FMLA improves gender equality in workplace

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Published in the Murfreesboro Post on Sept. 19, 2019 | Bill Bush It’s been nearly 100 years since women in the U.S. first gained the right to vote — a milestone commemorated each year with Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26. Even today, the struggle for full gender equality continues — particularly in the workplace, …

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How Used Car Buyers Can Protect Their Legal Rights

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Published in the Main Street Nashville on Aug. 26,2019 Few purchases can wreak more havoc on your pocketbook than when the used car you purchase develops mechanical problems. Unlike new car purchases, which are covered under “lemon laws” that protect buyers from being stuck with inoperable or defective vehicles, most used cars in Tennessee are …

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Why pro bono work is so gratifying and necessary

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Published in the Tennessean on Nov. 25, 2019 | Author Jacqueline Dixon The words “pro bono” — based on a Latin term meaning “for the public good” — might not mean much to anyone outside the legal profession. For most attorneys in Tennessee and around the country, though, pro bono work is a part of …

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Legal assistance can change lives of immigrant domestic violence victims

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Op-Ed written by: Chay Sengkhounmany, Legal Aid Society Attorney   Immigrant victims of domestic violence are often reluctant to report abuse because they don’t want to be deported — a vulnerability that their abusers are aware of and use to exert control over the relationship. Domestic violence is a crime of power and control. It …

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Zac Oswald’s “Consumers need a strategy for contracts with big companies” op-ed

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We’ve all been there. Maybe we’re signing up for a cable package, or renting a car or opening a bank account. We sign a contract with a service provider — usually a large company — without really reading, or fully processing, its fine print. And as some of us have subsequently found out, sometimes what …

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