We continue our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week’s offerings from various areas of FindLaw’s unique content, including: core legal content, blogs, news and case law. Take a look at what’s next:

Core Content:

  • Alternative Sentences: FindLaw’s Learn About the Law explores the punishments that can be handed down for criminal convictions other than prison sentences. Some of the alternative sentencing that is available to convicted criminals can include suspended sentences, probation, an order to perform community service or to compensate a victim by making restitution.

Legal Blogs

  • New Breast feeding Law to Help Working Moms: Many people may not know that the new health care reform law includes some major changes that would help working mothers on the job. FindLaw’s Law and Daily Life reports on changes mandated by the law such as making nursing spaces available, allowing women to nurse at work for up to one year and requiring employers to provide a reasonable amount of time for breast feeding or pumping.
  • Fake Super Bowl Tickets: Steelers, Packers Fans Beware: FindLaw’s Tarnished Twenty reminds anyone excited for the upcoming game between the Steelers and the Packers to be careful when purchasing tickets or trip packages. The Pennsylvania Attorney General warns consumers about common scams linked to Superbowl tickets.
  • Ohio Mother Jailed: Sent Kids to Better School: FindLaw’s Blotter asks, would you be willing to risk a criminal record for the sake of your children’s education? Read about the story of Kelley Williams-Bolar, an Ohio mother of two who did, and the legal consequences of her acts.

Case Law

  • Thompson v. N. Am. Stainless: The United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that widened the protection against retaliation provided by federal law to whistleblowers. In this case, it was the fiancée of the whistleblower who was fired after the worker complained of gender-based discrimination. The court found it was retaliatory to fire a family member of the whistleblowing employee.
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