Many U.S. states are using their workers' compensation programs to help slow the overprescribing of opioid prescriptions for injured workers. In addition, they are also trying to help those workers who are already addicted to the drugs avoid consequences that can include death.
Earlier this year, Alaska saw a new law go into effect. That law requires that courts now take an animal's well-being into consideration during a divorce. It also lets judges consider joint custody of a pet.
Pennsylvania's governor's office released a statement this week announcing a 6.21 percent decrease in workers' compensation rates. The decrease is expected to save businesses in the state about $150 million.
Estate plans generally seem like something you might consider once you hit your forties or fifties, but many young people benefit greatly from an estate plan much earlier on. If you think you're too young for an estate plan, you might want to reconsider.