The June 27, 2011 issue of the The Daily Journal featured front-page story co-authored by Higbee & Associates attorneys Mathew Higbee and Josh Malter. The story discussed the how recent legislation is causing those with careers in the banking industry to lose their jobs because of low-level misdemeanors. The article pointed out that the Secure Fair Licensing Act (Safe Act) of 2008, which has a licensing requirement that goes into affect on July 29, 2011, will cause banks and other institutions that deal with residential mortgages to face fines of up to $1,000,000 a day for continuing employee people with specified low-level offenses, regardless of how long ago they occurred or how long the person has worked in the banking industry. If you are at risk of losing your job due to this new act we may be able to help you bypass section 19 and keep your job.