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Fuel Tank Explosion in Indiana Causes Injuries

Published on Dec 3, 2020 at 7:27 pm in News.

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A fuel tank explosion at a southern Indiana industrial plant in Scottsburg resulted in one man being taken to the hospital on November 19.

Just before 10 a.m. at Thomas Plastics near the 800 block of Armory Place, the explosion happened. According to the city’s fire chief, it’s believed a fuel tank or furnace exploded and led to other smaller explosions inside the mental warehouse. At that time, however, the underlying cause was still under investigation.

Examining New Laws in Illinois in 2021

Published on Nov 30, 2020 at 7:47 am in News.

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As we get closer to January 1, 2021, it’s time to take a look at the law changes we’ll see in Illinois. While laws have the potential to be introduced and passed at various points throughout the year, we often see some of the most significant changes arrive with the New Year.

This coming year, we’ll see changes regarding an increase to the minimum wage, a potential statewide tax increase, changes to how employers have to report instances of sexual harassment and discrimination to the Illinois Department of Human rights, and the introduction of a college fund for children born and adopted in our state. Let’s start by taking a look at the minimum wage increase.

Law Changes Coming to Ohio in 2021

Published on Nov 24, 2020 at 8:33 am in News.

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With a new year often comes changes to the laws that impact our everyday lives. As we move through the end of 2020, it’s time to take a look at the law changes coming to Ohio in 2021. This year’s changes will have an impact on education, concealed carry permits, and clean energy.

2021 Missouri Law Changes

Published on Nov 17, 2020 at 8:17 am in News.

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As we get ready to wrap up another year, it’s time to take a look at what 2021 Missouri law changes our state will see. Staying abreast of the most recent updates is crucial, so you continually have a comprehensive understanding of your legal rights, as well as your legal obligations.

While it’s likely we’ll see more laws introduced as we make our way through 2021, there are certain areas where we know changes have already happened or will shortly happen. Specifically, we’ll discuss government reorganization, changes to employer hiring practices, changes to the juvenile offender age, and what our state is doing to repair its dilapidated bridges and roadways in the upcoming year.