May 2012

Mandated Reporters to Include Volunteers

If you work in the health care industry, you are likely aware that the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, requires mandated reporters, such as physicians and nurses, to report whenever they have knowledge of or observe, professionally, a child reasonably suspected to be the victim of child abuse or neglect. A failure to report is a crime punishable by imprisonment and/or fine.

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Speeding tickets in Humboldt County, California

Speeding tickets are annoying by most people’s standards, but few do anything to fight them since most are “infractions” and do not carry any potential jail time.  This means that most indigent defendants who are ticketed do not have the constitutional “right to an attorney” (also known as free representation), and thus they often just pay up and do not force law enforcement to meet any burden of proof.  The tickets are paid without anyone showing that the drivers are guilty by competent evidence, as our judicial system would otherwise require.

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Cloud Computing Considerations

Cloud computing is rapidly gaining ground in today’s workplace, offering on-demand storage capacity, software advantages, and related IT department and capital expenditure savings.  The transition to cloud computing, however, comes with a healthy dose of potential hazards. Awareness of these potential pitfalls is essential for companies considering cloud computing and various providers.

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