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September 2017 Archives

How can you determine the severity of a traumatic brain injury?

If you're involved in any kind of auto accident, there's a good risk that you'll end up hitting your head. Whether you bump it on the seat in front of you or an airbag explodes into you face, it's possible to end up with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) even after a fairly low-impact accident.

Employers are still firing women for being pregnant

Nearly four decades ago, the U.S. Congress passed a law called the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) that was intended to prevent employers from firing a woman because she was pregnant. The PDA mandates that employers adhere to the same type of temporary physical restrictions for pregnant women that they would for any other employee who required temporary restrictions due to a physical condition. These accommodations often involve assigning workers to "light duty," including a restriction on how much weight they're required to lift.

Wrongful termination and contractual obligations

When it comes to your employment, you hope that you are always treated fairly and with a high level of respect. While most companies understand the importance of doing just that, there are some that don't care as much about how they treat employees.

Why are more young football players dying?

With the increased focus on the safety of young football players and on efforts to prevent traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs), it's not surprising that the number of fatal injuries has been declining since the days when our dads played the game. However, a recent study found that head- and spine-related fatalities have been rising again in recent years.

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