It is common knowledge that the government cannot take your land unless it pays you for it. But, less well understood, even by some local government officials, is that the Constitution also prevents local government agencies from coercing or manipulating land owners into giving up Constitutionally protected property rights in exchange for land use or zoning permits. Yet, it still happens. [Read more…]
Don’t Get Sued for Doing a Background Check!
Most businesses don’t want to hire thieves, embezzlers, and violent people. And, most do not want employees handling company checks or money when the employee fails to manage his or her own financial affairs responsibly. Yet, trying to keep these people from working at your business can get you sued. [Read more…]