Juris Issues

Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash: Rideshare Giants Shift California Labor Law

Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash: Rideshare Giants Shift California Labor Law

Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By William Krull, Staff Writer   Spending nearly $200 million on their collective campaign effort, rideshare giants Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash were able to persuade California voters to affirm a proposition that would solidify the employment classification of “app-based drivers” as independent contractors. [1] Proposition […]

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Do We Need Data Privacy?

Do We Need Data Privacy?

Photo provided courtesy by Unsplash.com. By Daniel Pagana, Staff Writer Many industries are subject to privacy laws.  Often times, privacy law violations indicate potential criminal conduct because of the nature of certain sensitive information.  For example, sensitive data held by the banking industry is subject to the Right to Financial […]

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New York State Court to Hear Large Defamation Case in Allegations of 2020 Election Fraud

  Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By Kirstin Kennedy, Staff Writer   A small election software company has filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News, alleging that several of the network’s commentators defamed the company by wrongfully accusing if of failing to properly count votes in the 2020 presidential […]

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What is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act?

Photo provided courtesy of ACLU of Alaska, acluak.org. By Samantha Dorn, Staff Writer In February of this year, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Equality Act.[1]  The Equality Act amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes and prohibiting […]

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Pittsburgh City Council Passes Rent Moratorium

Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com. By Stephen Hodzic, Blog Editor On March 2, 2021 the Pittsburgh City Council passed legislation that extended the moratorium on tenant evictions in the city of Pittsburgh.[1] The ordinance states, in part, that a landlord may not evict a tenant/household for non-payment of rent due […]

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An Exploration of the Legal and Ethical Concerns Surrounding Vaccination Mandates Amid a Pandemic

Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com By Elizabeth Fitch, Feature Editor “Public discussion of ‘herd immunity’ often treats it like an on-off switch,” David Leonhardt, journalist for the New York Times explains.[1] “When the U.S. reaches herd immunity, the crisis will be over. But that’s not right.”[2] Discussion about vaccinations have […]

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Combating Work Induced Trauma Exposure in a Post-COVID-19 World

Combating Work Induced Trauma Exposure in a Post-COVID-19 World

Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By Anabelle Nietupski, Staff Writer A global pandemic, political turmoil, a national civil rights movement, natural disasters, and unbelievable loss – the past twelve months have perhaps been the most trauma inducing in recent history. Yet, the world keeps spinning, with students still expected to […]

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