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Workers’ compensation, also known as workers’ comp, has been around for over 100 years. It’s a big part of workers’ rights and a fundamental principle of unionization. Workers’ comp gives protections to workers who are hurt while on the job, and gives support for unionized workers across the nation.  Today,…

Since their inception in the early 2010s, ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have been growing more successful and popular. In 2019, Uber alone completed nearly 7 billion trips. Needless to say, this powerful technology is changing the way we see transportation today. This is why the decline of its…

Since the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, many across the nation have joined both nonviolent protests and riots. During this time, people have been victimized by both demonstrators and law enforcement. As protests become more common, local streets seem to become more and more dangerous. With some forethought…

If you’ve been on social media recently, you’ve likely encountered posts about California’s Bill, SB-145. Some people have taken to calling it “The Pedophile Bill.” Many posts misconstrue the intent of the bill as “supporting pedophilia and other sex crimes.” Well, today we’re going to see what SB-145 is really…

Seat belts, motorcycle helmets, cigarettes, face masks… It’s not too often that our legislative bodies use science and data to fuel their decision-making processes. But when they do, people are bound to get upset about it. “It’s my right to risk my own health,” you’ll hear. But that doesn’t make…

Many people are spending more time at home as the COVID-19 pandemic surges on. In Florida, that means chances are high that families are making good use of the backyard pool. More use means that the pool filter will need more frequent cleaning and maintenance — but be careful if…

Since this spring, we’ve been tracking local news on COVID-19 so that you and your family stay aware and healthy. We hope that you have been holding up well as schools have reopened and started for the fall semester. Unfortunately, we are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases in Polk…

Here on our Brooks Law Group blog, we’ve been trying to keep our readers up to date on local COVID-19 news. Most of our posts on education have been about local elementary, middle, and high schools’ reopening plans. But what about our local colleges and universities? We’ve compiled this list…

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