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Teachers have rights too when breaking up fights at school

Despite what most of us read online or see in the news, public schools and its' teachers do a very good job educating our children and keeping our children safe in the process. In many respects, the job of teacher is thankless - long hours, low pay, constant criticism by parents (and students). But most teachers serve because they love their work and their students - and teachers are integral to our civil society.

Nurses face double penalties for crimes like DUI or recreational drug possession

Nurses and healthcare workers embrace stressful yet incredibly rewarding workdays. The highs and lows of human emotion are commonplace to a nurse - just all in a day's work. Like many professionals working in stressful careers, nurses look to blow off steam after work - and that can include healthy stress relievers like exercise and yoga; but in reality it can also include drinks at the local bar.

How should Licensed General Contractors Respond to DBPR Disputes?

All businesses deal with unsatisfied customers at some point. But, for Licensed General Contractors (LGCs) in the State of Florida, a complaint filed against your business that is sent to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is a serious matter. If you are in the construction industry and you or your business require a professional license, you must be prepared to defend your business and your professional license - regardless of how you feel about the credibility of the customer who is complaining or about the validity of their complaint.

Defend yourself against allegations of looting in an emergency

If you are caught in a natural disaster, one of the last things you're going to worry about is the legal consequences of stealing when you need something to survive. When a natural disaster hits, one of the main questions people have is whether or not it's a crime to take things from stores. Looting is a criminal act in normal circumstances, but does that apply to taking groceries during a heavy flood or hurricane?

How many nurses lose their licenses?

As a nurse, you likely have moments of concern throughout your day: concerns for your patients, for your own health and safety, and for the well-being of your community. Perhaps worries about the security of your job cross your mind from time to time as well, especially during times of budget cuts or administrative changes. Recently, however, you may be wondering about what would happen if the nursing board suspends or revokes your nursing license.

Woman causes accident to prevent driver from causing accident

When a driver is out of control on the roads, the first thing people assume is that the individual is intoxicated. That's not always the case, and if it isn't, it's unfair to paint that person as a drunk when he or she may have been suffering symptoms of a medical emergency or from other issues.

Florida rules against state attorney's no-death-penalty idels

In Florida, the state attorney had filed a petition challenging the governor's authority to reassign death penalty cases. The court recently ruled that the governor is within his rights to reassign the prosecution of death-penalty cases to a special prosecutor.


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