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Podcast: How millennials and the gig economy affect workers’ comp

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Next year, the number of millennials in the US is expected to be greater than the number of Baby Boomers. The following year, the number of Americans working for themselves is supposed to triple, with millennials making up 42% of … Continue reading

Acting AG Matthew G. Whitaker Lacks Authority to Decide Immigration Case, Say Immigration Groups

The American Immigration Council and other immigrant rights organizations have filed a legal brief that explains why President Donald Trump’s designation of Matthew G. Whitaker as acting attorney general is unlawful. As a result, the brief asserts, Whitaker lacks the authority … Continue reading

Don’t Rush Into A December Divorce For Tax Reasons

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Nobody likes to rush in a divorce, but frequently things happen that may make a couple want to get it done more quickly than usual. This year, the reason may be taxes for some couples.  Since 1942, the person paying … Continue reading

Legal terms for divorcees

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The rate of divorce may be declining, but those seeking to split up may have little to no experience with the legal system. Couples filing for divorce may be unfamiliar with the legal terminology that they’ll need to know as … Continue reading

Brittney Dobbins to serve as 2019 Top 40 Under 40 president

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The National Advocates — Top 40 Under 40 announces that Brittney Dobbins will serve as the organization’s president for 2019. Ms. Dobbins is an associate in Buchalter’s San Diego office and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and … Continue reading

Asylum seekers being turned away by ICE

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Refugees seeking asylum in the United States now face an even more difficult process after President Trump signed a presidential proclamation limiting applications to official ports of entry. CNN explains:  The proclamation put into effect a new rule the Trump … Continue reading

What happens when a nation ends birthright citizenship

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In his anti-immigration actions before the midterm election, President Trump threatened to end birthright citizenship, a constitutionally-guaranteed right. According to CNN, “Such a step would be regarded as an affront to the US Constitution, which was amended 150 years ago … Continue reading

What would you do with a $150K inheritance?

For most of us, inheriting $150,000 would be a significant windfall. But what’s the wisest way to spend or invest that money if you’re in the working class? A Texas woman posed that question to Quentin Fottrell, personal finance editor … Continue reading

Podcast: Disability management in Workers Compensation

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Nurse case managers may be viewed with some suspicion by workers comp claimants and their attorneys, but they can often be a valuable part of a legal team. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters from the Legal Talk Network, host Alan Pierce talks to … Continue reading

Appeals court upholds DACA

A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling preventing President Trump from ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented by President Obama. DACA protects young undocumented immigrants born in the United States from being deported. The ruling … Continue reading