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Tort Action for Causing a Minor Child to Leave Home

Under the common law, a person who compels or induces a minor child to leave his or her home or to not return to his or her home is liable to the parent of the minor child for damages.

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Administrative Responsibilities Under ERISA

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that applies to most employer-supplied benefit plans.

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Parental Immunity

Traditionally, the legal doctrine of "parental immunity" prohibited a minor, unemancipated child from suing his or her parent for personal injuries under any circumstances.

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Liability for A Person's Suicide

Traditionally, courts refused to hold a person or entity liable for a person's suicide. Suicide was considered an illegal, deliberate and intentional act that broke the chain of causation between any negligent or intentional conduct and the suicide.

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Impairment Meets or Equals Listing of Impairments for Social Security Disability Evaluation

In the sequential evaluation of disability by the Social Security Administration (SSA), a major step is whether the individual has a condition that meets the twelve-month duration requirement and that is represented on the Social Security Administration's Listing of Impairments (LOI) or equal to a listed impairment.

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Defamation of A Public Figure

A lawsuit for defamation has the following basic elements: (1) making a false statement; (2) about a person; (3) to others; and (4) actual damages (if the harm to the person is not apparent).

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What Is the Fair Labor Standards Act?

Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) in order to eliminate labor conditions that were detrimental to the health and welfare of workers, including children. The FLSA has four major components: a minimum wage requirement, overtime pay requirements, child labor restrictions, and record keeping directives.

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"Substantial Gainful Activity" for Social Security Disability Determination

To be declared "disabled" for social security disability purposes, the individual must not be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity.

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The National Mediation Board

In 1926, Congress passed the Railway Labor Act (RLA) to govern the resolution of disputes within the railroad industry.

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Military Leave

Military leave for employees is governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), sometimes referred to as the Military Leave Act.

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