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Can you get away with used tires on your car?

Are you wondering if you can get away with used tires on your car?

It's hard not to experience a little sticker shock when you price a set of new tires these days, thanks to the cost of petroleum-based materials. Plus, it seems like there's never exactly a good time to have to buy tires. So, you can be forgiven if you start wondering if used tires will do the trick for a while when you're faced with a sudden flat or a worn tread.

Is it ever okay for employers to enforce an "English-only" rule?

You know that discrimination is wrong, and discrimination at work is generally illegal -- but are there ever times when it's okay for an employer to insist that an employee speak English fluently or only speak English while on the job?

Actually, yes.

New Jersey takes aim at opioid manufacturers in lawsuit

Janssen Pharmaceuticals is one of the biggest opioid manufacturers in the nation -- and New Jersey alleges that it was negligent in the way that it pushed its product on unsuspecting consumers. The state alleges that the company's marketing practices have vastly contributed to the nationwide problems involving prescription painkillers.

The attorney general hopes to hold Janssen culpable for the vast losses the state has endured due to the opioid crisis. The lawsuit maintains that Janssen purposefully minimized how risky and addictive opioid drugs could be, purposely misleading doctors and patients alike.

What is "tailgating" and why is it dangerous?

Are you guilty of tailgating other drivers? Do you even know?

A lot of drivers don't really understand exactly what it means to "tailgate" another vehicle. They're often inadvertently guilty of doing it as a result.

Google ends forced arbitration for sexual harassment complaints

After an employee protest that spanned the world, one of the tech industry's biggest employers -- Google -- changed its policy regarding sexual harassment complaints from employees.

Here's why this is so important:

Remedies for a breach of contract: What employees should know

Even if you have a written contract with your employer, there's no guarantee that your employer will live up to his or her obligations.

If that happens, you may be able to pursue a civil lawsuit for breach of contract. If you're successful, here are two possible remedies the court may order:

Emotional distress and personal injury claims

If you've been injured due to someone else's negligence, your physical wounds may be only part of the problems you face. Your emotional wounds can also have a significant impact on your life.

Anyone who suffers from emotional distress following an accident can tell you that the suffering is very real -- even if it's harder to prove than something like broken bones or bruises.

Halloween safety tips parents should know

The magic of Halloween is firmly embedded in the American subconscious -- which may be why trick-or-treating is still an important event every year in a lot of neighborhoods.

Unfortunately, there are some statistics about Halloween that might make you less-than-enthusiastic about the holiday this year.

Catastrophic injuries change your life, but you can adjust

Living with a catastrophic injury is usually not an easy task. It takes time to adjust to the way you have to live. Maybe you've broken your back and have no feeling below the waist, or you hit your head, suffered a traumatic brain injury and can no longer balance well or walk confidently. Whatever your challenge is, it often takes time and perseverance to overcome.

Catastrophic injuries are defined as those that affect the brain, spinal cord or spine. They can lead to permanent disability, chronic pain and other problems.

The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act soon takes effect

The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act takes effect this month. Employers and employees alike should take note.

Employers of all sizes are impacted by the law, and almost all employees within the state stand to benefit from the new measures. In essence, it gives workers in the state sick leave -- to a maximum of 40 hours per year -- based on the number of hours they work. The leave is cumulative (up the maximum allowable amount), and unused leave from one year is allowed to be carried into the next.

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