Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Expert Employers: Absenteeism & the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

For decades, employers enjoyed very wide latitude in disciplining and firing employees for attendance problems, even if the absenteeism was the result of illness or injury. The latitude has been significantly altered since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. Let’s explore the some of the policy implications of the civil rights… Read more »

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Think Estate Planning is Just for the Wealthy? Think Again!

There is a rumor that has been floating around that only the rich need estate planning. That is extremely false. Everyone needs an estate plan, but the wealthy don’t need estate planning as much as the middle-class and working-class folks. If this contradicts everything you’ve ever thought about estate planning allow me to explain. The… Read more »

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Estate Planning Basics: What You Need to Know, but Were too Bored to Ask

I KEEP six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.– Rudyard Kipling I’ll use all six “serving men”—what, why, when, how, where, and who, albeit sometimes in slightly different order—to explain three broad topics: (1) estate planning; (2) trusts; and… Read more »