California Becomes First State to Allow ‘Nonbinary’ Gender on Birth Certificates

Hot legal news! California Governor Jerry Brown this weekend signed the Gender Recognition Act into law, allowing state residents to choose or change gender on a birth certificate to be female, male, or nonbinary. It is the first state do so, and is the third, along with Oregon and Washington, D.C., to allow…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2inMw40

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Top 7 Car Accident Lawsuit Questions

Hot legal news! When most of us think of negligence and injury, the classic example is the simple car accident. We all owe a duty to drive carefully, someone breached that duty by driving irresponsibly or ignoring a traffic sign or signal, this causes a crash, and someone else is injured. Perhaps negligence…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2ikRRZL

English-Only Emergency Alerts Backed by D.C. Circuit Court

Hot legal news! Not all of the country’s residents are native English speakers, nor is everyone fluent in the language. This can be a problem during natural disasters or other emergencies when timely information can be the difference between life and death. But currently, the Federal Communication Commission doesn’t require broadcasters to translate…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2gVC1RY

What’s the Punishment for Military Desertion?

Hot legal news! Two and a half years after he was charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to those charges this week. According to reports, there was no pre-trial agreement between Bergdahl and Army prosecutors prior to the guilty plea, meaning he could face the maximum penalty…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2x8BMcp

What to Do If You Experience Sexual Harassment at Work

Hot legal news! While claims of harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein are grabbing all the headlines, the explosion of #MeToo on Twitter and social media proves that sexual harassment exists across all employment and gender boundaries. Sexual harassment by anyone, at any job or even outside of work, is unacceptable, but many…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2ikC90V

Top 7 Small Biz Tips for the Holidays

Hot legal news! When some small businesses see the holiday season approaching, their eyes get as big as dinner plates, looking forward to a boost in sales. Other small business owners might start sweating, anticipating numerous time-off requests, and wondering whether they have to pay extra for the employees that do stick around……. FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2yyXqb4

Travel Ban 3.0 Blocked by Federal Judge in Hawaii

Hot legal news! The latest iteration of President Trump’s Executive Order banning foreign immigrants and visitors from Muslim majority nations has been blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii. No, you’re not suffering from deja vu. Judge Derrick Watson, the same judge that blocked the second travel ban, temporarily blocked travel ban…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/2zwNlvF