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August 2016 Archives

Getting Financial Assistance after the Flood

The extent of damages created by Louisiana's August 2016 flood event boggles the mind. Five days into the event as flood waters were still making their way south, an estimated 40,000 homes and businesses were already flooded and more than 8,000 people were in shelters because they had nowhere else to go.

MY BOSS SAYS . . . he's firing me because of something I posted on Facebook.

Employees are sometimes fired because of statements and opinions they have posted on social media. Often I receive questions about whether such terminations violate the First Amendment to the Constitution which protects the right to free speech from government restriction. However, private employers are not the government, and the First Amendment does not necessarily protect employees of private companies when those companies fire them for what they say.