Connection—Confidence—Awareness

It's a connected world, and the power of connection is often in the confidence and awareness it provides—important factors when you need help resolving a legal problem. Below, you'll find access to the GetLegal blog, which will keep you updated and aware of trends or important issues.

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  • IDEA Protections and Accommodations

    You’re probably aware that, thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, workplaces must make accommodations for adults with disabilities. However, there is an analogous law that requires educational institutions to make accommodations for their students. Passed in 1975, the Individuals with Dis... Read more

  • Understanding Food Libel

    Maybe you’re familiar with the concept of libel, that is, the notion that a person cannot write or publish false and disparaging information about you. That fundamental concept has different nuances and applications, including food libel. In a food libel case, someone publishes disparaging informa... Read more

  • State Laws on Firearms and Domestic Abuse

    Recently, Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled legislature unanimously approved a bill that would require people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence to turn in their firearms within 24 hours. In passing this measure, Pennsylvania joins 29 other states and the District of Columbia that restr... Read more

  • California’s Net Neutrality Law

    Society’s increasing reliance on technology for communication and entertainment has raised important questions about access to the internet and how (or even if) that access should be regulated. Concerns have coalesced in a debate over net neutrality. The Obama administration passed the essential n... Read more

  • Rethinking Incarceration for Young Offenders

    New York and North Carolina were the last two states to treat offenders under the age of 18 as adults. However, in the past two years, both states have begun to implement reforms that will distinguish the ways that juvenile offenders are processed, treated and housed. Back in April 2017, New York... Read more

  • Uber Employee or Uber Independent Contractor? It Depends Where You Ask.

    Increasingly, people are using their cars for work – not only to get to and from the workplace, but as a source of income. Uber claims that it has two million drivers around the world with three-quarters of a million of those in the U.S. But, it is unclear if Uber actually employs those drivers an... Read more

  • Reporting and Recovering from Consumer Fraud

    In 2017, the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network received over 2.5 million reports of fraud, identity theft and other consumer scams. While reports of fraud decreased slightly from 2016, the overall amount of money lost increased, up $63 million to a total of nearly $905 million. ... Read more

  • Non-compete Agreements for Non-managerial Employees

    Non-compete agreements have become increasingly common in the past few years. Their appeal to employers is obvious: these agreements mean that when a business loses a valuable employee, they don’t lose a vital competitive advantage as well. However, non-competes have been used so broadly that they... Read more