Wednesday, April 4, 2012


ALTA students. Post your legal questions here.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Concussion Prevention: How Far is too Far? Not Far Enough

This season my son suffered a concussion during a high school wrestling match.  Not knowing much about concussions, I was alarmed about permanent damage.  I questioned why high school wrestling did not require protective head gear.  I have since learned that there is no head gear that would totally prevent a concussion based on the mechanics of the injury. However, helmets do offer a measure of protection.  I started wondering how far would the state, parents and school officials will go in requiring head protection.  For example, would it be mandated that all high school soccer or basketball players wear protective head gear.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Teens in the Work Place

While parents search for jobs that pay a living wage, employers may be happy to see teens returning to the work place this summer to fill minimum wage jobs. What jobs can teens hold ?  What hours can they work?  All good questions.  Take a look at OSHA's list of frequently asked questions about Teens in the Work Place.