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November 2016 Archives

Tackling the occupational disease problem

Hard-working Kentuckians should not have to compromise their health in order to make a living and support their families. However, many workers have found themselves to be victims of occupational and environmental disease. Luckily, there continues to be various efforts to address the issue of occupational illness.

What to do when you suspect a workplace violation

Workers in Richmond, Kentucky, have the right to workplace health and safety, which were legally defined in the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Individuals who believe their working conditions violate OSHA standards have the right to file a complaint with an OSHA office.

Learning to enjoy the holidays after a traumatic brain injury

There are many things about the holidays that you enjoy, from seeing family members to taking the annual shopping trip. With a brain injury, much of that can change. The flashing lights on Christmas trees and glare from ornaments can give you headaches or migraines. In some cases, they could even trigger seizures. Crowded stores become overwhelming instead of exciting, and the excitement of Christmas morning becomes too much when squeals and screams of delight bring on symptoms.

Divorce And Mental Competency

Boone County resident Elmer Riehle wants a divorce. However, he was declared mentally incompetent a few years ago. Under Kentucky law, he doesn’t have the capacity to seek dissolution of his marriage.

What HB 40 means for those with a Kentucky criminal record

On July 15, 2016, House Bill 40, a new law passed by the Kentucky General Assembly, went into effect. The Bill expands the scope for expungement in Kentucky, allowing for certain Class D felony convictions to be expunged from an individual's criminal record.

Though national attitudes are shifting, marijuana remains illegal in Kentucky

Marijuana use has become increasingly accepted in the United States, with several states legalizing or decriminalizing its use. . Despite more widespread acceptance, marijuana remains illegal on the federal level and in many states, including Kentucky.

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