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How your company can prevent age discrimination

Age discrimination is a serious issue that plagues thousands of elder Americans every year and Fayette residents are no exception. There are laws in place that prevent employers from discriminating against employees or potential employees based on their ages. With that, we have put together some tips your company can follow to help prevent age discrimination.

The goal of your company when hiring new employees is to make the workforce as diverse as possible. This will help prevent any issues with age discrimination. Diversity includes ranges in age as well as hiring workers with disabilities and workers of all races, religions and ethnic backgrounds.

Did a motorist's brake-checking cause the crash?

Truckers get a bad reputation for causing highway accidents. Much of it is undeserved, however. There is no doubt that the size and weight disparity between passenger vehicles and loaded semitrucks do not bode well for those riding in the smaller automobiles.

But often it is those drivers that create the havoc and danger in the first place. One way they do this is by brake-checking big rigs.

Caregivers subject to sexual harassment

In an office setting, the policy can be clear — no touching in the workplace. But when your workplace is your client's home or room and your duties include providing personal care to them, those lines are blurred and ineffective. After all, touching your client is part of your job description. It can't be avoided, and therefore, is subject to misinterpretation by the clients.

Dementia patients frequently misinterpret the gentle ministrations of caregivers during bathing and grooming tasks for something of a sexual nature. Despite their faltering memories, some dementia patients can remain surprisingly strong and even overpower their caregivers.

Are you facing an indictment? Know what to expect

Sometimes individuals get indicted seemingly out of the blue, but often they are aware of the likelihood in the months and weeks preceding the actual event. If you suspect that you might or will be indicted, it's important to have a clear understanding of what that could entail.

Indictments formally accuse individuals of committing serious crimes once a grand jury concludes its investigation. They are similar to charges filed by prosecutors but differ in important ways.

What do you need to do to start a business?

Anyone can have a great idea or come up with an innovative concept. But to actually bring your plan to fruition and make a profit requires business acumen. These skills come more naturally to some than others, but fortunately, most can be taught and learned.

But at the heart of every successful business is a strong foundation. Every successful entrepreneur knows to get their legal ducks in line before hanging out their shingle.

Why are commercial trucks so dangerous?

Commercial trucks are the backbone of the economy in Kentucky and throughout the rest of the country. The more of these trucks you encounter on the road, the better the economy is performing. Even though these trucks are important, they can also be very dangerous for various reasons. So, why are commercial trucks so dangerous? Let's take a look at the reasons.

One of the most common reasons why commercial trucks are so dangerous is the size of the truck. These trucks are long, wide and heavy. The weight of these trucks makes it difficult for the driver to stop the truck on a dime should there be something happening in front of them or if traffic has come to a halt.

Kentucky-based Humana completes sale of its insurance entity

Humana, which is based in Kentucky, has announced the completed sale of its insurance entity. The insurance arm of Humana, which was a subsidiary completely owned by the company, was known as KMG America Corporation. The sale of the commercial insurance entity was completed with Texas-based Continental General Insurance Company (CGIC).

The sale was first announced in November 2017 and Humana has owned the insurance arm of its business since 2007. The shares of the insurance arm of the business were sold by Humana for a reported $2.4 billion. CGIC is a fully-owned subsidiary of HC2 Holdings.

Congratulations to the 2019 L&S Best Lawyers and Lawyer of the Year 2019

AIKEN, S.C., Aug. 15, 2018 -- Best Lawyers®, the only purely peer-reviewTM guide to the legal profession, announced the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America on August 15, 2018.

Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 145 practice areas. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. In addition, we are pleased to recognize the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" recipients. "Lawyer of the Year" honorees receive this award based on their extremely high overall feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions. "Lawyer of the Year" recognitions were awarded in 133 practice areas across 183 metropolitan regions.

What are some signs of workplace age discrimination?

Age discrimination is illegal in Kentucky and throughout the country. People can be discriminated against due to their age at restaurants, stores or any other public place. It is also illegal to discriminate against someone due to their age when it comes to their employment. So, what are some signs of workplace age discrimination to be on the lookout for in Fayette?

A big sign that you are facing age discrimination at work is when you notice a change in your performance reviews but not your overall performance. If your performance reviews have dropped recently, it's time to document everything going on regarding your job. This often occurs with a change in leadership as new people from the outside want to go with younger employees.

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