Another Celebrity Arrest And How Not To Behave During A Traffic Stop

By Official White House Photo by Pete Souza [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsIt was recently revealed that Reese Witherspoon was arrested last weekend in Atlanta after her husband was pulled over for driving in the wrong lane. The incident proved to be an embarrassment for the actress, prompting her to issue an apology for her actions that night. More than embarrassing, her aggressive behavior also led to her arrest and being charged with disorderly conduct.

I have little doubt that Ms. Witherspoon is a nice person and truly regrets this ordeal, but the whole incident serves as an example of how people should not behave when pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving or any other traffic stop. Now, there may be certain legal issues to the validity of a traffic stop, but that should be addressed later through counsel not litigated between you and the officer on the side of the highway. This generally never ends well for the driver or passenger.

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Strippers Win Revealing Settlement

Super Sexe, by Flickr user "Xiaozhuli", licensed via Creative Commons.A company in Atlanta just found out the hard way that they’re required to actually pay their employees. Seventy-three exotic dancers from Club Onyx won a total of $1.55 million from their main employer, Galardi South Enterprises.   Apparently the owner of Club Onyx compensated his strippers only by the generosity of the average strip club attendee.  This led to unfair advantages for certain more talented strippers (and, I suspect, more dollar bills could fit in larger g-strings).  The judge’s ruling states that strippers are not qualified as independent contractors, and therefore are due wages beyond any tips they receive.  This follows a rising tide of wage dispute lawsuits, such as Mario Batali’s tip-stealing debacle or California’s lunch compensation conundrum.

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