Our childhood friends and teenage sweethearts experienced with us all the wonderful, horrible, boring, and embarrassing moments that helped to make us who we are today.
Yet, when children are young, parents may regard these relationships as insignificant.
Even more belittled by many parents is a teenager's (or preteen's) love for a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Adults refer to these relationships with demeaning language, calling them "just puppy love," and these romantic bonds are not taken seriously.
As reported in the October, 1992 issue of this Newsletter, an amendment to the New York Labor Law, which took effect on January 1, 1993, makes it unlawful for New York employers to take adverse employment actions against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their legal, off-duty conduct. The court ruled that it did not, and that Wal-Mart's policy was therefore lawful.
This provision, commonly referred to as the "off-duty conduct law," grew out of efforts by the tobacco lobby to prevent employers from discriminating against employees who smoke. The court began its analysis by considering the definition of "recreational activity" contained in the statute itself: "any lawful, leisure-time activity, for which the employee receives no compensation and which is generally engaged in for recreational purposes, including but not limited to sports, games, hobbies, exercise, reading, and the viewing of television, movies, and similar material." The court reasoned that "dating" is characterized by "romance, either pursued or realized," and that this essential element - amorous interest - clearly distinguished dating from any "recreational activity." The court also considered the legislative history of the off-duty conduct law and found that the intent of the legislature was to "limit the statutory protection to certain clearly defined categories of leisure-time activities." Finally, the court rejected the notion that, if dating was excluded from the reach of the statute, employers would infringe upon the right of employees to engage in protected off-hours pursuits by "wrongfully characterizing dispassionate recreational activity as dating." Rather, the court reasoned, the burden would be on an employer who sought to prohibit dating or to take action against an employee for violating a no-dating policy, to prove the employees' "mutual romantic interest." If affirmed on appeal to the State's highest court, the decision in the Wal-Mart case will resolve a major concern employers have faced since the enactment of the off-duty conduct law.
(But as we shall see, they probably did not survive unscathed).
The fact that "everybody does it " is not a reason for continuing to do it, but a reason for questioning it.
This 'rush' involves an increase in heart rate and a rush of blood through the heart and brain. Users have reported a tolerance to the drug which develops within two or three weeks of continual use, but is lost after a few days of abstinence.Although born in the neighboring rival town of Eagleton, Leslie is a Pawneean.She vowed early on to give back to this vibrant and fascinating town by living a life of public service.Friends from our childhood or adolescence are special, no matter how much time has elapsed between visits.These compelling connections are the result of shared roots during the formative years.