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Do Employees That Refuse to Vaccinate for COVID Receive Unemployment?

Breaking News on the 100+ Employee OSHA Rule The federal government today asked the 6th Circuit court of appeals in Ohio (that won the lottery) to immediately lift the stay imposed by the 5th Circuit last week.  The 6th Circuit has the power to do this, so stay tuned. Unemployment for those Who Refuse COVID…

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OK at Work: Company Holiday Parties

This week on OK at Work, Russell Berger and Sarah Sawyer discuss what companies need to consider when hosting company holiday parties. Employers’ obligations to their employees to provide a harassment-free environment are not limited to the office or work hours. Company-sponsored social events where employees consume alcohol and interact in a more casual atmosphere…

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DON’T LET THE “SNAKE ON A PLANE” BITE YOU

After investing considerable time, energy and financial resources, you and your spouse reach a settlement of your claims arising out of the marriage.  Now it is time to “seal the deal” by incorporating it into a legally enforceable settlement document. That legal document will define and govern the rights and obligations of you and your…

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Alimony for Stay at Home Moms Is on the Decline

Over the past decade there has been a noticeable trend showing alimony for stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) is on the decline – along with others going through a divorce. Though alimony was once seen as common in cases where there is great income disparity, it has become increasingly rare in recent years, to the point that…

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Read & Share: Cash Rules Everything Around Christmas

Cash Rules Everything Around Christmas     While so-called “shopping holidays” like Cyber Monday and Black Friday have become synonymous with sales at big online retailers like Amazon and are mostly focused on consumer electronics, a majority of these products don’t even make the top 8 when it comes to this year’s Christmas gift preferences. As our…

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What is COVID-19 Discrimination? Three Takeaways from Recent EEOC Guidance.

COVID-19 issues seem to be destined to remain at the forefront of the workplace this holiday season. With holiday travel expected to lead to surges nationally, the elimination of the virus in the near future seems unlikely. A significant amount of federal guidance recently has related to the federal contractor and larger employer vaccination mandates….

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OK at Work: What Employers Can Be Thankful For

This week on OK at Work, Russell Berger and Sarah Sawyer discuss some of the reasons employers have to give thanks this year. In doing so, we want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful that you follow along with us every week and look forward to staying connected. Have a great…

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Read & Share: Sleepless in the USA

Sleepless in the USA     Lack of sleep has been tied to a myriad of health problems from increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity to decreased immunity and fertility. This is in addition to the cognitive and emotional damage lack of sleep can cause. Still, many American adults get less than their recommended dose of…

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The Weekly Scenario: 529-ABLE Programs

  The 529-ABLE programs have been available nationwide for about 5 years now.  With Maryland ABLE, you can contribute up to $15,000 per year (or more if the beneficiary is working) for a wide range of qualified disability expenses. The ABLE to Work Act allows beneficiaries who are employed to contribute an amount equal to…

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How to Manage the Expense of a Family Law Case

It is a concern that every client has, but few are willing to discuss with their counsel. So, what are some tips to keeping your fees as low as possible? You can control some of the expenses, but not all of them. What you cannot control is the reasonableness of your spouse or the other…

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