Nov 01, 2016

How to Protect Yourself Using the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

The “Big 3” credit reporting agencies—Equifax, Experian and Trans Union—hold tremendous power over our lives.  Our credit reports influence our abilities to get mortgages, loans and jobs. You should therefore regularly obtain copies of your credit reports, and you should …

Apr 07, 2016

Wrongs Without Remedies: The Increasing Problem of Immunity in New Hampshire

In a classic scene at the end of Lethal Weapon 2, the villain who has spent the preceding two (2) hours of the movie perpetrating breathtaking acts of carnage waves a card and sneers, “Diplomatic immunity!”  Danny Glover fixes his …

Sep 04, 2015

Owed Overtime: It Depends On If You Are An Employee Or Not

New Hampshire Overtime – Seven technicians sued DIRECTV alleging that they are joint employees of DIRECTV and its service provider, Multiband, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). They routinely worked more than 40 hours a week, but were not …

Jun 26, 2015

What Federal Laws Protect Against Pregnancy Discrimination – Part II

The federal laws which prohibit pregnancy discrimination and provide for disability and parenting leaves are Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which includes the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, (see section 2000e(k) of the law for the …

Jul 16, 2013

Supreme Court: Speak Up for Your Right to Remain Silent – Part I

I. Introduction It is difficult to imagine many situations more stressful than the pressure felt by an innocent suspect being subjected to police interrogation for a serious crime. Any person in that situation faces multiple decisions. For nearly 40 years, …

Jun 12, 2013

Recording a Police Officer – a Crime or a Right?

NH Police Recording – Over the last several years it was commonplace to see news reports concerning citizens being arrested for videotaping police officers while doing acts in the line of duty, like making a motor vehicle stop or a …

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