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Is Your Employee Handbook Now Illegal? Important Takeaways from a Recent NLRB Decision

Employee handbooks and regulations are an important part of every business. These rules provide transparency and clear communication as a means to limit or avoid legal liability. On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a broad-sweeping update to the legality of handbooks and employee policies with the decision, Stericycle, Inc. This…

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OK at Work: The Rights and Limitations of Employers Regulating Online Content

On this week’s OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss Elon Musk’s promise to cover the legal fees for people who are “treated unfairly” as a result of their posts on X (formerly Twitter) and how this is a good reminder that employers have certain rights and limitations in how they regulate employees’…

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Estate Planning

Are you one of the many Americans putting off preparing an estate plan? Do you have an estate plan that you have not updated in several years? The following are just three reasons that you should get your estate plan prepared or updated.   CONTROL. By developing your own estate planning documents, including, but not…

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What’s New in Estate Planning? Notable Local Law Changes

D.C. Adopts the Uniform Electronic Wills Act: Electronic Wills in D.C. – it’s the law! . . but should it be? As of March 10, 2023, the “Uniform Electronic Wills Amendment Act of 2022” (Law 24-296) became effective in the District of Columbia.  With it, D.C.’s pandemic-inspired, emergency legislation allowing virtual will signings was formally…

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IRS Proposes to Make Monetized Installment Sales a List Transaction

I know. I know.  Your reaction is probably, “Huh? Do what? I don’t even know what a monetized installment sale is, why should I care.”  As my partnership tax professor, Theodore Seto always says, “To understand the rule, you have to know the game that is being played.”   The Problem and the Game: Here’s…

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OK at Work: The Benefits of Corporate Documents

On this week’s OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the advantages that business owners can obtain when they use their corporate documents to plan for certain issues that are likely to arise.  This is especially true for matters related to the relationship between co-owners, particularly when it comes to exiting the company….

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Top 10 Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

Divorce can be an unpleasant and stressful process. Parties who have not educated themselves or who proceed without the guidance of an experienced divorce attorney often make mistakes that can last a lifetime and are typically more expensive in the long run. Don’t be one of them. Here are 10 of the most common mistakes…

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Unmarried Couples Win New Inheritance Rights

For more than a decade, the freedom to marry has been available to Maryland’s same-sex couples. Those who have approached the altar, the chuppah, or the courthouse and tied the knot enjoy legal benefits that were denied them as domestic partners. These include the right to receive an inheritance if one partner dies without a…

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OK at Work: Challenges Employers Face Parental Leave

On this week’s OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss common challenges employers face regarding parental leave. With more ability to work remotely and an increase in robust state leave laws, it is vital for companies who haven’t revisited their policies in a while to review their policies and ensure they are compliant….

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What You Need to Know About Child Custody from a Family Law Attorney

Resolving issues vital to your child’s future Child custody can be one of the most difficult issues a parent faces during divorce. Tanya L. Freeman is dedicated to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment. Freeman represents families in New Jersey in all aspects of child custody and visitation, including: Primary…

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