to the physical cause and inability to perform certain actions with specific industries of work. This will require many different places of work to amend policies and action when confronted with safeguards for larger men and women.
- New Law to Soon Relax Texas Business Naming Rules
Without great fanfare, last June Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 2856 into law.
- The Protection of Texas Children Law Gets New Scrutiny
One of the controversies arising from the mass shooting that took the lives of 17 students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is a proposal floated by President Donald Trump that some teachers be armed.
- School Safety Audits in the Wake of the Last Mass Shooting
The recent mass shooting at a school in Florida has brought both the gun issue and the problem of school safety into the forefront once again.
- The Lone Star State Leads Charge Against Crypto-Fueled Fraud
While it's not illegal for cryptocurrency businesses to market in the state of Texas, companies that operate in this nascent market should make sure they're doing things by the book. Otherwise, Texas regulators have proven they will get the ball rolling to quash those efforts in the state, at the very least.
- Texas Students Seek More Open Educational Resources Materials
As anyone who has ever been to an institution of higher learning knows, textbooks can be a significant expense. According to a 2013 article in the Atlantic, a study conducted by the American Enterprise Institute reported that the cost of course materials had risen 812 percent between 1978 and that year, faster than health care, home prices, and, naturally, inflation.
- Could Rules for Poker Clubs in Texas Be Clarified in the Next Legislative Session?
Texas Hold 'Em, the most popular poker game in the world, may have gotten its start in Texas sometime around the end of the 19th century, though opinions vary on the subject.
- Texas Voter ID Law Battle Continues at 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals
On December 5, 2017, the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard arguments for and against the newly amended Texas voter ID law. Here is the story so far.
- New York Family Law Cases: Custody and Visitation
Families in New York face custody battles and considerations with visitation for the other parent due to divorce and separation with spouses. The best interests of the child are important and what are sought in these situations so that he or she has a loving and nurturing environment with visitation from the parent without primary custody.
- Punishment for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Virginia
According to the Virginia code, section §54.1 – 3401, the controlled substance in Virginia is “a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in Schedules I through VI of this chapter.”