Injured on the job

What to Do If You Are Injured on the Job

Thousands of people are injured on the job every year. A recent story in the Washington Post tells the story of a Sports reporter who was severely injured while doing an interview.  The article illustrates some of the difficulties injured people face when they make claims and why it's crucial…

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Excessive Force

Racial Bias and the Use of Excessive Force

As America reels from the George Floyd incident, it's time to discuss how to fix the problem of law enforcement and the use of excessive force. The first steps are pretty simple.  Law enforcement agencies need to be more careful in hiring and then monitoring "Peace officers" ("peace officer" is…

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A Paid Day Off on Election Day

Congress recently introduced the “For the People Act of 2019” that would make the federal election day a paid holiday for all federal employees and encourages private employers to do the same. Several (13) U.S. States currently give state workers election day off with pay. Following Congress’ lead, the Leader…

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New Arizona Laws for 2018

The Arizona Legislature has adjourned for the summer, but several new laws will go into effect soon, most on August 3rd. Here's a sampling of some of the new laws: Kid's Play: Recess for students mandated Senate Bill 1083 requires Arizona schools provide at least two recess periods per day…

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Cult Trafficking Victim Awarded $8 Million

A 27-year-old woman who was trafficked for ten years, working as an unpaid laborer in a variety of cities across the country has been awarded almost $8 million in damages by a federal judge in Kansas. This verdict is believed to be the most significant, trafficking-related verdict in U.S. history.…

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No Change in Arizona Insurance Minimum

In the most recent legislative session, state legislators tried to revise the outdated Arizona insurance minimum set in 1972. Current Arizona law requires motorists to purchase what is known as 15/30/10 coverage: $15,000 for injuries to any one person, $30,000 for all injuries from the same crash, and $10,000 in…

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